Susan Cu-Uvin Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of Global Health Initiative, Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice, Professor of Medicine

Dr. Susan Cu-Uvin is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Medicine at the Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University and Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice at the School of Public Health.  She is the Director of the Brown Global Health Initiative and the Principal Investigator of the Brown/Tufts AIDS International Training Research Program. She is the director of the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).  She was the Director of the Immunology Center at the Miriam Hospital, Brown University, a clinic that serves 1,600 HIV infected patients until mid 2009. She chaired the Women’s Health Committee of the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) from 2003-2006. She had been NIH funded since 1996 and the Principal Investigator of several RO1s to assess HIV dynamics in the female genital tract. She was a co-investigator of the CDC funded study to understand the natural history of HIV in women (HERS) and the study to understand the natural history of HIV and AIDS in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (SUN). She had a K24 Mid-Career Investigator Award in Patient Oriented Research which allowed her to mentor several junior investigators locally as well as internationally.  She has been a co-investigator in studies related to mucosal immunity and immune reconstitution in the female genital tract. She served on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Perinatal Transmission of HIV, Committees on Women’s Health research and HIV Testing and Access to Care. She is a member of the Public Health Service Task Force/Perinatal Antiretroviral Guidelines Working Group, Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council and the NIH advisory committee on HIV related research in women and girls. She is a member of the NIH advisory committee on HIV related research in microbicides and chairs the HPV Working Group, USPHS/IDSA Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections. She is the recipient of the First Annual Ladies’ Home Journal Health Breakthrough Awards, the Constance B. Wofsy Women’s Health Investigator Award from the AIDS Clinical Trials Group, voted Rhode Island Woman Physician of the Year in 2007, and named RI Woman of the Year by the RI Commision on Women in 2008.

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