Daniel Halperin

Dr. Daniel Halperin is a professor in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Recently joining UNC-SPH, Dr. Halperin has also served on the faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health since 2006. Prior to that he was employed for over five years as the Senior HIV Prevention and Behavior Change Advisor at the US Agency for International Development. Dr. Halperin has conducted epidemiological and ethnographic research for over thirty years on a number of health and sociocultural issues in Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and other developing regions. Since completing his doctoral training in medical and cultural anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1995, his work has mainly focused on the heterosexual transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. He has had extensive involvement in the design, management and evaluation of prevention, care and other HIV-AIDS programs, and continues to be actively engaged in collaborative endeavors with UNAIDS, WHO, CDC, UNICEF, Gates Foundation and other international partners in developing and disseminating policy-setting technical consultations, guidance documents, etc.


Published work

Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It (March 2012, Penguin Press)

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