Pamina M. Gorbach, MHS, DrPH

Global HIV Co-Director, Administrative Core | Core Scientist, Combination Prevention Core

Pamina M. Gorbach, MHS, DrPH, research focuses on bio-behavioral dynamics of sexual health, with a focus on HIV transmission, acquisition and progression, especially around substance abuse. She is a Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health and in the Division of Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine and is co-director of the UCLA Center for AIDS Research Program on Biobehavioral Epidemiology and Substance Use.  In Los Angeles, Dr. Gorbach is the Co-PI with Steven Shoptaw of a National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded research platform based on a cohort of young MSM of color with a large biorepository entitled “The mSTUDY” and CDC funded surveillance of anal HPV among YMSM.  Most recently Dr. Gorbach with Suzanne Siminski from Frontier Science as co-principle investigator was awarded the Collaborating Consortium of Cohorts NIDA Producing Opportunities (C3PNO) to stimulate science utilizing data and specimens across ten NIDA funded North American of HIV infected and at risk longitudinal cohorts by creating a virtual repository and mechanisms to access common data elements.  Dr. Gorbach has also been involved in research and training in Cambodia since 1997 where she heads a Fogarty supported training program in HIV/AIDS.  She is also co-PI with Dr. Judy Currier of the NIMH supported Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Global HIV Prevention Research at UCLA. Her global health experience includes Cambodia, Vietnam, Peru, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Brazil, Mali, Malawi, South Africa, and Ghana.