Steffanie Strathdee

Steffanie A. Strathdee, PhD, is the Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences and Harold Simon Professor in the Department of Medicine at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. She is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and Simon Fraser University.

Dr. Strathdee is an infectious disease epidemiologist who has spent the last two decades focusing on HIV prevention in underserved, marginalized populations in developed and developing countries, including injection drug users, men having sex with men, and sex workers. In the last decade, she has publishedmore than 550 peer-reviewed publications on HIV prevention and the natural history of HIV and related infections and the evaluation of interventions to reduce harm among substance using populations. Currently, she is engaged in a number of HIV/STI prevention projects in Mexico. Dr. Strathdee also directs the UC San Diego Global Health Institute.

  • HIV prevention
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Mexico

Schooley RT, Biswas B, Gill JJ, Hernandez-Morales A, Lancaster J, Lessor L, Barr JJ, Reed SL, Rohwer F, Benler S, Segall AM, Taplitz R, Smith DM, Kerr K, Kumaraswamy M, Nizet V, Lin L, McCauley MD, Strathdee SA, Benson CA, Pope RK, Leroux BM, Picel AC, Mateczun AJ, Cilwa KE, Regeimbal JM, Estrella LA, Wolfe DM, Henry MS, Quinones J, Salka S, Bishop-Lilly KA, Young R, Hamilton T. Development and use of personalized bacteriophage-based therapeutic cocktails to treat a patient with a disseminated resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2017 Aug 14. pii: AAC.00954-17. doi: 10.1128/AAC.00954-17.

Strathdee SA, Hallett TB, Bobrova N, Rhodes T, Booth R, Abdool R, Hankins C. HIV and the Risk Environment among People Who Inject Drugs: Past, Present, and Projections for the Future. Lancet 2010; 376(9737):268-284. PMID: 20650523

Strathdee SA, Magis-Rodriguez C.  Mexico’s evolving HIV epidemic. JAMA 2008; (5):571-3.[commentary]. PMID: 18677029. PMCID: PMC2717701

Strathdee SA, Lozada R, Ojeda V, Pollini R, Brouwer KC, Vera A, Cornelius W, Nguyen L, Magis-Rodriguez C, Patterson TL for Proyecto El Cuete.  Differential effects of migration and deportation on HIV infection among male and female injection drug users in Tijuana, Mexico. PLOS ONE 2008;3(7):e2690. PMID: 18665250. PMCID: PMC2467493

Strathdee SA, Stockman JK. Epidemiology of HIV among injecting and non-injecting drug users: current trends and implications for interventions. Curr HIV/AIDS Rep. 2010 May;7(2):99-106.

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