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Personal Details:
Brandon Brown, MPH, PhD
Global Disease Epidemiology and Control
Department of International Health
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Title of Research:
"Acceptability of HPV Vaccine in Female Sex Workers"

Update December 2016

Biographical Sketch

Comprehensive list of public engagement topics and links to samples of work

On HPV:

On Ethics:

On HIV and STIs:


On Zika


On Ebola

On students teaching public health to laypersons:

On Zombies:

 

Update September 2016:

"Transparency of participant incentives in HIV research "

 

Update November 2015:

"Evaluation of fotonovela to increase human papillomavirus vaccine knowledge" 

 

Update July 2015:

"My updated NIH biosketch with my new position at UC Riverside in the School of Medicine and my list of papers related to HPV following up on work funded by the Dan David Prize."  

Bioisketch

List of HPV papers

 

Update February 2015:

A newly published article by Brandon Brown on public health superheroes in child education (Oxford Journal of Public Health February 16, 2015)

Childhood idols, shifting from superheroes to public health heroes

 

Update December 2014: 

I have continued my work in HPV and HPV vaccine in Peru, with several projects and related publications.

I am now an assistant professor at the University of California Irvine.

 

Update November 2010: 

I am currently leading two clinical studies in Peru:
1. A clinical trial of HPV vaccine and HPV prevalence in 200 female sex workers (FSWs) in Lima, Peru; and
2. A study of chronic HPV infection and Pap smear abnormalities in 120 FSWs in Lima, Peru.

We have published baseline data of the first study in Vaccine (Vaccine 28 (2010) 7743–7747). We have also presented preliminary HPV testing results at the 48th annual Infectious Disease Society of America conference in Vancouver 2010, and have submitted the results for publication in an academic journal.

Due to the success of the first study, I had my final thesis defense on 11/18 and received my PhD degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.  I will start a Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCLA in Global Health in January 2011.  

Starting this February, we will be beginning a study of HPV in the anus, penis, and in the oral cavity of 200 men who have sex with men (MSM) in Lima, Peru. This will be the first study of HPV in MSM in the country.

 

 

 

 

 

Biographical Sketch 

 

 

NAME

Brandon Brown

POSITION TITLE

Assistant Professor

Director of Global Health Projects

UCI Program in Public Health

eRA COMMONS USER NAME (credential, e.g., agency login)

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EDUCATION/TRAINING   

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

DEGREE

(if applicable)

MM/YY

FIELD OF STUDY

University of California, Los Angeles

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Postdoc

PhD

2011

2010

Global Health

International Health

University of California, Los Angeles

MPH

2006

Epidemiology

University of California, Irvine

BS

2004

Applied Mathematics

       
         

A. Personal Statement

Dr. Brandon Brown is an epidemiologist with over 10 years of research experience on sexually transmitted infections, and with ongoing studies of HIV, cancer screening, human papillomavirus, and vulnerable populations including MSM and FSWs. He is currently the Research Director at an NGO in Peru, and collaborates on HIV related research projects with other Peru based organizations. Brandon is a consultant ethicist at UC Irvine, and teaches graduate and undergraduate ethics courses, and is leading the UCI IRB Ambassador program to develop the next generation of public health ethicists. Brandon is the Director of the UCI global health, research, education, and translation (GHREAT) program, and his current research focuses on HIV, HPV, and research ethics with marginalized populations.

