University Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine
Mathilde Krim-amfAR Professor of Global Health
Wafaa El-Sadr is the founder and director of ICAP at Columbia University, University Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and Mathilde Krim-amfAR Professor of Global Health at Columbia University.
Through ICAP at Columbia University, the Center she founded and directs, she leads a team that designs and implements programs for research, education, training and practice in more than 30 countries around the world. Her focus in on confronting major public health challenges including HIV, tuberculosis, malaria, maternal and child health, non-communicable diseases among others in partnership with in-country stakeholders.
Wafaa is a principal investigator of the NIH-funded HIV Prevention Trials Network and has led other studies involving epidemiologic, behavioral, clinical and implementation research. She has published more than 400 papers.
Dr. El-Sadr received her medical degree from Cairo University, a masters in public health (epidemiology) from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health and a masters in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She was named as McArthur fellow in 2008, is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences.