Gregg Gonsalves is an epidemiologist and global health advocate integrating his experiences as a community activist with quantitative analysis and operations research to improve responses to global public health challenges. For nearly three decades, Gonsalves was an HIV/AIDS activist, working with domestic and international organizations such as AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) and the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa. His efforts to connect the HIV/AIDS community with top-tier researchers and scientists were a critical catalyst to fundamental advances in scientific knowledge of the disease. These experiences deeply informed his later training in epidemiology and current efforts to optimize the effectiveness of health programs for epidemic diseases, particularly within poor and marginalized communities.
Gregg Gonsalves received a B.S. (2011) and Ph.D. (2017) from Yale University. He began his work as an activist in 1989 with ACT UP; he was a co-founder of the Treatment Action Group in 1992 and a founding member of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition in 2003. Gonsalves joined the faculty of Yale University in 2017 and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, associate (adjunct) professor and research scholar at Yale Law School, and co-director of the Global Health Justice Partnership and the Collaboration for Research Integrity and Transparency.