Edward Machtinger, MD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||400 Parnassus Ave, UC Clinics |
San Francisco CA 94143
Edward Machtinger, MD is a Professor of Clincial Medicine and Director of the Women’s HIV Program at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His primary academic interests are the relationship between HIV and violence against women and developing a scalable model of trauma-informed primary care for HIV-positive and HIV-negative women. His recent publications include a meta-analysis describing high rates of trauma and PTSD among US HIV-positive woman and a study demonstrating a significant association of recent trauma and HIV antiretroviral failure. His current research focus is on interventions to help women safely and publically disclose their HIV status and histories of abuse. Dr. Machtinger is the author of a number of other peer reviewed articles including a study in Uganda published in the Journal of the American Medical Assotiation (JAMA) that elucidated the cause of a common and highly disfiguring rash affecting large numbers of HIV-positive East Africans.
In November 2012, Dr. Machtinger presented his research at the White House to the Presidential Working Group on the Intersection of HIV/AIDS, Violence Against Women, and gender-related health Disparities. In August 2013, he convened a meeting Washington DC of 25 key national leaders from government, academia, community organizations and stakeholder groups to clarify the elements of a new model of trauma-informed primary care to help women heal from past trauma and prevent further abuse.
Dr. Machtinger serves on the Executive Committee of the AIDS Research Institute (ARI) at UCSF and the Executive Committee for the oversight of Congressional Ryan White funds to women and children in San Francisco; is the Co-Chair of the San Francisco Task Force on HIV-positive Adolescents; and has participated on many working groups at the San Francisco Department of Public Health developing “Best Practices” guidelines for the care of vulnerable populations living with HIV. Dr. Machtinger was previously the director of the Sexual Health and Empowerment Program (+SHE), San Francisco’s prevention-with-positives program for HIV-positive women and transgenders and Co-director of the UCSF Fellowship in AIDS Care.
Dr. Machtinger is also a respected teacher and mentor and was the recipient of the UCSF School of Medicine 2013 Osler Distinguished Teaching Award.
Dr. Machtinger's other interests include the well-being of animals and the environment and the relationship between human health, animal welfare, and environmental stewardship. Dr. Machtinger is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and performed his residency in internal medicine at UCSF.
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