Clinical and Research Faculty
ID Clinical and Research Faculty
Faculty members with diverse clinical and research backgrounds contribute to the UVA Division of Infectious Diseases & International Health.
Choose a faculty member to view his or her research profile. Links go to the UVA School of Medicine Research Faculty Directory; use back button to return to the ID division website.
The Division’s distinguished emeritus faculty members are listed at the bottom of this page.
Amebiasis vaccine development; biomarkers of Clostridium difficile disease severity
Endocarditis, Blood stream infections
Understanding how exposures in the intestine can influence the broader immune system.
Mechanisms of antimicrobial action and microbial strategies of resistance.
Infections in the Compromised Host
Pathogenesis of Bordetella pertussis infection. Interaction of bacterial protein toxins with host target cells. Clinical diagnostics for adult and pediatric pertussis.
Identification of Parasite Virulence Factors
Enteric infections, toxin mechanisms, pathogenesis and long-term impact
Antimicrobial stewardship; therapy and outcomes related to infection with multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.
Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB); pharmacokinetics; clinical application of diagnostics for TB; clinical trials to optimize TB treatment; chronic illness/ TB integration
Molecular diagnostics, Tuberculosis, Global Health
Biodefense and emerging pathogens
Using immune biomarkers to predict outcomes of C. difficile infection
Human intestinal parasitology
Molecular epidemiology of multidrug resistant gram negative bacilli, laboratory detection of gram negative antibiotic resistance, prevention of acquisition of resistant bacterial pathogens and treatment of multi-drug resistant gram negative bacteria.
HIV & HIV Prevention: Identifying health policies that will help the United States to end the HIV epidemic
Host-pathogen interactions; molecular parasitology; mucosal inflammation; immunopathology and repair. Our research interests evolved from studying a parasite that causes inflammation of the gut, similar to IBD.
Sepsis pathophysiology with particular interest in the role of the innate immune system; sepsis pathophysiology, management, and outcomes of HIV infected patients in sub-Saharan Africa.
Immune mechanisms of defense against COVID-19 and enteric (diarrheal) infections
Enteric diseases, molecular diagnostics and infectious disease epidemiology.
Clostridium difficile infection, infection in aged host, microbiome-immune response interactions, innate immune response
Hospital epidemiology, immunocompromised infectious diseases, molecular pathogenesis and epidemiology, innate immunity
Molecular diagnostics; Polio eradication; tracking immunity and virus shedding after oral polio vaccination in resource-challenged countries.
Pediatric tuberculosis: epidemiology and biomarkers for diagnosis/prognosis
Sepsis and meningitis
Prevention and treatment of C. difficile infection. Role of microbiota in health and disease. Infections in special populations- elderly, pregnant women and racial/ethnic minority groups.
AIDS, Immunocompromised host, CNS infections
Epidemiology, microbiology and immunology of enteric pathogens.
Metabolism in microbial communities
Experimental meningitis & brain abscess, the role of substance P & nitric oxide on microglia in CNS inflammation.
Systems biology, infectious disease, cancer, toxicology, metabolic engineering
Pathogenesis and treatment of viral upper respiratory infections
Antiviral agents for the prevention and treatment of respiratory viral infections
Molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and antibiotic development
Biology of phagocytic cells withemphasis on neutrophils and microbial interactions.
Sexually transmitted diseases, infectious diseases
Molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis, sepsis/septic shock, adenosine receptors, inflammation, innate immunity, anthrax, vaccines