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The UC San Diego Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health aims to eliminate the burdens of infectious diseases and health disparities by delivering outstanding patient care, conducting world-class multidisciplinary health research, directing the institutional response to antimicrobial resistance, preventable healthcare associated infections, and emerging pathogens, and offering leadership, consultation and training on global public health, gender equity, microbiology, and infectious diseases topics.

About the Division

The divisions of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health merged into the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health effective August 1, 2017. Dr. Davey Smith leads the team as Chief of the division. Along with Dr. Smith, the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health will be led by Dr. Constance Benson as the Vice Chief of Education, Dr. Randy Taplitz as the Vice Chief of Clinical Affairs, and Dr. Jamila K. Stockman as the Vice Chief of Global Public Health.

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JPF02147 - Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (ID Physician-Scientist)
JPF01998 - Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (Clinical Recruitment
JPF02024 - Medical Director, Outpatient HIV Clinic
JPF02252 - Project Scientist Recruitment

Division in the News

Study to Investigate How Sexual Trauma Increases HIV Susceptibility in Women
Dr. Jamila Stockman and her THRIVE Study Team were featured in a press release regarding The THRIVE Study.

2018 HIV/AIDS Statistics – Facts on Rates, Cost & More
Dr. Steffanie Strathdee was featured in WalletHub's recent piece about AIDS. 

Virus detectives test whole-body scans in search of HIV's hiding places.
Antiretroviral drugs have transformed HIV infection from a death sentence to a chronic condition for many people who carry the virus. But because HIV never truly leaves the body, the virus rebounds rapidly if patients stop taking the drugs for even a short time.

Center for AIDS Research Funding Renewed for an Old and On-Going Fight
Drs. Davey Smith and Douglas Richman renewed their Center for AIDS Research $15 million federal grant.

Report: Some hospital infection rates too high.
Dr. Randy Taplitz got featured in the San Diego Union Tribune to discuss issues relating to hospital-related infections. 

Support needed to prevent violence against women. 
Drs. Jennifer WagmanAnita Raj, and Verna Griffin Tabor authored this article that got featured in The San Diego Union Tribune. 

Turning a Phage.
Partnering with multiple institutions, UC San Diego launches North America's first bacteriophage therapy center to use viruses as new weapon against multidrug-resistant bacteria; clinical trials planned.


Dr. Melanie McCauley was featured in a Youtube video on her research. You can view the video using this link: "Imagine Life Without Disease."

Dr. Sara Gianella Weibel was selected as a 2019 UC San Diego Integrity Champion. This award is for those individuals who have made outstanding contributions in support of UC San Diego's commitment to integrity. Congratulations!

We would like to congratulate Dr. Kiyomi Tsuyuki on receiving the 2018 Inclusive Excellence Award for Health Sciences. This award is a reflection of her dedicated efforts to improving the health of some of our most disadvantaged populations. Congratulations!

Drs. Kiyomi Tsuyuki and Laramie Smith have been accepted into the National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM) Program. Congratulations! You can read more about the NCLAM program here

Dr. Steffanie Strathdee was named as one of TIME magazine's 50 Most Influential People in Health Care for 2018 for her work in reinvigorating research into the therapeutic potential of bacteriophages. Congratulations on this great accomplishment! You can read more about this here

Congratulations to Dr. Jamila Stockman for being honored at the YWCA of San Diego County's 20th Annual In the Company of Women benefit luncheon featuring the distinguished Tribute to Women & Industry Awards (TWIN) for her leadership and research career! 

Dr. Michele Ritter was awarded the UC San Diego Health's Attending Physician of the Year award for her excellence and dedication to patient care. Congratulations on this achievement!