Kathleen MacQueen is a Senior Social Scientist in Global Health & Population Research at FHI 360. She provides leadership in the design, implementation and management of research projects that integrate qualitative and quantitative methodologies and conducts formative, participatory, and ethics-oriented research with a focus on biomedical interventions to prevent HIV transmission including vaccines, microbicides, and PrEP. She has directed projects domestically and globally, with a diverse range of populations. She led the development of the first HPTN Ethics Guidance document and has been actively involved in the development of all versions of the UNAIDS/WHO ethical guidance documents for HIV prevention trials. She has conducted empirical research on informed consent, good participatory practice in research, care options for HIV prevention trials, and the collection, storage, and testing of human biospecimens.
Prior to joining FHI 360 in 2001, Dr. MacQueen led HIV research at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), served as co-chair on the CDC IRB, and as Deputy Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention. She is Director for the Developmental Core of the UNC Center for AIDS Research and holds adjunct associate professor positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine and the Health Behavior Department in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. She received her PhD in Anthropology from Binghamton University and MPH from Emory University.