Editor Profile

Salim S. Abdool Karim, MD, PhD

Contributing Editor

About the NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases Board

Salim S. Abdool Karim, MD, PhD, is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at Columbia University, Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Cornell University, and Director of the Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA). He is a clinical infectious diseases epidemiologist with research interests in microbicides and vaccines to prevent HIV infection and in implementing antiretroviral therapy in resource-constrained settings. Dr. Abdool Karim is Chair of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group for Reproductive Health at the World Health Organization. He served on the NEJM Journal Watch AIDS Clinical Care Editorial Board since 2001. Dr. Abdool Karimhas been a member of the NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases Editorial Board since May 2014.


Consultant / Advisory board

UNAIDS; World Health Organization; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Population Council

Grant / Research support

National Institutes of Health; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Tides Foundation/MAC AIDS Fund; USAID; South African National Research Foundation; European Union; South African Medical Research Council

Editorial boards

HIV and Infectious Diseases; The Lancet Global Health; AIDS Reviews; New England Journal of Medicine; AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses; The Lancet HIV; mBio; Indian Journal of Medical Research; JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes