Robert Redfield M.D.

Robert Redfield, MD

Well known for his decades of dedicated work in virology, immunology and clinical research. He has helped lead collaborative research into HIV/AIDS since the beginning of the epidemic during his years as a U.S. Army physician and at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Redfield, MD  has held multiple advisory positions, including with the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He was the CDC director from March 2018 to January 2021, leading the agency through a period of historic challenges, including the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Co-founder, Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland
  • Division Head and Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology
  • Chief of Infectious Diseases and Director of the HIV program
  • Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS
  • CDC director (March 2018 to January 2021)