IMPLEMENTATION SCIENCE: FOCUS ON HIV AND HCV
Date: November 19, 2018
Location: Canadian Conference on Global Health (Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2L2)
Session Speaker: Stefan Baral
Stefan Baral is a Physician Epidemiologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He trained in community medicine at the University of Toronto as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and Family Medicine with the Canadian Council of Family Physicians.
As Director of the Key Populations Program in the Center for Public Health and Human Rights, Stefan works to understand why people continue to be at risk for acquiring and transmitting HIV. He looks particularly at the interactions of structural and network-level determinants with individual-level proximal risks for HIV infection. With colleagues, Stefan focuses on using available scientific tools to characterize the distribution of HIV risks, including in countries with broadly generalized HIV epidemics. This has included studying the burden of HIV and HIV-related vulnerabilities among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, transgender women, people who use drugs, and sex workers in a range of HIV epidemic settings. Stefan has participated in advancing the standardization of methods and measures in HIV-related implementation research to study how best to implement programmes serving marginalized communities. Stefan’s work is guided by the hypotheses that HIV is not Zika and the world is more similar than it is different.