Public Health Practice, Policy & Translational Research presents:
Lessons Learned from a Binational Mexico-US Border Research Program
on HIV and Related Syndemics
Wednesday March 15, 2023
12:00 –12:50 pm
Steffanie Strathdee, PhD
Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences,
Harold Simon Distinguished Professor, UCSD Department of Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Innovative Phage Applications & Therapeutics (IPATH)
Abstract: This presentation will provide lessons learned from two decades worth of research on HIV, viral hepatitis and STIs conducted by Dr. Strathdee and her colleagues from Mexico and the U.S., with a special focus on Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez.
Bio: Dr. Strathdee is a Canadian-American infectious disease epidemiologist who is Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences and Harold Simon Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Diego. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins and Simon Fraser Universities. She has studied the syndemics of HIV, viral hepatitis, TB and STIs among substance users internationally, especially on the Mexico-US border for >20 years, having published >700 manuscripts. She and her husband co-authored a memoir, The Perfect Predator: A Scientist’s Race to Save Her Husband from a Deadly Superbug. Strathdee was named one of TIME magazine’s Most Influential People in Health Care in 2018 and was listed in the top half of “best female scientists in the world” in 2022.