New Leadership Role for Wafaa El-Sadr

amfAR congratulates former Trustee Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr on her appointment as Executive Vice President for Columbia Global, which combines all of Columbia University’s international health initiatives. Among other leadership roles, Dr. El-Sadr is currently Dr. Mathilde Krim-amfAR Chair of Global Health at Columbia.

Dr. Wafaa El Sadr speaks at an amfAR/Columbia World AIDS Day symposium in December 2002.

Dr. El-Sadr is an international expert in infectious diseases and public health, with extensive experience in epidemiology and research on the prevention and management of HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, and emerging infections, among others.

She is the founder and director of Columbia’s ICAP program, which supports large-scale, evidence-based health programs that improve services for HIV prevention, care, and treatment; tuberculosis; malaria; non-communicable diseases; reproductive health; and maternal and child health. She is also director of Columbia World Projects and director of the Mailman School’s Global Health Initiative (GHI), which mobilizes the university community to address critical challenges in global health.

Dr. El-Sadr served on amfAR’s Board of Trustees from 1994 to 2005. Previously, she was an amfAR grantee, receiving support as principal investigator on a 1990-91 Harlem Hospital study, “Prevention of HIV Transmission Among Couples in Harlem.”

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