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George Lemp

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George Lemp

Director, California HIV/AIDS Research Program
University of California
HIV/AIDS research in academia
AIDS and Mexican immigration
HIV/AIDS in the public health sector
public health administration
public health and communicable disease at the national level


George Lemp is director of the University of California's HIV/AIDS Research Program, or UARP, a program created in 1983 by the state Legislature to provide funding for AIDS-related research at nonprofit institutions in California. UARP supports research in basic clinical, social/behavioral and epidemiologic sciences through research awards, special initiatives and collaborative agreements with the State Office of AIDS. Lemp has recently conducted groundbreaking studies, in collaboration with researchers in Mexico, that trace the relation between migration to the United States and AIDS cases in Mexico. Before coming to UARP in 1995, Lemp served for nine years as chief of the HIV/AIDS Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch at the San Francisco Department of Public Health. Lemp also previously worked at the National Institutes of Health. He has been an author or co-author on more than 50 published articles and books covering topics on HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Lemp received his Dr.P.H. in epidemiology and disease control in 1985 from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston, where he also completed his M.P.H. He received a B.S. in biology at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Va.

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