Remote hair collection for health monitoring: Feasibility and acceptability among trans women

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.