Division of STD Prevention (EIS 2023)


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.


  • 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, EIS Alumni, and Current EIS Officers

Leandro Mena
Leandro Mena, MD, MPH


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

Deputy Director
(EIS 1988)

Sevgi Aral
Sevgi Aral, PhD, MA, MS

Chief Science Officer

Laura Bachmann
Laura Bachmann, MD, MPH

Chief Medical Officer

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

(EIS 2015)

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

(EIS 1998)

Eboni Galloway, PhD, MPH
Eboni Galloway, PhD, MPH

(EIS 2010)

David Jackson
David Jackson, MD, MPH

(EIS 2017)

Felicia Lewis
Felicia Lewis

(EIS 2004)

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

(EIS 2007)

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

(EIS 2017)

Yasmin Ogale
Yasmin Ogale, PhD

(EIS 2021)

Laura Quilter
Laura Quilter, MD, MPH

(EIS 2017)

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

(EIS 2019)

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

(EIS 2009)

Sarah Wondmeneh
Sarah Wondmeneh, MD, MPH

(EIS 2022)

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