Dr. Janan Dietrich, PhD, MA, BA(Hons), BSc(log)
Director: Biobehavioural Research

Dr Janan Dietrich started at the PHRU in 2007 as a Social Scientist and progressed to become a Director of the Biobehavioural Research Centre at the PHRU. Additionally, she is an Associate Researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand, a consulting social science expert for the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) and an investigator of the Canada-Africa Prevention Trials Network. Her experience in leading socio-behavioral research extends to HIV prevention, treatment and care with both adult and adolescent populations. In 2008, she initiated the Adolescent Community Advisory Board (CAB) at the PHRU and facilitated their initial training and development. She has mentored multiple students. In 2010 Janan Dietrich received a Leader of Tomorrow Award in the category of medical and auxiliary science by the Most Influential Women in Business and Government awards by CEO magazine, South Africa. In 2013 Janan Dietrich received prestigious awards from the University of the Witwatersrand, the Harvard Centre for AIDS research and the National Research Foundation of South Africa.