Ines Dourado is Professor of Epidemiology at the Federal University of Bahia, Brazil. She holds a Master’s in public health from the University of Massachusetts and a doctorate in epidemiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her main research area is HIV epidemiology and prevention. She has coordinated several multi-city research projects in Brazil among key populations, including men who have sex with men, trans women and female sex workers. Currently, Ines is the Protocol Chair and Salvador site PI for the Unitaid-funded PrEP1519, a demonstration cohort study on PrEP among adolescent men who have sex with men and trans women in three Brazilian cities: Salvador, São Paulo and Belo Horizonte. She is the author and co-author of numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, documenting her commitment to production and dissemination of knowledge, as well as contributing to improving the health and quality of life of people vulnerable to HIV acquisition.