Ruth Greenblatt, MD
Ruth Greenblatt, MD, was the founder of the Women's HIV Program (WHP) at the University California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Greenblatt is also the co-director of the UCSF Center for AIDS Research Mentoring Program and the co-director of the San Francisco STD Training Center, a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A nationally recognized expert in infectious diseases, Dr. Greenblatt has chaired the National Institutes of Health Office of AIDS Research Priority Setting Committee on Clinical Epidemiology. She has authored more than 80 scientific papers and is well known for studies on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of HIV.
Dr. Greenblatt is highly regarded for her research on HIV and AIDS. Her research is focused on investigating the impact of HIV on women and she is the principal investigator of the Northern California site of the Women's Interagency HIV Study, which is the largest cohort study of HIV in women.
In 2005, The Association of American Medical Colleges honored Dr. Greenblatt at its annual meeting with the prestigious Women in Medicine Leadership Development Award. This award recognizes Dr. Greenblatt's longstanding commitment and dedication to fostering a fair and equitable academic climate and her many years as a mentor to both men and women at UCSF.
Dr. Greenblatt has been a role-model within UCSF through her involvement as a member of the Committee on Equal Opportunity, the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women, and the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology Center for AIDS Research Senior Leadership Group.
Dr. Greenblatt earned a medical degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. She completed a medical residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland and an infectious diseases fellowship at University of Washington, Seattle. She then participated in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCSF. Dr. Greenblatt is also a professor of clinical medicine, epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF. - Watch my video