Kara K. Wools-Kaloustian

Kara K. Wools-Kaloustian, MD

David H. Jacobs Professor of Infectious Diseases



I am the Co-PI of the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) East Africa Consortium. The majority of my research has been related to assessing the outcomes of antiretroviral rollout in sub-Saharan Africa this has included assessing the risk of renal disease in HIV-infected Kenyan patients, outcomes of patients enrolled in care, task-shifting models within HIV care programs as well as evaluating the integration of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (pMTCT) interventions into HIV-care and treatment programs.  East African IeDEA is one of 7 regional consortiums that have been constituted to explore the epidemiology of HIV-treatment implementation globally. For the East African Region this has included assessing the trends in CD4 count at the start of antiretroviral therapy (ART), outcomes of pMTCT, issues related to loss to follow-up (LTFU), incidence of Kaposi’s sarcoma in the ART-era, the natural history of perinatally acquired HIV infection in the ART era, the impact of alcohol on retention and assessment of cervical cancer screening integration into HIV-treatment programs.



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Infectious Diseases
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Indianapolis, IN 46202-5124


Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
  • Division Chief