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Steffanie Strathdee, PhD Biography

Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences at the University of California at San Diego
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"

“We did a systematic review of the literature of the past five years… Our evidence from the modeling supports full decriminalization [of prostitution].”

Samuel Oakford, “Want to Combat AIDS? Decriminalize Sex Work, Researchers Say,”, July 24, 2014

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Global Health Institute, University of California at San Diego, 2015-present
  • Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences, University of California at San Diego, 2008-present
  • Adjunct Professor, San Diego State University, 2015-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Simon Fraser University, 2010-present
  • Professor and Harold Simon Chair, University of California at San Diego, 2004-present
  • Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University, 2004-present
  • Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University, 1998-2004
  • Joint Appointment, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2002-2004
  • Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia, 1996-1998
  • Program Director, British Columbia Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, 1997-1998
  • Project Manager, Vancouver Injection Drug Use Study, British Columbia Center for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, 1996-1998
  • Project Manager, Vanguard Project, University of British Columbia, 1995-1998
  • Project Manager, Vancouver Lymphadenopathy AIDS Study, University of British Columbia, 1993-1998
  • Research Associate, University of British Columbia (Canada), 1993-1996
  • Research Consultant, Casey House AIDS Hospice, Toronto, 1991-1993
  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Toronto (Canada), 1994
  • MSc, Epidemiology, University of Toronto, 1990
  • BSc, Science and English, University of Toronto, 1988
  • Twitter: @chngin_the_wrld
  • Has published over 550 peer-reviewed publications
  • Recipient, National Mentoring Award, National Hispanic Science Network, 2013
  • Recipient, Garnett-Powers & Associates ‘What Powers You’ Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring Award, University of California at San Diego, 2012
  • Named by POZ magazine as one of their Top 100 in the fight against AIDS, 2010
  • Recipient, Leadership in International Collaborations Award, National Institute for Drug Abuse, 2009
Quoted in:
  1. Would Legal Prostitution Decrease Sexually Transmitted Diseases?