Latino Health Certificate Lecture: Impact of COVID-19 on Latinos
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Guest Speaker: Carlos del Rio, MD
Executive Associate Dean, Emory School of Medicine & Grady Health System
Carlos del Rio, MD is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine and Executive Associate Dean for Emory at Grady. He is also Professor of Global Health in the Department of Global Health; Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health; co-Director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR); and co-PI of the Emory-CDC HIV Clinical Trials Unit and the Emory Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit. Dr. del Rio is a native of Mexico and attended medical school at Universidad La Salle, later becoming Executive Director of the National AIDS Council of Mexico from 1992-1996. At Emory, he has been involved in patient care, teaching and research.
Dr. del Rio's research focuses on the early diagnosis, access to care, engagement in care, compliance with antiretrovirals and the prevention of HIV infection. He has worked for over a decade with hard-to-reach populations and is interested in the translation of research findings into practice and policy. His international work includes collaborations in the country of Georgia, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Mexico, Kenya and Thailand. He has also worked on emerging infections such as pandemic influenza and was a member of the WHO Influenza A (H1N1) Clinical Advisory Group and of the CDC Influenza A (H1N1) Task Force during the 2009 pandemic.