Staff Scientist, Vitalant Research InstituteBiography
Eduard Grebe is a staff scientist at Vitalant Research Institute with substantial experience in infectious diseases epidemiology and a particular focus on HIV incidence. As the principal analyst for the Consortium for the Evaluation and Performance of HIV Incidence Assays (CEPHIA) he led a number of impactful studies, including the first demonstration that high dynamic range diagnostic assays can be used to identify recent HIV infections for population-level incidence estimation. He serves on the World Health Organization's Working Group on HIV Incidence Measurement and Data Use, led the assessment of first-time blood donor incidence after a change in donor eligibility for the US FDA's Transfusion Transmissible Infections Monitoring System and has contributed to donor epidemiological studies in the United States, Brazil and South Africa. He has helped develop tools and methods for estimating HIV incidence, for characterizing tests for recent HIV infection, an infection dating algorithm and tools for estimating residual transfusion transmission risk in blood donors. He leads the analysis for a major evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 serologic assays.