Biography: Elaine Abrams

Dr. Elaine Abrams was professor of epidemiology and pediatrics at Columbia University. She was senior research director at ICAP, a global center for the treatment and prevention of HIV-AIDS based at Columbia‘s Mailman School of Public Health. Abrams was co-chair of the maternal-child health committee of the World Health Organization 2013 HIV guidelines group. She was chair of the HIV treatment scientific committee of the International Maternal, Pediatric, Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT), and director of the Pediatric HIV Program at Harlem Hospital. She earned her medical degree at Columbia University in 1982.

Abrams on starting her career during the AIDS epidemic