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Victoria Cargill, MD, MSCE
Assistant Commissioner, Baltimore City Health Department
Dr. Victoria Cargill is a Boston and Harvard University trained board-certified internal medicine and HIV physician, and former Assistant Commissioner of Health at the Baltimore City Health Department, overseeing the Ryan White program and Community Risk Reduction/Syringe Support Services. Prior to becoming an Assistant Commissioner, she served as a senior policy analyst and program director for 20 years at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in both the Office of AIDS Research (OAR) and the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH). At OAR, she was the Director of Minority Research and Clinical Studies, and Acting Director of HIV Therapeutics Research. At ORWH, she served as the Associate Director for Interdisciplinary Research, and grew the U3 program focused on stimulating research on understudied, underreported, and underrepresented women to over $3 million dollars. She has also served as the acting chair of the FDA Antiviral Advisory Committee, including chairing the hearings of the first two U.S.-approved HCV antivirals.
A former co-investigator at the Case Western AIDS Clinical Trials Unit and the creator of an AIDS education and prevention adolescent-focused program that reached over 100,000 teens in five Ohio cities, she has extensive public health and HIV prevention research experience. Currently the principal investigator of a HRSA-funded Ending the HIV Epidemic grant, and the author of over 150 scientific articles, research presentations, book chapters and popular press educational materials, she has been nationally recognized as one of America’s Top Doctors. Dr. Cargill continues to consider patients and communities as her best teachers.