I have recently been hired into the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alberta. I have experience in the design and conduct of clinical trials, and with epidemiological studies in HIV and sexually transmitted infections. I will be collaborating with Dr. Stan Houston (Director, HIV Program), other members of my division, my colleagues in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and interested community parties to develop research projects and trials around HIV treatment/epidemiology, and associated infections in Northern Alberta residents. The HIV Program has a strong track record in the prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission: I would like to build on this expertise, and to look at the correlates of successful engagement, treatment, and secondary prevention among HIV infected women in Northern Alberta. I would hope to extend our investigations into the primary prevention realm, in collaboration with my colleagues at local STI treatment centres, and in Public Health.