Joel Steingo developed an interest in HIV and TB as a major public health threat to South Africa whilst working as a young medical doctor in the rural Eastern Cape. Frustrated by health systems deficiencies, he decided to study for a Masters (MPH) at Johns Hopkins University where he focused on issues related to global health, infectious disease epidemiology, and health programme design and implementation in under-resourced settings.
For the past 15 years, Joel has worked in the fields of primary HIV care and prevention, operational and clinical research, and HIV programme management. He joined TB HIV Care in March 2020 when he took on the role of Programme Director for our Correctional Services Programme. Today, Joel oversees the planning, monitoring, analysis and assessment of all our research projects, using SI to design and develop our programmes for maximum reach, engagement and success.