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Dr. Rutstein is a physician scientist and senior clinical fellow in the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases. She completed her MD and PhD (Health Policy and Management, Gillings School of Global Public Health), as well as her Internal Medicine Residency at UNC. Areas of interest include implementation research, HIV prevention, and cost-effectiveness modeling. Dr. Rutstein began her work with UNC Project Malawi in 2009, since which time she has served as a co- or lead-investigator on multiple HIV prevention studies, with particular emphasis on the translation of efficacious behavioral and biomedical prevention interventions into clinical practice. Complementing her background as an implementation scientist, Dr. Rutstein boasts a modeling portfolio that includes a diverse collection of decision-analytic and predictive models to inform policy and scale-up of efficient, differentiated, and cost-effective HIV prevention and care in resource-limited settings.

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