Dr. Merlin Robb advises HJF leadership and staff on all medical-related matters. A retired Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Army Medical Corps, he is a board-certified pediatric infectious disease specialist. For 17 years, Dr. Robb served as HJF’s Program Director in support of the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP), which is part of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). He played an essential role establishing the program’s vaccine development efforts in East Africa, where he helped create durable partnerships with African collaborators.
Dr. Robb completed his internship and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington. He was also a Fellow in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC. He received his M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in 1981.