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    Rollins School of Public Health
    1520 Clifton Rd NE, SON #234
    Atlanta, GA 30322
    404-727-7883 Phone

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    Susan A Allen, MD, MPH


    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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    Other Appointments/Positions

    Professor, Emory University - Rollins School of Public Health

    Director, Rwanda Zambia HIV Research Group

    Pathology Division(s):
    Clinical Pathology
    Experimental Pathology

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    BA - Chemistry   Duke University, 1976 - 1980

    DTM&H - Tropical Medicine   Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, - 1983

    MD   Duke University Medical School, 1980 - 1984

    Residency   University of California, San Francisco, 1984 - 1986

    MPH - Epidemiology   University of California, Berkeley, - 1995

    Research Interests:

    - HIV Research
    I have been working with HIV in Africa since the first recognition of the epidemic on that continent in 1985. My initial work was focused on the epidemiology, natural history, and manifestations of HIV infection in African men and women. Building on previous work, this grew to include collaborative studies of the virologic, immunologic, and immunogenetic correlates of transmission from men to women and women to men. In addition to the observational studies, I have also worked on development and testing of HIV prevention strategies including behavioral (couples; HIV testing, combined prevention of HIV and unplanned pregnancy) and biomedical interventions (HIV vaccine candidates, vaginal microbicides, acyclovir). Recently, I have added a translational aspect to the work, with an emphasis on implementation of evidence-based prevention programs in the public health sector.

    Honors / Awards:

    Health Care Hero: Community Outreach Hero, awarded by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, 2007

    Keynote Speaker, United Nations Day, 2001

    Outstanding UAB Woman Faculty Award, 2000 - 2001

    University of Alabama at Birmingham Faculty Honors Convocation, "In recognition and appreciation of leadership and humanitarian efforts on behalf of Rwandan orphans.", 1998- 2004