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Expertise in Global Health

North America


The North America Country Coordinator/EA IeDEA Program Manager is Yee Yee Kuhn.

Indiana University School of Medicine

Principal Investigators: Kara Wools-Kaloustian, MD and Constantin Yiannoutsos, PhD
Co-Investigators: Rachel Vreeman, MD and Suzanne Goodrich, MD
Regional Data Manager: Beverly Musick
Biostatisticians: Constantin Yiannoutsos, PhD; Shanshan Li, PhD; and Giorgos Bakoyannis, PhD

Indiana University School of Medicine serves as the East African IeDEA Regional Data and Coordinating Center (RDC) in the United States. It provides overall coordination for the East African Consortium including project development, data management and statistical analysis support. In addition, the site provides mentoring and practical support to site investigators, data managers and biostatisticians at East Africa IeDEA sites. The IU School of Medicine RDC serves as the interface between the East African IeDEA Consortium and with external partners including the six other IeDEA Regions.

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Site Principal Investigator: Batya Elul

Columbia University is participating in analyses using IeDEA East Africa data, with a particular focus on evaluation of outcomes among adolescents, and examination of site and program level determinants of key patient outcomes across the HIV care cascade.

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Site Principal Investigators: Jeffrey Martin (Uganda) and Craig Cohen (Kenya)
Site Co-investigators: Elvin Geng, David Glidden, Toby Maurer, Susan Meffert and Megan Huchko

University of California, San Francisco has a prominent role in collaboration with IeDEA field sites in Mbarara, Uganda, through the Immune Suppression Syndrome (ISS) clinic at the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital as well as through the Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) clinics located in Kisumu, Homabay and Migori counties in Kenya. UCSF also collaborates with the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) in Kampala, Uganda. Investigators at UCSF provide leadership in analyses and projects related to Kaposi’s Sarcoma as well as the impact of the provider and health care environment on patient outcomes. Investigators from UCSF also provide leadership in analyses addressing cervical cancer and other women’s health issues.

University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Site Principal Investigator: Paula Braitstein, PhD

Braitstein provides mentoring and support to IeDEA investigators based at Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya, and is leading efforts to ascertain and improve data quality within the AMPATH Medical Records System.

Brown University/Miriam Hospital (Providence, RI)

Site Principal Investigator: Rami Kantor, MD

Kantor’s area of expertise for IeDEA focuses on sample collection, handling and testing and data analysis of HIV drug resistance in the Adolescent Care Cascade. His lab is located in the Miriam Hospital and also serves as a back-up lab for viral load testing.

University of California (Riverside, CA)

Site Principal Investigator: Jennifer Syvertsen, PhD, MPH

Syvertsen is an assistant professor of anthropology at University of California Riverside who designs the qualitative protocols for the Syndemics study. She trains staff, conducts interviews and leads the qualitative analysis for this project.