Danielle Parsons

Bio

Danielle has worked in the fields of HIV research and programming at home in her native Boston (Massachusetts, USA), as well as in East Africa and Central Asia. From managing patient recruitment and ethical requirements in new ARV trials, to helping build research capacity to assess HIV programming and interventions, and managing large-scale donor-driven interventions focusing on key affected populations, Danielle has perspective on a broad range of HIV-related actors and efforts. Internationally, she has worked for a variety of USAID contractors on large scale implementation, and served as a technical consultant for UNAIDS and UNICEF. With a deep commitment to public health and social justice underpinning her work, Danielle specialises in programming related to at-risk populations including people who inject drugs, sex workers, and men who have sex with men. She has a special interest in leveraging health system strengthening to increase and mainstream access to care for these populations. Danielle holds a Master of Public Health from Boston University, with a focus on international health, and a Bachelor of Science in biology from her undergraduate days. She has lived in Uganda, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan, and worked regularly in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Danielle is based in Washington, DC.