Dr. Adrian Gardner is director of the Indiana University Center for Global Health and executive director of the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare Consortium, known as AMPATH. He is also the Donald E. Brown Scholar in Global Health and an associate dean for global health and associate professor of clinical medicine at the IU School of Medicine.
He first traveled to Kenya as a medical student in 2001 during the time that the AMPATH HIV program was first being conceived. This experience, along with clinical experience in the Rhode Island TB clinic, drove his interest in HIV and tuberculosis. He returned to Kenya and served as the AMPATH team leader in 2006-07.
He joined Indiana University School of Medicine in 2012 as the executive field director of the AMPATH Consortium and was based full-time in Eldoret, Kenya, during his seven years in this role. He worked closely with Kenyan program leadership to make strategic investments and policy decisions while also providing service to inpatients on the medical wards at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and outpatients in the HIV clinics and HIV resistance clinics. His areas of interest include program development and health systems strengthening in resource-poor settings, clinical and operational research in tuberculosis and HIV, global health training and education, and antimicrobial stewardship and infection control. He provides care for patients at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis.
Gardner attended the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and earned a Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health.
Areas of Expertise
Global health, health equity, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance, health systems strengthening in low- to middle-income countries, medical education in global settings.