B.  Positions and Honors

Positions

04/12-Present  Director of Global Health Projects, UCI Program in Public Health, Irvine, CA

09/11-06/14     Lecturer and Undergraduate Director-UCI Program in Public Health, Irvine, CA

01/11-09/11     Postdoctoral Fellow-UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

04/11-07/11     Visiting Scholar-UCSD, San Diego, CA

06/07-08/07     Research Contractor on HIV Projects-UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

03/06-05/06     HIV Data Collector-Health Research Association, Los Angeles, CA

08/05-06/06     Staff Research Associate-UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

06/05-08/05     Program Director-CAMP Summer Science Academy, Irvine, CA

09/04-06/05     Graduate Student Researcher-Department of Epidemiology, Los Angeles, CA

06/04-09/04     Summer Intern-National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

06/03-09/03     Summer Intern-Human Sciences Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa

 

Honors (past 10 years)

2014                            Diversity Development Program Member, UCI

2013                            National Society of Collegiate Scholars Distinguished Member, UCI

2013                            UCI Council on Research Computing and Libraries Grant, UCI

2013                            UROP Faculty Mentor of the Month, UCI

2012                            UCI Council on Research, Computing and Libraries Grant, UCI

2011                            AIDS Institute International Travel Grant, UCLA

2011                            NIH International Papilloma Virus Travel Award, UCLA
2011                            New Investigator in Global Health Fellow, UCLA

2010                            Mary and Carl Taylor Scholarship in International Health, JHSPH

2009-2011                   NIH NRSA Dissertation Fellowship, JHSPH 

2009                            Dan David Prize in Global Public Health, JHSPH

2008-2009                   NIH International Maternal and Child Health Training Grant, JHSPH

2008                            Carol Eliasberg Martin Scholarship in Cancer Prevention, JHSPH

2006-2008                   Minority Health Predoctoral Fellowship, JHSPH      

2005                            International AIDS Research Training Award, UCLA

2005-2006                   California Endowment Fellowship-Work in Underserved Communities, UCLA

2004                            NIH Predoctoral Research Training Award in Viral Epidemiology

2004                            McNair Researcher of the Year Award, UCI

2004                            Minority Biomedical Research Scientist (MBRS) Training Grant Recipient

 

C. Research

Ongoing Research:

NIH R01 PAR-11-145 International Research in Infectious Diseases                 July 2012-June 2017

Syphilis and HIV: Translating technology to understand a neglected epidemic

Role: Co-I

NIH Loan Repayment Program                                                                                                                                                       July 2012-May 2015

The role of Genital Warts in HIV acquisition among MSM in Peru

Role: PI

Merck IISP 39619                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oct 2011-Dec 2014

The role of Genital Warts in HIV acquisition among MSM in Peru

Role: PI

Completed Projects:

NIH R25 DA031608 Fordham Research Ethics Training Institute                                  July 2012-June 2014

Experiences and Impressions in a Clinical Trial of HPV Vaccine with FSWs                                  

Role: PI (Director-Celia B. Fisher)

NIH Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

The impact of community led total sanitation on health in Kenya                                          June 2013-May 2014

Role: Faculty Mentor

University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI)                                                                        Feb 2013-March 2014

Reducing HIV/AIDS-related Stigma through PhotoVoice

Role: Faculty Mentor

UC Mexus                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dec 2011-Dec 2012

Cervical cancer prevention among female sex workers in Tijuana, Mexico

Role: PI            

USAID/Peru Development Assistance Fund Program                                                                 October 2011-July 2012

Sexual health, community education, and STI outreach activities for MSM

Role: Co-PI

Merck IISP 37983                                                                                                                                                                                                      May 2010-April 2012

HPV prevalence in multiple anatomical sites among MSM in Peru 

Role: Co-PI

Merck IISP 35706                                                                                                                                                                                                      May 2008-April 2012

Acceptability of HPV vaccine in brothel based FSWs in Peru

Role: Co-PI 

 

D.  Publications

Published Papers:

1. Petros G, Airhihenbuwa CO, Simbayi L, Ramlagan S, Brown B. HIV/AIDS and OTHERING in South Africa: The Blame Goes On.  Culture, Health and Sexuality 2006; 8(1): 67-77.

2. Brown BE and Brown BJ, M, Welch R, Cranston B, Hanchard B, Hisada M. Haplotypes of IL6 and IL10 and Susceptibility to Human T Lymphotropic Virus Type I Infection among Children.  The Journal of Infectious Diseases 2006; 194: 1565-9

3. Brown BJ, Huang M-H, Karlamangla AR, Kado DM, and Seeman TE. APOE- ε4 and vitamins B6, B12, folate, or homocysteine interacting to predict cognitive function and longitudinal decline: MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging. Journal of Nutrition, Health, and Aging 2010.     

4. Brown B, Carcamo C, Blas M, Valderrama M, and Halsey N. Peruvian FSWs: understanding HPV and barriers to vaccination.  Vaccine 28 (2010) 7743-7747.

5. Brown B, Blas M, Cabral A, Carcamo C, Gravitt P, Halsey N.  Oral sex practices, oral HPV, and correlations between oral and cervical HPV prevalence among female sex workers in Lima, Peru. International Journal of STDs and AIDS 2011; 22: 655-658.

6. Brown B, Blas M, Cabral A, Byraiah G, Guerra-Giraldez C, Sarabia-Vega V, Carcamo C, Gravitt PE, Halsey NA. HPV Prevalence, Cervical Abnormalities, and Risk Factors among Female Sex Workers in Lima, Peru. International Journal of STDs and AIDS 2011; 23: 242-247

7. Brown B, Blas M, Cabral A, Carcamo C, Gravitt P, Halsey N. Randomized trial of HPV4 vaccine assessing the response to vaccine in two schedules among Peruvian FSWs. Vaccine 2012; 30: 2309-14.

8. Brown B and Klausner JD. High-level evidence demonstrates male circumcision reduces Human Papilloma Virus infections. HPV Today n26.

9. Munoz K, Sharoff N, Brown B. Reducing HPV Transmission in the Developing World through Education and Targeted Vaccination. Journal of Global Health Perspectives (November 18, 2012).

10. Brown B, Davtyan M, Galea J, Chow E, Leon S, Klausner J. The role of human papillomavirus in human immunodeficiency virus acquisition in men who have sex with men: a review of the literature. Viruses-Special Issue on HPV 2012; 4(12):3851-8.

11. Davtyan M, Munoz K, Urada L, Brown B. Transactional Sex-A Clients Perspective from Peru. Journal of Human Sexuality (Volume 16-March 12, 2013).

12. Brown B and Merritt M. Incentive Parameters for International Human Subjects Research in Low-Resource Settings. IRB: Ethics and Human Research 2013; 35(2): 14-17

13. Nurena C, Brown B, Galea J, Sanchez H, Blas M.  HPV and genital warts among Peruvian men who have sex with men: Knowledge, attitudes and treatment experiences. PLoS One 2013; 8(3):e58684. 

14. Nasiruddin M, Halabi M, Chen K, Dao A, Brown B. Zombies—A Pop Culture Resource for Public Health Awareness. Emerging Infectious Diseases 2013; 19(5): 809-813.

15. Brown B, Blas M, Heidari O, Carcamo C, Halsey N. HPV4 completion and reported change in sexual behaviors following HPV vaccination among FSWs in Peru. IJSA 2013; 24: 531-535.

16. Shroff N, Brown B, Kinsler J, Cabral B, Blas M, Carcamo C, Halsey N. Barriers and Facilitators in the Recruitment and Retention of Peruvian Female Sex Workers in an HPV Vaccine Trial. Vaccines and Vaccination 4: 198.

17. Deiss RG, Leon SL, Konda KA, Brown B, Segura ER, Galea JT, Caceres CF, Klausner JD. Characterizing the syphilis epidemic among men who have sex with men in Lima, Peru, to improve understanding of disease transmission and treatment.  BMC Infectious Diseases 2013;13 (426): 1-7.

18. Soohoo M, Blas M, Carcamo C, Byraiah G, Brown B. Cervical HPV Infection in Female Sex Workers: A Global Perspective. Open AIDS 2013; 7: 58-66.

