CAPS I&I Town Hall presents: Judith Auerbach, PhD -- Staying at Zero: What Does it Mean, and How Can it Happen?
550 16th St., 3rd Fl., Room 3700
San Francisco, CA 94143
Dr. Judith Auerbach is a sociologist, independent science and policy consultant, and Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. She previously served in leadership positions in governmental and non-profit organizations, including the National Institutes of Health Office of AIDS Research (OAR), the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), amfAR-The Foundation for AIDS Research, and San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Dr. Auerbach received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California Berkeley, and has taught, presented, and published widely in the areas of HIV/AIDS, social science, public policy, and sex and gender. Her work has appeared in such journals as: Health Affairs, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS), Science, Global Public Health, JAIDS, AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, and the American Journal of Public Health.
Dr. Auerbach has served on numerous professional and advisory groups, including, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Scientific Advisory Board, the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society (IAS). She also was a Founding Director of the Association of Social Sciences and Humanities in HIV (ASSHH).
Dr. Auerbach has received numerous awards including the 2004 Feminist Activist Award from Sociologists for Women in Society, the 2006 Research in Action Award from the Treatment Action Group (TAG), the 2008 Career Award from the Sociologists AIDS Network, the 2010 Thomas M. Kelly Leadership Award from Project Inform, and the 2014 Feminist-Scholar-Activist Award from the Sex and Gender Section of the American Sociological Association.
Dr. Auerbach’s research interests focus on the social organization of scientific knowledge, specifically, the role and standing of social research in the HIV/AIDS response; social determinants of health and wellbeing; and the relationship between science, program, and policy. As a consultant, she advises about scientific agenda-setting, strategic planning and priority-setting, and linking research and policy; and her clients include government agencies, non-profit and advocacy organizations, and universities.