Rupa Patel, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Health and Human Development, PrEP, Implementation Grants

Dr. Rupa Patel is an infectious diseases expert consulting with physicians in several African countries on HIV treatment. Patel, an instructor in the School of Medicine and founder and director of the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention Program, works on increasing the use of pre-exposure HIV drugs, known as PrEP, among young adult men who have sex with men (MSM), in an effort to stop the spread of HIV infections. She received a 2018 St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award.

Location

Kenya

Namibia

Ethiopia

Uganda

Goals & Impact

Stop the spread of HIV.