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Cotton, Deborah, M.D., M.P.H.

CottonMedical School: Boston University School of Medicine
Residency training: Beth Israel Hospital, Boston
Fellowship training: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the National Cancer Institute
MPH: John Hopkins University

Dr. Deborah Cotton is Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and Professor of Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health. Recruited to the Boston University Medical Campus from the Massachusetts General Hospital in 1998 as Assistant Provost for Clinical Research, and founding Director of the Office of Clinical Research, she was later, Chief, Medical Service, VA Boston Healthcare System and Vice-Chair for Veteran’s Affairs, Department of Medicine.

Dr. Cotton’s research has focused on the clinical epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases. She has been a member of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) since 1986. Dr. Cotton has served on numerous national committees including the FDA Antiviral Advisory Committee (Member and Chair), the Board on Health Sciences Policy of the Institute of Medicine, and the NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council and is a past member of the NIH AIDS Clinical Epidemiology Study Section (ACE). She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). She is a past chair of the IDSA National and Global Public Health Committee and a current member of the IDSA Center for Global Health Scientific Advisory Committee. Dr. Cotton is a Deputy Editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine and a directly-elected Fellow of the American College of Physicians.



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