The Office of the Director (OD) determines Institute programs, plans, and policies and provides management, program analysis, and scientific program reporting services to the Institute, as well as scientific leadership, policy guidance, and overall operational and administrative coordination.
The OD serves as the chief liaison with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) director, other components of of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), other federal agencies, Congress, professional societies, voluntary health organizations, and other public health groups. It also coordinates the activities of NIAID extramural and intramural divisions.
Latest News Releases
NIAID Now Blog
- NIAID Observes HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 2021
May 18, 2021
- NIAID Observes HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 2020
May 17, 2020
- VIDEO—Why NIAID Director Dr. Fauci Never Misses a Flu Shot
October 17, 2019
Dr. Fauci was appointed Director of NIAID in 1984. He oversees an extensive portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat established infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, tuberculosis and malaria as well as emerging diseases such as Ebola and Zika.
Senior Leadership: Office of the Director
Senior Leadership: Extramural Divisions
- Carl W. Dieffenbach, Ph.D., Director, Division of AIDS
- Daniel Rotrosen, M.D., Director, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation
- Emily Erbelding, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
- Matthew J. Fenton, Ph.D., Director, Division of Extramural Activities