Dr. Risha Irvin is currently an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases where she focuses her clinical care, research, administrative roles, and community engagement projects on improving the health of vulnerable populations impacted by HIV and/or hepatitis C virus (HCV) including economically disadvantaged persons, racial/ethnic minorities, and people with multi-substance use. Dr. Irvin obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology from Spelman College. She then obtained her medical degree and master’s in public health from Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Irvin completed her residency training in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco in the San Francisco General Primary Care Track. After residency, Dr. Irvin worked at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and focused on projects investigating risk factors for HIV acquisition and interventions to prevent HIV infection. She served as an HPTN Scholar during this time. She has worked on HPTN 061, 078, and 096. Dr. Irvin was recently awarded a research grant (R01) to study The Impact of HCV Treatment in HIV/HCV coinfected and HCV noninfected Incarcerated Persons on HCV Elimination.