Sophia Zamudio-Haas

  • Qualitative Research Specialist
  • Phone: 415-476-6418


Dr. Zamudio- Haas is a researcher and advocate, specializing in HIV prevention and treatment for key populations. Over the past 13 years, Dr. Zamudio-Haas has led programs and research studies in the United States, Brazil, Mozambique and Tanzania.  She is trilingual (Spanish, Portuguese, and English). Dr. Zamudio- Haas brings a multi-cultural perspective grounded in principals of justice and human rights to her research, often engaging participatory methods in her work.

Currently, Dr. Zamudio-Haas works on several domestic and international projects focusing on increasing access to services for people most affected by HIV/AIDS. She is co-investigator on a CDC funded Strategic information and Capacity Building grant in Mozambique, leading efforts to improve data quality for clinical care in this high-prevalence setting.  Dr. Zamudio-Haas works as a qualitative researcher on a men’s empowerment initiative in South Africa, applying ethnographic methods to understand the social context of risk and protective behaviors for MSM living in rural Mpumalanga province.  Additionally, Dr. Zamudio- Haas serves as a site liaison and qualitative research specialist on two HRSA Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) initiatives, aimed at increasing linkage and engagement in care for Ryan White populations in the US.

Research Interests: gender and sexuality, health systems strengthening, HIV prevention and care for key populations, young adult sexual health, sub-Saharan Africa, substance abuse prevention and treatment


  • 2013 DrPH University of California, Berkeley
  • 2008 MSc (Global Health and Population) Harvard University
  • 2003, BA, cum laude (Metropolitan Studies), New York University


    Last modified: April 22, 2015