Robin Flam

Robin Flam, MD, DrPH, is a practicing internist and epidemiologist, and is the Director of the ICAP Clinical Unit.  Dr. Flam received her BA degree from Colgate University, her DrPH degree in Epidemiology from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and her MD degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.  She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.  She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine (P&S) and the Department of Epidemiology (MSPH).

Dr. Flam has been involved with the HIV epidemic since 1981, when she and Dr. Zena Stein of the Mailman School of Public Health were the first to hypothesize an eventual devastating impact of HIV on women, and, in response, to mount exploratory research.  Since then, Dr. Flam has focused on identifying and addressing domestic issues in access to HIV/AIDS care and treatment through her work as Assistant Commissioner of Health at the Westchester County Health Department, Project Coordinator of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group Program at Harlem Hospital, Physician Educator at St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction, and Attending at the Washington Heights Family Health Center.

The ICAP Clinical Unit, under the direction of Dr. Flam, is composed of ten public health and clinical professionals, all dedicated to folding evidence-based clinical medicine into the public health approach, integrating clinical and classical epidemiologic perspectives, galvanizing the connection between clinical and psychosocial care, and defining and disseminating models and practical methods for building local capacity while delivering high quality, family focused, comprehensive HIV/TB care. The Clinical Unit collaborates closely with ICAP country programs to define, implement, and track tailored trajectories in these areas.  The Clinical Unit is also active in supporting governmental bodies in creating national guidelines, standards, and training curricula.