19. Moss T, Nguyen M, Martin C, Klausner J, Brown B. Integration of Screening for Syphilis, Hepatitis C, and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections with HIV Testing in a Community-Based HIV Prevention Program in Miami, Florida.  LGBT Health 2014; 1: 1-4.

20. Munoz K, Davtyan M, Brown B. Revisiting the Condom Riddle: Solutions and Implications. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality (Volume 17-January 29, 2014).

21. Folayan MO, Haire B, Harrison A, Brown B, Odetoyingbo M. Ethical Issues in Adolescents Sexual and Reproductive Health Research in Nigeria. Developing World Bioethics (Published before print June 9, 2014).

22. Dutcuic T, Gorman N, Tanjisiri S, Brown B. A Preliminary Health Needs Assessment of the Romanian-American Population in the Southern California Region. California Journal of Health Promotion 2014; 12 (1): 53-61.

23. Brown B, Kinsler J, Ukpong M, Allen K. Post-Approval Monitoring and Oversight of U.S.-Initiated Human Subjects Research in Resource-Constrained Countries. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 2014; 11 (2): 119-123.  

24. Folayan MO, Peterson K, Haire B, Brown B, Audu K, Makanjuola O, Pelemo B, Marsh V. Debating ethics in HIV research: gaps between policy and practice in Nigeria. Developing World Bioethics 2014; 11:119–123.

25. Kinsler J, Blas M, Cabral A, Carcamo C, Halsey N, Brown B. Understanding STI/HIV risk and condom use patterns by partner type among female sex workers in Peru. Open AIDS 2014; 8: 17-20.

26. Brown B, Klausner K, Galea J, Leon S, Sanchez H, Calvo G. Risk factors for ano-genital warts in a community-based sample of HIV-uninfected MSM in Lima, Peru. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2014; 41: Suppl.1.

27. M Folayan, Gottemoeller M, Brown B, Mburu R. Getting to Zero the Biomedical Way in Africa: Outcomes of deliberation at the 2013 Biomedical HIV Prevention Forum in Abuja, Nigeria. BMC Proceedings 2014, 8(Suppl 3):S1 (11 September 2014)

28. Brown B, Folayan M, Imosili A, Durueke F. HIV self-testing in Nigeria: Public opinions and perspectives. Global Public Health 2014.DOI:10.1080/17441692.2014.947303

29. Brown B, Davtyan M, Fisher C. Peruvian FSW ethical perspectives on their participation in an HPV vaccine clinical trial. Ethics and Behavior 2014. DOI:10.1080/10508422.2014.950269.

30. Folayan M, Odetoyinbo M, Harrison A, Brown B. Rape in Nigeria: a silent epidemic among adolescents with implications for HIV infection. Glob Health Action 2014, 7: 25583 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v7.25583

31. Heidari O, Ghuman P, Soohoo M, Davtyan M, Folayan M, Brown B.  Using Financial Incentives for HIV Prevention Studies in Diverse Global Contexts- a Review of the Literature. Nigerian Journal of Health Sciences; 14: 39-51.

32. Folayan MO, Odetoyinbo M, Harrison A, Brown B. Considerations in design, implementation and reporting of research involving adolescents living with HIV in Nigeria: experience from the field. Nigerian Journal of Health Sciences; 15: 65-67.

33. Folayan MO, Odetoyinbo M, Brown B, Harrison A. The underserved sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents living with HIV in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Health Sciences; 14: 61-64

34. Brown B, Davtyan M, Leon S, Sanchez H, Klausner J, Galea J. A prospective cohort study to characterize the role of ano-genital warts in HIV acquisition among men who have sex with men in Lima, Peru. BMJ Open 2014;4:e005687.

doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005687

35. Yakubu A, Folayan MO, Peterson K, Brown B. Ebola virus outbreak in Western Africa and the ethical obligation to provide care. Journal of Medical Ethics. Published Online First: September 9, 2014. doi:10.1136/medethics-2014-102434

36. Olusesan M, Olaleye L, Brown B. Medical tourism and the code of medical ethics on advertisement in Nigeria. Pan African Medical Journal (Accepted September 2014).

37. Folayan M, Brown B, Yakubu A, Peterson K, Haire B. Compassionate use of experimental interventions in the Ebola outbreak. The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 12 September 2014 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61605-6.

38. Haire B, Folayan M, Brown B. Development and Guidelines for the conduct of HIV research monitoring by ethics committees in Nigeria. African Journal of Reproductive Health (Accepted September 2014).

39. Folayan M, Odetoyinbo M, Harrison A, Brown B. Addressing the Socio-Development Needs of Adolescents Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria: A call for action. African Journal of Reproductive Health September 2014 (Special Edition); 18(3): 92-100.

40. Folayan M, Odetoyinbo M, Harrison A, Brown B. Tackling the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Adolescents Living with HIV/AIDS: A Priority Need in Nigeria. African Journal of Reproductive Health September 2014 (Special Edition); 18(3):101-117.

41. Folayan M, Haire B, Harrison A, Fatusi O, Brown B. Beyond Informed Consent: Other Ethical Considerations in the Design and Implementation of Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Among Adolescents. African Journal of Reproductive Health September 2014 (Special Edition); 18(3):118-125.

42. Brown B. High HPV prevalence and need for ancillary care. Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases (Accepted September 2014).

43. Davtyan M, Brown B, Folayan M. Stigma-a comparison of HIV and Ebola epidemics. Global Health Action 2014, 7: 26058 - http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v7.26058

44. Folayan M, Brown B, Yakubu A. Black market blood transfusions for Ebola: potential for increases in other infections. Global Health Action (Accepted October 2014).

45. Brown B. Public health education using pop culture and media. Frontiers in Public Health Education and Promotion (Accepted October 2014).

46. Brown B. Ebola as an opportunity to educate on vaccines. Submitted to Journal of Bioethical Inquiry (October 2014).

Papers Under Review:

11.    Khalessi P, Brown B. Factors impacting the perceptions of HPV and vaccine uptake among high school students in Orange County. Submitted to California Journal of Health Promotion (May 2014).

12.    McLean S, Galea J, Prudden H, Calvo G, Sanchez H, Brown B. Association between sexual role and HIV status among Peruvian men who have sex with men (MSM) seeking an HIV test; a cross-sectional analysis. Submitted to STD (June 2014).

13.    Bristow C, Leon S, Brown B, Ramos L, Vargas S, Flores J, Caceres C, Klausner J.  Field Evaluation of a Dual Rapid Diagnostic Test for HIV and Syphilis in Lima, Peru, 2014. Submitted to CID (June 2014).

14.    Munoz K, Teran L, Brown B. Awareness of HPV, Cervical Cancer, and Cancer Prevention among Hispanic Women. Submitted to California Journal of Health Promotion (August 2014).

15.    Chi Low H, Silver M, Brown B, Leng CY, Blas MM, Gravitt PE, Woo YL. Comparison of Hybribio GenoArray and Roche HPV Linear Array for human papillomavirus genotyping in anal swab samples. Submitted to Journal of Clinical Microbiology (August 2014).

16.    Makinde OA, Alamu TA, Fawole OI, Brown B. Violence, Condom Use and HIV Risk among Brothel Based Female Sex Workers in Abuja, Nigeria. Submitted to STI (August 2014).

$17.    Brown B, Monsour M, Klausner K, Galea J. Sociodemographic and Behavioral Correlates of Anogenital Warts and Human Papilloma Virus -Related Knowledge Among Men who have Sex with Men and Trans Women in Lima, Peru. Submitted to STD (August 2014).

18.    Chan KW, Brown B. Mental Health of Adult Internally Displaced People in Sudan. Submitted to Journal of International Health (August 2014).

19.    Alarcon J, Brown B. Inconsistently wrong estimates: point-in-time homeless counts in the United States. Submitted to AJPH (October 2014).

