Jared Kitagawa

Project Coordinator, University of Zimbabwe-University of California, San Francisco, Clinical Trials Unit (UZ-UCSF CTU)

Mr. Kitagawa has been involved in women’s reproductive health research and programs since 2000. Prior to joining UZ-UCSF CTU in 2008, Jared worked in teen pregnancy prevention and reproductive health education programs, as well as HIV prevention and treatment research in women and children. He currently provides research and project coordination for a diverse portfolio of HIV/AIDS-related research in Zimbabwe.

Areas of Interest:

  • HIV/AIDS prevention methods in women and adolescents
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Family planning and contraceptives access
  • Abortion
  • Teen pregnancy prevention

Major Projects:

  • University of Zimbabwe – UCSF Clinical Trials Unit (UZ-UCSF CTU); Principal Investigator: Z.M. Chirenje, MD, FRCOG
    • HPTN 076: Phase II Safety and Acceptability of an Investigational Injectable Product, TMC278 LA, for Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP); Investigator: Z.M. Chirenje, MD, FRCOG
    • MTN 015: An Observational Cohort Study of Women following HIV-1 Seroconversion in Microbicide Trials; Investigator: Z.M. Chirenje, MD, FRCOG
    • MTN 016 (EMBRACE): HIV Prevention Agent Pregnancy Exposure Registry; Investigator: Z.M. Chirenje, MD, FRCOG
    • MTN 020 (ASPIRE): A Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo- Controlled Phase III Safety and Effectiveness Trial of a Vaginal Matrix Ring Containing Dapivirine for the Prevention of HIV-1 Infection in Women; Investigator: Z.M. Chirenje, MD, FRCOG


  • University of California, Santa Cruz, Bachelor’s in Sociology