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Martin Shapiro

Dr. Shapiro obtained his undergraduate and medical education at McGill University, where he received his M.D.; C.M. degree in 1973. Subsequent to that he completed a residency in internal medicine at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal and at UCLA, spent one year engaged in research in the Department of Epidemiology and Health at McGill, and completed a fellowship at UCLA as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. Dr. Shapiro received a Master of Public Health degree in Health Services from UCLA, then a Ph.D.

Mark A. Malek

Mark Malek is Director of the Infection Control and Epidemiology and Employee Health Units for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) jail system. Dr. Malek completed a surgical internship at Stanford University, residency in Preventive Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Respiratory and Enteric Viruses Branch, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Atlanta, GA) from 2004-2006. His major research contributions have been in the areas of viral disease epidemiology and prevention in the U.S.

Li Li

Li Li, Ph.D., is Professor-in-Residence at Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Semel Institute Center for Community Health, and Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health. She has been the Director of Methods Core, Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services (CHIPTS) since 2004. Dr. Li specializes in research design, intervention development, data collection and assessment strategies. She conducts research on HIV and drug abuse prevention and treatment, social and cultural aspects of health promotion and services.

Peter R. Kerndt

Dr. Kerndt received a B.S. in Biology from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and his MD from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. He completed a rotating Internship at San Francisco General Hospital in San Francisco, California and an Internal Medicine Residency and Chief Medical Residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.

Roger Detels

Roger Detels

Roger Detels M.D., M.S., Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, began his research career at the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit in Taipei, Taiwan in 1966.  In 1969 he joined the research staff of the National Institute of Communicable Diseases and Stroke.

Richard G. Wight

Richard G. Wight, PhD, MPH is a Researcher in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. His research focuses on stress and health experiences of individuals vis-à-vis the people and places around them and the social and historical contexts within which they live.


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