Mia Biondi, PhD, NP-PHC, received her PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University studying HIV drug resistance, with postdoctoral fellowships at Toronto General Research Institute and the National Microbiology Laboratory. Dr. Biondi completed her clinical training at Western University to become a Registered Nurse and then Nurse Practitioner.
Although her research started in biochemical and molecular virology, since her PhD, Dr. Biondi’s research has touched most aspects of clinical care including prevention, assay development, host genetic characterization through next generation sequencing, small and large animal models, treatments and drug resistance, and clinical models of care. At present her research focuses on increasing hepatitis B, C, and HIV screening and treatment through alternative diagnostic and systems approaches. She is especially interested in increasing screening uptake and linkage to care among prenatal, pediatric, gay and bisexual men, and women engaged in sex work or who use drugs.
Dr. Biondi is an Assistant Professor at York University, and leads the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner program. Clinically, Dr. Biondi is a practicing Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner in refugee and newcomer health; and oversees focused practices in urban street outreach and rural and remote communities, in HIV prevention, hepatitis B & C.