Dr. Dovel is a behavioral scientist and faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Her research focuses on access to HIV services for men in Sub-Saharan Africa, where she lived for 8 years. Her work uses mixed methods to understand the gendered structure of HIV services in the region. She is an expert in implementation studies having been PI of multiple HIV self-testing trials in Malawi, and has a Forgarty K01 award alongside a large grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to test innovative treatment strategies for HIV-positive men in Malawi. Dr. Dovel is regularly involved in global HIV policy development and has helped lead the development of HIV self-testing guidelines in Malawi.