Dr Darrell Tan is an infectious diseases physician and clinician-scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. After completing undergraduate studies in Microbiology, Immunology & International Development Studies at McGill University in Montreal, he completed medical school, residency training and a PhD in clinical epidemiology at U of T. His research focuses on various aspects of HIV infection, including interactions with common sexually transmitted co-infections like herpes simplex virus and syphilis, as well as strategies for HIV prevention including pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis. He is happy to be co-Chairing CAHR in his home town of Toronto, where he hopes the meeting will highlight both the excellent work done in Canada as well as the ongoing challenges ahead in addressing HIV in our diverse communities.
Dr. Trevor Hart is and Director of the HIV Prevention Lab and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Dr. Hart obtained his PhD in Psychology in 2001 from Temple University in Philadelphia. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in HIV/AIDS Clinical Research in the Faculty of Medicine at Emory University, where he worked at the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Research conducted by Dr. Hart and his colleagues at the HIV Prevention Lab involves 1) development and testing of sexual health promotion and HIV/STI reduction interventions and 2) identifying factors associated with sexual health outcomes. His research focuses on people populations with higher rates of HIV/STIs, with an emphasis on gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men and youth from marginalized populations. Dr. Hart has held a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR; 2006-2011), a Career Scientist Award from the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN; 2011-2014), and currently holds a Chair in Applied HIV Research from the OHTN.