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Stephen F. Morin, PhD

Dr. Morin is emeritus professor of medicine at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) in the UCSF Department of Medicine's Division of Prevention Science. He is director of the AIDS Policy Research Center.

Prior to 1987, he was an assistant professor of medicine at UCSF and was one of the original scientists to initiate behavioral research on HIV prevention, which ultimately led to the founding of CAPS. In 1987, Dr. Morin left UCSF to serve as a principal legislative assistant to Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), and from 1992 to 1997 he worked for the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, which funds most of the federal response to AIDS. Over these ten years, he played a part in almost every AIDS-related battle at the federal level. After the 1992 election, he chaired the Presidential Transition Team for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). He is a past president of the California Psychological Association and has served on 15 boards and committees within the American Psychological Association, including the Board of Directors.

Since his return to UCSF in 1997, Dr. Morin has developed a distinguished and very active program of research on AIDS policy. At the state level, Dr. Morin led projects to evaluate local HIV prevention programs and the acceptability of the new HIV surveillance system and to recommend structural changes to the AIDS Drug Assistance Program. At the national level, he completed a study for HRSA to better understand racial and ethnic disparities in access to federally funded HIV medications and to assess the prevalence and type of prevention-with-positives services offered at Ryan White CARE Act–funded clinics. He also served as the UCSF principal investigator of Health-Related Interventions for People Living with HIV, an NIMH-funded, multi-site study of the efficacy of a counseling intervention for people living with HIV designed to reduce further HIV transmission. Currently, he is principal investigator of a HRSA-sponsored evaluation center for 15 demonstration projects for prevention with positives in clinical settings.

At the international level, Dr. Morin is principal investigator of the Zimbabwe site for NIMH Project Accept, a phase III, randomized controlled trial of community mobilization, mobile testing, same-day results, and post-test support for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa and Thailand. He completed a project for USAID of detailed policy analyses of their 12 priority countries. He recently served as co-chair of the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) Community Working Group and principal investigator of an HPTN research project on enhancing community participation in prevention research at three international sites (Zimbabwe, Thailand, and Peru). He has also served as principal investigator on projects creating two briefing monographs for the UN Special Session on AIDS.

Dr. Morin is vice chair of the UCSF Committee on Human Research, the University's Institutional Review Board. He teaches prevention and policy science at the University of California, Berkeley, and is a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford University.


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