iHEART-SA Team Profiles:

Vincent Marconi MD


Dr. Marconi received his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida and his MD degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He completed his clinical and research training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Dr. Marconi was then called to active duty service with the United States Air Force from 2005 to 2009 where he served as the Director of the HIV Medical Evaluation Unit and Research Program in San Antonio, TX. He then joined the faculty at Emory University in 2009 as the Associate Medical Director of the Grady Health System’s Infectious Disease Program at the Ponce de Leon Center (Ponce Clinic) and then became the Director of the Infectious Disease Research Program at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2015.

He is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine and jointly a Professor of Global Health in the Rollins School of Public Health and the Emory Vaccine Center, in the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University. He is also a staff physician at the Ponce Clinic which serves a clinic population of over 6,000 patients living with HIV in Atlanta and the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center Infectious Disease Clinic which serves over 2000 patients living with HIV throughout the Southeast. In addition to his work at Emory, he maintains an ongoing research collaboration that began in 2004 with colleagues in South Africa. He also began working with colleagues in China, Ethiopia and Uganda.

The main focus of Dr. Marconi’s research is to identify the biological, social and behavioral conditions which lead to disparities in HIV treatment response for domestic and international populations. Results from these studies inform the design of interventional trials with the goal to improve the quality of life for individuals living with HIV. As a MPI for the iHEART-SA grant, he will lead the efforts for the first year (aim 1) to include the formative work and community engagement.

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