Research Horizons


6 Things To Know About Paul Spearman, MD, New Director of Infectious Diseases

  • Paul Spearman, MD, joined Cincinnati Children’s in September 2016 and became the Albert B. Sabin Professor and Director of Infectious Diseases.
  • Previously, Spearman directed the infectious diseases division at Emory University for 11 years, where he played a leading role in a project to expand pediatric research. He also co-led the Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit (VTEU) there.
  • His laboratory studies fundamental aspects of HIV biology, including HIV assembly processes. His recent vaccine research includes early development of a next-generation mucosal HIV vaccine based on parainfluenza virus type 5 (PIV5) priming and virus-like particle boosting.
  • Spearman is President-elect of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. He also serves on the Board of Scientific Counselors for NCI.
  • Beyond the lab, Spearman continues his clinical practice in infectious diseases.
  • Spearman has several personal connections to this region. He was born in Kentucky and raised in Kent, Ohio. He trained in internal medicine and pediatrics at Ohio State, together with his wife, Becky.