Research Project: Severity and Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms in Women Living with HIV

Year(s): 2020-2022

Dr. Elizabeth King is an MD currently gaining subspecialty training in Adult Infectious Diseases in the University of British Columbia fellowship program (due for completion in June 2020). She will be entering a Master of Health Sciences program at UBC in the fall.

As a CTN Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. King will investigate the evolution of menopausal symptoms in women living with HIV. This project aims to provide much needed knowledge on the experience of menopause among women living with HIV and help inform a future randomized controlled trial of menopausal hormone therapy for this population.

Dr. King received her BSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Northern British Columbia, followed by her MD at the University of British Columbia. She has four first author publications, including recent papers in JAIDS and AIDS, and has received several honors and awards, including the Willard Kitchen Memorial Grant and CIHR Women Health Mentorship Grant. Her supervisors are Drs. Melanie Murray and Mona Loutfy.