Betsy C. Herold, M.D. is Professor and Vice Chair for Research Development in the Department of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.
Her lab focuses on developing safe and effective strategies to prevent HIV and other STIs. She is studying the effects of HSV infection and other modulators on HIV infection and immunity in the female genital tract and systemically. Her group has developed preclinical models to test and understand the mechanisms involved in pre-exposure prophylaxis against these and other infections.
Dr. Herold directs a Translational Prevention Research Center at Einstein to implement this research work, which includes Phase I clinical studies. She is leading the development of an intravaginal ring designed to provide sustained delivery of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, that has shown efficacy in preventing recurrent exposure to SHIV in non-human primates.