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Research Professor Director of International Operations for the IGHID International Director, UNC Project-Malawi

Areas of Interest

Global Public Health Global academic site development Treatment and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases including HIV Gonorrhea surveillance Prevention of HIV among people who inject drugs Malaria vaccine roll out evaluation TB vaccine development


Irving Hoffman has been on the UNC faculty since 1992. He has provided technical assistance to HIV and STI control programs in over fifteen countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. He is the Director of International Operations for the IGHID and oversees the growth of the academic centers in Malawi, Zambia, Nicaragua, Vietnam and China. He was one of the founders of UNC Project Malawi and for the past 25 years, since its inception, he has been the international director of the UNC Project in Lilongwe. Hoffman is an author of over 235 peer-reviewed publications. He was a key investigator in HPTN 052 that proved the power of HIV treatment as prevention; he led the team in Malawi that tested the first effective pediatric malaria vaccine, RTSS. Hoffman is the co-director of the STI clinic in Malawi that is currently conducting a syphilis vaccine development study and gonococcal surveillance with the WHO.

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Indiana University
  • PA Duke University
  • MPH University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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