Wafaa El-Sadr
Director of the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs, Professor of Clinical Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Wafaa El-Sadr participated in the World Leaders Forum event, Taking a Stand: Challenges and Controversies in Reproductive Health, Maternal Mortality, and HIV/AIDS, in June 2006.

Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, is the Director of the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Epidemiologic Research (CIDER), and a Professor of Clinical Medicine and Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. Dr. El-Sadr is also the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Harlem Hospital Center.

Since 1988 Dr. El-Sadr has led the Division of Infectious Diseases at Harlem Hospital, where she was instrumental in the development of a nationally and internationally acclaimed HIV program. This program was specifically designed to meet the needs of patients from the Harlem community, including women and substance users infected with HIV, incorporating a family-centered model of care.

Building on this experience, Dr. El-Sadr established ICAP in 2004. The Center helps establish HIV programs that support the rapid expansion of HIV care and treatment programs globally in collaboration with in-country partners. Currently, the ICAP supports such programs in 15 countries around the world.  The programs are distinguished by their emphasis on family-focused care-specifically women and children--, integration of HIV care with other services, use of multidisciplinary teams of providers and rigorous evaluation.

Dr. El-Sadr's research interests focus on the epidemiology as well as the prevention and treatment of HIV and tuberculosis. She has played a leadership role in the design and conduct of research that addresses the needs of women, African Americans and Latinos. Her contributions have included the assessment of strategies for management of HIV disease, microbicide studies and diagnosis and management of latent TB infection.

Dr. El-Sadr obtained an MD from Cairo University, an MPH in Epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health and an MPA from the Kennedy School for Government at Harvard University.

Participated In

Taking a Stand: Challenges and Controversies in Reproductive Health, Maternal Mortality, and HIV/AIDS

Date: June 8, 2006 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall
Description:
A Symposium in Honor of Allan Rosenfield and His Four Decades of Bold Leadership in Public Health


 


This World Leaders Forum program addresses public health issues of profound global importance-issues directly related to the Millennium Development Goals. Dr. Allan Rosenfield, Dean of the Mailman School of Public Health, has pioneered innovative programs in reproductive health, maternal mortality, and the treatment of HIV-infected women, men and children. He has advanced the health and human rights of populations around the world. Presentations and discussions featured foremost public health and policy experts from major international health organizations, the United Nations, leading academic institutions, and distinguished faculty from the Mailman School of Public Health.