Kimberly Koester PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and is a co-investigator with the Northern California HIV/AIDS Policy Research Center. Dr. Koester is trained as a cultural anthropologist and is an expert in qualitative methods. Her research seeks to sensitize audiences to the lived experiences of a variety of populations including people living with and vulnerable to HIV. Dr. Koester’s policy research focuses on exploring the impact of structural influences on awareness, access and utilization of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis.