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Stefan Baral, MD

Director, Key Populations Program

Associate Professor

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Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E7146
Baltimore , Maryland   21205

(410) 614-8371


MD , Queen's University , 2005
MPH , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , 2007
MBA , Johns Hopkins Carey Business School , 2007
MSc , McMaster University , 2001

Honors and Awards


C.P. Shah Award for Resident Research Project, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto




Designated as one of the  “Leaders of Tomorrow”, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto




Award for Best Resident Research Project, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto




Patient Advocacy Award, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto




High Commendation, 90/10 Health Gap Essay Competition, , Global Forum for Health Research



Medical Student Citizenship Award, Professional Association of Residents and Interns of Ontario (PAIRO)  




Betty O’Neil Scanlon & Dr. Francis Cannella Bursary, Faculty of Medicine, Queen’s University

epidemiology, men who have sex with men, most at risk populations, criminalization, human rights abuses, HIV, sexually transmitted infections, Africa, sex work, injection drug users

  • 1. Trapence G, Collins C, Avrett S, Carr R, Sanchez H, Baral, S. (2012) From personal survival to public health: community leadership by men who have sex with men in the response to HIV. Lancet 380: 400-410.

  • 2. Semugoma P, Nemande S, Baral SD (2012) The irony of homophobia in Africa. Lancet 380: 312-314.

  • 4. Grosso AL, Hoan Tram K, Ryan O, Baral S (2012) Countries Where HIV Is Concentrated Among Most-At-Risk Populations Get Disproportionally Lower Funding From PEPFAR. Health Aff (Millwood) 31: 1519-1528.