Dr. Grant Colfax, MD
Grant Colfax, MD is the Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy. In this role, he is the President’s lead advisor on domestic HIV/AIDS policy and he is responsible for coordinating HIV/AIDS policy issues for the Domestic Policy Council. Dr. Colfax was most recently Director of the HIV Prevention Section in the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
Dr. Colfax is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his medical residency at the University of California, San Francisco. His work focuses on collaborating with community stakeholders to implement sustainable, evidence-based HIV prevention and treatment interventions and policies in public health settings and measuring their effectiveness. Under his leadership, San Francisco greatly expanded HIV testing and treatment support efforts.
Until assuming his ONAP role, Dr. Colfax was also an NIH and CDC supported scientist studying HIV testing strategies, clinical trials of medications to treat substance dependence, and biomedical HIV prevention interventions. Dr. Colfax was a practicing clinician at the Positive Health Program, San Francisco’s premier public HIV clinic.