HPTN Co-Principal Investigator (PI) Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, has been included in CNN's list of immigrants who have helped to contribute to the betterment of the U.S.
Dr. El-Sadr was raised in Cairo, finished her medical degree at Cairo University in Egypt, and then received master's degrees in public health and government at Columbia University and Harvard University.
In addition to serving as HPTN Co-PI, El-Sadr is also the founder and director of Columbia University's International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP). She has served as an adviser to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is a current adviser to the World Health Organization.
Read the CNN article here.