Katayoun Taghavi

September 5, 2017

Kati is a gynecologist by training and has completed her Fellowship with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has learned greatly from diverse clinical experiences in New Zealand, USA, Italy, Switzerland, Ethiopia, and Iran. Cervical cancer screening has been a research interest of hers for some time. The burden of cervical cancer disproportionately affects women living in low-income countries and the high prevalence of HIV in many of these setting contributes to the problem. In August 2021, she completed her PhD with the ISPM IeDEA-SA team on cervical cancer screening in HIV positive women. She now looks forward to continuing some cancer related projects as well as exploring the relationship between sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.