David Stanton joined USAID in 1997 as a technical advisor on HIV/AIDS. He became director of the Office of HIV/AIDS in 2012 and in September 2017 he moved into various leadership roles in the USAID Bureau for Global Health. He currently serves as a senior advisor to the Bureau for Global Health where he leads a cross bureau team focused on digital health. Prior to joining USAID he was on the staff of the Johns Hopkins AIDS Service for the span of 10 years where he served as an AIDS clinician and clinical epidemiologist. While there he worked on numerous ACTU/ACTG studies starting with the wrap up of the first AZT trial. During this period he took two years of leave to live and work in Ghana managing a USAID funded STI treatment survey; providing technical support to Save the Children’s community based AIDS prevention programs; and served as the IRC country director for its programs for Liberian refugees. Prior to his tenure with Johns Hopkins University he worked at the Baltimore City Health Department STD service and before that, the Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Mr Stanton holds Bachelor’s degrees in biology (Gonzaga University 1978) and nursing (Eastern Washington University 1979) and Master’s Degrees in nursing (University of Washington (1985) and public health epidemiology (Johns Hopkins University 1991).
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