National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Founding Year: 1948


Budget: $5.9 bn (2020)

One of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The Institute “conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.”

Major areas of investigation:

  • COVID-19
  • AIDS
  • Asthma and allergic diseases
  • Radiation and Nuclear Counter Measures
  • Biodefense and Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Enteric Diseases (e.g., cholera)
  • Fundamental Immunology
  • Transplantation
  • Immune-Mediated Diseases
  • Malaria and Other Tropical Diseases
  • Influenza
  • Genomics and Advanced Technologies
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Vaccine Development
  • Adjuvant Discovery and Development
  • Drug Research and Development
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Minority and Women’s Health

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National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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