- Principal Investigator, Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center and Center of Excellence for Transgender HIV Prevention
Edward Michael Reyes, MD, MPH, holds a professor faculty appointment in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF. Dr. Reyes has held major leadership roles with the Western AIDS Education and Training Center and the Pacific AIDS Education and Training Center (PAETC) since 1989. As PAETC’s principal investigator, he has developed a variety of innovative HIV clinical training programs for health care providers in the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and the six United States–affiliated Pacific jurisdictions. In this role, Dr. Reyes has developed and directed 15 to 20 sub-contracts with health professions schools and community-based organizations in the region. During his tenure, funding for the project has grown from approximately $1.9 million annually to over $5 million annually.
In April 2002, in collaboration with the lead institute, University of Washington, Dr. Reyes began work as co-director of the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH), serving as principal investigator for the UCSF component of the center’s activities. I-TECH is working in 15 countries and the Caribbean region.
In July 2007, in collaboration with the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, Dr. Reyes began work as principal investigator of the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health (CoE), providing leadership, capacity building, professional training, policy advocacy, research development, and resources to increase access to culturally competent health services for transgender people. The CoE, which started in California, has increased its work to a national scope through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention grant, and internationally through a grant from the Open Society Institute.
Last modified: October 27, 2014