Stephen Moses is a physician and scientist who has made major contributions internationally to understanding biological and behavioural risk factors for sexually transmitted infections (STIs), particularly HIV infection, and translating research findings into practice. Over the past 25 years, he has been at the forefront of investigating, and integrating into programs, several major innovations for HIV prevention: improved management and control of other “conventional” STIs; implementation of targeted, peer-led educational interventions for high-risk populations; and male circumcision for reducing HIV susceptibility among men. These initiatives have had far-ranging impact in improving the health and well-being of vulnerable populations globally.
Dr. Moses obtained his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1976 and a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1982. He is currently a Professor in the Departments of Community Health Sciences, Medical Microbiology and Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He has worked in the HIV/AIDS field for the past 25 years, initially based in Kenya, and was a co-principal investigator there in a randomized clinical trial of male circumcision for HIV prevention. Over the past eight years, prior to his return to Canada in 2012, Dr. Moses worked on HIV/AIDS prevention and control programming and research in India. He was the Country Director of the University of Manitoba’s HIV/AIDS and reproductive health programs in India, and Project Director of a large-scale HIV prevention program in south India funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. His main research and programmatic interests include biological and behavioural risk factors for STI/HIV transmission; syndromic approaches and risk assessment in the management of STIs; focused interventions among vulnerable groups to reduce the transmission of STIs and HIV infection; health worker training in STI management in resource poor settings; and integrated approaches to STI/HIV prevention and control. He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications, as well as several monographs and book chapters, and has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences.
Main research and programmatic interests include biological and behavioural risk factors for STI/HIV transmission; syndromic approaches and risk assessment in the management of STIs; targeted interventions to reduce the transmission of STIs and HIV infection; health worker training in STI management in resource-poor settings; and integrated approaches to STI/HIV prevention and control.
Selected Recent Publications
Dr. Stephen Moses
Professor, Departments of Medical Microbiology,
Community Health Sciences and Medicine;
Degrees: M.D. (Toronto, 1976), MPH (Johns Hopkins University, 1982)
University of Manitoba
College of Medicine
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of Community Health Sciences
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