Jeff Stringer

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Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UNC School of Medicine and Director, UNC Global Women’s Health

Phone: (919) 962-0756
Fax: (919) 966-6714

130 Mason Farm Road, Suite 2131, CB 7577
Bioinformatics Bldg., Second Floor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7577


MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Board Certifications and Licensures

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Health Professions Council of Zambia, OBS-GYN Specialist Medical License

Research Interests

Prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, AIDS therapeutics and complications of pregnancy, including clinical trials, program effectiveness monitoring, and surveillance; HIV/AIDS clinical trials and epidemiology in resource-poor settings; Obstetrical clinical trials and outcomes research.

Research Summary

In 2001, Dr. Stringer and his colleagues established the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ). Over the following decade, he led the growth of CIDRZ (now a 600-person non-profit company with an annual budget exceeding $30 million) and a diverse faculty of obstetricians, pediatricians, internists, and epidemiologists. Since its inception, CIDRZ has reached over 1,400,000 women with services to protect their infants from HIV infection. In 2003, CIDRZ launched a family-centered AIDS treatment program that has now treated more than 250,000 adults and children with antiretroviral drugs. The organization also works in cervical cancer screening (more than 100,000 women served) and in safe obstetrics. CIDRZ has completed 62 studies and enrolled over 14,000 patients into prospective protocols. Its bibliography has more than 200 entries, including publications in JAMA, Lancet, BMJ, NEJM, and PLoS Medicine (

After more than a decade in Zambia, Dr. Stringer returned to the US in 2012 to lead UNC Global Women’s Health ( The organizing aspiration of UNC GWH is improved health for women and their families living in developing countries. This will be accomplished by generating new knowledge, disseminating it effectively, shaping international policy, and successfully advocating for evidence-based resource allocation for women and families. Through continued investment in UNC’s infrastructure in Zambia and Malawi, and both topical and geographic expansion, the bar will be set for international women’s health research, training, and program implementation.

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