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Our people include renowned local, regional and international faculty, researchers, and community members serving as investigators, research associates, master-level and doctoral-level training candidates, visiting scholars and fellows, working group members, and “out of the box” collaborators from the public, private and civil society sectors in Malaysia, the region, and around the world. 

Meet CERiA Founding Director

Professor Dato' Dr. Adeeba Kamarulzaman

Professor of Infectious Diseases, Former Dean (2011-2020), Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya

Chairman, Malaysian AIDS Foundation

President, International AIDS Society

Australian by Degree – Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Malaysia by Australia Global Alumni

How one Australian Alumni Changed the Course of the HIV/ AIDS Epidemic in Malaysia.

Consider This: Fighting AIDS & COVID-19 on Astro Awani

The conversation over the HIV/AIDS epidemic has evolved & holds lessons for the fight against Covid-19. Tonight on #ConsiderThis, Melisa Idris & Sharaad Kuttan speak to the newly appointed president of International AIDS Society, Prof Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman about how we can do so much better. #TalkUndetectedTalkPREP

[LIVE] Anak Melayu setaraf saintis dunia on Sinar Harian on Astro Awani
Malaysia melakar sejarah apabila bekas Dekan Fakulti Perubatan Universiti Malaya (UM), Prof Datuk Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman merupakan saintis Asia pertama yang dilantik sebagai Presiden Komuniti AIDS Antarabangsa (IAS) dalam tempoh dua tahun bermula pada 11 Julai.

Meet our team

Lead Research Collaborators

Professor Chris Breyer, M.D., M.P.H

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public, Johns Hopkins University School of Health

Professor Jeremy Sugarman, M.D., M.P.H, M.A. 

Deputy Director for Medicine; Core Faculty; Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

Professor Nabila El-Bassel, Ph.D, M.S.W

Director, Social Intervention Group (SIG), Columbia University School of Social Work

Professor Frederick Altice, M.D., M.A.

Director, Yale AIDS Program / Yale Clinical and Community Research, Yale School of Medicine

Professor Don Des Jarlais, Ph.D.

New York University, School of Global Public Health

Professor Sharon Lewin, AO, FRACP, FAHMS

Director, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, University of Melbourne

Professor Martyn French, MB ChB, M.D., FRCPath, FRCP, FRACP

School of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Western Australia (UWA)

Assistant Clinical Professor Annette Sohn, M.D.

Vice President and Director, TREAT Asia, amFAR

Emeritus Professor Suzanne Crowe AO, FAICD

Monash University Medicine

UM Faculty

Research Associates

UM Master & Doctoral Candidates

Master and Doctoral Candidates in various departments at University Malaya, Faculty of Medicine have participated in research projects and collaboratives at CERiA.

Committees & Working Groups

Committees and Working Groups are in collaboration with multi-sector stakeholders from a wide spectrum of public, private and civil society organizations.

Currently active working groups include:

International Research Attachments

Sponsored by academic institutions around the world, candidates from around the world have come to CERiA on international research attachments through the following; 


CERiA is always looking for international and national interns to support in research activities, advocacy and community mobilization, centre operations, event planning, media and communications.

Want to pitch an internship idea?

We are always looking for creative talent willing to make a difference.

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