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  1. 1. Happy Holidays WELCOME to the CFAR-GlobalResearch Holiday PartyOn the following pages, you will find information about some of your colleagues at UCSF whom we thoughtyou might like to meet. They share a collective interest in HIV and or Global Health Research. Sincegetting people together has all sorts of complications, we are just putting the information (literally) inyour hands. The information is culled from UCSF Profiles, and the UCSF International Database.(supplemented a bit with Google Image!) We highly encourage you to update your UCSF profile, with yourresearch interests, as well as the extracurricular activities that make the people at UCSF exceptional.
  2. 2. Nisha Acharya- Associate Professor Proctor Foundation Global Keywords: antibiotic; eye; uvelitis Countries: India; MozambiqueDesign and implementation of clinical trials to determine the optimal treatment for infectious and inflammatory eye diseases. Current projects includeclinical trials on infectious corneal ulcers, uveitis-related macular edema, and tuberculous uveitis. Nadav Ahituv- Assistant Professor Bioengin & Therapeutic Sci Global Keywords: molecular mechanism, gene expression, obesity, Countries: Brazil Sweden, Canada, United Kingdom, Italy, France Weiyun Ai - Associate Professor Global Keywords: cancer; clinical trial; virus Countries: China Erin Amerson - Assistant Professor MED- Dermatology Global Keywords: Kaposi’s sarcoma Countries: Uganda Emily Arnold- Assistant Professor Global Keywords: HIV; adolescent; anti-retroviral; ART naïve; HARRT; poverty Countries: Kenya; Uganda; Zambia Tom Arnold- Assistant Professor Global Keywords: Pediatric stroke and brain injury Colette Auerswald - Associate Professor MED- Pediatrics Global Keywords: homeless, adolescent, Countries: Kenya Jennifer Babik - Assistant Professor MED- Infectious Disease Global Keywords: field, infectious disease, hepatitis, pregnancy, Countries: UgandaSpecializes in clinical infectious diseases, with a focus on infections in immunocompromised hosts. Also interested in medical education, is theInpatient Site Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Moffitt-Long Hospital Oliver Bacon - Associate Professor Med Global Keywords: e-education; e-medicine; infectious disease; medical training Countries: Brazil; Cote Divoire; France; Mexico Urmila Bajpai - Assistant Professor Fc Receptor Like-3 (FcRL3), a transmembrane receptor expressed on regulatory T cells. Kirsten Balano - Assistant Professor adherence to HIV antiretroviral therapy, drug interactions, and adverse effects Kimberly Baltzell - Assistant Professor NURSE- Physiological Nursing Global Keywords: field, bednet, breast cancer, Countries: MalawiIdentify predictors of placental malaria among HIV-infected and –uninfected women in rural Uganda, and to assess correlations between fourmethods of diagnosing placental malaria and low birth weight (LBW) among HIV-infected and –uninfected women. Assess the acceptability andfeasibility of serial HIV antibody testing among HIV-uninfected pregnant and breastfeeding women from the initiation of antenatal care until 24 weekspostpartum in Tororo, Uganda. The Connie Wofsy Women’s HIV Study to investigate the natural history of HIV in women, with special attention tothe effect of HIV therapy on behavioral, medical, and gynecological conditions. International and Domestic Pediatric and Maternal HIV Studies:framework for collection and evaluation of data and collection of repository specimens from HIV-infected pregnant and postpartum women and theirinfants. Evaluating the Implementation of the CDC’s Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing. Novel Strategies to Prevent Malaria and ImproveHIV Outcomes in Africa
  3. 3. Paul Baum - not listed Global Keywords: HIV; cellular mechanism; immunity; infectious disease Countries: Uganda Sanjiv Baxi - Resident Global Keywords: burden of malaria in Eastern Africa, interventions to eradicate Malaria Countries: Cuba Ecuador Jessica Beard-Resident MED- Surgery education Keyword: field, maternal health, obstetric fistula, maternal transmission, Countries: Nairobi, Kenya Vinona Bhatia - Assistant Professor Keyword: cancer; Kaposi’s sarcoma Countries: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo Associate Professor Medicine Global Keywords: cardiac, disparities, epidemiology Robert Blelloch - Associate Professor Urology Global Keywords: HIV VCT and Linkage to Care in Uganda Countries: Uganda Dejana Braithwaite- Assistant Professor UCSF School of Medicine Global Keywords: epidemiology; obesity; cancer; disparity John Brown - Associate Professor Emergency Medicine Global Keywords: First responders, capacity building Countries: Ukraine, Haiti Nancy Burke -Associate Professor MED cancer center Global Keywords: hepatitis; cancer; capacity building Countries: Viet Nam, Cuba, Israel Trevor Burt Assistant Professor Global Keywords: HIV; cardiac; genetic; neonate; pediatric Countries: no Lisa Butler-Assistant Professor MED- Epidemiology and Biostatistics/ Global Health Global Keywords: HIV, pediatric, infectious disease Countries: South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana Conor Caffrey other MED- Pathology Global Keywords: schistosomiasis, drug development Carol Camlin - Assistant Professor MED- CAPS Global Keywords: reproductive rights, Countries: South Africa Adam Carrico - Assistant Professor Nursing Community Health Systems Global Keywords: substance abuse,adherence Kenya,Zimbabwe, Japan, South AfricaI am pursuing a program of community-engaged, clinical research to integrate behavioral and biomedical approaches to HIV prevention withmarginalized, underserved populations. My prior research examined the efficacy of psychological interventions for HIV-positive persons anddocumented HIV-related health disparities among stimulant (i.e., cocaine, crack, and methamphetamine) users. Currently, I am developing andtesting psychological interventions that are designed to optimize the effectiveness of HIV treatment as prevention (TasP) with HIV-positive,methamphetamine-using men who have sex with men (MSM). The ultimate goal of this program of research will be to determine whetherinterventions targeting affect regulation can boost the effectiveness of TasP with this stimulant users.
  4. 4. Adithya Cattamanchi Assistant Professor MED- Pulmonary Global Keywords: rapid diagnosis, resistance, TB, field, pneumonia, Countries: UgandaMy research is focused on two thematic areas: 1) Development and evaluation of tuberculosis (TB) diagnostics and 2) Implementation anddissemination of evidence-based preventative, diagnostic, and treatment interventions for TB. I have considerable experience with the evaluation ofTB diagnostics in low-income countries, including studying the impact of new diagnostics on patient- and public health-important outcomes. I haveserved on several World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Group panels to develop new policies related to TB diagnostics and serve as a facultymember for the Advanced Tuberculosis Diagnostics Research workshop sponsored by the WHO Stop TB Partnership. I have initiated a number ofcollaborations with engineers in industry and academia to develop and evaluate new diagnostic platforms for TB including: 1) mobile phone-basedmicroscopy; 2) mobile phone-based molecular diagnostic platforms; and 3) single-particle aerosol mass spectrometry. We are currently evaluatingthe mobile phone-based microscopy platform and health centers in Hanoi, Vietnam in a demonstration project funded by the TB REACH initiative. Inaddition to research on TB diagnostics, I have developed an active research agenda related to implementation science. I helped establish a platformfor monitoring the quality of TB care at 6 rural health centers in Uganda. My current work, supported through an NIH/NIAID R21 in Implementationand Dissemination Science, is focused on improving the quality of TB suspect evaluation at these health centers. Marielle Cavrois – Assistant Professor Gladsone Oscar Cervantes -Assistant Professor Gabriel Chamie - Assistant Professor MED- Infectious Disease Global Keywords: TB, field Countries: UgandaAcademic focus: HIV/TB Co-infection; TB transmission dynamics in settings with generalized HIV epidemics; TB prevention in HIV-infected people;intensified TB case-finding; community-based health campaigns in rural Uganda. Jayshree Chander not in fellow in environmental and occupational medicine at UCSF local Andreadis Charalambos -Assistant Professor Global Keywords: bone marrow; chemotherapy; drug; genetic; stem cell; transplant Countries: Japan Jyu-Lin Chen -Assistant Professor NURSE- Family Health Global Keywords: obesity Taiwan (Province Of China), Charles Chiu - Assistant Professor MED- Laboratory Medicine Global Keywords: gastroenteritis Countries: MexicoDr. Charles Chiu is Director of UCSF-Abbott Viral Diagnostics and Discovery Center (VDDC) at China Basin and Associate Director of the UCSFClinical Microbiology Laboratory. Charles is an expert in the emerging field of viral metagenomics. His research is focused on the development ofmicroarray and deep sequencing technologies for viral pathogen discovery and clinical diagnostics. He is PI on an NIH grant on blood bankpathogen screening, California Discovery, UC-MEXUS, and National Research Fund for Tickborne Diseases (NRFTD) grants on the microbialepidemiology of encephalitis, diarrhea, and Lyme disease, a QB3 Rogers Family Foundation Award in translational diagnostics, and a UCSF-AbbottViral Discovery Award. Charles has more than 30 patents and peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals and ongoing collaborations withresearch groups and public health agencies worldwide.Research Institute. Shweta Choudhry - -Associate Professor UrologyMy research focuses on understanding the genetic basis of complex human diseases using population-based genetics approaches. Complex humandiseases involve multiple genes and environmental factors. My research work involves implementation of novel and state-of-the art genetic andstatistical methods and genotyping techniques such as those used for high-throughput sequencing, genome-wide association, admixture mapping,pathway-based and gene-environment studies to identify susceptibility loci for complex diseases. Currently, I am developing a population-basedgenetics research program to investigate underlying genetic factors that cause benign urologic disorders including hypospadias, urinary incontinenceand male infertility. The program focuses on identification of genetic and environmental factors that influence incidence and clinical outcomes ofurologic diseases with long term goal of improving our understanding of the pathogenesis of these diseases and eventually leading to improvedinterventions for prevention and therapy
  5. 5. Katerina Christopoulos - Assistant Professor Global Keywords: hepatitis; HIV Countries: UgandaAcademic Focus: Linkage and retention in HIV care; HIV testing in the emergency department and other acute medical care settings; acute HIVinfection; quality of HIV care delivery; implementation science Sharon Chung - Assistant Professor UCSF School of Medicine Keyword: arthritis Jennifer Cocohoba - Associate Professor Global Keywords: HIV; pharmacy; AIDS; anti-retroviral; clinical pharmacy Countries: GuatemalaDr. Cocohoba is a Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the UCSF School of Pharmacy. Dr.Cocohoba specializes in HIV/AIDS Ambulatory Care Pharmacy. She serves as the clinical pharmacist responsible for the treatment adherenceprogram at the Ryan White funded UCSF Womens’ HIV Program (WHP). She also serves as a faculty and research advisor for the student-run freeclinic, Mabuhay Health Center. Dr. Cocohoba conducts research on antiretroviral therapy concordance with national treatment guidelines, sex-related HIV treatment disparities, pharmacy-based instruments and interventions to improve adherence to HIV antiretroviral medicines, and on thehealth of Filipino and Filipino Americans. Deborah Cohan -Associate Professor Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Science Global Keywords: health policy; womens health; HIV testing; sex worker; stigma Countries: Kenya; UgandaIdentify predictors of placental malaria among HIV-infected and –uninfected women in rural Uganda, and to assess correlations between fourmethods of diagnosing placental malaria and low birth weight (LBW) among HIV-infected and –uninfected women. Assess the acceptability andfeasibility of serial HIV antibody testing among HIV-uninfected pregnant and breastfeeding women from the initiation of antenatal care until 24 weekspostpartum in Tororo, Uganda. The Connie Wofsy Women’s HIV Study to investigate the natural history of HIV in women, with special attention tothe effect of HIV therapy on behavioral, medical, and gynecological conditions. International and Domestic Pediatric and Maternal HIV Studies:framework for collection and evaluation of data and collection of repository specimens from HIV-infected pregnant and postpartum women and theirinfants. Evaluating the Implementation of the CDC’s Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing. Novel Strategies to Prevent Malaria and ImproveHIV Outcomes in Africa Stephanie Cohen - resident Megan Comfort - Assistant Professor Global Keywords: behavior; HIV prevention; HIV risk; inmate * Lynn Connolly Assistant (vol) Pierre-Cedric Crouch - Nurse practitionerNurse Manager for the CTSI Clinical Research Service at the San Francisco VA Nursing PhD student in Health informatics. Studying the impact ofelectronic personal health records on patient activation in HIV Major Fields: HIV/AIDS Primary Care, Clinical Research, Health Informatics,mHealth, Patient Empowerment, Social Media Licensure/Certifications: Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification (ANCC) Registered Nurse DEA andFurnishing (Schedule II-V) AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (ACRN) CPR (BCLS) IATA Madhavi Dandu - Assistant Professor Global Keywords: human rights, education Countries: Ghana KenyaMadhavi Dandu completed her residency training in the Categorical Medicine Program at UCSF in 2003. She received a Masters in Public Health atUniversity of California, Berkeley with a focus on international health and health and human rights. Dr. Dandu spent two years at the University ofMichigan in the hospitalist group providing inpatient clinical care to patients and teaching residents and medical students. At UCSF, Dr. Danduspends time on the inpatient medicine wards and neurosurgical consult services supervising and teaching medical students and residents. Her mainnonclinical areas of focus are in global health education, curriculum development, and mentorship. She is Associate Director of the Pathways toDiscovery Program in Global Health, a cross-University program designed to prepare UCSF undergraduate and graduate trainees to be successfulin global health careers. She is Associate Director of the Masters of Science in Global Health. The MS in Global Health is a one-year, designed forstudents or practitioners in a health science profession or related field who wish to achieve mastery and leadership skills in the field of global health.Finally, she directs the Global Health Area of Distinction for the Internal Medicine Residency. In this capacity she coordinates internationalexperiences of residents, assists with their scholarly projects, and provides curriculum for those committed to careers in global health. Madhavicontinues to provide mentoring and occasional lectures at UC Berkeley School of Public Health in the one-year Interdisciplinary MPH program and topursue her research interests in human rights education and global public health.
  6. 6. Lynae Darbes - Associate Professor MED- CAPS Global Keywords: HIV prevention, sero-discordant Countries: South Africa Moupali Das - Assistant ProfessorResearch Interests: Communicable Disease Prevention and Control, including HIV/AIDS and Chronic Hepatitis, Outbreak Investigation, AppliedEpidemiology and Enhanced Surveillance, such as Community Viral Load, to Evaluate Multi-level HIV Prevention Interventions, ImplementationScience and Operations Research, Syndemics, Data Systems Integration, Public Health Continuous Quality Improvement, Socio-structuralDeterminants of Health, Structural and Systems Change, Public Health Leadership and Policy Advocacy, Behavioral and Pharmacologic Treatmentof Substance Use as HIV Prevention, HIV Medication Adherence, Engagement and Retention in Care, Health and Human Rights, Health Policy andLegislative Advocacy, International Health and Tropical Medicine, and Community-Based Care of HIV and TB in Resource-Poor Settings.Education and Training: - A.B. cum laude, Biochemical Sciences. Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, 1992-1996 - Resident, Department of InternalMedicine. Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2001-2004 - Fellow, Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Francisco,2005-2007 - Fellow, CAPS UCSF, 2006-2007 Luke Davis - Assistant Professor Medicine Global Keywords: epidemiology; HIV; co-infection; rapid diagnosis; tuberculosis Countries: UgandaMy research focuses on improving diagnosis and treatment monitoring of tuberculosis (TB) in low- and high-income settings. We are working in avariety of clinical research areas, including basic-translational studies aimed at discovery of novel TB biomarkers; clinical validation studies of newdiagnostic tests and strategies; systematic reviews for policy development; and health services and implementation research. My internationalprojects are based in Uganda, where I work with colleagues from Mulago Hospital, Makerere University (MU), and the Uganda National TB andLeprosy Programme under the umbrella of the MU-UCSF Research Collaboration (www.muucsf.org). Our basic-translational studies are using M.tuberculosis (M.tb) transcriptomics and human exosome biology to learn more about mycobacterial pathogenesis while identifying new targets fornovel diagnostic and prognostic assays. Our clinical-translational activities are currently evolving from validation and demonstration studies of smearmicroscopy, TB culture, and nucleic acid amplification testing into implementation research on how these and other new diagnostic strategies canbest be introduced in Uganda and other high TB-burden countries. To understand what interventions work in routine practice, we have establishedthe Uganda TB Surveillance Project, a network of governmental, primary health-care clinics equipped with a novel electronic monitoring andevaluation system (www.mu-ucsf.org/tb/). Finally, mentoring trainees in both Uganda and the U.S. is a core aspect of all of our research activities.In the U.S., we have two implementation research projects studying how Xpert MTB/RIF, an automated nucleic acid amplification testing for TB,could impact clinical and public health decision-making and patient-important outcomes in San Francisco if implemented following regulatoryapproval. Along with colleagues from the San Francisco TB Control Program, the Department of Public Health Lab, and the San Francisco GeneralHospital Clinical Lab, these studies are enrolling inpatients and outpatients to identify more efficient, patient-centered, and cost-effective strategiesfor evaluating patients suspected of TB in low TB-incidence settings. Finally, through our research experiences, we’ve found frequent gaps intranslating evidence into clinical practice, especially in low-income settings. In response, we have recently founded an organization called Walimu(www.walimu.org) which will develop and support adoption of evidence-based practices in pulmonary medicine and critical care in Uganda. Christine Dehlendorf- Assistant Professor UCSF School of Medicine Global Keywords: contraception; family planning; HIV; reproductive health Donna Deng - Associate Professor Urology Global Keywords: maternal health; obstetrics and gynecology; obstetric fistula; urology China; Cuba; Kenya; Philippines Rochelle Dicker - Associate Professor Surgery Global Keywords: Surgery; resource constrained Uganda Lisa Dillabaugh- -resident MED- Pediatrics Immunology Global Keywords: field, HIV testing, pediatric, rapid test, Kenya, Costa Rica, Belize, Cuba, Mozambique, Guatemala, Ecuador, Uganda, Botswana
  7. 7. Tri Do - Assistant Professor MED- CAPS Global Keywords: HIV disease, antiretroviral, HPV, sexuality, poverty, Viet Nam Daniel Dohan - Associate Professor Global Keywords: cancer, disparityDaniel Dohan, PhD is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Social Medicine in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (IHPS), wherehe is also Associate Director for Training and Development. Dan’s work focuses on the culture of medicine: how it ameliorates and perpetuatessocietal inequalities; its relationship to science and discovery; and how training creates health professionals. His research combines qualitative andquantitative approaches, and he is interested in the development of new methods for combining and depicting mixed approaches. Currently, he is PIof a project examining how patients with advanced disease find out about and decide whether to participate in clinical trials of new cancer drugs, andhe is co-leading a UC-wide effort to develop harmonized and community-engaged approaches for biorepository research. Dan is active in healthpolicy and social science education through training activities with post-doctoral fellows, residents, and students, including as course director ofQualitative Research Methods offered through the Training in Clinical Research program. He is also working with colleagues at IHPS and at the UCHastings College of Law to strengthen the relationship between the two schools and to develop a masters degree program in health policy and law.Dan received his PhD in sociology from UC Berkeley. A book based on his dissertation, The Price of Poverty: Money, Work, and Culture in theMexican-American Barrio, was published by the University of California Press in 2003. Gilad Doitsh - Postdoc Grant Dorsey - Associate Professor MED- Infectious Disease SFGH Global Keywords: malaria; maternal health; HIV prevention; sickle cell Uganda Gerald Dubowitz - Associate Professor MED- Anesthesia Global Keywords: oxygen, altitude, surgery, resource constrained Italy, United Kingdom, Uganda Mi-Suk Kang-Dufour - Assistant Professor Christopher Dvorak - Assistant Professor Pediatrics Global Keywords: cancer; immunity; pediatric; sickle cell; transplant Brazil; Hungary; Italy; Republic of KoreaMy Research Interests are divided into 3 areas of focus: 1. Supportive Care (especially Invasive Fungal Infections) following Hematopoietic StemCell Transplantation 2. Transplantation for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency 3. Transplantation for Rare Leukemias (JMML and APL) Shari Dworkin - Associate Professor Global Keywords: HIV; nursing; AIDS; HIV prevention; poverty Maria Ekstrand - Associate Professor Medicine Global Keywords: emergency medicine; health policy Botswana; Brazil; Czech Republic; India; Philippines; Thailand; Zimbabwe Brinda Emu - Assistant Professor Global Keywords: HIV; innate immunity; cellular mechanism; long term survivor Brazil
  8. 8. Rani Eversley - Assistant Professor Global Keywords: breast cancer; access - behavior; disparity; ethnic identity; HIV risk * Elizabeth Fair - Assistant Professor MED- Pulmonary Global Keywords: TB,HIV, co-infection, laboratory, capacity building Bangladesh, Kenya, Tanzania, Mexico, India, Indonesia Margaret Feeney - Associate Professor Medicine Global Keywords: HIV; malaria; laboratory; long term survivor; maternal transmission Tanzania; Uganda Laura Fejerman - Assistant Professor Global Keywords: genetics, breast cancer Darren Fiore - Assistant Professor Global Keywords: Inter-professional medical education and outreachI am a clinical pediatric hospitalist with an expertise in caring for sick, hospitalized children and commitment towards improving care of hospitalizedpatients. I co-developed and direct the Acute Care After-Hours Hospitalist Program at UCSF. I also established and direct a new fellowshipprogram in pediatric hospital medicine. I attend on a busy academic hospitalist service caring for complex, multi-subspeciality children. I attend onthe Sedation and Pain Service and the Transport Medicine Service where I have expertise in transport of critically ill infants and children. I alsopractice at Valley Care Hospital, a smaller community affiliate of UCSF where I manage an small inpatient ward, a small NICU, attend deliveries andconsult in the ER. I am NRP and PALS certified and am an AHA-certified PALS instructor. I am interested in educational scholarship and leadershipand to this end I am a 2012 graduate of the Teaching Scholars Program, a selective one-year mini-fellowship in the scholarship of medical educationoffered through the UCSF School of Medicine. I teach across levels: (1) undergraduate medical students in both formal coursework and in clinicalinpatient pediatrics (2) residents in both formal lectures as well as clinical bedside teaching, and (3) physician and nursing peers both at UCSF andin the community via interprofessional simulation-based mock emergencies. Shannon Fogh - Assistant Professor Global Keywords: treatment of CNS and pediatric malignancies Michael Foster - Analyst Diana Foster - Associate Professor Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Sciences Global Keywords: contraception; family planning; ObGyn; abortion; pregnancy Georgia; Mexico; South AfricaDiana Greene Foster, PhD, is a demographer who uses quantitative models and analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of family planning policiesand the effect of unintended pregnancy on women’s lives. Dr. Foster has worked on the evaluation of the California State family planning program,Family PACT. This work demonstrated the effectiveness of the program in reducing the incidence of unintended pregnancy. Dr. Foster created anew methodology for estimating pregnancies averted based on a Markov model and a microsimulation to identify the cost-effectiveness of advanceprovision of emergency contraception. She is currently leading a nationwide longitudinal prospective study of the health and well-being of womenwho seek abortion including both women who do and do not receive the abortion. Dr. Foster received her undergraduate degree in Political Economyof Natural Resources from UC Berkeley, her MA in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, and her PhD in Demography andPublic Policy from Princeton University. Christine Fox - Assistant Professor Global Keywords: pediatric stroke Jonathan Fuchs - Assistant Professor Global Keywords: blood supply, clinical trials, capacity building, vaccine, long distance learning *
  9. 9. Heather Fullerton - Associate Professor Neurology Global Keywords: pediatric strokeDr. Heather Fullerton is pediatric vascular neurologist with an active clinical research program in childhood stroke. She is the Director of the UCSFPediatric Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Center, which she established in 2006, and Director of the UCSF Stroke Sciences Group. Aftergraduating from Baylor College of Medicine in 1996, Dr. Fullerton joined the Child Neurology faculty in July 2002. She completed a vascularneurology fellowship between 2002 and 2003, and a two-year Masters in Clinical Research at UCSF in 2005. In 2001, she collaborated with Dr.Johnston at UCSF to describe the incidence and demographics of childhood stroke. She undertook a population-based study of childhood strokewithin Kaiser Permanente, then another retrospective Kaiser study on the role of infection in the pathogenesis of childhood stroke. She is PI on a25-center international study, The Vascular effects of Infection in Pediatric Stroke (VIPS) exploring the association between common infections and afocal cerebral arteriopathy that is commonly observed in previously healthy children presenting with an ischemic stroke. It will also provide data onrecurrence rates after a first childhood stroke. Her long-term goal is to develop clinical trials for primary and secondary stroke prevention in children. Joshua Galanter - Associate Professor Global Keywords: Genetics, tobacco, Vulnerable population Monica Gandhi - Associate Professor Medicine Global Keywords: adherence; rapid diagnosis India; South Africa; UgandaMonica Gandhi completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, both atUCSF. She also obtained a Masters in Public Health from Berkeley in 2001 with a focus on Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Dr. Gandhi’s clinical andresearch career has been focused on HIV-infected women. Besides directing the AIDS Consult Service at San Francisco General Hospital andattending on the Infectious Diseases consult service, she serves as an HIV and primary care provider in the Women’s HIV Clinic at the PositiveHealth Practice. Her research efforts have focused on HIV/AIDS in U.S. women through the Womens Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), a largemultisite, prospective cohort study established in 1994 to study the natural history, clinical and laboratory findings of HIV in women. Her particularresearch is on differences between men and women in terms of antiretroviral exposure and finding low-cost solutions to measuring antiretrovirallevels in resource-poor settings, such as determining drug levels in hair samples. Dr. Gandhi has also participated in research involving the impactof HIV/AIDS in women in India. Dr. Gandhi has an interest in HIV education and mentorship. Dr. Gandhi co-directs the public health section of theImmunity, Inflammation and Infection (I-3) course for the UCSF medical students, co-directs the “Communicable Diseases of Global HealthImportance” course in the Global Health Sciences Masters program, and serves as the Education Director of the HIV/AIDS Division. She is programdirector of the UCSF Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 scholarship which funds and nurtures earlycareer scientists in womens health research. She also serves as the principal investigator of an R24 mentoring grant from the NIH focused onnurturing early career investigators of diversity in HIV research. Bruce Gaynor - Assistant Professor MED- Opthamology Global Keywords: trachoma, mass treatment, secondary effect Sudan, Ethiopia, Nepal, China Elvin Geng - Assistant Professor MED- Infectious Disease Global Keywords: HIV disease, TB, HBV, clinical outcome China; Kenya; Tanzania; UgandaI am currently Assistant Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). I trained in infectious diseases (MD,Columbia 2002) and epidemiology (MPH, Columbia 2002). My research seeks to apply perspectives from implementation and disseminationsciences to understand the effectiveness of global antiretroviral treatment (ART) programs for HIV-infected patients. Currently, the Global Fund, USPresident’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and national governments have invested billions of dollars for AIDS programs and startedfive million persons on ART in resource limited settings. Yet the best strategies for engagement in care and treatment with life-long, complicated andpotentially toxic medications include many unanswered questions. For patients who present to care, failure to initiate ART is underappreciated and amajor barrier that is poorly understood. Once on ART, early mortality – likely to due to unascertained opportunistic infections – is high and thecauses incompletely understood. Among patients who stabilize on ART, loss to follow-up is ubiquitous in African ART programs. To address theseproblems I am involved in a number of studies including (1) assembly of a cohort of HIV-infected patients in southwestern Uganda as part of an NIHfunded consortium in East Africa; (2) a nested case control study to identify causes of early mortality in Uganda; (3) extending novel methods into thecohort setting to study engagement in care and (4) and using causal methods to understand longitudinal treatment effects in data collected in thesesettings. Overall, I hope to bring clinical contextual knowledge to bear on analysis of data from “real world” settings to improve the effectiveness ofglobal ART implementation. Furthermore, I hope this research can yield generalizable lessons for science of implementation in health care that maybe of use in other settings and other disease conditions. David Gordon - Associate Professor Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology Global Keywords: International medical education/residency and operational research/quality improvement Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Turkmenistan
  10. 10. Roly Gosling - Associate Professor Epidemiology & Biostatistics Global Keywords: Malaria Elimination, epidemiology Gambia, TanzaniaThe malaria elimination initiative is focussed on supporting countries to succeed in elimination of both falciparum and vivax malaria. We have abroad range of activities from desk based research producing advocacy and summary materials to highlight the substantial progress of malariacontrol and elimination world wide, to field based research exploring active surveillance strategies, efficacy of drug based transmission interventions,costing studies of elimination programs and more qualitative research such as case studies. The program also supports countries by supportingregional networks of countries to eliminate malaria (the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network, APMEN and the Eliminating 8, E8 in southernAfrica). We do have opportunities to send students to support field research studies. Jessica Gosnell -Assistant Professor Surgery Global Keywords: surgery; clinical trial; endocrine; gastroenteritis Uganda Prasanthi Govindarajan - Assistant Professor UCSF School of Medicine Global Keywords: emergency medicine Stroke Telemedicine Meredith Greene – Fellow Geriatrics Bryan Greenhouse - Assistant Professor MED- Infectious Disease SFGH Global Keywords: malaria, molecular, epidemiology, global health, pediatric, Uganda, China Zanzibar (Tanzania)My research program is focused on understanding the interactions between malaria parasites and the human host at individual and populationlevels, applying laboratory and analytical methods to study malaria in Africa. Specifically, my current projects focus on understanding thedevelopment of naturally acquired immunity, creating novel serologic tools to measure malaria exposure and immunologic protection, and usingparasite population genetics and spatial data to understand parasite transmission and evolution. Ryan Greysen - Assistant Professor UCSF School of Medicine Global Keywords: Vulnerable populations, Medical education, Social media and professionalism Togo, Mexico, TanzaniaMy primary focus is on transitions of care for hospitalized older adults and interventions to improve post-discharge continuity of care including noveluses of social media. I have secondary research interests in medical education (especially GME) and global health (especially capacity-building). Lea Grinberg - Assistant Professor Neurology Global Keywords: ageing; brain; memory Brazil Cristina Gruta -Specialist Pharm Reena Gupta -Assistant Professor Global Keywords: Medical education and delivery, implementation science India, Tanzania Judith Hahn -Associate Professor MED- Infectious Disease SFGH /EPI CTR Global Keywords: alcohol, HIV transmission, TB, adherence UgandaMy current work consists of epidemiology at the intersection of substance use and infectious diseases. My research team is currently conducting aNIH-funded R01 study to examine changes in alcohol consumption in the course of HIV care in Uganda. We are using novel biomarkers of alcoholconsumption to gain objective measurements of alcohol consumption, as well as in-depth interviews to examine reasons for changes in alcoholconsumption. We are additionally launching a 5-year U01 study to examine the effect of alcohol consumption on HIV disease progression prior tostarting antiretroviral therapy in Uganda. I am also conducting work to examine alcohol consumption in young IDU, as a long-standing co-investigator in the UFO study. Margaret Handley -Associate Professor MED Epidemiology & Biostatistics Global Keywords: epidemiology, globalization, disparity, Mexico
  11. 11. Cynthia Harper -Associate Professor MED- OB/ GYN & Repro Sci Keyword: STD, health policy, behavior, abortion, maternal health, Zimbabwe, South AfricaCynthia C. Harper, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, is a faculty member of theBixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. She is a Demographer and her research focuses on contraception as well as HIV/STI preventionamong women. Jamal Harris - Associate Physician MED- Pediatrics / MED-CAPS Global Keywords: Implementation science: quality improvement research, malaria & HIV South Africa, Uganda Dennis Hartigan-Oconnor – Assistant Professor’ Division of Experimental Medicine Global Keywords: tolerance mechanisms that modulate immune responses to chronic viral infections. Wendy Hartogensis - staff Hiroyu Hatano - Assistant Professor Medicine Global Keywords: HIV; cellular mechanism; long term survivor; virus *Research interests: HIV persistence, HIV eradication, HIV-infected “elite controllers” Jillian Henderson - MED- OB/ GYN & Repro Sci Global Keywords: maternal health; obstetrics and gynecology; reproductive health Nepal,Nicaragua Adam Hersh - Assistant Professor Pediatrics Global Keywords: pediatric pnumonia Nancy Hills - Assistant Professor Neurology Global Keywords: biostatistics; epidemiology; neurology; pediatric; stroke Viet Nam Heidi Hopkins – Assistant Professor MED- ADMIN Global Keywords: malaria, field, rapid test, vector control, Uganda Robin Horak - Resident Global Keywords: medical and community education. Bolivia, Botswana, Kenya Renee Hsia - Assistant Professor MED- Emergency Global Keywords: medical systems, urgent care, resource constrained, Senegal, Rwanda, Belgium, South Africa, Hong Kong, China, Guatemala, Eritrea,Renee Y. Hsia, received her residency training at Stanford University and obtained a Masters of Science in health policy, planning, and financingfrom the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is board-certified in Emergency Medicine. Dr.Hsia speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, and French, and provides emergency care to patients with a variety of backgrounds as an attendingphysician at San Francisco General Hospital, the only county hospital and trauma center for San Francisco, California. Dr. Hsia’s broad researchinterests are in health services issues related to increasing access to emergency care and regionalization of care. She is funded by several privatefoundation grants, the National Institutes of Health, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to study population access to emergency departmentsand trauma centers in the U.S; the distribution of emergency care across income areas; factors associated with closure of emergency services (bothemergency departments and trauma centers); how these closures affect patient outcomes, specifically focusing on patients with acute myocardialinfarction, stroke, asthma/COPD, sepsis, and trauma; and the variation of costs and charges in the healthcare system. Her research program alsofocuses on healthcare costs and financing issues with regard to emergency care. She is also the site PI for several multi-site studies validatingtrauma triage criteria for different age groups as well as their ability to predict high-risk patients. She has published on these issues in a broad rangeof journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, American Journal of Public Health, Annals of EmergencyMedicine, Academic Emergency Medicine, Journal of Trauma, Archives of Internal Medicine, and Medical Care. Her research has been widelypublicized in print media, including the New York Times, the Associated Press, Reuters, USA Today, as well as national network news and radio.Dr. Hsia hopes that this work will help to inform policymakers on the monitoring and oversight of the equitable provision of critical services to patientsacross the country, and overall improvement of the systems ability to deliver healthcare.
  12. 12. Michelle Hsiang - Assistant Professor Global Health Global Keywords: epidemiology; malaria; global health; pediatric China; Swaziland; TanzaniaDr. Michelle Hsiang is a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the UCSF Benioff Childrens Hospital. In addition to seeing patients on the inpatientand outpatient pediatric infectious diseases services, she is a researcher in global and public health with the Malaria Elimination Initiative at theUCSF Global Health Group. In the past she has studied Staphylococcus aureus in children as well as schistosomiasis in children in SichuanProvince, China. Currently, her research focuses on diagnostics and surveillance for malaria elimination in southern Africa and the Asia-Pacific. Sheis a member of the Malaria Elimination Group (MEG) and helped found the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN). Dr. Hsiang obtainedher undergraduate degree at Stanford University. She earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine and trained in pediatrics andpediatric infectious diseases at UCSF. Megan Huchko - Assistant Professor MED- CAPS/ ObGyn. & RS-SFGH Div. Global Keywords: Neoplasia Kenya Peter Hunt - Assistant Professor med ID Keyword: HIV,TB, co-infection Uganda, South AfricaPeter Hunt is Vice Chair of the ACTG Inflammation and End Organ Disease Transformative Science Group. His primary research focus is on theinflammatory consequences of HIV infection. His clinic-based translational research program seeks to understand the determinants of persistentimmune activation both in the presence and the absence of antiretroviral therapy, and to assess the impact of immune activation on clinicaloutcomes. He collaborates extensively with a multi-disciplinary team of investigators to assess the impact of persistent immune activation despiteviral suppression on mortality and chronic diseases associated with aging (i.e., cardiovascular disease) and conducts pilot clinical trials of novelimmune-based interventions designed to decrease immune activation. Dr. Hunt also leads a translational research program in Mbarara, Uganda,focused on the determinants of immune recovery during suppressive antiretroviral therapy in that setting. Dr. Hunt has also helped develop a largemucosal immunology program at San Francisco General Hospital focused on the impact of HIV on gut-associated lymphoid tissue and thedeterminants of microbial translocation in HIV infection. Amanda Hutton - Assistant Professor Evan Jacobs - postdoc Prasanna Jagannathan - Assistant Professor MED- Internal Medicine SFGH Keyword: HIV,TB, epidemiology UgandaAcademic Focus/Research Interests: Naturally acquired cellular immunity to malaria; Immune consequences of antimalarial chemoprevention inUgandan children; HIV/malaria co-infection Vivek Jain - Assistant Professor Global Keywords: epidemiology; acute HIV Uganda Julia James - postdoc Sara Jeevanjee - Assistant ProfessorI completed my residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine (UCPC) at UCSF in June 2012, after which I joined the faculty in the Division of HospitalMedicine at San Francisco General Hospital as a hospitalist on the Faculty Inpatient Service (FIS). I am interested in HIV prevention, diagnosis, andlinkage to care, as well as care for vulnerable populations, and implementation science. Education: • M.D: Temple University • B.S.: HaverfordCollege Training: • UC Primary Care Internal Medicine, UCSF (internship and residency) Certification: • License, Medical Board of California •DEA • Internal Medicine Board eligible Memberships & Affiliations: • Society for General Internal Medicine
  13. 13. Sheila Jenkins - Assistant Professor Neurology HondurasDr. Sheila Jenkins is a pediatric neurologist whose clinical interests span the full breadth of general child neurology. Jenkins has specific interests inthe diagnosis and management of seizures, headaches, concussions and movement disorders. Jenkins received her medical degree at theUniversity of South Alabama. At UCSF, she completed a residency in pediatrics, followed by residency and fellowship in neurology and childneurology. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society. Jenkins is board certified in Neurology andPsychiatry, with special certification in Child Neurology. Her quality of patient care has been recognized in multiple regional and national publications.Jenkins is also interested in International Health. She is co-founder of the Roatan Volunteer Pediatric Clinic in Roatan, Honduras, and is a memberof the Board of Directors of the non-profit Global Healing. She is an assistant clinical professor of neurology at UCSF. Pheroze Joshi – Associate Professor Sunitha Kaiser - Assistant Professor Global Keywords: Neonatal sepsis, Medical education India Bittoo Kanwar - Assistant Professor Global Keywords: HIV; gastroenteritis; immunity; nutrition; pediatric * Mitul Kapadia - Assistant Professor Global Keywords: pediatrics, rehabilitation India Nepal, Botswana, Ecuador Haiti Herbert Kasler - postdoc Midori Kato-Maeda - Assistant Professor Medicine Keyword: Global Keywords: epidemiology; molecular mechanism; tuberculosis Mexico; Tanzania ZimbabweResearch Interests Dr. Kato-Maeda’s research activities focus on the study of the diversity of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its impact on thevarying outcomes of tuberculosis transmission and pathogenesis, as well as its transmission dynamics. Her research group has demonstrated thatthe classification of MTB based on lineages and sublineages has a biological meaning, as some sublineages of MTB strains are more likely to causesecondary cases. She has collaborations with the San Francisco Department of Public Health Division of Tuberculosis, CDC, and other academicinstitutions in United States and abroad including Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Panama. Dr. Kato-Maeda participates in teaching activities related tothe molecular epidemiology of tuberculosis as well as research management involving laboratory components. She also facilitates laboratorymeetings for the tuberculosis research community at SFGH/UCSF. Dr. Kato-Maeda also serves as a consultant for laboratory aspects of theTuberculosis Control Program, and is a consultant to numerous research projects related to tuberculosis. Jeremy Keenan - Assistant Professor Proctor Foundation Global Keywords: trachoma, antibiotic, telemed, Ethiopia, Thailand, Niger, Viet Nam South Africa Chris Keh - Fellow Michelle Khan - Fellow OBGYN Global Keywords: HIV prevention, behavior India, Mexico, Croatia, Uganda Anthony Kim - Assistant Professor MED- Nuerology Global Keywords: Pediatric stroke, e-educationDr. Kim iis Medical Director of the UCSF Stroke Center... He completed fellowship training in Vascular Neurology (stroke) at UCSF and he receiveda Masters Degree in Clinical Research from the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He sees patients on the inpatientNeurovascular Service and the outpatient Stroke Clinic and leads quality improvement and accreditation efforts for UCSF Stroke Center. Hisresearch interests are focused on developing strategies to improve the diagnosis and cost-effective management of stroke and transient ischemicattack (TIA) and reducing the global impact of stroke. He is the recipient of a American Heart Association Award to develop clinical prediction rulesfor assessing the risk of stroke in Emergency Department patients who present with dizziness and vertigo symptoms. He is also principal investigatorfor the National Stroke Association-sponsored WebTIA project (http://tia.ucsf.edu/), an innovative web-based study that is designed to develop andvalidate a patient-centered tool for assessing self-reported symptoms of possible TIA. Finally, he is co-investigator for the NIH-sponsored InsulinResistance Intervention after Stroke (IRIS) Trial (http://www.iristrial.org), a randomized clinical trial for the secondary prevention of stroke.
  14. 14. Peter Kuebler - Resident Hye-Sook Kwon - staff at Gladstone Global Keywords: genetics, lupus, psoriasis, narcolepsy, cardiac Israel Andrew Lai, Associate Professor, Medicine Global Keywords: HIV and Infectious Diseases, Critical Care Medicine, Cost-effectiveness IndiaAndrew Lai i….After graduating from Brown University with degrees in Urban Studies and Human Biology in 2001, he received his MD from BrownMedical School and a MPH with a focus on quantitative methods from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2006. During medical school, heprovided clinical care and worked on HIV-related projects in Chennai, India and Eldoret, Kenya. He completed internal medicine residency in theprimary care track at UCSF before joining the Division of Hospital Medicine in 2009. Andrew attends on the medical wards at Parnassus and MountZion, Hospitalist Procedures Service, and Neurosurgery Comanagement Service. He currently co-directs the Hospitalist Procedures Service, directsthe Divisions Case Review Committee, and is a member of the Divisions High-Value Care Committee, Quality Improvement Committee, GlobalHealth Committee, and Medical Centers Code Blue debriefing committee. He is a CHEF (Committee on Housestaff Education and Feedback)advisor for several internal medicine residents. His academic interests include bedside procedural education, high-value healthcare, transitions ofcare, global & public health, and HIV & infectious diseases. Andrew has also provided volunteer clinical care in Port-au-Prince with ProjectMedishare for Haiti. Tim Lane - Assistant Professor, CAPS Global Keywords: MSM, sex practices, behavior, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Mozambique Phuoc Le - Associate Professor, Med / Hospitalist Global Keywords: capacity building; education; HIV education; medical training Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Haiti, Tibet, ChinaPhuoc Le graduated from Dartmouth in 2000 with a double major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Asian and Middle Eastern Languagesand Literatures. He earned his MD at Stanford, and obtained a Masters of Public Health from UC Berkeley with a focus on global health. Hecompleted a combined residency in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Global Health Equity at Harvards Brigham and Womens Hospital andMassachusetts General Hospital. During residency he has worked with the NGO Partners in Health (PIH) to provide equitable health care inRwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, and most recently, post-earthquake Haiti. He has participated in both quantitative and qualitative public/community health,and anthropological research in Tibet, Shanghai, and Qinghai, PRC, and Geneva, Switzerland. Currently, Phuoc is an Assistant Clinical Professor ofMedicine and Pediatrics at UCSF, where he is a hospitalist splitting his time between both departments. He co-directs the Global Health-HospitalMedicine Fellowship at UCSF, directs the Global Health Pathway for the Pediatric Residency, and is director of international rotations for the InternalMedicine Residency. He is also a visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health, where he directs theInterdisciplinary Masters of Public Health Program. He continues to work with PIH for several months a year. Grace Lee - Assistant Professor Endocrinology Jocelyn Lehrer - Postdoc, MED- Medicine Global Keywords: risk behaviors, HIV Chile, Uganda, Wilson Liao, Assistant Professor, DermatologyMy laboratory studies the genetic basis for psoriasis, a common autoimmune skin disease. We have enrolled a large number of psoriasis patientsinto our biobank, which is used for ongoing research projects. Teri Liegler - Associate Professor, MED- AIDS SFGH Global Keywords: HIV; data management; HPV; interferon; laboratory; rapid diagnosis; Brazil; Peru; Uganda Royce Lin - Associate Professor, Medicine Global Keywords: capacity building; education; HIV education; medical training Tanzania Jue Lin - Postdoctoral Fellow, Biochemistry & Biophysics
  15. 15. Krysia Lindan - Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics Global Keywords: HIV epidemiology; MSM; serodiscordant; sex worker; sex practices Cambodia; India; Thailand; Uganda; Viet Nam Michael Lipnick - Resident PhysII-VIII / Non Rep, Anesthesia Global Keywords: Surgery, first responders, funding transparency, capacity building, technology in Global Health, Uganda Sheri Lippman - Assistant Professor, MED-CAMPUS-CAPS Global Keywords: sex worker, HIV prevention, stigma Brazil, South Africa Lianxing Liu - Postdoc, McCunne lab Global Keywords: reviewing CAF candidate proteins for HIV suppression. China Albert Liu Assistant Professor – SFGH/General Internal Medicine Chunye Lu- Postdoc, Medicine / Rheumatology Innate Immunity conferred by host restriction factors in HIV Annie Luetkemeyer - Assistant Professor, MED- AIDS SFGH Global Keywords: HIV, TB, HBV, coinfection, antiretroviral, Paula Lum, Associate Professor, Medicine Global Keywords: substance abuse, HepC, disparity, HIV prevention Ngoc Ly, Associate Professor, Peds / Pulmonary Global Keywords: genetics, allergy, asthmaMy research has focused on the influences of heredity, as well as prenatal and infant environmental exposures (including environmental, microbial,and nutritional influences) on immune responses and clinical symptoms of allergy and asthma. I have been actively involved and collaborated withinvestigators on 4 large prospective birth cohort studies and a cross-sectional study relating to environmental and immunological determinants ofallergy and asthma. Clinically, I oversee and direct care for a large number of asthmatic children in the Pediatric Pulmonary Asthma Program atUCSF that I established in 2009. The Asthma Program consists of an asthma care team that includes a nurse practitioner and respiratory therapistcertified in asthma education to facilitate asthma education and management for children less than 18 years of age. My other clinical interestsinclude bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), congenital lung abnormalities, interstitial lung diseases, chronic respiratory failure/insufficiency andneuromuscular respiratory diseases, including assistive therapies such as oxygen, mechanical ventilation, airway clearance devices, or an artificialairway. Megan Mahon - Assistant Professor, Family & Community MedicineDr. Megan Mahoney received her bachelor’s degree in Immunology from University of California Berkeley in 1996, her medical degree fromUniversity of California San Francisco School of Medicine in 2001, and completed her residency training in family medicine at the San FranciscoGeneral Hospital in 2004. She is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and has been part of the DFCMfaculty at UCSF since 2004. Her clinical and research interests relate to HIV and Hepatitis C medicine in vulnerable populations. She is medicaldirector of the Family HIV Clinic at the San Francisco General Hospital which provides HIV and Hepatitis C treatment services for San Francisco’sindigent population. She is the principal investigator of an HIV prevention intervention targeting women partners of incarcerated men, called theHealth Access Program for Prevention, Empowerment and Networking (HAPPEN), funded by the Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’sHealth. As an HIV consultant for the National HIV/AIDS Clinicians’ Consultation Center (NCCC) since 2004, she provides consultation on HIV toclinicians across the country. NCCC is funded by a federal grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Centers forDisease Control and Prevention Services. Through her work at NCCC, she served as a consultant for the Ethiopia Fitun Warmline. Dr. Mahoneyalso served as an HIV and Hepatitis C consultant for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Dr. Mahoney provided consultationfor the HIV and Hepatitis C care of 80-110 HIV-infected incarcerated women in the California Correctional Women’s Facility, provided services tothousands of HIV-infected inmates throughout the state of California, and served as a HIV consultant for prison health care personnel. Dr.Mahoney has authored several publications on HIV in minority communities. Souhail Malave - Post Doc, Medicine / CAPS
  16. 16. Catherine Maternowska, Assistant Professor, not in faculty, MED- OB/ GYN & Repro Sci Keyword: field, gender, violence, abortion, training Kenya, Zimbabwe, Tanzania Amir Matityahu, Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Keyword: surgery; trauma; orthaeopedic Germany, Israel, Kenya, Japan Jeff McConnell, Project Director, Gladstone Institute of Virology Oliver Medzihradsky, Assistant Professor, DOM Keyword: HIV Haiti, DRC, MaliOliver Medzihradsky is a fellowship-trained hospitalist trained in internal medicine and pediatrics who holds a longstanding interest in global health.His clinical responsibilities in adult medicine lie on the general medicine teaching service at our Parnassus campus as well as the hospitalist serviceat the Mt. Zion campus. Having previously worked in Mali, rural Haiti, and western DRC, at this point within his first year on the UCSF faculty Oliveris initiating collaborations in eastern DRC in infant malnutrition, mother-to-child HIV transmission, sexual violence, and end-of-life care. He has apartially related and insatiable interest in wilderness, sports, and high-altitude medicine. Susan Meffert, Assistant Professor, MED- Psychiatry Keyword: stress, health in conflict, Sudan, India, Haiti, Egypt,Susan M. Meffert M.D., M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, UCSF Global Health Sciences Faculty BurkeScholar, UCSF Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K awardee scholar and a University of California GlobalHealth Institute Awardee. Dr. Meffert has been working in the field of global mental health since 1998. She began clinical research in 2004 duringpsychiatric residency at UCSF, returning to East Africa to work with Darfur refugees. Dr. Meffert is interested in how violence and trauma replicateacross survivors’ lives, families and communities by creating emotional disorders that impact interpersonal relationships and put close contacts atrisk of mental health disorders. She completed a successful pilot RCT of Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for depression and Posttraumatic Stress(PTSD) symptoms among Darfur refugees in Cairo with treatment delivered by community members and an RCT of IPT in China with survivors ofthe Sichuan earthquake in which treatment is delivered by local paraprofessionals. Through her research, Dr. Meffert became interested in thestrong associations between violence, trauma and HIV among women in low resource settings. Dr. Meffert is currently collaborating with the UCSFFamily AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) PEPFAR funded program based in Kisumu, Kenya to assess mental health trauma care needsamong HIV+ women affected by Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and develop an adapted and sustainable intervention delivered by local providers toaddress mental health care needs and associated adherence difficulties. John Metcalfe, Assistant Professor, Medicine Keyword: interferon, Zimbabwe South AfricaMy decision to become a doctor evolved out of volunteering at a hospice with AIDS patients in the pre-HAART era, and work in a rural, governmentclinic in eastern Honduras. Because of my commitment to work with critically underserved populations, I have been attracted to global health projectswith programmatic relevance throughout my medical training. In Loreto, Peru, I worked on a project using molecular diagnostics and active casefinding to map unstable, seasonal malaria transmission. As a fourth year medical student ,I worked eastern Democratic Republic of Congo andapplied probability sampling methods to measure health clinic utilization and mortality in a rural region of over 360,000 people, and managed a WorldHealth Organization Roll Back Malaria field site enrolling 300 children in a prospective anti-malaria drug efficacy trial. During residency in InternalMedicine at UCSF, I designed a case-control study for the Brazilian Ministry of Health to investigate a sharp increase in severe leptospirosisassociated with alveolar hemorrhage occurring in Brazilian slums. In 2003, I developed a clinical elective in Durban, South Africa, where I workedwith Enhancing Care Initiative and the Harvard AIDS Institute to train healthcare workers on the eve of the public sector rollout of antiretrovirals. Inmy second year of fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, I concurrently enrolled in the UC Berkeley doctoral program inepidemiology (2008-present). Concurrent with fellowship training, I consulted for the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Program forAppropriate Technology in Health (PATH), and USAID in national TB program evaluations in three countries and an operational plan for scale-up ofmultidrug resistant tuberculosis management in Zimbabwe. I currently attend on the Pulmonary Consult Service and in the Intensive Care Unit at theSan Francisco General Hospital. My research interests focus on the diagnosis, management, and transmission of drug resistant tuberculosis,domestically and in high HIV-burden settings. Further areas of specialization include diagnostic test evaluation, risk prediction, and causal inference.With collaborators at the Biomedical Research and Training Institute (http://www.brti.co.zw/) and the University of Zimbabwe/UCSF Clinical TrialsUnit, we work to improve early detection of drug resistant TB, validate use of low cost, accelerated phenotypic assays, assess current internationalclinical care standards for persons at risk for drug resistant TB, and estimate the contribution of microbial and human genomic factors on drugresistant TB transmission in Harare, Zimbabwe.
  17. 17. Ana-Claire Meyer, Assistant Professor, MED- Neuro Keyword: HIV disease, dementia, neuropathy, epilepsy, Kenya, Haiti, ZambiaAna-Claire L. Meyer, M.D., M.S.H.S. is a graduate of Amherst College (Magna Cum Laude) and Harvard Medical School. She trained in neurology atthe Partners Neurology Program of Brigham and Womens Hospital and the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was a Veterans Affairs/RobertWood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of California, Los Angeles before joining the faculty at UCSF in 2008. She received an AmericanAcademy of Neurology Practice Research Training Fellowship in 2008 and the Fulbright Award in 2009. Her clinical interests are in infectiousdiseases of the nervous system, particularly in the neurological complications of HIV infection and parasitic diseases. Her research focuses onimproving capacity for and access to neurological care for underserved populations both domestically and internationally. She currently divides hertime between San Francisco and Family AIDS Care and Education Services in western Kenya. Her upcoming studies include a longitudinal study ofHIV-associated cognitive impairment in Kenya, and a phase IIb clinical trial of oral therapies for early cryptococcal infection. Ongoing studies includethe global burden of disease due to epilepsy. To read more about her research at FACES-Kenya: www.faces-kenya.org/research/index.php Jeffrey Milush, Assistant Professor, Medicine Okeoma Mmeje - Clinical Instructor, WOS Kenya Dominic Montagu, Associate Professor, Global Health Sciences; Epidemiology and Biostatistics Keyword: health policy, privatization, access, developing country, Viet Nam, Lesotho, Rwanda, Botswana, Myanmar, Peru, Indonesia Meghan Morris, Postdoc Epidemiology & BiostatisticsI am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) withgraduate training in infectious disease and social-behavioral epidemiology. I have experience working with marginalized populations includingwomen, migrants, and substance users, globally. And have made it my academic and professional career to understand the biological, social, andpolicy aspects that place such groups at greater risk for HIV, hepatitis C infection and other negative health outcomes. Prior to joining UCSF Ireceived a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biochemistry & Cellular Biology from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 2003, a MPH inepidemiology from San Diego State University (SDSU) in 2008, and PhD in Global Health with concentration in Epidemiology from UCSD/SDSU’sJoint Doctoral Program in Public Health in 2011. Saam Morshed, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Keyword: surgery; capacity building; orthaeopedic CubaDr. Morshed completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University. He completed his medical education and residency in orthopaedicsurgery at the University of California, San Francisco. During his residency he was awarded the Orthopaedic Research and Education SocietyClinical Research Training Fellowship which funded his studies towards a Master of Public Health degree and eventual Doctor of Philosophy inEpidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. After residency, Dr. Morshed traveled to Seattle, Washington where he completed a clinicalfellowship in orthopaedic traumatology at Harborview Medical Center. In 2009, he joined the faculty of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at theUniversity of California, San Francisco, (UCSF) as an attending surgeon at the San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH). Dr. Morshed has publishedmultiple research manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, textbook chapters and has been awarded numerous awards and grants for his work inclinical outcomes research in orthopaedics and traumatology. Janet Myers, Associate Professor, MED- CAPS Keyword: vaccine, HIV prevention, HIV risk Moldolva, Barbados, Antigua-Barbuda, St. Vincent-Grenadines, St. Kitts-Nevis, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Uganda Payam Nahid, Associate Professor, Medicine Keyword: epidemiology; clinical trial; rapid diagnosis; tuberculosis Viet NamThe overarching goals of my research are to integrate basic scientific advances in the field of TB with clinical research methods to help improve thecare of patients with TB and HIV/TB worldwide. Given the devastating impact of TB on the developing world, I commit a major portion of myacademic activities to resource-limited settings, where I am involved in the conduct of programmatically relevant clinical trials of new and promisingTB diagnostics and therapeutics.
  18. 18. Anna Napoles, Associate Professor, Medicine Keyword: cancer; education Ian NcNicholl, Associate Professor; Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Department of Medicine Torsten Neilands, Associate Professor, Medicine Keyword: data management Puerto Rico Sara Newmann, Assistant Professor, MED Bixby Keyword: family planning, contraceptive, Kenya Carl Nosek, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Keyword: Improving health care delivery in underdeveloped settings Malawi Megie Okumura, Assistant Adj Professor, Peds / Gen Peds Keyword: evidence based strategies to improve chronic illness delivery noMy research is aimed at studying and formulating interventions that will address barriers and facilitators to chronic illness care for children withspecial health care needs as they transition from the pediatric to adult health care setting……… my research has focused on epidemiologic studiesof health care utilization and health care needs. ……… studying barriers and facilitators to chronic illness management during the transitioningperiod for YSHCN. Using the findings, my goal is to design interventions that will improve chronic illness management and continuity of care forYSHCN. For example, I am evaluating the implementation of a health advocacy program targeted to improving care for transition aged adolescentsand adults with developmental disabilities through a community-agency partnership. I am planning a future R-01 that would integrate community-based programming with health clinics to improve chronic disease management to YSHCN. Gabe Ortiz, Assistant Professor, UCSF School of MedicineWhile at UCSF, Dr. Ortiz has performed biomedical research focused on HIV immunology in the laboratory of Dr. Joseph M. McCune. His researchactivities have aimed at understanding the importance of innate immune responses in HIV infection, with a focus on myeloid cell subsets. This workhas culminated in two submitted publications to the Journal of Infectious Diseases and Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. This work has alsoextended into a new line of investigation focused on how the development of the immune system, particularly of myeloid cell subsets, may impactchildhood vaccine responses. ……. Sunil Parikh – Assistant Adj Prof-FY, S/P Department Clin P; Division of Infectious Diseases Keyword: malaria, host genetics, co-infection, vaccine, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Nigeria Rushi Parikh-Resident, Medicine Ina Park, Assistant Professor, Family & Community Medicine Global Keywords: epidemiology; sexually transmitted; local global Ludmila Pawlikowska, Assistant Professor, Anesthesia/Perioperative Care Global Keywords: heart disease; HIV; AIDS; ageing; anesthesia; genetic; metabolism; strokeMy research focuses on genetics of common human disease, including stroke, cardiovascular disease and aging and longevity. In collaboration withDrs. William Young and Helen Kim at the UCSF Center for Cerebrovascular Research, I study the genetics of brain arteriovenous malformation(BAVM), an important cause of stroke in young adults, and other vascular malformations. A second focus of my research is on human aging andlongevity; I am part of the NIA-funded Longevity Consortium. A third area of interest is admixture mapping of cardiovascular disease traits associatedwith metabolic syndrome. Carmen Peralta, Assistant Professor , Medicine/Nephrology
  19. 19. …… Dr. Peralta’s research activities focus on three major areas: (1) Translational approaches to understanding mechanisms for racial/ethnicdisparities in kidney disease; (2) Hypertension, arterial stiffness and kidney disease; and (3) Novel biomarkers for detection, classification and riskstratification for early kidney disease in diverse populations. Dr. Peralta has established translational collaborations with a multi-disciplinary team ofinvestigators in nephrology, general internal medicine, epidemiology, and human genetics both at UCSF and around the country. She is an activemember of the renal working groups in several major ongoing cohort studies that include The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), theCardiovascular Health Study (CHS) and the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Dr. Peralta is also a member ofthe national steering committee for research of the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) from the National Kidney Foundation. Susan Philip, Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases-SFGH Ricardo Pietrobon, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Keywords: ortho surgery Christopher Pilcher - Associate Professor Medicine Keyword: acute HIV; HIV testing; shedding Brazil; Malawi Satish Pillai, Assistant Professor, Medicine Keyword: hepatitis, HIV, co-infection SwitzerlandAlthough the advent of Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) has dramatically decreased the morbidity and mortality associated with HIV-1infection, there is a pronounced demand for alternative clinical management strategies due to frequent evolution of antiretroviral resistance, toxicity,and access constraints in resource-limited settings. My research is focused on identifying and characterizing novel host factors that act against HIV-1, by investigating the molecular determinants underlying the anti-HIV-1 activity of the antiviral cytokine interferon-alpha (IFN-a) in vivo. These hostfactors may serve as the foundations of future prophylactic, therapeutic and eradication strategies for HIV-1 infection. Induction of IFN-a expressionis a critical first step in the defense against a range of viral infections. The antiretroviral activity of the IFN-a cytokine was demonstrated in vitroalmost immediately after the discovery of HIV-1, and includes inhibition of HIV-1 reverse transcription, viral assembly and virion release. Severalclinical studies including our own report that IFN-a treatment acts against HIV-1 in vivo, and potently suppresses HIV-1 viremia in chronically-infectedindividuals. The precise molecular mechanisms underlying this suppressive activity in vivo, however, remain to be elucidated. ….. For a conciseexplanation of my latest research and its implications, please visit this new UCSF press release: http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2012/02/11598/fighting-infections-old-drug-reveals-new-tricks In addition to the my principal research projects involving IFN-a and host restriction factors, I participate as abioinformaticist and phylogeneticist in a number of HIV/AIDS collaborations with researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC),San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) and the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology (GIVI). Larissa Podust, Assistant, Professor Pathology TB, parasite, molecular mechanism, neglected disease Travis Porco, Associate Professor, Proctor Foundation Keywords: epidemiology; HIV; tuberculosis; trachoma; uvelitis; resistant Ethiopia; India; Thailand Mary Premenko-Lanier, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine Oliver Radke, Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine Anesthesia Greg Rebchook, Assistant Professor, Prevention Sciences Group Keyword: HIV prevention, e-learning, MSM, science based Philippines Rotrease Regan, Fellow, CAPS
  20. 20. Adam Renslo, Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Chemistry Keyword: cellular mechanism; molecular mechanism; neglected disease; local global *My research group is engaged at the interface of chemistry and biology. As medicinal chemists, we design and synthesize small molecules thatmodulate disease pathology at the level of the enzyme, cell, and whole animal, with current projects in cancer, infectious disease, andneurodegeneration. As chemical biologists, we employ novel small molecule probes to better understand biological pathways and the mechanismsof small molecule therapeutics. Using such small molecule probes, we are exploring the mechanisms underlying the action of artemisinin andrelated antimalarial drugs. Finally, we are inventing and employing new platform technologies in an effort to expand the realm of druggable targetspace and drug-like chemical space. These technologies include new targeted approaches in cancer and infectious disease Teri Reynolds, Assistant Professor, Emergency Med Keyword: emergency medicine Democratic Republic of the Congo; Rwanda; Tanzania Nadia Roan, Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine Michael Rosenblum, Assistant Professor, Dermatology Arup Roy-Burman, Associate Professor, Pediatrics Keyword: regional best practices Honduras, Republic of GeorgiaRoy-Burman is Medical Director of the Pediatric ICU and Director of Pediatric Transport, Access, and Outreach for UCSF Benioff Children’sHospital. He provides clinical service in both the Pediatric ICU and the Pediatric Cardiac ICU. He is interested in the promotion of both internal andexternal collaborations between specialties and institutions, standardization of patient care delivery, optimization of outcomes, and the developmentof regional best practices, access to care, with a focus on customer relationship management and telehealth. Roy-Burman is a fellow of theAmerican Academy of Pediatrics and a member of several professional organizations, including the Society of Critical Care Medicine and theMedical Group Management Association. He led the re-establishment of the Northern California Pediatric Intensive Care Network and serves as itsChair. Roy-Burman has a long history of involvement with international health. He is co-founder and former Director of the Roatan VolunteerPediatric Clinic in Roatan, Honduras, where he has also established one of the largest pediatric resident international health electives available toUS trainees. He is a member of the Board of the 501(c) 3 Global Healing. Roy-Burman has been recognized consistently in Best Doctors inAmerica and Who’s Who in America. Sarah Royce, Assistant Professor, Global Health Sciences Keyword: Implementation Science, HIV prevention Theodore Ruel, Assistant Professor, MED- Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Keyword: pediatric, infectious disease Thailand, Peru, India, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo Tina Rutar, Associate Professor, Opthamology Keyword: eye surgery misaligned eyes, cataracts, congenital malformations of the eye Coleen Sabatini, Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Disparities Parya Saberi - Assistant Professor, Medicine / CAPS Keywords: HIV/AIDS, ART, adherence, sleep, Technology, disparities Iran Judy Sakanari, Research Parasitologist, Pathology Keywords: Parasotiology, Chagas, Trymanosome, Leismania Chas Salmen - Resident Keyword: Capacity building, community education, innovation in outreach Kenya
  21. 21. Amanda Sammann, Resident, Surgery, Education Office Keywords: surgery capacity building Andrew Saunders - Fellow, Pediatrics Sandy Schwarcz, Associate Professor, Epi and Biostat Keywords: HIV epidemiology Kenya Hyman Scott, Fellow, ID Mark Seielstad, Associate Professor, Laboratory Medicine Keyword: diabetes; epidemiology; blood supply; genetic BrazilResearch in my lab is at the interface of genetic epidemiology and population/anthropological genetics. The main goal is to identify human geneticvariation altering the risk of complex human diseases involving immunity and metabolism (e.g., type 2 diabetes). This puts an emphasis on genomictechnologies such as genome-wide SNP genotyping, and next-generation sequencing to reveal and characterize polymorphisms in whole exomeand whole genome data. Much of this work is carried out in geographically diverse human populations, which are also the subject of anthropologicalinvestigations that seek to characterize the global distribution of genetic variation. A particular emphasis is placed on sequencing and coalescenceanalysis of the Y chromosome and mtDNA, as well as cultural practices that alter demographic and selective regimes acting on the sex-specificlineages of these two DNA molecules. Devi SenGupta, ID Fellow, Department of Medicine – Division of Infectious Diseases Robin Serrahn, Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine Jae Sevelius, Assistant Professor, Medicine/CAPS Keywords: HIV prevention, Transgender health PeruAffiliations: Center of Excellence for Transgender Health Center for AIDS Prevention Studies Starley Shade, Assistant Professor, MED- Positive Health Keywords: statistics, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal Sriram Shamasunder, Assistant Professor /Hospitalists , Medicine Keywords: healthcare delivery, resource constrained, TB, refugee Burundi, India, Tanzania, Guatemala, Tibet,Sriram Shamasunder is interested in the delivery of comprehensive health care in resource poor settings. In addition to his clinical work trainingmedical students and residents on the medical service at UCSF in San Francisco, he spends much of his time abroad. In 2009, Sri spent 5 months inrural Burundi with the organization Village Health Works providing comprehensive primary and HIV care as well as designing innovative clinicalprograms. Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, he led a group of surgeons in Western Haiti. In 2010, he spent several months in rural Karnataka,India providing comprehensive primary care and training health personnel. In 2011, he worked in a similar capacity in Rwanda with the Ministry ofHealth and Partners in Health. He was awarded the Young Physician of the Year in 2010, by the Northern California Chapter of the AmericanCollege of Physicians and was named an Asia21 fellow in 2012. Sri is a Fulbright-Nehru scholar to India studying innovations of care among tribalhealth organizations throughout rural India. At UCSF, he co-founded and is co-directing the first ever Global Health-Hospital Medicine Fellowship,which aims to train the next cohort of leaders in Global Health delivery and implementation. Nicolas Sheon, Assistant Professor, MED CAPS
  22. 22. Marwa Shoeb, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine Keyword: Medical education, Global HealthMarwa Shoeb is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine. She received an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from BrownUniversity and her MD and Masters in Health Sciences from the Joint UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco Medical Program. She completed residencytraining in the Categorical Medicine Track and participated in the Global Health and Hospital Medicine Pathways at the University of Washington in2011. She finished the 1-year Academic Hospital Medicine Fellowship at UCSF in 2012. Marwas academic interests include global and publichealth, health and human rights, health systems strengthening, medical education, and transitions of care. Claire Simeone, AssistantProf- Community Health Systems Elizabeth Sinclair, Assistant Professor, Medicine Keywords: HIV treatment Annette Sohn, Assistant Professor, MED- Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Keywords: pediatric, stigma, antiretroviral, health policy, field Viet Nam Ma Somsouk, Assistant Professor, UCSF School of Medicine1. Gastrointestinal tract as a reservoir and site of HIV pathogenesis. We study the impact of HIV in the gut, answering questions related to viralpersistence, immune activation, epithelial barrier dysfunction, and their relationship to systemic inflammation, aging, and cancer using observationalstudies and interventional trials. 2. Prevention of colorectal cancer. The SFGH population often presents with late-stage cancer, particularly amongAsians and blacks, with low rates of colorectal cancer screening and late utilization of health care services. We identify barriers to access healthcare/ colorectal cancer screening in the safety-net population. In addition to cohort studies, we use mathematical simulation models to identify challengesand best practices for colorectal cancer screening / surveillance. 2006-2008 Masters in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF 2005-2008Gastroenterology Fellowship, UCSF 2002-2005 Residency in Internal Medicine, UCLA-Harbor 2000-2001 Paul Dudley White / Andrew SellardFellowship, Beijing University 1997-2002 Harvard Medical School 1993-1997 Pomona College, Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude Serena Spudich, Assistant Professor, SFGH Padmini Srikantiah, Assistant Professor, ID Wayne Steward, Assistant Professor, MED- CAPS Keyword: stigma, behavior policy HIV prevention Zimbabwe, Mexico Chris Stewart, Associate Professor, Pediatrics Keyword: emergency med; trauma; global health; health in conflict; pediatric; provider training; violence Guatemala; Nicaragua; Viet Nam Cheryl Stoddart, Associate Professor, Medicine HIV; drug development; stem cellMy research has focused on the use of the SCID-hu Thy/Liv mouse model for preclinical evaluation of antiviral compounds and immunomodulatingagents. The Thy/Liv model is constructed by implantation of organs supportive of human multilineage hematopoiesis and T-cell development (e.g.,fetal liver and thymus) into the immunodeficient C.B-17 scid/scid mouse. Since 2000, I have been the Principal Investigator for a sole-sourcedcontract from NIH/NIAID, Tissue-Based Small Animal Model for HIV Drug Discovery funded to carry out these drug evaluations. The model has alsobeen shown to be receptive to the surgical implantation of a number of other hematopoietic and nonhematopoietic human organ systems, includinglymph node, small and large intestine, lung, skin, pituitary, ovary, and placenta. Mice with such implanted organs represent potential models thatcould be used to discover and evaluate stem cell populations normally resident within each of these organs. Carolyn Sufrin, Clinical Instructor, ObGyn SFGH Keywords: family planning, incarceration Iran
  23. 23. Mary Sutphen, Assistant Professor, Social and Behavioral Science Keyword: nursing education, ethics John Takayama, Associate Professor, Pediatrics Judy Tan – Postdoctoral Fellow, Med-CAPSDr. Judy Y. Tan is a behavioral scientist and social psychologist, currently a Post-Doctoral Scholar at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS)in the Traineeship for AIDS Prevention Studies (TAPS) T-32 NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellowship. She received her doctorate in Social Psychology fromthe University of Connecticut, where she also received certifications in Quantitative Research Methods and Health Psychology. Dr. Tans researchfocuses on HIV-related behaviors among gay men of color and, more broadly, on the impact of social inequality on health, evaluation of HIV/AIDSprevention intervention efficacy, and ecological and sociostructural factors related to HIV/AIDS. Her work utilizes theory-building and advancedquantitative methods that include daily process methods and multilevel analyses. Kelly Taylor, Specialist, Institute for Global Health Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal 9/26/10- 11/17/10 Mozambique Lisa Thompson, Assistant Professor Family Health Care Nursing Keyword: environmental health; nursing; family; neonate Guatemala; PeruMy research focuses on environmental factors that contribute to low birth weight and adverse perinatal outcomes, such as neonatal morbidity andmortality. My current research interests are to expand the evidence of an association between low birth weight and decreased anthropometric growth(primarily stunting and wasting) among children who are heavily exposed to particulate matter and carbon monoxide from solid-fuel cook stoves inlesser-developed countries. My long-term goal is to examine other social, economic and institutional forces that drive environmental healthdisparities, both globally, and among Latino immigrant populations residing in urban California. Tererai Trent, Postdoctoral Fellow, Med-CAPS Reiko True, Assistant Professor Psychiatry Hong-Ha Truong, Assistant Professor Grad, Molecular Epidemiology Keyword: viral diversity, super-infection, antiretroviral, resistance, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Viet Nam, Namibia Janice Tsoh, Associate Professor, Psychiatry Keyword: tobacco; cancer; behavior; clinical trial; depression; smoking; substance abuse Stefanie Ueda, Assistant Professor – Gyn Oncology Division Patrick Unemori, Resident, Dermatology Snigdha Vallabhaneni, Fellow - Infect disease Keyword: hepatitis, pregnancy, HIV prevention India, Thailand Katherine Van Loon - Specialist Gastrointestinal Cancer