Marcel Curlin, MD

Marcel Curlin, MD

Marcel Curlin, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Occupational Health 
Division of Infectious Diseases, OHSU


M.D. - Oregon Health & Science University, 1995


Internal Medicine, University of Utah, 1998


Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, 2002

Board certification

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1998
American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, 2015

Clinical interests

Dr. Curlin is a specialist in adult infectious diseases including HIV infection.

Research interests

Dr. Curlin has experience in both clinical and laboratory-based research in HIV. Dr. Curlin research focuses on HIV vaccine development, HIV prevention methods, and basic mechanisms of host-virus interactions during HIV infection.


Dr. Curlin received an undergraduate degree from Amherst College in 1989, and a doctorate of medicine from the Oregon Health and Sciences University in 1995. After completing training in Internal Medicine (University of Utah, 1998) and Infectious Diseases (University of Washington, 2002), he remained at the University of Washington to pursue interests in molecular virology and HIV vaccine studies. In 2010, Dr. Curlin joined the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and served as the Chief of the HIV/STD laboratory sciences section in Bangkok, Thailand for four years. In 2015 Dr. Curlin returned to OHSU to lead early-phase clinical testing of T-cell based HIV vaccines for the vaccine research program directed by Dr. Louis Picker at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute. Dr. Curlin co-directs development of infectious diseases research collaborations in Southeast Asia for OHSU Global, and is clinically active on the Infectious Diseases Inpatient consultation service.