Adaora A. Adimora, MD, MPH

  • Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Biography

ADAORA A. ADIMORA, MD, MPH is a Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Her research focuses on the epidemiology of HIV and STDs among minority populations. She has led a variety of studies, including community-based studies, clinical research, secondary analyses of large databases, and a population-based case-control study of risk factors for heterosexual HIV transmission among African Americans. Her work has demonstrated the importance of sexual network patterns and critical contextual factors, such as poverty and racism in establishing and maintain racial inequities in rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in the United States.

She is Principal Investigator of the UNC site of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study-Women’s Interagency HIV Study Combined Cohort Study (MACS/WIHS CCS). In 2019 she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine.