Dr. Edupuganti received her MD degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Parkland Memorial Hospital University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and her Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Emory University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She also received an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. In September 2006, she joined the faculty of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University and as a member of the Hope Clinic where vaccine clinical trials are conducted. 


  • Hope Clinic Clinical Research Site (CRS) Leader for the DAIDS funded Emory CDC Clinical Trials Unit 
  • Site leader for the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) studies conducted at the Hope clinic 
  • Medical Director, Hope Clinic of Emory Vaccine Center  
  • Clinical Core leader for translational immunology projects funded by CCHI of NIAID 
  • Professor of Medicine/Infectious Diseases – involved in patient care, administrative activities and conferences of the Division of Infectious Diseases 
  • Site principal investigator/co-investigator and protocol chair/co-chair for clinical trials of HIV vaccines, influenza vaccines including H1N1 and avian influenza vaccines, yellow fever vaccine, smallpox vaccine and others   


  • Translational research in vaccines and vaccine development 
  • HIV vaccine development   
  • Mosquito-borne diseases 
  • Pathogens: HIV, influenza, yellow fever, smallpox, flaviviruses 

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