Dr. Goepfert holds the Edward W. Hook III, MD Endowed Professorship in Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the Director of the Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic (AVRC). His laboratory research interests are focused on T cell immunology and vaccine design. He has recently begun analyzing T cell responses to COVID-19 using samples obtained from patients at UAB. Dr. Goepfert's clinical research interest is centered on the testing of preventative vaccines through the AVRC which has previously focused on HIV but now is studying COVID-19 vaccines as well. He has also overseen vaccines trials designed to prevent anthrax, HPV, HBV, influenza, and small pox. He is authored over 140 peer-reviewed papers largely focused on immunology and vaccines.