Jose F. Adame is an HIV Core Surveillance Epidemiologist at the Georgia Department of Public Health (GA DPH). He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biological studies from Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, and a Master of Public Health degree from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL.
In graduate school, Jose decided to dedicate his time and focus to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic, which is why he decided to apply to the HIV Epidemiology Section at GA DPH for his graduate school practicum, where he was offered a position shortly after graduation. In his role, he serves in tracking new and prevalent HIV cases in Georgia to identify and monitor trends among populations; works closely with public health districts to improve outcomes of those affected by HIV; and updates annual reports and presentations for the department. Some of his most recent projects include producing an 80 plus page epidemiological profile for the Hispanic/Latino population in Georgia; presenting at a national public health conference detailing HIV care continuum measures between US-born and non-US-born Hispanics/Latinos in Georgia; and collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the development and implementation of a public health emergency response regarding clusters of rapid HIV transmission among Hispanics/Latinos in Metro Atlanta. In the future, Jose will continue contributing to ending the HIV epidemic at the state level and is hopeful to make contributions at national and international levels.