• Portrait of Stephen Moses
  • Professor 

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Community Health Sciences
    University of Manitoba
    S113-750 Bannatyne Avenue
    Winnipeg, MB;R3E 0W3

    Phone: 204-272-3123
    Fax: 204-789-3718
    stephen.moses@umanitoba.ca

Cross-appointments

Department of Medical Microbiology

Max Rady College of Medicine

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Research themes

  • Global health
  • STI/HIV prevention and care
  • Reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child health

Keywords

  • Global health
  • STI/HIV prevention
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Syndromic management of STIs
  • RMNCH
  • Kenya
  • India

Research Interests

  • 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 STD management in resource-poor settings
  • Integrated approaches to ST/HIV prevention and control
  • Innovative approaches to reducing reproductive, maternal, neonatal and child mortality in resource-poor settings

Research summary

Dr. Moses’ 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; integrated approaches to STI/HIV prevention and control, including voluntary medical male circumcision; and innovative programmes to reduce maternal, infant and child mortality and morbidity, as well as to improve reproductive health, in resource-poor settings.

Biography

Dr. Stephen Moses is a physician and scientist who has made contributions globally to understanding biological and behavioural risk factors for sexually transmitted infections, particularly HIV infection, and translating research findings into practice.  Over the past 35 years, he has been at the forefront of investigating, and integrating into programs, several major innovations for HIV prevention:  improved management and control of “conventional” STIs; implementation of focused, peer-mediated educational interventions for high-risk populations; and male circumcision for reducing HIV susceptibility among men.  Dr. Moses was based in Kenya for 10 years, and was co-PI on the landmark RCT of male circumcision for HIV prevention in Kenya, that helped lead to the development and scale-up of male circumcision programs and services in 14 countries in eastern and southern Africa. He was based in India from 2006-2012, where he was Country Director of the University of Manitoba’s HIV/AIDS and reproductive health programs, and led the India AIDS Initiative (Avahan) of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in the state of Karnataka. Dr. Moses is currently involved in research and development programs in India and Kenya.

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 has been a Full Professor at the University of Manitoba since 2002, and was Head of the Department of Community Health Sciences from 2012-2019.  He has authored over 260 peer-reviewed publications, as well as several monographs and book chapters, and has made numerous presentations at national and international conferences. Dr. Moses has received several awards over the course of his career, including:  the Dr. John M. Bowman Memorial Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award, in recognition of outstanding research accomplishments by senior University of Manitoba faculty; the Doctors Manitoba Scholastic Award, for scholarly activity in the health professions; and the Mark Wainberg Lecture award, Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR).  He was inducted as a Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, in 2011.

Education

  • Master of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 1982.  Department of International Health
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 1976

Awards

  • Investigator Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), August 2001 – July 2006.
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Canadian Medical Associational Journal award for one of the “Top Canadian Achievements in Health Research” over the past five years, April 2009. The award was for “Male circumcision: a new approach to reducing HIV transmission".
  • The Dr. John M. Bowman Memorial Winnipeg Rh Institute Foundation Award, February 2011, in recognition of outstanding research accomplishments by senior University of Manitoba faculty.
  • Doctors Manitoba Scholastic Award, for scholarly activity in the health professions.  Awarded at the Doctors Manitoba Annual General Meeting, May 4, 2011.
  • Inducted as a Fellow, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, September 2011.
  • Mark Wainberg Lecture award, Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR).  Delivered at Twenty-fifth Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, May 12-16, 2016.

Contact us

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

204-789-3473