OAR Deputy Director Named
NIH’s Office of AIDS Research welcomes Dr. Timothy H. Holtz as new deputy director. He is a captain in the Public Health Service and was most recently stationed as CDC country director at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India.
Holtz served as a site principal investigator for the Emory University-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clinical trial unit site in Thailand and was the site investigator of record of several HIV Prevention Trials Network and Microbicide Trials Network studies.
He coordinated the scientific, budgetary and program initiatives for a clinical research site with 55 U.S. and international staff. He was also responsible for advising the Thailand Ministry of Public Health concerning scientific policy decisions and research objectives.
Since 2016, Holtz has served as CDC Division of Global HIV and TB program director (India) for implementing the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) strategic objectives and has led the development of country program goals and priorities together with the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator, India’s PEPFAR coordinator and colleagues with USAID. A key component of his most recent position was optimizing organization performance through evaluation and analysis of needs, management of resources and communication of priorities.
In his new post, Holtz will provide scientific leadership including policy development and program management for the diverse, highly complex HIV research program. He will direct development of the scientific components of the NIH Strategic Plan for AIDS and AIDS-Related Research, participate in and convene expert panels, coordinate the development of the $3 billion NIH HIV research budget and many other duties involving NIH’s HIV research agenda.