other behavioral interventions for HIV-negative and HIV-positive persons. Under his direction the Section works to inform policies, laws, and other structural factors that influence HIV prevention. Dr. Colfax also serves as Governmental Co-Chair of the HIV Prevention Planning Council, the community body that guides HIV prevention efforts for San Francisco. He is an NIH- and CDC-funded research scientist whose studies include clinical trials to reduce substance use among men who have sex with men, interventions to determine the efficacy of counseling interventions to reduce STDs, epidemiologic assessments of populations at high-risk for HIV, and the implementation of new HIV testing technologies. Dr. Colfax has authored multiple papers on the relationship between drug use and sexual risk which have appeared in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to his research activities, Dr. Colfax is a clinician at the University of California San Francisco’s Positive Health Program, where he treats persons with AIDS and those at high-risk for HIV. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Dr. Colfax completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco.
Wayne Duffus, M.D., Ph.D., graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, with an M.D. and Ph.D. in virology/cell biology. He completed residency training in internal medicine at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City and fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He subsequently worked as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and was stationed in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Duffus is currently an Associate Professor with the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division, where he sees HIV/AIDS patients. He is also affiliated with the Department of Health and Environmental Control as the Medical Director for the STD/HIV Division and the AIDS Drug Assistance Program pharmacy.
Heather L. Hauck, M.S.W., LIC.S.W., is the Director of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration. The Maryland Infectious Disease and Environmental Health Administration leads statewide public health efforts to improve the health of Marylanders by reducing the transmission of infectious diseases, helping impacted persons live longer, healthier lives, and protecting individuals and communities from environmental health hazards. Ms. Hauck is the Ex Officio Chair of the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) and has been a member of the organization since 2003. She serves on NASTAD’s Executive Committee, Membership Committee, and the NASTAD Global Program Ethiopia team.