ID Faculty Directory

The infectious diseases division has a large and growing faculty of nearly 50 physicians and researchers, working on everything from influenza to HIV/AIDS to tropical diseases and new, emerging infections.

Find Infectious Disease Physicians at UNC

HIV Clinical Research

Home to an Global HIV Prevention and Treatment Clinical Trials Unit and Center for AIDS Research, UNC is a leader in research on treatments for HIV and HIV-associated conditions. Our clinical research faculty focuses primarily on human subjects research designed to improve the clinical management of HIV in the U.S. and around the world.

Joseph Eron, MD

Michelle Floris-Moore, MD

Satish Gopal, MD

Mina Hosseinipour, MD

David Margolis, MD

David Wohl, MD

HIV/STI Epidemiology and Prevention

Long before HIV first appeared, investigators at UNC were interested in the epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of sexually transmitted infections. By improving our understanding of how HIV and other STIs spread, our faculty are continuing UNC’s long-standing commitment to the development of innovative and improved strategies for the prevention of these infections.

Adaora Adimora, MD 

Myron S. Cohen, MD

Ann Dennis, MD

Claire Farel, MD

Lisa Hightow-Weidman, MD, MPH 

Irving Hoffman, PA, MPH

Christopher Hurt, MD

Peter Leone, MD, MPH

Francis Martinson, MBChB, MPH, PhD

William Miller, MD, PhD§

Sonia Napravnik, PhD

Arlene Seña-Soberano, MD, MPH 

Heidi Swygard, MD, MPH 

Joseph Tucker, MD, PhD

Becky White, MD, MPH 

HIV/STI Basic and Translational Science

Our basic and translational science faculty provides deeper insights into the mechanisms of STIs and HIV, bridging the gap between the bench and the bedside. UNC researchers have made important contributions to our understanding of how these important pathogens interact with their human hosts – and have brought us closer than ever before to a cure for HIV.

Nancie Archin, PhD

Joseph Duncan, MD, PhD

John L. Foster, PhD

J.Victor Garcia-Martinez, PhD

Cynthia Gay, MD, MPH

Nilu Goonetlleke, PhD

Marcia Hobbs, PhD

Frederick Sparling, MD


Emerging Infections and Tropical Medicine

UNC’s commitment to infectious diseases research goes beyond HIV and STIs. Our investigators have made key discoveries in parasitology, virology, and bacteriology – advancing our understanding of a wide variety of important pathogens, from Plasmodium to Pneumocystis, hepatitis C to tuberculosis.

Jonathan Juliano, MD

Jessica Lin, MD

Stanley M. Lemon, MD


Infections in Compromised Hosts

With advances in care for solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients and patients with burns over the past several decades have come important, new challenges in infectious diseases. UNC is addressing these challenges with a dedicated team of physician-scientists who are improving care for these patients and studying innovative approaches to the treatment and prevention of transplant and burn associated infections.

Pearlie Chong, MD

David van Duin, MD, PhD

Anne Lachiewicz, MD, MPH

Hospital Epidemiology

Understanding how infections develop in hospital settings is critical to developing more effective strategies to prevent their spread. For decades, UNC investigators have worked to advance the field of infection control through basic science, clinical, and epidemiological research.

William A. Rutala, PhD

Emily Sickbert-Bennett, PhD, MPH

David Weber, MD, MPH

Adjunct Faculty

Gretchen Arnoczy, MD

Irene Doherty, PhD

Peter Kazembe, MD

Affiliated Faculty

James Horton, MD

Cornelius (Kees) van Dam, MD