Dr. Padian was formerly Professor in residence at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is now an Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. She earned her undergraduate degree in Child Development and Education at Colgate University, her M.S. at Syracuse University, and M.P.H. and Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Padian continues to make important contributions to the field of AIDS research.