Adriana Rauseo Acevedo was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela and received her medical degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela. After working for a few years in her home country, she decided to continue her medical training in the US and completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2018. After finishing residency, she went on to pursue her interest in Infectious Diseases and completed her fellowship training at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis / Barnes Jewish Hospital in 2020. During fellowship she became interested in mycology and infections that affect immunocompromised hosts. She opted to extend her training with an additional fellowship year primarily based in research and focused on epidemiology as well as factors that affect outcomes in patients with fungal infections.
Simultaneously, since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic she became actively involved with the institution’s COVID-19 task force and the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Unit (ID-CRU) where she now serves as a sub-investigator in multiple clinical trials in the fight against COVID-19. Some of these include the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) partnership NIH trials to prioritize and speed the development of promising treatments. She is also the infectious disease representative of the interdisciplinary team that makes up the Care and Recovery After COVID clinic which was created to address the long-term effects of patients with COVID-19. She has also been recently appointed to serve on the editorial board for Open Forum Infectious Diseases (OFID). During her free time she practices yoga and swimming, and enjoy traveling, trying new foods and horseback riding.