Anne Fehrenbacher, PhD, MPH

Assistant Clinical Professor of Population and Public Health Sciences

Anne E. Fehrenbacher, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Population and Public Health Sciences in the Division of Disease Prevention, Policy and Global Health in the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Fehrenbacher is a social epidemiologist specializing in biobehavioral HIV prevention with sex workers and sexual and gender minority populations. Dr. Fehrenbacher is currently preparing to launch a five-year K01 study funded by the NIH Fogarty International Center on PrEP implementation science with hard-to-reach populations in India evaluating policy, structural, and organizational barriers to widespread rollout and scale-up of PrEP. Dr. Fehrenbacher is the PI for two studies on PrEP acceptability and adherence barriers among sex workers in India and Co-PI for a study on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihoods of sex workers in collaboration with the Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee in West Bengal. Dr. Fehrenbacher serves as a Scientific Advisor for the Sex Work Lived Experience Affirming Research Network (SW LEARN) funded by the California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP): Community-Centered Research Collaboratives to Address Local HIV-Related Syndemics Across California. Dr. Fehrenbacher is the recipient of the 2022 Mark A. Etzel Scholarship Award for Implementation Science Research from the UCLA Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services for her work to develop scalable, sustainable, and effective PrEP implementation strategies to reduce disparities in HIV incidence globally. Previously, Dr. Fehrenbacher was a Research Scientist and Postdoctoral Fellow in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and completed a Fogarty GloCal Fellowship sponsored by the UC Global Health Institute with the Public Health Research Institute of India and Ashodaya Samithi in Karnataka. Dr. Fehrenbacher earned her PhD and MPH in Community Health Sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and her BA in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.