Chris Beyrer

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Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH, "is professor of epidemiology and international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.

"He serves as director of Johns Hopkins Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Program (AITRP) and director of the Center for Public Health and Human Rights. He is currently the chair of the Injecting Drug Use Working Group of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network and a senior scientific liaison for the network.

"Dr. Beyrer has extensive experience in conducting international collaborative research and training programs in HIV/AIDS and other infectious disease epidemiology, infectious disease prevention research, HIV vaccine preparedness, health and migration, and health and human rights.

"As director of the Johns Hopkins Fogarty AITRP Program, Dr. Beyrer has provided fellowships for more than 1,400 international scholars in HIV/AIDS prevention, research, and treatment.

"Dr. Beyrer has served as field director of the Thai PAVE and HIVNET studies from 1992-1997, based in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, and has done extensive research in the epidemiology of HIV in Thailand, Burma, China, India, and across Southeast Asia.

"Dr. Beyrer has authored the 1998 book War in the Blood: Sex Politics and AIDS in Southeast Asia and is the editor of the forthcoming Public Health and Human Rights: Evidence-Based Approaches.

"Dr. Beyrer currently serves as a member of the Global Health Advisory Council of the Open Society Institute; a trustee of the Institute for Asian Democracy; and advisor to the Asia Society's Social Issues Program, the International Partnership for Microbicides, and the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.

"He has previously served as advisor to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Office of AIDS Research of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the US Military HIV Research Program, the World Bank Institute, the World Bank Thailand Office, the Royal Thai Army Medical Corps, and the Thai Red Cross, as well as numerous other organizations." [1]

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  1. Chris Beyrer, New Reality of Risk Leadership Forum, accessed September 25, 2007.