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Dr. Rebecca Dillingham

Rebecca Dillingham, MD/MPH is the Director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Global Health, an organization that promotes health in resource-limited settings by fostering the commitment of students, faculty and partners from many disciplines to address the diseases of poverty. Dr. Dillingham has led the development of global health training across the schools at UVa through the UVa Framework Program in Global Health.  She also leads three other NIH-funded international research training grants.  After receiving her undergraduate degree, Dr. Dillingham worked on HIV prevention in the Ivory Coast for two years prior to entering medical school.  She trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases at UVa. Dr. Dillingham has been awarded numerous teaching and clinical service awards in recognition of her skill as an educator as well as her humanistic approach to medicine. Her major clinical activity is the care of adult patients infected with HIV.  Dr. Dillingham’s funded research projects include the development of mobile phone-based technology to help vulnerable populations improve engagement in HIV care and the evaluation of the impact of changes in water and sanitation on the incidence of water-borne disease. This research takes place in Virginia and South Africa.