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ISPH Seminar Series – Food for Thought: Addressing the Vicious Cycle of Food Insecurity and HIV/AIDS
December 13, 2017 | 1:30 pm
Sheri Weiser, MD, MPH, MA, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and internist at UC San Francisco’s Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. Her research focuses on the impact of food insecurity and other social and structural factors on treatment outcomes for HIV and other chronic diseases. Dr. Weiser also evaluates food insecurity interventions as a way to improve health outcomes in domestic and international settings. She is currently leading several NIH-funded longitudinal studies to understand impacts of food insecurity on HIV treatment outcomes, cardiovascular risk, and aging outcomes among HIV-infected women. Dr. Weiser is also leading several domestic and international clinical trials evaluating food insecurity and livelihood interventions as a way to improve HIV treatment outcomes. She has published over 100 manuscripts on food insecurity and related topics, including HIV stigma, mental health, and women’s empowerment, and has been the principal investigator on over 20 research grants in the area. Dr. Weiser actively mentors students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty, and currently has an active NIH K24 mentoring award where she is focusing on mentorship in the area of health disparities, HIV and aging. She completed her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and then completed residency training in internal medicine at UCSF. Dr. Weiser also earned an MA in Medical Anthropology from Harvard University and an MPH in Epidemiology from UC Berkeley.