Early-Stage Investigator Lecture (ESIL)

2020 Awardee

Portrait picture of Dr. Julia Marcus
Julia Marcus, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and Adjunct Faculty at The Fenway Institute

Lecture Title

Scaling up Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to End the HIV Epidemic

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November 17, 2020

About Julia Marcus

Julia Marcus, Ph.D., M.P.H. is an infectious disease epidemiologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, as well as Adjunct Faculty at The Fenway Institute. Her research focuses on HIV, hepatitis C, and other sexually transmitted infections, with a primary interest in the implementation of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for HIV prevention. Her studies have leveraged data from electronic health records to identify patients who may benefit from PrEP, characterize PrEP uptake and continuation, and document clinical outcomes among PrEP users in real-world health care settings. Dr. Marcus’ work has been funded by several NIH institutes, including the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

Last updated on January 15, 2021