Connie Celum, MD, MPH
Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Professor
Department of Global Health
Adjunct Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Director, International Clinical Research Center, Department of Global Health

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. Celum's research focuses on clinical trials of biomedical HIV prevention with the objective to find effective strategies to reduce HIV acquisition and transmission, and to conduct implementation science of evidence-based strategies for HIV prevention and treatment with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr. Celum is the Principal Investigator of a phase 3 randomized, placebo-controlled trial of pre-exposure antiretroviral prophylaxis, of oral tenofovir, and Truvada for prevention of HIV acquisition in serodiscordant couples in Kenya and Uganda (Partners PrEP Study). She is the PI of several studies of PrEP implementation in HIV serodiscordant couples and young women. Dr. Celum is PI of a NIH grant on combination HIV prevention strategies for the heterosexual HIV epidemic in Africa. Dr. Celum's recently completed international, multi-center HIV prevention trials include genital herpes suppression for prevention of HIV acquisition among heterosexual women in Africa and men who have sex with men in the Americas (HPTN 039) and among HIV-infected persons in African serodiscordant couples to reduce HIV transmission and disease progression (Partners in Prevention).

Dr. Celum is a co-investigator in the NIH-funded Microbicides Trials Network, and is PI of a NIH grant on combination HIV prevention strategies for the heterosexual HIV epidemic in Africa. Most of her research is conducted through international collaborations, including with colleagues and sites in South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda. She has many collaborators; among them, Drs. Jared Baeten, Lawrence CoreyKing HolmesJaisri Lingappa, Julie McElrath, and Anna Wald

Education & Training: 
MD
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
MPH
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Internal Medicine, Primary Care Track
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
1984-1987
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1987-1989
Senior Fellow, Infectious Diseases
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1989-1991
Honors: 
Phi Beta Kappa
American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA) Achievement Award
Time Magazine Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs of 2011
POZ Magazine 100 Leaders in HIV