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IDSA and HIVMA Election Results Are In

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New Slate of Officers and Directors to be Installed after IDWeek 2021

IDSA and HIVMA voting members overwhelmingly approved a highly-qualified and diverse slate of candidates to serve on both the IDSA and HIVMA Boards of Directors during an election that ran from June 22 through July 20.

The new officers and directors, who will begin their roles after IDWeek 2021 in October, are:


Steven K. Schmitt, MD, FIDSA 
Cleveland, OH
Vice President (4-year term)


Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Birmingham, AL
Treasurer (3-year term)


Lilian M. Abbo, MD, FIDSA
Miami, FL
Director (3-year term)


Adaora A. Adimora, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Chapel Hill, NC
Director (3-year term)


Maximo O. Brito, MD, MPH, FIDSA
Chicago, IL
Director (3-year term)



Allison Agwu, MD, ScM, FIDSA
Baltimore, MD
Vice Chair (4-year term)


Lydia Aoun Barakat, MD
New Haven, CT
ID Specialist Seat (3-year term)


Philip Bolduc, MD
Worcester, MA
Family Medicine/Internal Medicine Seat (3-year term)


Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, NP
Durham, NC
Adolescent HIV Specialist Seat (3-year term)



For the second year, IDSA and HIVMA conducted a candidate selection and election process designed to ensure that the Society’s leadership represents the full diversity of our membership. Our definition of diversity is broad and includes race, ethnicity, gender, age, geographic location, type of practice setting or activity, such as clinical vs. non-clinical, and other factors.

This slate-based election process, rooted in the Society’s principles of inclusion, diversity, access and equity (IDA&E), was approved after a bylaws change in 2020 and is one being used by societies committed to the principles of IDA&E. Candidates were recruited and vetted by IDSA’s and HIVMA’s Leadership Development Committees.

During a call for applications, which ran from Mar. 15 to Apr. 16, IDSA and HIVMA received a significant number of applications for officer and director positions by actively recruiting members and being more transparent with the recruitment and review process. This process included the creation of a model representing the desired attributes of volunteers serving in various roles. The Leadership Development Committees were charged with selecting the best candidates AND a diverse group who could most effectively lead IDSA and HIVMA.

Learn more in these biographical sketches and personal statements for IDSA and HIVMA officers and directors. Follow IDSA communications in the coming weeks for more information and profiles of the new officers

Thank you to those who took part in the election. Your participation is an important way to influence the future direction of IDSA and HIVMA. Please contact IDSA CEO Chris Busky with questions about the IDSA elections, or HIVMA Executive Director Andrea Weddle with questions about the HIVMA elections.

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