Dr. Barbra Richardson, PhD, is a Research Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health. She is also a Joint Member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr. Richardson received her PhD in Biostatistics from UCLA in 1993, was a postdoctoral fellow at University of Washington from 1993 to 1996, and joined the faculty of UW in 1996. She has been involved in clinical trials and HIV/AIDS and microbicide research since 1993 and is an author on over a hundred peer-reviewed articles in the areas of HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases, and statistical methodology for data from infectious disease research. Dr. Richardson has significantly contributed to the design of several HIV prevention research trials and cohort studies, including preparedness studies, safety studies (Phase I and II), and efficacy trials (Phase IIB and III). Finally, Dr. Richardson, a recipient of the International AIDS Society (IAS) Young Investigator award (2000), has been a member of several national and international review committees, and has advised various entities (including the World Health Organization (WHO)) on statistical issues in infectious disease.