Tonia Poteat, MMSc, PA-C, MPH, PhD

Tonia Poteat has been involved in the fight against AIDS since 1989 when she began volunteering at an AIDS service organization while in college. She is a certified HIV Specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. She has devoted her clinical practice to providing compassionate, knowledgeable medical care to people with HIV since 1996. Dr. Poteat served as the Senior Technical Advisor for Key Populations in the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator from 2012-2014.  She is currently an assistant professor with the Center for Public Health and Human Rights as well as the Center for AIDS Research in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Dr. Poteat graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1991. She received a Master of Medical Science degree from Emory University’s Physician Assistant Program in 1995 and a Master of Public Health from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory in 2005. She completed her PhD in International Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2012.

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