October CFAR Seminar: Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, MMSc + CFAR Science Spotlight: CAPS

HIV and COVID-19 Inequities among Transgender Women in the U.S.

Add to Calendar 2020-10-07 09:00 2020-10-07 11:00 America/Los_Angeles October CFAR Seminar: Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, MMSc + CFAR Science Spotlight: CAPS

Keynote Speaker: Tonia Poteat, PhD, MPH, MMSc

  • Assistant Professor of Social Medicine
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

    Dr. Tonia Poteat is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill and core faculty in the UNC Center Health Equity Research. Her research, teaching, and practice focus on HIV and sexual and gender minority health with particular attention to transgender health. In addition to her academic work, she provides medical care for people living with HIV at UNC Medical Center. Dr. Poteat is a certified HIV Specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine; and she has provided primary care for transgender individuals since 1996.

ESI Speaker: Sophia Zamudio-Haas, DrPH, MSc

  • Sophia Zamudio-Haas, Research Associate at the Division of Prevention Science and the Institute for Global Health Science at UCSF, is a social scientist with expertise in qualitative and community-based methods. Her research in applied public health bridges health systems quality and access to HIV services for most affected populations. With a focus on generating innovations and adapting care programs to better meet the needs of marginalized groups, her work aims to close HIV health disparities. She has led research and programs in over 10 country contexts, primarily in Latin America and Africa. Currently, Dr. Zamudio-Haas leads a HIV/TB optimal performance through improved quality PEPFAR-funded project in South Africa. She also collaborates on several studies focused on improving uptake of HIV prevention and care services for transgender women in the US and Brazil.