Mina Hosseinipour

Dr. Mina Hosseinipour

MD, MPH – Professor of Medicine-Infectious Diseases, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Professor Mina Hosseinipour, MD, MPH, is an infectious diseases physician and Professor of medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill who has lived and worked in Malawi since 2001. She has a broad research portfolio which includes serving as the PI of the UNC Global Clinical Trials Unit which includes the DAIDS Networks including ACTG, IMPAACT, HVTN, HPTN, and MTN. She is also the PI of a NICHD R01 evaluating safety of first and second line therapy among pregnant women and a NHLBI UG3/UH3 implementation science trial to promote blood donation in Malawi.

At the Malawi Clinical Research Site in Lilongwe, she has been the investigator of record for the NIH AACTG (AIDS Clinical Trials Group) and HPTN (HIV Prevention Trials Unit) clinical trials that have been conducted at the Lilongwe site. She has also focused on HIV prevention and serve as the Chair of HPTN 111, a phase 1 HIV vaccine study, the co-Chair for HPTN 084, a study to compare injectable long-acting Cabotegravir versus oral Truvada, and is the investigator of record for the HVTN/HPTN “AMP” study that evaluates the efficacy of the broadly neutralizing antibody to prevent HIV and the HVTN 705 study that evaluates the Ad26Mos HIV vaccine.
She has been an active research mentor to a wide range of trainees from undergraduates, medical students, public health students, medicine residents, fellows, and junior faculty. She has served as either a primary mentor or a part of a mentorship team for five K01, two K99/R001, one K08, and 2 F30 awardees. She has supervised 5 Malawian PhD candidates and supported numerous Malawian master’s students and research trainees. She is the principal investigator for the Malawi HIV Implementation Science Research Training program (Fogarty D43), the NCD-BRITE consortium (U24-NHLBI-TREIN), and the SHARP consortium (U19-NIMH). These programs include capacity building components for Implementation Science where she is actively involved in short course administration, selection of small grant applications and mentorship of junior investigators