Dr. David Burns

Chief of the Clinical Prevention Research Branch, Prevention Sciences Program
Division of AIDS, NIAID, National Institutes of Health

Dr. David N. Burns is currently chief of the Clinical Prevention Research Branch, Prevention Sciences Program, Division of AIDS, NIAID, NIH. 

Dr. Burns received his bachelor’s degree in bacteriology and immunology from the University of California, Berkeley, medical degree from New York University, and MPH from Columbia University.  After teaching general internal medicine for brief periods at Columbia University-Presbyterian Hospital and UCLA, he completed his infectious diseases fellowship at Washington Hospital Center. 

Dr. Burns first joined NIH as a medical officer in the Pediatric, Adolescent, and Maternal AIDS Branch, NICHD.  He left NICHD to work for six years in Central Asia, where he was responsible for infectious diseases and public health projects in a USAID-funded health sector program for five former Soviet republics.  He joined the Division of AIDS in 2005, and has been chief of the Clinical Prevention Research Branch since 2008. 

Dr. Burns has held clinical appointments at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, UCLA, and Georgetown School of Medicine.  He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.