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