J. Allen McCutchan, MD, MSc, is Associate Program Director of the MAS in Clinical Research program, Professor of Medicine, Emeritus (Active); Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, UC San Diego; and International Core of the HIV Neuro-Behavioral Research Center (HNRC); Military International HIV Training Program, and Co-Director, UC San Diego Training Programs in Clinical Research Methodology (Clinical Research Enhancement through Supplemental Training (CREST).
Dr. McCutchan graduated from Yale University Medical School, was an intern and resident at Vanderbilt University, served his senior residency in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and completed Infectious Diseases Postdoctoral training as a Clinical and Research Fellow in Infectious Diseases at UC San Diego. After several years on the UC San Diego faculty, he was awarded a Milbank Fund Scholarship and attended the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at the University of London where he received a Masters of Science in Epidemiology. He served on the Infectious Diseases faculty of the UC San Diego School of Medicine from 1976 until he retired in May 2009, He has authored or coauthored over 280 peer-reviewed research papers.
Since 1982, Dr. McCutchan focused his research efforts on the epidemiology, opportunistic infections, neuropsychology, and other clinical aspects of HIV infections. He co-directed the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center (HNRC), a multidisciplinary research effort that studies effects of HIV on the nervous system (NeuroAIDS). He has contributed to studies of the neurology, neuropsychology, and neuropathogenesis of HIV. He co-directs the Developmental Core of the HNRC, which funds junior investigators for studies of NeuroAIDS.
Training and Teaching Activities:
Dr McCutchan co-directs and has taught since 2001 in the NIH K-30-sponsored CREST Program and an associated Masters of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research (MAS-CR) degree program at UC San Diego. This program has trained over 200 medical students, residents, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty members from UC San Diego and the San Diego bio-technical community and international graduate students.
He directs the UC San Diego Military International HIV Training Program, sponsored by the US Department of Defense, that trains military medical physicians and other personnel from over 60 countries in dealing with HIV-related issues. These officers attend a month-long course in San Diego co-hosted by the US Naval Hospital.