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Ingrid Eshun-Wilsonova

Ingrid Eshun-Wilsonova


Member since 2023
South Africa
Global Medical Affairs Lead, HIV, Global Public Health, Johnson & Johnson


Ingrid Eshun-Wilsonova is the Global Medical Affairs Leader for HIV in Global Public Health (GPH), Johnson & Johnson, based in Cape Town, South Africa. In this role, Ingrid develops and executes the GPH HIV Medical Affairs Strategy based on prioritized needs in low- and middle-income countries. She works closely with global public health stakeholders and industry business partners, including franchise groups, market access and product-responsible Compound Development Teams.

Ingrid has worked in the HIV field for 20 years as an HIV clinician and implementation scientist in Africa and North America. As Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Washington University in St. Louis and an NIH-funded researcher, she conducted pragmatic trials and mixed-methods research on the African continent and in the United States to improve antiretroviral therapy uptake and retention in HIV services. Ingrid has collaborated with the World Health Organization on several HIV guideline development processes (2008-2022) to synthesize evidence and develop global guidelines for cryptococcal meningitis, HIV testing and HIV service delivery.

Previously, Ingrid worked as a senior research analyst at the University of California, San Francisco, Division of HIV, ID and Global Medicine, as a senior researcher in the Department of Global Health at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, and as an HIV Principal Medical Officer and HIV Clinical Trial Clinician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town.

Ingrid has a Bachelor of Medicine from the University of Cape Town and a Masters in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She also holds a Professional Diploma in HIV Management and Family Medicine from the College of Medicines in South Africa, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in epidemiology from Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

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