Dr. Tao is an assistant professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Brown University and is an infectious diseases epidemiologist at the Miriam Hospital. She had a Bachelor’s degree in Preventive Medicine at Tianjin Medical University and completed her Master’s degree in Immunology at the Chinese Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (China CDC). Subsequently, Dr. Tao went to Vanderbilt University for her Ph.D. education in Epidemiology. Her main research interest is HIV/AIDS prevention and intervention, and other sexually transmitted diseases. Dr. Tao received a career award (K01) to promote pre-exposure prophylaxis among African American and Hispanic/Latino men who have sex with men. She is also interested in machine learning and implementation science to promote health behavior change. In her free time, she likes cooking and baking.