Dr. Radix is the Director of Research and Education at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York University. Originally from the West Indies, Asa later trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Connecticut and completed postgraduate qualifications in tropical medicine and public health in the United Kingdom. In addition to having a clinical practice (mainly HIV primary care and transgender health), Asa coordinates electives in LGBT Health for medical and nursing students. Before coming to Callen-Lorde, Asa was the director of a public health department in the Netherlands Antilles and assisted in the development of insular strategic plans for HIV prevention as well as federal guidelines for communicable disease prevention. A major focus of Dr. Radix’ work overseas has been the development and dissemination of prevention, treatment and care guidelines for HIV+ and at-risk persons in the Caribbean including provision of LGBT cultural competency training to healthcare providers. Dr. Radix has presented both nationally and internationally on LGBT issues, has published widely in the field of transgender health, and has assisted in developing guidelines in transgender health for the World Health Organization, the Pan American health Organization and The Asa Pacific Transgender Network.
Dr. Radix serves on numerous boards, including the Medical Advisory Board of the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, The New York State HIV Quality of Care Advisory Committee (STI sub-committee), New York City Gender Marker Change Advisory Board, the NYS Medicaid drug utilization review board and is the co-chair of the WHO/PAHO HIV/STI technical advisory committee. Asa is an associate editor of Transgender Health and member of the editorial boards for the International Journal of Transgenderism and the PRN Notebook. Other contributions include being co-investigator for 5 federally funded studies, including a demonstration project on PrEP.