Sunil SolomonSunil Suhas Solomon, MBBS, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA. He completed his medical training at the Sri Ramachandra Medical University in Chennai, India and received a Master of Public Health (MPH) and a doctorate in Epidemiology (PhD) from the Johns Hopkins University, USA. Dr. Solomon has been elected into the Phi Beta Kappa honors society for academic excellence and the Delta Omega Public Health honors society. His research is primarily focused on the epidemiology, clinical management and access to services for HIV and viral hepatitis among vulnerable populations such as people who inject drugs (PWID) and men who have sex with men (MSM), primarily from low and middle-income country settings. He has over 120 original peer-reviewed publications in several highly ranked journals and serves as member of the technical resource group of the National AIDS Control Organisation, India for people who inject drugs that advises the National AIDS Program in India.

In 2015, he was one of the first recipients of the Avenir award, a Director’s award from the National Institutes of Health, USA aimed at identifying individuals who propose high impact research and who show promise of being tomorrow's leaders in the field of drug abuse and HIV. In 2016, he received another award from the National Institutes of Health aimed at “Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse” and in 2019 was awarded a US $20 million grant from USAID to implement and evaluate innovative models of service delivery to improve the HIV care cascade in India with a focus on vulnerable populations.