Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH
|Title||Professor of Clinical |
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||1001 Potrero Ave, SFGH 80|
San Francisco CA 94143
|San Francisco General Hospital||2012||Meg Newman Teaching Award from the Positive Health Practice|
|AIDS Research Institute, UCSF||2011||Sarlo Award for Teaching Excellence|
|Global Health Sciences, UCSF||2013||John L. Ziegler Outstanding Mentoring Award|
Monica Gandhi MD, MPH is Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Gandhi completed her M.D. at Harvard Medical School and then came to UCSF in 1996 for residency training in Internal Medicine. After her residency, Dr. Gandhi completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, both at UCSF. She also obtained a Masters in Public Health from Berkeley in 2001 with a focus on Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
Dr. Gandhi’s clinical and research career has been focused mainly in HIV-infected women. Besides directing the AIDS Consult Service at San Francisco General Hospital and attending on the Infectious Diseases consult service, she serves as an HIV and primary care provider in the Women’s HIV Clinic at SFGH's Positive Health Practice ("Ward 86"), a multidisciplinary specialty clinic for HIV-infected women in San Francisco. Her research efforts have mainly focused on HIV/AIDS in U.S. women through the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), a large multisite, prospective cohort study established in 1994 to study the natural history, clinical and laboratory findings of HIV in women. Her particular research is on differences between men and women in terms of antiretroviral exposure and finding low-cost solutions to measuring antiretroviral levels in resource-poor settings, such as determining drug levels in hair samples. Dr. Gandhi has also participated in research efforts involving adherence measures using hair levels in HIV-infected women and their breastfeeding infants in Africa and India.
Dr. Gandhi also has an interest at UCSF in HIV education and mentorship. Dr. Gandhi co-directs the “Communicable Diseases of Global Health Importance” course in the Global Health Sciences Masters program, and serves as the Education Director of the HIV/AIDS Division. She also serves as the program director of the UCSF Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 scholarship which funds and nurtures early career scientists in women's health research. She also serves as the principal investigator of an R24 mentoring grant from the NIH focused on nurturing early career investigators of diversity in HIV research and the Associate Director for the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Mentoring Program.
HIV infection, HIV infection in women, adherence measures, hair concentrations of antiretrovirals, mentoring, education
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