Edward Machtinger, MD

Professor of Medicine and Director of the Women’s HIV Program, The University of California, San Francisco

Edward Machtinger, MD, primary academic interest is the relationship between HIV and violence against women. The current focus of Dr. Machtinger’s research, advocacy and clinical innovation has been towards developing, implemented and evaluating a scalable model of trauma-informed primary care. Dr. Machtinger has convened, with Positive Women’s Network-USA, a national strategy group to develop the trauma-informed primary care model to guide national implementation and evaluation efforts. In partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, he now leads a national demonstration site of trauma informed primary care at UCSF. His team is conducting the first implementation study of this powerful model, with the goal of publishing an evidence-based scalable blueprint any clinic can use to implement trauma-informed primary care. Dr. Machtinger is a respected thought leader and advocate nationally for education and policy pertaining to trauma informed care and women’s health. He presently serves on the NIH prioritization committee for women and girls with HIV across all institutes and led the effort to include addressing trauma as a priority for 2016.