About Anthony Fauci
Anthony Fauci is the director of NIAID, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Fauci is the lead spokesman for the U.S. government when responding to a health threat to Americans. He oversees a $4.5 billion budget and an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, and now Zika, as well as other transmitted infections such as influenza, tuberculosis, and malaria, and illness from potential agents of bioterrorism. He is an immunologist who has made substantial contributions to HIV/AIDS research and other immunodeficiencies, both as a scientist and as the head of the National Institute.