Robert R. Redfield, MD
Chief Scientific Advisor
Areas of Expertise: Infectious diseases, tropical medicine and public health policies.
Education: Dr. Redfield earned his Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University’s College of Arts and Sciences and Doctor of Medicine from Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Bio: Dr. Redfield is a virologist and former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the administrator of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry from 2018 to 2021. He also served as a member of the US President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS from 2005 to 2009, and was appointed as chair of the International Subcommittee from 2006 to 2009. He is a past member of the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council at the National Institutes of Health, the Fogarty International Center Advisory Board at the National Institutes of Health, and the Advisory Anti-Infective Agent Committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Dr. Redfield is a co-founder of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and is known for his contributions in clinical research into the virology and therapeutic treatments of HIV infection and AIDS. He served the US Army from 1977-1996 as a physician and medical researcher.