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

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

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

Vice President/President-Elect
J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN

Immediate Past President
Bradley Stoner, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, MO

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

H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD
Seattle, Washington

Peter R. Kerndt, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor
Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease &
Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Peter Leone, MD
Professor of Medicine
North Carolina HIV/STD Prevention
and Control Branch
Division of Infectious Diseases
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

William (Bill) Smith
Executive Director
National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD)
Washington, DC

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