Steffanie A. Strathdee PhD

Steffanie A. Strathdee is Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences, Harold Simon Professor and Chief of the Division of Global Public Health in the Department of Medicine at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins and Simon Fraser Universities. She directs UCSD’s Global Health Institute and co-directs the International Core of UCSD’s Center for AIDS Research. She developed one of the nation’s first global health tracks for PhD students in public health in 2006, and founded a free clinic for Tijuana’s under-served that serves as a training site for students conducting global health research.  She co-directs the Fogarty-funded ‘GloCal’ fellowship program she is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the UC-wide Global Health Institute. An infectious disease epidemiologist, she has spent the last two decades focusing on HIV prevention in marginalized populations in developing countries and has published over 500 peer-reviewed publications.  Currently, she leads a multidisciplinary team of research on HIV risk behaviors among drug users and sex workers on the Mexico-US border that incorporates public health with political science, law, and anthropology. In 2009, she and her team were awarded the Leadership Award in International Collaboration from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, who also granted her a MERIT award for her research in Tijuana.  In 2012, she received UCSD’s inaugural postdoctoral mentoring award and in 2013 received a mentoring award from the National Hispanic Science Network.