Manya Magnus, PhD, MPH, is a Professor in and Interim Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Dr. Magnus is Co-Director of the school’s MPH Epidemiology Program and Co-Director of the Clinical and Population Sciences Core of the NIH-funded DC Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR), and the PI/Clinical Trials Unit Leader for the NIH-funded DC Clinical Trials Unit (DC CTU). Dr. Magnus received her BA in social psychology from the University of California, San Diego, and her MPH and PhD in epidemiology from Tulane University; she is also a nurse. Dr. Magnus has collaborated on and directed a variety of epidemiologic studies, including multisite randomized controlled clinical trials and observational studies. She applies epidemiologic methodology to conduct studies with a focus on prevention and control of HIV and other infectious diseases. This includes participating in multi-site clinical trials of biomedical prevention and treatment interventions as well as investigator-initiated studies of structural barriers to care for those most affected by HIV.