Biography

 

Dr.Gorbach Professor
Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health & Division of Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles
Room: 41-295
Phone: 310.794.2555; Fax: (310)-825-7387
E-Mail Dr. Pamina Gorbach

Pamina M. Gorbach M.H.S, Dr.P.H. research focuses on bio-behavioral dynamics of HIV transmission and acquisition, 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 currently the PI of a NIDA funded research platform involving a cohort with a large biorepository entitled known as “M Study” and surveillance of anal HPV among YMSM.  Dr. Gorbach has also been involved in research and training in Cambodia since 1997 and currently heads a Fogarty supported training program in HIV/AIDS for Cambodia.  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.

Dr. Gorbach was recently awarded a $7 million research initiative by NIDA entitled “Minority Men Who have Sex With Men Cohort at UCLA Linking Infections Noting Effects (MASCULINE)” with Dr. Steven Shoptaw as co-PI to establish a cohort and biorepository to study the interaction of substance use on HIV.