Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH, is the inaugural Desmond M. Tutu Professor in Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore. He is a Professor of Epidemiology, International Health, and Health, Behavior and Society at Johns Hopkins. He is Co-Principal Investigator of the JHU Center for AIDS Research, CFAR and serves as Chair of the CFAR Development Core. He has extensive experience in conducting international collaborative research and training programs in HIV/AIDS and other infectious disease epidemiology, in infectious disease prevention research, and in health and human rights. Dr. Beyrer has done research health and human rights concerns in the US, Thailand, Burma, China, India, South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania, Russia, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan and is the author of over 275 scientific papers, 6 books and numerous other publications. Dr. Beyrer is immediate past president of the International AIDS Society. He was elected to the National Academy of Medicine of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2014.