Speaker: Rupert Kaul, MD, PhD

Affiliation: University of Toronto

Dr. Rupert Kaul completed his clinical training in Infectious Diseases at the University of Toronto, and was then a research fellow at the Universities of Nairobi and Oxford for several years. In 2002 he completed an immunology PhD and returned to Toronto, where he heads the clinical division of Infectious Disease and runs a research lab focused on how genital and rectal immunology influence HIV transmission and disease.

Due to the electrical storm and power outage that occurred during the May 4th seminar, the webcast recording was interrupted and is unable to be uploaded to the website. Instead, we would like to share Dr. Sharon Hillier’s slides from her presentation with you here

Speaker: Christine Johnston, MD, MPH

Affiliation: University of Washington

Dr. Johnston is a physician-scientist who studies the pathogenesis of genital herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2)infection, with the ultimate goal of identifying interventions that will improve genital health.  Of specific interest is the mechanism by which  HSV-2 reactivation increases the risk of genital co-infections, such as HIV and bacterial vaginosis.  Dr. Johnston will discuss her ongoing study exploring how HSV-2 influences the vaginal microbiome in the female genital tract.

Speaker: Elizabeth Anne Bukusi, MBChB, M.Med (ObGyn), MPH, PhD , PGD(Research Ethics). MBE (Research Ethics) , CIP  (Certified IRB Professional).

Chief Research Officer

Co-Director Research Care Training Program,(RCTP) Center for Microbiology Research, KEMRI, Box 19464, post code 00202, Nairobi

Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute, University of Washington

Monica Gandhi MD, MPH is a Professor of Medicine and Associate Chief in the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  She is also the Medical Director of the HIV/AIDS Clinic ("Ward 86") at San Francisco General Hospital. Research efforts have focused on HIV/AIDS in U.S. women and investigating objective methods to measure antiretroviral adherence and exposure in HIV treatment and prevention settings, such as determining drug levels in hair samples.

Dr.  Roxanne Kerani received her PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Minnesota, and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD.  She is currently Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Disease at the University of Washington, and continues a longstanding affiliation with Public Health – Seattle and King County.  Dr. Kerani’s research interests center around HIV and STD epidemiology, particularly the epidemiology of HIV in immigrants and refugees in the U.S. 

Patrick Sullivan, PhD, DVM

Charles Howard Candler Professor of Epidemiology at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health

Co-Director of the Prevention Sciences Core at Emory’s Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)

Member of the US Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. 

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Aaron Tobian, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology, Medicine and Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health

Associate Director of Transfusion Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.  

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Madeline B. Deutsch, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine

Director, UCSF Transgender Care

Center of Excellence for Transgender Health

University of California, San Francisco

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