Division of STD Prevention (EIS 2022)

Goal:

The Division of STD Prevention aims to maximize the impact of sexually transmitted disease (STD) prevention through integrated programs, science, and policy to achieve healthy populations.

Objectives:

  • Lead the response to and delay the emergence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) gonorrhea in the United States
  • Develop evidence-based interventions to prevent congenital syphilis
  • Modernize STD surveillance through informatics and new opportunities in emerging health information technologies
  • Improve outbreak detection and response capacity
  • Decrease the STD burden and highlight the need for an integrated approach to STD and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM)
  • Decrease the STD burden and mitigate long-term health consequences associated with untreated STDs among sexually active youth and young adults
  • Prevent STD-related adverse pregnancy outcomes

DSTDP Leadership and EIS Officers

Leandro Mena
Leandro Mena, MD, MPH

Director

Raul A. Romaguera, DMD, MPH
Raul A. Romaguera, DMD, MPH

Deputy Director
(EIS 1988)

Sevgi Aral
Sevgi Aral, PhD, MA, MS

Associate Director for Science

Laura Bachmann
Laura Bachmann, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer

Hillard Weinstock MD
Hillard Weinstock, MD

Chief, Surveillance and Data Science Branch
(EIS 1988)

Winston Abara, MD, PhD
Winston Abara, MD, PhD

(EIS 2015)

Gloria Anyalechi, MD, MPH
Gloria Anyalechi, MD, MPH

(EIS 2010)

Bruce (“Bryce”) Furness , MD, MPH
Bruce (“Bryce”) Furness, MD, MPH

(EIS 1998)

David Jackson
David Jackson, MD, MPH

(EIS 2017)

Felicia Lewis, MD
Felicia Lewis, MD

(EIS 2004)

Lisa Llata, MD, MPH
Lisa Llata, MD, MPH

(EIS 2007)

Robert “Bobby” McDonald MD, MPH
Robert McDonald MD, MPH

(EIS 2017, Current Future Leaders in Infections and Global Health Threats (FLIGHT) Program)

Yasmin Ogale
Yasmin Ogale, PhD

(EIS 2021)

Laura Quilter
Laura Quilter, MD, MPH

(EIS 2017)

Alison Ridpath MD, MPH
Alison Ridpath MD, MPH

(EIS 2012)

Julie Rushmore, PhD, DVM
Julie Rushmore, PhD, DVM

(EIS 2019)

Lizzi Torrone, PhD, MSPH
Lizzi Torrone, PhD, MSPH

(EIS 2009)

Erin Tromble, MD
Erin Tromble, MD

(EIS 2016)

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