Biosketch of the Director, Division of Extramural Research

Rohan Hazra, M.D.

Rohan Hazra headshot.Dr. Rohan Hazra was named the director of the Division of Extramural Research (DER) in March 2022, after serving as the division’s acting director since February 2020. Prior to becoming acting DER director, he was chief of the NICHD Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch. He provided scientific leadership for domestic and international research, research training, and career development programs related to the epidemiology, diagnosis, pathogenesis, transmission, treatment, and prevention of HIV and its complications as well as other selected pathogens in infants, children, adolescents, and pregnant people. Prior to joining NICHD in 2007, he conducted clinical studies in pediatric HIV in the National Cancer Institute’s intramural program.

Dr. Hazra’s research interests include studying the long-term effects of HIV and its treatment on children, adolescents, and young adults who acquired HIV as infants. His research interests also include clinical trials of new antiretroviral medications and treatment strategies for children with HIV, especially in resource-limited countries.

Dr. Hazra received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Yale University and his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Following graduation from medical school, he completed a pediatric residency and pediatric infectious disease fellowship at Children's Hospital in Boston. He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in both pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases.

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