Dr. Ariane van der Straten, PhD, MPH
Adjunct Professor, UCSF / Independent Consultant, ASTRA Consulting
Ariane van der Straten holds a PhD in Molecular Biology, and an MPH in International Health. She currently is an Adjunct Professor at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, and an independent consultant through ASTRA consulting. Since 1993, she has conducted research on women’s sexual and reproductive health globally, focusing on developing new products to prevent HIV. Her expertise spans preclinical (from in vitro to macaque studies), clinical (phase I-III trials) and socio-behavioral (end-user-centric qualitative and quantitative) research to evaluate short and long-acting HIV prevention strategies (topical, oral, injectable, or implantable), and multi-purpose prevention technologies (MPTs).