Don C. Des Jarlais, PhD

Don C. Des Jarlais, Ph.D. is Director of Research for The Baron Edmond de Rothschild Chemical Dependency Institute at Beth Israel Medical Center, a Research Fellow with the National Development and Research Institutes, Inc., and Professor of Epidemiology and Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

He is one of the leading authorities on AIDS and intravenous drug use, and has published extensively on these related topics. He serves as a consultant to various institutions, including the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Academy of Sciences and the World Health Organization. He is a former commissioner of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).