Bruce Walker, M.D. is the Director of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator. In addition to clinical duties as a board-certified infectious disease specialist, he conducts research focused on cellular immune responses in chronic viral infections, with a particular focus on HIV.
He is a member of the Steering Committee for the KwaZulu-Natal Research Institute for TB and HIV (K-RITH), a 10-year initiative funded by HHMI to build a state-of-the-art TB-HIV research facility at the heart of these dual epidemics in South Africa. Dr. Walker is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the American Association of Physicians (AAP) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences.