Dr. Futterman has 25+ years’ experience as the PI on multiple international and domestic research, service and training grants (NIH, CDC, HRSA, NYS DOH, PEPFAR, Pharma and Foundation grants). She is currently a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Einstein College of Medicine and the Director of the Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore Medical Center where she has worked since 1989. As a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, she has been personally productive in obtaining research and clinical grants and generating publications on standards of care for youth and routine PICT through articles, web sites, speaking engagements and service on national advisory committees.
She has also been a national and international leader in the development of innovative social marketing campaigns and materials to promote testing and linkage to care for people of all ages through her innovative, streamlined HIV testing and practice change program ACTS (Advise, Consent, Test, Support) which has significantly improved testing in 10 Bronx community health centers and in 400 public clinics in the Western Cape Province of South Africa utilizing existing staff resources. In 2010, she received the Clinical Excellence Award from the New York State Department of Health. She has led the development of several innovative public health initiatives, and she has also helped lead a Bronxwide testing campaign with the New York Department of Health. She is also the co-author of one of the first books on Care and Counseling for gay youth published by Adolescent Medicine State of the ART reviews and Columbia University Press.