Waimar Tun manages and provides technical assistance for the implementation of operations research and bio-behavioral surveillance activities on HIV and AIDS in Africa and Asia. Her research focuses on identifying and overcoming barriers to HIV prevention, care and treatment among vulnerable and marginalized populations, including persons with disabilities, people who inject drugs, sex workers, and men who have sex with men.
Before joining the Council in 2006, Tun worked for Family Health International, where she was responsible for program monitoring and evaluation and HIV/STI biological and behavioral surveillance. Prior to that, she served in the US Public Health Service at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, involved in health services research related to STIs and in investigations of outbreaks.
Tun received her PhD and MHS in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University.