Dr. Sally Hodder is currently Professor of Medicine, Associate Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research at West Virginia University and Director of the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute. She received her M.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and postgraduate training at the University of California at San Francisco and University Hospitals of Cleveland. She currently directs an NIH-funded Center for Translational Research that seeks to build research infrastructure in Appalachia for purposes of improving health outcomes.
Dr. Hodder is a vocal advocate for HIV research to improve outcomes among HIV-infected women as well as for HIV prevention initiatives among US women. Her current focus of research is assessing attitudes and behaviours among rural women who inject drugs for purposes of informing the implementation of HIV prevention programs among rural women. Dr. Hodder has served and continues to serve on numerous national committees including the Advisory Council for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. She has authored many scientific papers and book chapters in the areas of infectious diseases and women’s health.