H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
Barbara Van Der Pol, PhD, MPH
Neil S. Skolnik, MD
For 30+ years, Dr. Hunter Handsfield has played an integral role in developing and promoting modern day STD and HIV prevention strategies. He is Senior Research Leader at the Battelle Centers for Public Health Research, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington, and the 2010 recipient of the Thomas Parran Award, named for the U.S. Surgeon General from 1936-1948.
Current research projects include expedited partner therapy, chlamydia re-screening, epidemiology and prevention of resurgent STDs, HIV infection, and behavioral risks among men who have sex with men.
Handsfield obtained his M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, completing residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington.
Dr. Barbara Van Der Pol plays three integral roles at the University of Indiana: Assistant Research Professor of Medicine, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health, and Director of Infectious Diseases Laboratory. Additionally, she serves as the Director of STD Research for Marion County.
Dr. Van Der Pol is one of the nation's leading chlamydia experts, performing cutting-edge research for the CDC and the National Chlamydia Coalition.
She completed her Doctor of Philosophy in Health Behavior at Indiana University.
Neil S. Skolnik, M.D. is professor of family and community medicine at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Additionally, Skolnik has been published extensively in medical literature and is editor-in-chief of Essential Infectious Disease for Primary Care and Essential Practice Guidelines in Primary Care. Skolnik practices geriatric medicine and family practice in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Skolnik regularly presents both regionally and nationally on a range of topics and has been awarded the "Top Doctor" honorarium twice. . He works with the CDC to prepare the PDA version of Sexually Transmitted Disease Guidelines and is the handheld editor for guidelines published by the Infectious Disease Society of America.
Dr. Skolnik received his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.