Nila Dharan is an Infectious Diseases physician with a research focus on international infectious diseases and public health. She completed her medical training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases in the United States and completed a research fellowship with the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has clinical and public health research experience in the areas of HIV, influenza and tuberculosis.
Her current research is focused on several areas including HIV comorbidities, HIV and aging, and HIV prevention. She is conducting a PhD in the area of HIV comorbidities and aging, to understand the spectrum of comorbidities among persons living with HIV in Australia, and to understand aging-related genetic changes in the HIV population. She is also leading an evaluation of persons who become infected with HIV despite taking PrEP, a daily medication used to prevent HIV infection.