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Wafaa Mahmoud El-Sadr
Co-Chair, Faculty Steering Committee, Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi; Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine (In ICAP)

Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr's activities focus on various aspects of the HIV and tuberculosis epidemics domestically and globally. She led the development of several international programs focused on development of HIV care and treatment programs in several resource-limited countries. Her focus has been the development of programs that address the needs of adults and children by using a family-focused model of care provided by well-trained multidisciplinary teams of providers. Dr. El-Sadr has also championed the establishment of care programs that integrate the management of tuberculosis in HIV care programs. Dr. El-Sadr's has focused on both domestic as well as international issues related to HIV and tuberculosis. The programs she established at Harlem Hospital Center in New York City have informed her international efforts. Dr. El-Sadr has extensive research experience. She has received funding from National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other organizations and foundations. Her research work has focused on identification of strategies for management of HIV disease and for the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis. She is a founding member of the NIH-funded Community Programs for Clinical Research on AIDS (CPCRA), a research network committed to providing access to research to underrepresented populations. She leads a unit of the NIH-funded HIV Prevention trials network where her work has focused on microbicide research. She is also an established researcher for the CDC-funded Tuberculosis Treatment Consortiuma and the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Dr. El-Sadr has authored many articles in professional journals and serves on numerous professional committees.