Mario Stevenson, Ph.D.

Joined the amfAR board in February 2018 after previously serving as a board member and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee from 2006 to 2015. Expertise in molecular virology.

Dr. Stevenson is currently Professor in the Department of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Director of the Institute of AIDS and Emerging Infectious Diseases (IAEID), Director of the Global Virus Network, and Co-Director of the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at the University of Miami. Prior to 2020, Dr. Stevenson was the David Freelander Chair for AIDS Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the Director of the Center for AIDS Research at that institution. Dr. Stevenson obtained his BSc. (1980) and Ph.D. (1984) in Glasgow, Scotland.

Dr. Stevenson is a molecular virologist who has been working on the viral etiology of AIDS for over 30 years. He has provided insight into the mechanisms regulating HIV replication, persistence and disease pathogenesis. Dr. Stevenson has served as Chair of the HIV/AIDS Virology Study Section at the National Institutes of Health, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), and has served on the NIH Office of AIDS Research, which sets AIDS research directives. From 2006 to 2015, he served as Chair of the amfAR Scientific Advisory Committee. Previously, he was a scientific board member of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Dr. Stevenson is a recipient of Harvard Medical School’s Shipley Lectureship, the Gertrude Elion Award, Schally Research Award, and Barcelona’s IRSI-Caixa award for accomplishments in AIDS research.

Professor, Department of Medicine, and Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Miami. He lives with his wife Clessia in Miami.

A renowned virologist, Dr. Stevenson has been honored with the Raymond F. Schinazi and Family Endowed Chair in Biomedicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.