Saint Louis University

Gina Secura, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Senior Scientist/Epidemiologist, Department of OB/GYN, Division of Clinical Research, Washington University


Dr. Secura's public health interests and training focus on adolescent health and infectious disease in both domestic and international settings. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1987 and her master of public health degree from Saint Louis University in 1996. From 1997 through 2002 she was employed as an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducting HIV risk behavior and prevalence studies in adolescent populations.

In 2002, she served as a consultant to the World Health Organization in Nepal and provided technical assistance to their Expanded Program on Immunization and Polio Eradication. Also in 2002, she served as a consultant to the CDC's Global AIDS Program in Malawi, Africa where she provided technical assistance in implementing an HIV seroprevalance and risk behavior survey. Dr. Secura completed her Ph.D. in public health studies at Saint Louis University in 1996.

Dr. Secura has co-authored eleven published manuscripts and two Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports reporting on findings from two HIV risk behavior and prevalence studies in men who have sex with men. Dr. Secura is a member of the Delta Omega, Honorary Public Health Society.

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