Darpun Sachdev, MD, received her MD at Brown University, following which she was a resident and Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and completed her Infectious Disease Fellowship at Columbia University. She is a board certified internist and completed her specialty training in Infectious Disease. She sees patients at Ward 86 at San Francisco General Hospital. Darpun’s research focuses on the epidemiologic and biologic risk factors for acquisition of HIV, and clinical trials of biomedical interventions to prevent HIV transmission. She is currently leading a quantitative study to evaluate preferences toward antiretroviral-based prevention strategies in Bronx, NY and a qualitative study to evaluate community and stakeholder perspectives toward standards of prevention care in HIV prevention trials. She recently completed a national survey to evaluate physicians’ willingness to prescribe oral and topical pre-exposure prophylaxis. At UCSF Bridge HIV, where she is doing an HIV Vaccine fellowship while simultaneously doing the TAPS training, Darpun provides scientific expertise and leadership to conduct Phase 1-3 HIV vaccine trials in San Francisco. As a TAPS fellow, she hopes to continue to focus on improving the design and delivery of HIV prevention modalities. Ultimately, she hopes to design combination HIV prevention trials that evaluate community-level impact and effectively utilize surrogate endpoints. Darpun will pursue a certificate in Advanced Training in Clinical Research at UCSF in her first year of training.
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