wafaaWafaa El-Sadr

Wafaa El-Sadr is Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is also the founder and director of the International Centre for AIDS Care and Treatment (ICAP) at Columbia University and the Global Health Initiative at the School of Public Health.  Through ICAP, the Center she established more than a decade ago, large scale programs have been established in 20 countries in sub Saharan Africa and Asia that integrate research, education, training and practice with a focus on HIV, related conditions and health system strengthening to enable response to diverse health threats.  Dr. El-Sadr is also a recognized researcher in the areas of prevention and management of HIV and tuberculosis as well as in implementation research seeking the identification of effective methods to implement and scale-up interventions through rigorous research.