Friday ID Conference: "HIV-postitive women of color and reflections on care"

Byrd Quinlivan, MD and Lynne Messer, PhD, MPH

When Feb 24, 2012
from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
Where 1131 Bioinformatics
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Contact Phone (919) 966-2536
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Byrd Quinlivan, MD, is associate professor of medicine at the UNC School of Medicine.  She also serves as director of the infectious diseases clinic at UNC Hospitals.  Her research is focused on the delivery of services and access to care for HIV-infected patients.

Lynne C. Messer, PhD, MPH, is a social and reproductive / perinatal epidemiologist whose work focuses on the social and structural determinants of maternal and child health disparities. She is an assistant research professor in the Center for Health Policy of the Duke Global Health Institute, and spends half her time addressing how the built environment affects health outcomes at the Children's Environmental Health Initiative. Her methodological work includes better-defining neighborhood environments, developing environmental exposure measures for infant mortality outcomes and addressing the limits of causal inference in observational studies. She is also interested in the psychosocial mechanisms through which socio-environmental exposures result in health disparities for women and children.

Refreshments will be served.


About Friday ID Conference

The Division of Infectious Diseases, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, and Center for AIDS Research at UNC co-sponsor a weekly conference series which features distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities, and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines.


The conference takes place every Friday, September through June, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in 1131 Bioinformatics (first floor auditorium) on the UNC campus. For more information, or to suggest a speaker, please contact the conference coordinator, Kathy James.

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