Rear Admiral Timothy H. Holtz, MD, MPH, was appointed Deputy Director of the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in June 2019. As Deputy Director, Dr. Holtz provides scientific leadership including policy development and program management for the NIH HIV research program. He works with the OAR Director on coordinating the NIH HIV/AIDS research agenda to end the HIV epidemic and improve the health of people with HIV.
Dr. Holtz served in global HIV and TB prevention and control programs from 2010–2019 as a country program director for CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Division of Global HIV and TB. Most recently, he was stationed in India to implement the CDC’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) strategic objectives. Previously, he served in Thailand as Principal Investigator for a CDC Clinical Research Site; site Investigator of Record of several HIV Prevention Trials Network and Microbicide Trials Network research studies; and to advise the Thailand Ministry of Public Health.
Between 2002–2010, Dr. Holtz served as an epidemiologist and team lead for CDC’s International TB Branch, Division of TB Elimination, working on multidrug-/extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis control and TB/HIV program capacity building in Africa and Asia. He has authored/co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers and published two books. Dr. Holtz received his MD from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, his MPH from Johns Hopkins University, and completed his residency in internal medicine at Harvard University, with fellowships at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and at the CDC.