Heidi Bauer, MD, MPH, MS

California Department of Public Health
STD Control Branch
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Building P, 2nd Floor
Richmond, CA
USA 94804

Biographical Sketch:
Dr. Heidi Bauer is the Chief of the Program Development and Evaluation Section for the California Department of Public Health STD Control Program and core faculty for the California STD/HIV Prevention Training Center. She has faculty appointments in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California San Francisco and the University of California at Berkeley. She received her Master of Public Health from UC Berkeley; and after completing a Master of Science at UC Berkeley, she went on to complete her medical training at UCSF School of Medicine. She completed a residency in Preventive Medicine at UCSF and is board-certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. In her current position, she develops curricula and conducts clinical training, provides care for STD patients, and designs public health research and programs to reduce the burden of STDs in California. Dr. Bauer led the investigations of fluoroquinolone-resistant gonorrhea in California beginning in 2001 and has developed state-specific clinical practice guidelines. Relevant publications: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Increases in fluoroquinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae: Hawaii and California, 2001. MMWR 2002;51(46):1041-1044. Bauer HM, Mark K, Samuel M, Wang S, Weismuller P, Moore D, Gunn R, Peter C, Vannier A, DeAugustine N, Klausner J, Knapp J, Bolan G. Prevalence and associated risk factors of fluoroquinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae in California, 2000-2003. Clin Infect Dis, 2005; 41: 795-803. Morris S, Knapp J, Moore D, Trees D, Wang S, Bolan G, Bauer HM. Using strain typing to characterize a fluoroquinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae transmission network in southern California. Sex Transm Infect. 2008; 84 (4):290-1. Morris SR, Moore DF, Hannah PB, Wang SA, Wolfe J, Trees DL, Bolan G, Bauer HM. Strain typing and antimicrobial resistance of fluoroquinolone-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae causing a California infection outbreak. J Clin Microbiol. 2009; 47 (9):2944-9.