Joel Gallant is professor of medicine and epidemiology in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. He is associate director of the Johns Hopkins AIDS Service. As an internationally recognized expert on the treatment and prevention of HIV infection, Gallant has lectured and taught throughout the United States as well as in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, India, and Southeast Asia. Gallant has conducted dozens of clinical trials on the treatment of HIV infection, including international clinical trials, especially in Thailand. He is coauthor of the Medical Management of HIV Infection and author of 100 Questions and Answers about HIV and AIDS, a book for lay readers. Gallant is editor-in-chief of the Johns Hopkins HIV Guide, a web-based educational tool.
Gallant received his MD at the University of California, San Francisco. He trained in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and received a master's in public health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, followed by fellowship training in infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Gallant is on the governing council of the International AIDS Society and is chair-elect of the HIV Medicine Association. He is on the board of directors of the International Antiviral Society-USA, and serves on panels that write national guidelines for antiretroviral therapy and for primary care of HIV-infected patients. Gallant is the recipient of the 2006 HIV Clinical Education Award from the HIV Medicine Association.