Projects

Mechanics of Monolayer Migration

Cells in the lung often migrate not as individual entities but as collective sheets, ducts, strands, or clusters. But how each cell can coordinate its migration with that of immediate neighbors has defied full comprehension. This study proposes the hypothesis…

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Measurement Errors in Cancer Epidemiology

As cancer epidemiology studies incorporate sophisticated new techniques for exposure measurement, sound statistical approaches to risk estimation and modeling will become increasingly important. The long-term objective of this research is to improve the understanding of cancer etiology and prevention through…

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GWAS on Determinants of HIV-1 Subtype C Infection

The broad goals of the project are to identify determinants of susceptibility and resistance to infection by HIV-1 subtype C and of disease progression among people severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in southern Africa, and to reduce the burden…

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Implementation of Programs for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS in the United Republic of Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

This project aims to achieve primary prevention of HIV infection through expanding programs to reduce mother-to-child transmission; improve the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS and related opportunistic infections by improving STI management; enhancing care and treatment of opportunistic infections, including…

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PHACS – Data and Operations Center

This project continues the Data and Operations Center (DOC) of the Pediatric HIV AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS). The DOC, together with the PHACS Coordinating Center (CC, Russ Van Dyke, MD, PI), carries out the scientific agenda established by the Scientific…

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The Center for the Global Demography of Aging

The Center for Global Demography on Aging seeks to carry out research on important themes related to global aging and health, with an emphasis on issues in the developing world. Specifically, it aims to understand the changing patterns of adult…

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MIDAS Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics

The Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD) at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) will serve as a national and international center for research, teaching, and outreach to public health decisionmakers and other stakeholders in infectious disease modeling and epidemiology.…

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