Wayne T. Steward, PhD, MPH is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and the Senior Scientist of the CHRP-funded HIV/AIDS Policy Research Center in Northern California. Dr. Steward previously served as the center’s principal investigator from 2012 through 2020.  His research focuses on structural, organizational, and interpersonal factors that influence the utilization of HIV-related treatment and prevention services. This work encompasses studies of health policies and systems of care, as well as projects investigating the impact of stigma on people living with or affected by HIV. Dr. Steward was Principal Investigator of the evaluation center for a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) initiative to implement practice transformations to enhance the delivery of HIV care in primary care settings. He currently co-directs a HRSA-sponsored initiative that uses quality improvement methodologies to identify and address gaps in the regional response to HIV in four US jurisdictions. Dr. Steward also serves as lead evaluator for the Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation, which support quality improvement efforts among recipients of Ryan White HIV/AIDS program funding across the United States.