Damani Piggott, MD, PhD is Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Dr. Piggott also serves as the Inaugural Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Diversity and Partnerships at Johns Hopkins and Executive Director of the Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative, an effort directed at connecting students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions to STEM graduate education and future STEM leadership.
Dr. Piggott has worked on clinical and research projects in urban and rural communities in the United States, the Caribbean, West Africa, and South Africa. He is actively engaged in the clinical care of patients with HIV. His research program centers on understanding the biological, behavioral, and social determinant pathways necessary to improve survival and quality of life for persons aging with HIV.
Dr. Piggott received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Spanish from Morehouse College. He subsequently obtained his PhD degree in Immunology and his medical degree from Yale University. He completed clinical residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Yale New Haven Hospital and fellowship training in Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins.
A former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Harold Amos Scholar, Dr. Piggott also serves as Co-Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sponsored James A. Ferguson Emerging Infectious Diseases RISE Fellowship Program and was a founding member of the Inclusion, Diversity, Access, and Equity Task Force of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Dr. Piggott is a Fellow of the IDSA.