Dr. Kees Rietmeijer, PhD, Speaking at CHIP Thursday, March 28, 2013

On Thursday, March 28, 2013, from 12:30 – 1:30 pm, the lecture series hosts a talk by Cornelis “Kees” Rietmeijer, Ph.D., M.D., Professor of Public Health at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and President, Rietmeijer Consulting, LLC about “Prevention Paradox: HIV decline may lead to STI increase.”

The lecture will be in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of Ryan at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.  For a map of the area, look at http://www.chip.uconn.edu/about/directions-to-chip/.   It is co-sponsored by the UConn Office of the Vice President for Research.

You can also view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at the following link: https://mediasite.dl.uconn.edu/Mediasite/Play/9afd480431b6460f925fdb917a26abc31d

Cornelis Rietmeijer, PhD, MD, MSPH, works as an independent STI/HIV prevention consultant.  Dr. Rietmeijer is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam where he received his Medical Degree in 1977 and completed his residency in family practice in 1981. He received his Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1991 and his PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 2004. He is been board-certified in General Preventive Medicine since 1993. He retired from the Denver Public Health Department in 2009 where he served as the medical director of the Denver AIDS Prevention Program from 1991-2003 and as the director of the Department’s Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Control Program from 2003 until his retirement. He founded the Denver HIV/STI Behavioral and Social Interventions Training in 1995.  Currently, Dr. Rietmeijer is a Professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health and is the medical director of the clinical branch of the Denver STD Prevention Training Center. His major research interests are in STI behavioral and operational research and the role of the Internet and other new media as tools for STI and HIV prevention.

He is the editor of STD Prevention Online, a networking site for HIV and STI prevention professionals. He is also an associate editor of the journal Sexually Transmitted Diseases and the President-Elect of the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association.  Recently, Dr. Rietmeijer has worked and traveled extensively in southern Africa, where he has been involved in the development and roll-out of a comprehensive behavioral intervention training program for HIV prevention officials and has conducted STI workshops for clinicians and nurses.  Dr. Rietmeijer is the 2012 recipient of the Jack Spencer Award, presented every two years by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for “a career of exceptional contributions to excellence in sexually transmitted disease prevention characterized by outstanding commitment to science based programs, continuous innovation, and profound commitment to helping people.”