Amy Weber is dedicated to pursuing a career at the forefront of infectious disease research. She’s convinced that rigorous research can create medical and social options to contain the HIV epidemic, alleviate suffering and save lives. While Weber has researched a range of populations at risk, her current work focuses on marginalized women who are increasingly vulnerable to infectious disease and poor health. Weber’s study aims to identify the barriers that marginalized women in Vancouver face in accessing health care. She’s particularly interested in researching the barriers to reproductive health care, such as services related to birth control, pre-natal care, abortion and anti-retroviral therapy for HIV-positive women. Weber believes that providing a better understanding of these barriers will help influence policy to increase access to health services and improve the health of vulnerable women.