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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, Dr. Jamila K. Stockman as the Vice Chief of Global Public Health, Dr. Joshua Fierer as Chief of the VA Infectious Diseases Section, Dr. John Ayers as the Vice Chief of Innovation, and Dr. Darcy Wooten as the Interim Director of the Owen Clinic.

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Division in the News

Check out Dr. Davey Smith's Big Picture Science interview, where he talks about how to deal with pandemic fear. To listen to the whole program, click here. To listen to Dr. Davey Smith's interview, click here

Dr. Dan Werb was featured in The New York Times to discuss the latest Coronavirus outbreak. 

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.


We would like to congratulate one of our exemplary staff members, Marvin Hanashiro, for receiving the Annual UCSD Inclusive Excellence Award representing the VC Health Sciences team! Please visit this link to view the video that was presented at the 25th Annual Inclusive Excellence Awards Ceremony. Congratulations, Marvin! 

Congratulations to Dr. Darcy Wooten on receiving the 2019 Health Sciences Faculty Excellence in Mentoring Award! This award honors individuals for their outstanding contributions to the mentorship of future leaders in academic medicine.

Congratulations to Dr. Annie Cowell for being named the Director of the new Global Health Pathway, starting in July 2020! This pathway is designed for residents who want to learn more about the global aspects of healthcare and/or are interested in pursuing a career in Global Health. To learn more, please click here

Amanda Miller was awarded an F31 from NIAAA to investigate the role of intimate partner violence and alcohol use on the HIV cascade of care and treatment in Rakai, Uganda. Congratulations, Amanda!

Congratulations to Dr. Shira Goldenberg for being awarded with two large grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for two studies based out of the Centre for Gender and Sexual Health Equity in Vancouver! 

Dr. Joshua Fierer was selected to receive the 2019 Graduating Housestaff Teaching Award. This award celebrates those that show exceptional commitment to the Internal Medicine Program and to the residents themselves. Congratulations! 

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!