David Hoos, M.D., MPH

David Hoos, M.D., MPH, is Director of the Multicountry Columbia Antiretroviral Program (MCAP) and Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health. Prior to his appointment as MCAP Director, Dr. Hoos played a pivotal role directing drug procurement for the MTCT Plus Initiative.

At the Mailman School of Public Health, Dr. Hoos serves as coordinator for the Fogarty International Center of the NIH-funded Columbia University/Southern Africa AIDS International Training and Research Program. He also has been responsible for several other international training and technical assistance initiatives focused on HIV/AIDS, and he is conducting an HIV seroprevalence study of acute psychiatric patients in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Dr. Hoos has been involved in the development of HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs for many years, and his posts have included Associate Medical Director at the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, which led to a consultancy role with UNICEF to develop its international AIDS policy. Dr. Hoos serves on a number of international panels related to international scale-up of HIV/AIDS treatment, including the Procurement Advisory Panel, as well as the Technical Review Panel for the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria; and the HIV/AIDS workgroup for the UN Millenium Development Goals Project.

Dr. Hoos received a Medical Degree from New York Medical College and a Master's degree in Public Health from Columbia University.

Research interests


HIV/AIDS treatment access
Procurement of antiretroviral medications
HIV and mental health

Background:

Dr. David Hoos is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health. His medical training was at New York Medical College, and trained in Internal Medicine at Harlem Hospital and at the Residency Program in Social Medicine at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center in the Bronx. He received his M.P.H from Columbia University.

For many years Dr. Hoos was the Associate Medical Director at the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute, and redirected his work towards international AIDS policy and HIV care and support during a consultancy with UNICEF.

Dr. Hoos is the coordinator at MSPH for the Fogarty International Center of the NIH funded Columbia University – Southern Africa AIDS International Training and Research Program. In addition, Dr. Hoos is a member of the MTCT Plus Secretariat at MSPH, with responsibility for drug procurement for this international HIV/AIDS treatment program. He is responsible also for several other new international training and technical assistance initiatives at MSPH primarily in HIV/AIDS related areas. Dr. Hoos is also involved in a HIV seroprevalence study of acute psychiatric patients in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Dr. Hoos is also serving on a number of international panels related to scale up of international HIV/AID treatment, including the Procurement Advisory Group to the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria, and the HIV/AIDS workgroup for the UN Millenium Development Goals.