Dr. Peter I. Hartsock
Captain, U.S. Public Health Service
Director Research Scientist Officer
National Institutes on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health
Dr. Hartsock has worked in HIV/AIDS and related problems since the
inception of the pandemic. Interested in social, economic,
and political impacts of these problems and how they can be mitigated.
He seveloped National Institute on Drug Abuse's AIDS research
program. Goes beyond AIDS and includes other problems, e.g.,
TB, STIs, hepatitis. In charge of a research grant program which
includes cooperative international efforts (e.g., former Soviet Union,
East Asia, Latin America, Africa).
Developed and administer largest extant AIDS (and related problems)
modeling program which has produced research directly responsible for
changing U.S. and international health policy, e.g., expanded HIV
testing, circumcision, "HIV Superhighway" (concurrent sexual
Dr. Hartsock has Co-authored Surgeon General's Report on AIDS
with Dr. C. Everett Koop (awarded Surgeon General's Exemplary
Service Medal for this and related work). He work with various federal,
international, and NGO institutions, e.g., UNAIDS Task Force on AIDS in
Dr. Hartsock is committed to “health diplomacy” as
one of the very best ways to further international cooperation,
stability, and peace.