CGSHE Speaker Series: Dr. Stefan Baral, “Leveraging an Equity-Lens to Characterize COVID-19 Transmission and Inform Optimal Interventions”

December 17, 2020 @ 12:00–12:00 am


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Stefan Baral, MD, FRCPC, CCFP, MPH is a physician epidemiologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.  Stefan completed his certification in Community Medicine as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Family medicine with the Canadian Council of Family Physicians.  Stefan provides clinical care in homeless shelters in Toronto through the Inner City Health Associates

Through his role as the Director of the Key Populations Program, Stefan has led HIV epidemiology and implementation research focused on characterizing the epidemiology of HIV and effective HIV prevention, treatment, and care approaches for gay men and other men who have sex with men, transgender women, and female sex workers across Western and Central, and Southern Africa.

With the arrival of COVID-19 in Toronto, Stefan co-led the establishment of the first recovery and isolation site for homeless people in Toronto and has been providing in person care throughout in shelters.  Stefan has published more than ten COVID-19 related papers as a member of research teams focused on characterizing heterogeneity in individual, network, and structural risks and developing strategies to address these risks.