110.  Galea J, Kinsler J, Galan DB, Calvo G, Sanchez H, Leon S, Klausner JD, Brown B. The relationship between visible anogenital warts and HIV-related risk factors among Peruvian MSM and transwomen. Submitted to STD (September 2014).

111.  Brown B, Cabral A, Nasiruddin M, Soohoo M. Childhood idols-from superheroes to public health heroes. Submitted to Journal of Public Health (October 2014).

112.  Makinde O, Brown B. Can we control HIV without legalizing female sex work as a profession in Africa? Submitted to Lancet (September 2014).

113.  Folayan M, Harrison A, Odetoyinbo M, Stockman J, Ajuwon A, Caceres C. The relationship between forced sexual initiation and HIV status, sexual risk, life stressors and the use of coping strategies among adolescents in Nigeria. Submitted to Journal of Adolescent Health (September 2014).

$114.  Brown B. Promoting HPV vaccine based on the most relevant HPV data. Submitted to HIV Medicine (October 2014).

115.  Folayan M, Brown B, Peterson K, Yakubu A, Tegli J. Ebola virus Disease survivors and their growing importance in the Ebola response. Submitted to Journal of Medical Ethics (November 2014).

116.  Folayan M, Brown B, Haire B, Yakubu A, Peterson K, Tegli J. Stakeholder engagement with Ebola Research in Resource Limited Settings. Submitted to New England Journal of Medicine (November 2014).

117.  Folayan M, Brown B, Haire B, Yakubu A, Peterson K, Tegli J. Can Ebola infection be criminalized. Submitted to Journal of Medical Ethics (November 2014).

118.  Makinde O, Huntley S, Brown B. Tackling the menace of “baby factories” in Nigeria. Submitted to Trauma, Violence and Abuse (November 2014).

Published Conference Abstracts:

11.    Effects of Maternal Autoimmunity on Autism Severity. American Public Health Association Conference, New Orleans LA 2014

12.    Peruvian FSW Perspectives on Ethics-Relevant Experiences of Participating in an HPV Vaccine Clinical Trial. American Public Health Association Conference, New Orleans LA 2014

13.    Inconsistently wrong: point-in-time homeless counts in the United States. 8th Annual National Conference on Health Disparities, Long Beach, CA, 2014

14.    Risk Factors for Ano-Genital Warts in a Community-Based Sample of HIV-Uninfected Men Who Have Sex with Men in Lima, Peru. CDC STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta GA 2014.

15.    Integration of Syphilis, Hepatitis C, and Other STD Screening with HIV Testing in a Community Based HIV Prevention Program in Miami, Florida. CDC STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta GA 2014.

16.    Assessment of Participant Characteristics at a Gay Men's Community Health Center in Lima, Peru. CDC STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta GA 2014.

17.    Recent syphilis infection among high-risk men who have sex with men (MSM) in Lima, Peru. CDC STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta GA 2014.

18.    High Prevalence of CT/NG Infection in Extragenital Sites Among MSM in Lima, Peru. CDC STD Prevention Conference, Atlanta GA 2014.

19.    Cervical HPV Infection in Female Sex Workers: A Global Perspective. UC Global Health Conference, Davis, CA 2014.

110.  Using financial incentives for HIV prevention studies in diverse global contexts - A review of the literature. UC Global Health Conference, Davis, CA 2014.

111.  Risk factors for HIV infection at a gay men’s community health center in Lima, Peru. UC Global Health Conference, Davis, CA 2014.

112.  Rape in Nigeria: the Silent Epidemic Among Adolescents Living with HIV/AIDS. Symposium on Gender Equity and Global Reproductive Health, UCSD 2014.

113.  Addressing HIV/AIDS-Stigma through PhotoVoice: A Qualitative Approach. The 4th International Conference on HIV Stigma, Washington, DC 2013.

