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“A Pill to Prevent HIV Around the World”
January 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pmFree
The Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Applied Studies Initiative (IDEAS) and the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health invite you to a hybrid lecture featuring Professor Kelika Konda, Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Konda is an infectious disease epidemiologist specializing in infectious disease epidemiology, social and behavioral interventions, and global health. Dr. Konda’s work specifically focuses on interventions to reduce HIV disease burden and improve sexual health among gender and sexual minorities in Latin America. Her work has advanced understandings of HIV disease transmission, care, and prevention at the intersections of social and economic instability, evidenced in her 80+ peer-reviewed publications. With more than 18 years working on HIV care and prevention for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women in Latin America, Dr. Konda has expertise in socio-behavioral intervention methods to design, implement and evaluate studies within global settings and among vulnerable populations. Through her work, Dr. Konda has gained substantial experience with and knowledge of the Peruvian healthcare system, gaining insights into how the system works and does not work.