Elizabeth Marum, PhD

Dr. Elizabeth Marum, PhD, is a senior technical advisor with the HIV Prevention Branch of the Division of Global HIV and Tuberculosis of the Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, US. She supported the establishment of the first HIV testing program in sub-Saharan Africa, the AIDS Information Centre (AIC) in Kampala, Uganda in 1990, and helped AIC introduce rapid testing. She has provided technical assistance to HIV testing programs in over 20 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and has lived and worked in Bangladesh, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. In all of these countries Dr. Marum has worked in collaboration with Ministries of Health, WHO, bilateral agencies, and with local non-governmental organizations to strengthen national systems for HIV testing, as well as HIV prevention and care programs for the uniformed services, refugees, prisoners, sex workers, and other vulnerable populations. She assisted WHO with the development of guidelines for HIV testing services, couples HIV testing, ART guidelines, and monitoring and evaluation of HIV testing services. Dr. Marum has published numerous articles and reports on HIV testing services in Africa. Dr. Marum received her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Social Welfare from University of California, Berkeley.