Dan Wohlfeiler, MJ, MPH, is Chief of the Office of Policy, Communications and Planning at the Sexually Transmitted Disease Control Branch at the California Department of Public Health. He has worked in STD and HIV transmission since 1986, in Spain, Central America, and at the World Health Organization’s Global Programme on AIDS. From 1990 to 1998, he served as Education Director for the STOP AIDS Project in San Francisco, the nation’s largest community-based organization dedicated to HIV prevention among gay and bisexual men.
On behalf of the National Coalition of STD Directors, he has recently completed a national survey of state HIV and STD directors, researchers, and advocates to help prioritize national policy agendas. His major areas of focus include structural interventions for HIV and STD prevention, and leveraging the private sector to support public sector efforts to reduce infections.
Mr. Wohlfeiler is the author of numerous articles and textbook chapters on primary prevention, and holds master’s degrees in journalism and public health from the University of California at Berkeley.