Dr. Normand is Director of AIDS Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH. As Director, he is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating and integrating all HIV/AIDS research priorities within NIDA and externally. Dr. Normand joined NIDA in 1997, prior to his work at NIDA; he was a Study Director at the National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., where he directed the Panel on Needle Exchange and Bleach Distribution Programs, and the Committee on Drug Use in the Workplace.
His earlier professional experience included research positions in both the private and public sectors. He has served as expert witnesses in both domestic and international litigations, served as reviewer for various professional journals and grants review groups (NIH and private foundation), has published in various professional research journals and has spoken at numerous professional meetings on various scientific issues.
Dr. Normand is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of l’Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le Sida et les Hépatites Virales (ANRS)/Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) and a member of the Executive Committee of the Forum For Collaborative HIV Research. He has recently served as a member of the Organizing Committee, Track C: Epidemiology and Prevention Research of the 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science (Paris, 2017) and as a member of Organizing Committee of the 4th International HIV/Hepatitis Co-infection Meeting (Paris, 2017).