John T. Brooks, MD

  • Medical Epidemiologist, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention

Biography

John T. Brooks, MD is a medical epidemiologist with the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention. Dr. Brooks is a nationally known expert on using public health research to improve the prevention and treatment of HIV infection. In addition to his work on HIV/AIDS, he has devoted many hours to working on national and global disasters including working on surveillance for infectious diseases during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, leading domestic surveillance for SARS during the 2003 outbreak, and assisting with clinical monitoring during the anthrax bioterrorism events of 2001. Most recently, Dr. Brooks led the 2014 Ebola Response Medical Care Task Force during the period when the epidemic was accelerating in West Africa and the first cases were diagnosed in the United States.

Dr. Brooks leads the Epidemiology Research Team in CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. His team sponsors the HIV Outpatient Study which since 1993 has tracked the health of persons living with HIV infection to improve prevention and treatment services. Dr. Brooks is an expert in HIV-related opportunistic infections, complications of long-term survival and aging with HIV, and the use HIV medicines to prevent HIV transmission. He serves on numerous national HIV guidelines committees.