Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Michigan Medical School; Director, African Studies Center, University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Dr. Fuller is an Associate Professor in Microbiology at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is one of the leading researchers seeking to understand the molecular mechanisms of human pathogenic viruses and how these viruses cause disease, specifically the Herpes simplex and HIV/AIDS viruses. Most recently, Dr. Fuller has focused her research on preventive medicine and medical education through the use of a science-based HIV/AIDS intervention that utilizes networks of religious leader actively address infectious disease health disparities. A major objective of this community-based research is to build capacity of clergy and religious leaders to take biomedical research advances into their community organizations and link science and medical based understanding with group and individual actions.