Jintanat Ananworanich, MD, PhD
Year elected: 2019
Current membership category: Active
U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP)
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United States of America
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Jintanat is a pediatrician and clinical immunologist with a broad background in translational medicine and clinical trials. She is Professor of Internal Medicine at the Department of Global Health, The University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. She is Associate Director for HIV Therapeutics Research at the US Military HIV Research Program in Maryland.
For the past 18 years, Jintanat has led over 100 HIV clinical studies. Her research interest is in acute HIV infection, HIV cure and HIV-associated neurocognition in adults and children. She directs the science and operations of the highly successful RV254 acute HIV study in Thailand that has screened over 300,000 samples to enroll and treat almost 600 people in very early HIV infection. She chairs the MHRP Acute HIV Collaboration, which provides a platform for scientific exchange among critical stakeholders and leverages all aspects of the research portfolio. She is currently the principal investigator for three NIH-funded R01s and one U01 that investigate the HIV effects on the reservoirs, immune responses and brain function in adults and children. She has published 300 articles.
Jintanat is vice-chair of the HIV reservoir and viral eradication transformation science subcommittee of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group and HIV cure subcommittee member of the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network. She is chair of amfAR’s Scientific Advisory Committee and board member of the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition. She is the International AIDS Society scientific co-chair for AIDS 2020 conference in San Francisco and Oakland and a scientific program committee member for the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Jintanat has been the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Virus Eradication since its inception in 2014.