Dr. Aissatou Ba, PhD
October 29, 2022
12:00 – 1:00 (ET)
HIV Testing, HIV Prevalence, and High Risk Sexual Behaviors:
An Epidemiological Analysis
Epidemiologist Dr. Aissatou Ba, of the Medical University of South Carolina, joins
During her childhood in Senegal, the already community minded, Dr. Aissatou Ba saw HIV coverage on the news and knew then that she wanted to find a way to cure it. Dr. Ba’s childhood commitment to curing HIV led her to epidemiological research to mitigate its impact and to discern discrete situations that readily promote HIV transmission. Now, in the United States and a proud mother of 3 children (ages 6, 4, and 1), Dr. Ba holds a BS in Biology from the College of Charleston and a PhD in Epidemiology from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). At MUSC, Dr. Ba served as a member of the initiative for Maximizing Student diversity, the Student Advisory Committee for the department of Public Health Sciences, the graduate admissions committee, and a representative for the Muslim Student Association in MUSC’s Student Government Association. Her commitment to community health guides her work which includes projects on Cancer, Lupus, and HIV – with a special focus on the role of armed conflicts on HIV transmission in Sub-Saharan Africa.