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  • Professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Community Health Sciences
    Room R070 - 771 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0T6

    Phone: 204-272-3151
    Fax: 204-787-3632


Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Max Rady College of Medicine


Research achievements

Research themes


Dr. Becker is a professor at the University of Manitoba, departments of community health sciences, medical microbiology and infectious diseases and the director of technical collaborations at the Institute for Global Public Health.

Dr. Becker is currently working as an infectious diseases and HIV physician and researcher with the University of Manitoba. She uses a program science framework for her research in Manitoba, India, Kenya and Ukraine.

Her research program focuses on understanding HIV and other infectious disease risk, vulnerability and outcomes among marginalized populations, with a specific focus on adolescent girls, young women and female sex workers.

Dr. Becker is the current president of the Canadian Association for HIV Research.


Master of Science in Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2012)

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba (2004)

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Internal Medicine, McMaster University (2003)

Medical Doctor, University of Manitoba (1999)

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, Gold Medal, University of Winnipeg (1994)


Aubie Angel Young Investigator Award, University of Manitoba (2015)

CIHR New Investigator Award (2014)

Manitoba Health Research Council/Manitoba Medical Services Foundation Clinical Research Professorship in Population Medicine Award (2010)

R. Samuel McLaughlin Research and Education Fellowship Award in Medicine (2004)

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Community Health Sciences
Max Rady College of Medicine
Room S113 - 750 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W3 Canada