114.  Creative Learning by Teaching Using Media-Undergraduate Public Health Students in Action. APHA, Boston, MA 2013.

115.  Research in Sexual and Reproductive Health in Adolescents in Nigeria. Global Health and the Law Conference, Sydney, Australia 2013.

116.  Transactional Sex-A Client’s Perspective from Peru. UC Global Health Conference, Riverside, CA 2013.

117.  Issues affecting uptake of HPV vaccine among Peruvian MSM. UC Global Health Conference, Riverside, CA 2013.

118.  On the job’ student training in human subject’s research. Advancing Ethical Research, San Diego CA 2012.

119.  Stigma in the Context of HIV/AIDS: A Community Perspective. The 3rd International Conference on HIV Stigma, Washington, DC 2012.

120.  HPV and genital warts among Peruvian men who have sex with men: Knowledge, attitudes and treatment experiences. International Papillomavirus Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico 2012.

121.  Barriers and Facilitators in the recruitment and Retention of Female Sex Workers in an HPV Vaccine Trial. International Papillomavirus Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico 2012.

122.  Change in sexual behavior and HPV knowledge in Peruvian female sex workers following participation in an HPV vaccine clinical trial. University of California Global Health Conference, Berkeley CA 2012.

123.  Incentive Parameters for International Human Subjects Research. Advancing Ethical Research, Washington DC 2011.

124.  HPV prevalence, HPV4 completion, and immune response among Peruvian female sex workers. International Papillomavirus Conference, Berlin, Germany 2011.

125.  HPV Prevalence and Risk Behaviors among FSWs in Peru-Data from an HPV Vaccine Study. Global Health Council, Washington DC 2011

126.  HPV Prevalence and Risk Behaviors among Female Sex Workers in Peru-Data from an HPV Vaccine Study. IDSA, Vancouver 2010

127.  Bringing health facilities to the people: HIV voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) in a public place. AIDS 2010 Vienna, Austria 2010.

Invited Talks

11.    Fogarty SAPHIR Training Program (August 13, 2014-UCLA) titled ‘A clinical Study of HPV in Peruvian Female Sex Workers: lessons learned and outstanding research questions’

12.    AIDS Grand Rounds (July 11, 2014-Orange, CA) titled ‘Global HIV Epidemiology’

13.    HIV/AIDS on the Front Line Conference (April 16, 2014-Irvine, CA) titled ‘HIV Global Epidemiology’

14.    UCI Diversity in Medicine (March 12, 2014-Irvine, CA) titled ‘HIV stigma in developing countries’.

15.    Southern California Sexual Health Summit (Feb 13, 2014-Los Angeles, CA) titled ‘HIV Stigma: from Global to Local’

16.    Biomedical HIV Prevention Forum (Nov 18, 2013-Abuja, Nigeria) titled ‘Ethical considerations in handling HIV prevention research protocols’

E. Professional Development

Computer Skills: STATA, EpiInfo, SAS, ATLAS.ti, Entryware, Endnote, Microsoft Office Package

Certificates: Behavioral Theory in HIV/STD Prevention (2005 LADHS), Vaccine Science and Policy (2008 JHSPH), Human subjects research (2011 renewal CITI)

Memberships: Infectious Disease Society of America (2010-Present), International Society of Vaccines (2010-Present), Global Health Council (2008-Present), APHA (2006-Present)

International Travel: Peru, South Africa, Mexico, Singapore, China, Nigeria, Vietnam, Thailand, Germany

Reviewer: Grants and fellowships-NIH Early Career Reviewer (ECR) program at the Center for Scientific Review, ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program. Journals-Vaccine, American Journal of Public Health, American Journal of Epidemiology, LGBT Health, International Journal of Health Policy and Management, Journal of Health, Nutrition, and Aging; Clinical Interventions in Aging, International Journal of STD and AIDS, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

Leadership: Director-GHREAT, Director-IRB Ambassador Program, Director of Research-Epicentro, Peru, Faculty Advisor-Global Health Journal Club, Faculty Mentor-CAMP

 

 

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