Megha Mehrotra, PhD, MPH
My background and interests are in HIV prevention. Prior to joining the PhD program, I spent 5 years working on the iPrEx and iPrEx OLE HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis studies at the Gladstone Institutes. For my dissertation research, I'm interested in using causal inference methods to improve implementation of biomedical interventions. Specifically, I'm interested in using transportability to inform policy and implementation of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. In 2019, I completed my PhD in Epidemiology from UCSF where my dissertation was on causal inference methods for external validity of trials. I am now a postdoctoral scholar at UC Berkeley working on causal inference methods for implementation science—with a particular emphasis on improving the evaluation and implementation of new HIV prevention technologies to maximize their public health impact.