Friday, February 19, 2010: 12:30 PM-1:15 PM
Room 6E (San Diego Convention Center)Strathdee, an infectious disease epidemiologist, has spent the last two decades focusing on HIV prevention in underserved, marginalized populations in developed and developing countries. Since 1994, she has published more than 325 peer-reviewed publications on HIV prevention and the natural history of HIV and related infections. She is engaged in several research projects on HIV prevention in international settings including Mexico, Brazil, Canada, and Afghanistan. She also leads three NIH-funded studies of HIV risk behaviors among drug users and sex workers on the Mexico-U.S. border as well as a Fogarty-funded Global Health Program Frameworks grant. She also directs UCSD's Global Health Initiative, where she leads the Center on Migration and Health. In 2009, Strathdee and her binational research team from UCSD and Mexico received the Leadership Award in International Collaboration from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She received her Ph.D. degree in epidemiology from the University of Toronto, and is an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Steffanie Strathdee, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
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