Constance Benson, MD

Dr. Benson received her M.D. degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1978, completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Rush University Medical College in Chicago in 1986, after serving three years on active duty in the U.S. Navy as an internist. She was recruited to the faculty of Rush University in the Division of Infectious Diseases in 1986; to the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver in 1997, and to the Division of Infectious Diseases at UCSD in 2005.

Dr. Benson is an internationally-recognized researcher and clinician working in the field of HIV/AIDS since 1984. Currently, as the PI of the UCSD ACTU and Director of the UCSD Antiviral Research Center, she manages an extensive portfolio of clinical and translational research projects, grants, and contracts, and oversees the conduct of multiple national and international multicenter clinical trials in the fields of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, influenza, tuberculosis and other HIV-related opportunistic infections, malignancies, complications and other infectious diseases of global health impact.

  • Medical Care
  • Epidemiology