12:00 p.m. PDT (UTC-7)
Join us for a conversation with infectious disease doctor Monica Gandhi. She’ll discuss her new book, Endemic: A Post-Pandemic Playbook, which addresses the importance of biomedical advances and harm reduction strategies in ensuring equitable responses to current and future pandemics.
Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Associate Division Chief (Clinical Operations/ Education) of the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine at UCSF/ San Francisco General Hospital
Dr. Gandhi is an expert in infectious diseases, specializing particularly in the care of patients with HIV and AIDS. In her research, Gandhi has a special interest in HIV in women, including differences between women and men in exposure to antiretroviral medication and responses to therapy. Her work on these subjects has been widely published. Gandhi earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. At UCSF, she completed an internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. During her infectious diseases fellowship, she earned a master of public health degree in epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Gandhi has received many awards, including one from the National Institutes of Health’s Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health program and an early career faculty award from the Hellman Fellows Program.
Mike Reid, MD, MA, MPH
Dr. Reid currently serves as the Director, UCSF Center for Pandemic Preparedness and Response as well as Associate Director of the Center for Global Health Diplomacy, Delivery and Economics, and Chief Medical Officer for UCSF’s Pandemic Initiative for Equity and Action (UPIEA). He oversees research and capacity-building initiatives in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa related to enhancing HIV service delivery and strengthening global health security. He is an HIV clinician and sees patients at San Francisco General Hospital's Ward 86. He is also co-chair of UCSF'S Decolonizing Global Health working group.
Dr. Reid will soon be starting a new position as Chief Medical Officer at PEPFAR working with the new Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Nkengasong.