Gustavo Doncel, MD, PhD
Scientific and Executive Director of CONRAD
Dr. Doncel is the Scientific and Executive Director of CONRAD, a U.S.-based biomedical R&D organization focused on developing innovative user-centered affordable technologies aimed at improving global health, particularly in the areas of HIV/STI prevention, contraception/FP, and Reproductive Health. He is also a tenured Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). Dr. Doncel holds both MD and PhD degrees and is a translational scientist with more than 35 years of experience. He has authored more than 180 scientific publications in the areas of contraception, HIV/STI prevention, fertility, sperm biology, pharmacokinetics and reproductive immunology. He is/has been a grant proposal reviewer for national and international organizations such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Community (EC), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Doncel also serves as a scientific advisor for various research projects and organizations focused on biomedical prevention efforts and drug development. Among other awards, he received the Science Team Award from the Association for Clinical and Treanslational Science. Dr. Doncel is the principal investigator of ongoing multi-center research projects on women’s health issues and product development related to contraception, HIV/STI prevention and reproductive and maternal health, including a project on long-acting HIV prevention under MATRIX.