DC CFAR Investigator Profiles

DC CFAR leadership and senior investigators have diverse backgrounds and are engaged in a variety of research activities. Learn more by reading their profiles.

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Thespina (Nina) Yamanis, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs at American University School of International Service

Dr. Thespina (Nina) Yamanis’ career in HIV stems back to her work as an advocate and student activist in college.

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Rebecca Lynch, PhD, Assistant Professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Dr. Rebecca Lynch’s career in HIV research began when she was a high school student.

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Jonathon Rendina, PhD, MPH, Senior Director of Research at Whitman-Walker Health

A social and health psychologist, Dr. Jonathon Rendina is the Senior Director of Research at the Whitman-Walker (WW) Institute and represents WW on the DC Center for AIDS Research Executive Committee.

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Marta Catalfamo, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine at Georgetown University

Dr. Marta Catalfamo’s determination to follow her passion has taken her career around the world.

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David Huebner, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health, George Washington University

Dr. David Huebner has brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the field of HIV/AIDS research and intervention.

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Catherine Bollard, MD, MBChB, Director of the Center for Cancer and Immunology, Children’s National Health System

Dr. Catherine Bollard’s career has taken her around the world and through multiple disciplines in medicine.

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Alberto Bosque, PhD, MBA, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, GWU

Dr. Alberto Bosque began his scientific career at the University of Zaragoza in Spain, where he studied biochemistry and cell biology.

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Natella Rakhmanina, MD, AAHIVS, PhD, Director of HIV Services, Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's National Health System

Dr. Natella Rakhmanina’s career has taken her from Moscow, Russia to Little Rock, Arkansas to Columbus, Ohio to Washington, DC.

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Sarah Henn, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer at Whitman-Walker Health

As an undergraduate student at Hamilton College, Dr. Sarah Henn was passionate...