Center For AIDS Research

James W. Curran, MD, MPH


Phone: 404-727-8720
School: Emory / Rollins School of Public Health
Department: Epidemiology

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Dr. Curran has been the CFAR PI since the CFAR first began in 1997 and has been Dean and Professor of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health since 1995. He holds joint appointments in the Emory School of Medicine, the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

He is the author of more than 260 scientific publications, including reports from two recent IOM committees that he chaired or co-chaired on the global AIDS scale up and has served as Chair of the national CFAR, the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) Council, and the National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine Board of Population Health and Public Health Practice.

Dr. Curran came to Emory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where he served for the first 15 years of the AIDS epidemic -- first as director for the agency's intial investigation into the first cases of the disease that became known as AIDS and later as a leader of the CDC’s HIV research and prevention activities.

CFAR Involvement

  • PI and Co-Director for HIV Policy and Administration