Chris Beyrer MD, MPH, is the inaugural Desmond M. Tutu Professor in Public Health and Human Rights at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is a Professor of Epidemiology, International Health, Health Behavior and Society, Nursing and Medicine at Johns Hopkins. He serves as Director of the Johns Hopkins Training Program in HIV Epidemiology and Prevention Science and as Founding Director of the Center for Public Health and Human Rights. He is the Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and of the University’s Center for Global Health. Dr. Beyrer has extensive experience in conducting international collaborative research and he has spent much of his career focusing on health and human rights. He was President of the International AIDS Society from 2014-16 and was elected to membership in the National Academy of Medicine in 2014.
Claudia Estcourt is Professor of Sexual Health & HIV at Glasgow Caledonian University and Honorary Professor at UCL, and a consultant physician in Sexual Health & HIV at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, UK and Central & North West London NHS Trust. She is specialist adviser to the Chief Medical Officer of Scotland. Her research addresses three major public health priorities: 1) Self-managed, digital healthcare, focussing on development and evaluation of complex online clinical care pathways within sexual health & HIV medicine, 2) HIV PrEP public health programmes, clinical service development, evaluation and monitoring; 3) Preventing transmission of STIs & reducing undiagnosed HIV by increasing effectiveness of partner notification strategies, developing tailored interventions for those at highest risk, focussing on both young heterosexuals & men who have sex with men (lustrum.org.uk).
Professor Gwenda Hughes is a Consultant in Public Health and a scientist in epidemiology with 23 years of experience in HIV and STI surveillance and research. She heads the Blood Safety, Hepatitis, STI & HIV Division at Public Health England’s National Infection Service and has led national surveillance programmes on STIs and AMR including the Gonococcal Resistance to Antimicrobials Surveillance Programme. She co-leads the risk reduction theme in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Blood Borne and Sexually Transmitted Infections. Her research focuses on understanding the biological and behavioural determinants of STI and AMR epidemics including antimicrobial resistant gonorrhoea and sexually transmitted enteric pathogens. She is an Honorary Professor at the Department of Infection & Population Health at the Institute for Global Health, University College London and a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health.
Nittaya Phanuphak, MD, PhD is the Chief of PREVENTION at the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. She has deep interest in the use of Key Population-Led Health Services (KPLHS) approach to enhance access to HIV testing, prevention and treatment among key populations (KP). To ensure domestic funding towards KPLHS sustainability, she currently oversees the establishment of a national platform to build capacity, certify and legalize KP lay providers to provide HIV and STI services in Thailand. The Tangerine Clinic in Bangkok is one of the most successful KPLHS examples established in 2015. This trans-led clinic has provided integrated hormone and sexual health services to more than 3,500 transgender clients over a 4-year period. The model is being expanded to community-based organizations, as well as public and private clinics, in a few countries in South-East Asia. Dr Phanuphak has served as the Asia Pacific representative in the IAS Governing Council since 2018.