What is ASTDA?

ASTDA is an organization devoted to the control and study of sexually transmitted diseases. Its objectives are:

  • To support the control, prevention and ultimate eradication of STD;
  • To support research in all aspects of STD, including medical, epidemiologic, laboratory, social and behavioral studies;
  • To recognize outstanding contributions in STD control and prevention;
  • To disseminate authoritative information concerning STD

Regular membership shall be open to any individual with interest in the control and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.

ASTDA Officers

J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Edward (Ned) Hook III, MD
University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL

Vice President/President-Elect
Barbara Van Der Pol, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor
University of Alabama at Birmingham
School of Medicine
Department of Infectious Diseases
Birmingham, AL

Immediate Past President
Cornelis A. (Kees) Rietmeijer, MD, PhD
Professor, Community & Behavioral Health
Colorado School of Public Health
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, CO

Laura H. Bachmann, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Winston-Salem, NC

Lynn Barclay (Ex Officio)
President and CEO
American Sexual Health Association
Research Triangle Park, NC

Kyle Bernstein, PhD
Chief of Epidemiology and Statistics Branch
Division of STD Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Julie Dombrowski, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Washington;
Deputy Director of the Public Health
Seattle and King County HIV/STD Program
Seattle, WA

Charlotte Gaydos, DrPH
Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases
Johns Hopkins University Center for Global Health;
Johns Hopkins University International STI, Respiratory Diseases, and Biothreat Research Laboratory
Baltimore, MD

Khalil Ghanem, MD, PhD
Deputy Director of Education
Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Abby Norris-Turner, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Infectious Diseases
College of Medicine, Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

David Harvey (Ex Officio)
Executive Director
National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD)
Washington, DC