Dr. Susan Buchbinder is the Director of Bridge HIV at the San Francisco Department of Public Health and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Buchbinder has been conducting HIV epidemiologic and prevention research since the late 1980’s. Her primary interest is in developing, evaluating, and implementing strategies likely to have the greatest impact in preventing new HIV infections. She is currently conducting trials on HIV vaccines, pre-exposure prophylaxis, topical microbicides, vaginal rings, HIV home self-testing, and strategies to improve uptake and adherence to PrEP.
She Co-Chairs the Integrated Strategies Working Group and serves on the Sexual and Gender Minority Working Group of the HIV Prevention Trials Network, and serves on the Executive Management Team of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Dr. Buchbinder is one of the founding members and co-chairs the Steering Committee of “Getting to Zero San Francisco,” an initiative that aims to eliminate new HIV infections, HIV-associated deaths, and HIV stigma. Dr. Buchbinder is an attending physician at San Francisco General Hospital's Richard Fine People’s Clinic. She also mentors students, residents, and fellows in UCSF's Advanced Training in Clinical Research Program and through the mentorship program at UCSF's Center for AIDS Research. Dr. Buchbinder is a graduate of Brown University, UCSF Medical School, and the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency at San Francisco General Hospital.