Professor Max Essex DVM, PhD

Professor Max Essex DVM, PhD
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+1 617 432-0975

Professor Max Essex DVM, PhD

SANTHE Site Principal Investigator (Non-African Collaborating Partner Site)
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Max Essex is Lasker Professor of Health Sciences at Harvard University, Chair of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health AIDS Initiative (HAI), and Chair of the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP) in Gaborone, Botswana. Current research efforts at HAI and BHP focus on a number of areas, including Treatment as Prevention (TasP interventions to control transmission of HIV); genomic analysis of HIV-1C (the viral sub-type predominant in southern Africa); prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV; acute HIV infection; optimal ARV treatment regimens in resource-scarce settings; drug resistance to ARVs; cost-effectiveness of ARV treatment; Herpes and HIV; and vaccine development.