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Professor, Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases Co-PI, UNC Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Trials Unit Co-Director, UNC Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Research Group Investigator, UNC COVID-19 Clinical Research Response

Areas of Interest

Novel HIV treatment and prevention approaches Aging and HIV infection Emerging infectious diseases including viral hemorrhagic fevers (Ebola, Lassa fever), and SARS-CoV


Dr. Wohl is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is co-Principal Investigator of the Global UNC Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials Unit and Site Leader of its Chapel Hill research site. Dr. Wohl is a clinical scientist with a focus on emergent infectious diseases. He has spent over 20 years leading research into the prevention and treatment of HIV and served two terms as a member of the US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Antiretroviral Guidelines Panel. Since 2014, he has been working continuously in Liberia, West Africa, conducting research with Ebola survivors to learn about chronic complications and sexual transmission of this infection and establishing the UNC Project Liberia research platform at two locations in the country. He and his team have extended this work to examine Lassa fever, a viral hemorrhagic fever endemic in West Africa. In 2020, he helped lead the UNC clinical and research response to COVID-19. He is medical director of a large drive through testing site as well as two COVID-19 vaccination clinics. He serves as Vice Chair of ACTIV-2, an international AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG)/Operation Warp Speed trial of SARS-CoV-2 therapeutics. He has an active clinical practice at UNC.

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Boston University
  • Medical School Robert Wood Johnson Rutgers Medical School
  • Residency Duke University
  • Fellowship University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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