Research Tracks & Mentors

One of the greatest strengths of the UC San Diego site is the involvement of our highly successful research faculty who will serve as mentors for the RAPID program.  UC San Diego is one of the nation's top research institutions, and our research faculty mentors have a variety of expertise in infectious diseases research. 

Potential Research Mentors

A sample of potential research mentors, by research track, from a campus-wide pool for the UC San Diego RAPID program are found in the table and links below.

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First Name, Last Name, Degree
​Research Interest
Constance Benson, MD

Mycobacteria therapeutics
Conor Caffrey, PhD
​Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Drugs and diagnostics for parasitic diseases
Scott Letendre, MD
​NeuroAIDS and HCV clinical trials
​Anita Raj, PhD
​Family Medicine & Public Health
​Gender equity in global health, maternal/fetal health
Sharon Reed, MD§
​Parasitic diseases and therapeutics 
​Robert Schooley, MD
​Point of care diagnostics
Argentina Servin, MD, MPH
Sexual violence, substance abuse, HIV/STI risk among vulnerable underserved populations
Aleem Siddiqui, PhD
​Viral hepatitis pathogenesis
​Jay Silverman, PhD
​ID epidemiology in vulnerable populations
Davey Smith, MD§
​Diagnostics for resource limited settings 
​Jamila Stockman, PhD#
​ID and health disparities
Steffanie Strathdee, PhD 
​ID epidemiology in vulnerable populations 
​Elizabeth Winzeler, PhD*§
​Malaria pathogenesis
*Track Leader; §Executive Committee; #Associate Professors; Others are all Full Professors

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