Department of Medicine

Infectious Diseases

About our Research

The Indiana University Division of Infectious Diseases faculty and affiliated faculty have an active research portfolio supported by NIH, CDC, various foundations, and industry. It includes basic science research in bacterial pathogenesis, HPV, Malaria, HIV, Hepatitis B, Lyme Disease, and Toxoplasmosis. Our faculty also conduct clinical prevention and treatment trials in HIV, HPV, and a variety of sexually transmitted infections (STI); diagnostic trials for STIs; epidemiologic studies of STIs, HIV, HPV, and Malaria; and implementation science research in HIV.



Global Health Research

The global health research within the Infectious Diseases Division is conducted in collaboration with the Indiana University Center for Global Health.  Infectious Diseases faculty and affiliated faculty in global health include:

Darron Brown, MD
Andrea Conroy, PhD
Aaron Ermel, MD
Adrian Gardner, MD


John Humphrey, MD
Suzanne Goodrich, MD
Chandy John, MD
Rachel Vreeman, MD


Tuan Tran, MD, PhD
Kara Wools-Kaloustian MD, MS
Constantin Yiannoutsos, PhD



Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials

The Indiana University Infectious Diseases Research (IUIDR) Team  is the clinical trials research group for the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Janet Arno, MD
Teresa Batteiger, MD


Aaron Ermel, MD
J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS
Samir Gupta, MD


Bree Weaver, MD
Greg Zimet, PhD


Indiana Center for AIDS Research
The Infectious Diseases Division, Department of Medicine, in collaboration with the Pulmonary Division, Department of Medicine, the Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health, Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology has established an institutional Center for AIDS Research.

Infectious Diseases Laboratory
The Infectious Diseases Laboratory (IDL) has provided research support services for multiple investigators as well as clinical diagnostic services for multiple healthcare facilities since 1983. Dr. Aaron Ermel is the Director and Mr. Jim Williams is the Laboratory Manager.

T32: Training in Sexually Transmitted Infections
In collaboration with other divisions and departments, the Infectious Diseases Division leverages its extensive research portfolio to train tomorrow’s scientist through the T32: Training in Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Other Infections of Global Health Significance (TSTI-OIGHS).