2015 World STI & HIV Congress and Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference

Dr. Klausner is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Program in Global Health. He was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control.

From 1998-2009 he was a Deputy Health Officer, Director of STD Prevention and Control Services at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, member of the UCSF School of Medicine faculty in the Divisions of AIDS and Infectious Diseases and Attending Physician at San Francisco General Hospital. While in San he helped create the St. James Infirmary, the first occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers and Magnet, a community-based peer-run sexual health clinic for gay men. From 2009-2011 He was Branch Chief for HIV and TB at the Centers for Disease Control in Pretoria, South Africa, helping lead the South African PEPFAR program for care and treatment.

His research interests are in applied epidemiology and the prevention and control of infectious disease s of public health importance like HIV, STDs, TB and cryptococcus. He has a particular interest in the use of technology—information, digital, and laboratory—to facilitate access to treatment for disadvantaged populations. He has been funded by the NIH, CDC, private pharmaceutical and test manufacturers to study the benefits of new ways to find and treat infectious diseases. He has been a leading advocate in the use of medical male circumcision for HIV and STD prevention. He is a frequent advisor to the CDC, NIH and WHO.