Man Charurat, PhD, MHS

Man Charurat PortraitMan Charurat, PhD, MHS, professor in the departments of medicine and epidemiology and public health, University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), is director of the Center for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity (CIHEB) and director of the Division of Epidemiology and Prevention at the Institute of Human Virology.

As an infectious disease epidemiologist, he led early studies on the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in the United States and Africa, showing the negative effect of mixed feeding in HIV-free survival in infants and studies that map “hotspots” using HIV phylogenetics to better inform HIV prevention strategies. He is currently leading a global effort to track and monitor HIV epidemic control through population-based HIV impact assessments. Charurat’s projects are funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the World Health Organization, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.