Alfonso Silva-Santisteban, MD, MPH (Faculty Mentor) is Researcher in the UPCH School of Public Health and a Core Scientist of the IESSDH. Dr. Silva’s research addresses HIV epidemiology and prevention among transgender women (TW) in Peru. A leader in research with TW, he has conducted a series of research studies addressing HIV/STI epidemiology of TW, community-based assessments of health care needs and structural barriers to care, and HIV prevention interventions targeted to the specific needs of Peruvian TW.
HIV/STIs and Transgender Women
Health and Human Rights of Transgender Women
Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS)
Selected Recent Publications:
Poteat T, Wirtz A, Radix A, Borquez A, Silva-Santisteban A, Deustch MB, Khan SI, Winter S, Operario D. HIV risk and preventive interventions in transgender women sex workers. Lancet 2014 Jul 21. pii: S0140-6736(14).
Johnston LG, Chen YH, Silva-Santisteban A, Raymond HF. An Empirical Examination of Respondent Driven Sampling Design Effects Among HIV Risk Groups from Studies Conducted Around the World. AIDS Behav. 2013; 17(6):2202-10.
Silva-Santisteban A, Segura E, Sandoval C, Giron M, Petrera M, Caceres CF. Social and economic determinants of unequal HIV care access among people living with HIV in Peru. Globalization and Health. 2013; 17;9(1):22.
Silva-Santisteban A, Raymond HF, Salazar X, Villayzan J, Leon S, McFarland W, Caceres CF. Understanding the HIV/AIDS epidemic in transgender women of Lima, Peru: Results from a sero-epidemiologic study using respondent driven sampling. AIDS Behav. 2012 May;16(4):872-81.
Applications for the 2020-21 class are now being accepted on a rolling basis.