Global health consultant, activist
Regan Hofmann is a global health consultant, an activist, an award-winning journalist and published author. She is an internationally recognized authority on HIV/AIDS who has recently launched her own consulting business focused on strategy and communications leading to positive change for global health. Her media career has included stints at CBS News, Saatchi & Saatchi, Young & Rubicam and various national print and online outlets. She was the editor-in-chief of POZ and poz.com from 2006-2012.
Regan is a board member of The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) and a global ambassador for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Hofmann has traveled on behalf of the U.S. Department of State to Taiwan, Vietnam and Australia to speak to business and government officials about HIV/AIDS. She was a U.S. delegate at the United Nations’ General Assembly’s Special Session on HIV/AIDS under both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama. The U.S. Secretary of Health appointed Hofmann to the CDC/HRSA HIV/AIDS advisory committee in 2009.
An openly HIV-positive woman whose memoir was published in 2009 by Simon and Schuster, Hofmann is an articulate and persuasive advocate. She spends time defending domestic and global funding for HIV/AIDS and supporting legislation aimed at securing the health, dignity and human rights of people around the world on Capitol Hill. She has spoken at Congressional briefings and at several White House events focused on HIV as well as at international conferences, educational institutions and fundraisers. She has appeared in the national and international media and been featured in several national HIV/AIDS awareness and advertising campaigns, including those produced by CBS, Kenneth Cole and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She has also participated in several documentary films.
A lauded journalist with a background in publishing, TV media and advertising, Hofmann has increased the visibility of the modern AIDS pandemic and helped re-engage the broader media and the general public on the issue. She has reframed conversations around HIV/AIDS, including the need for a cure and highlighting the possibility of an AIDS-free generation in our lifetimes. Regan works with people on the frontlines of the HIV pandemic, scientific and policy experts around the world, members of the mass and HIV-focused media and those who set budgets and policies on Capitol Hill.
Regan’s website is: reganhofmann.com. On Twitter: @reganhofmann. On Facebook: ReganHofmann9.