Our research works towards improving our understanding of the pathobiology of important viral diseases in Africa. We collaborate with African scientists to address research questions that can translate to evidence-based real-world solutions, improved health outcomes, and sustained policy change. The training of students and junior faculty is critical to promoting sustained infectious disease research on the continent.
Research themes include:
HIV Implementation Science
Building on the success of HIV prevention, treatment, and care programs, we continue to address important gaps between research and implementation to inform and improve interventions and maximize their public health impact.
Many pathogenic arboviruses were discovered in Africa, yet their biology and clinical consequences remain poorly understood. The global migration of these viruses and their genetic diversification have raised important questions on the biology and clinical significance of these viral infections.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa is yet to be realized. We focus on healthcare workers as an important high-risk population to better understand potential viral and population differences in immunity and mortality.
Turning The Tide - AIDS in Nigeria
New Academia Publishing, 2018
This book covers the history and progress of HIV prevention and treatment efforts in Nigeria. The book highlights the successful collaborations that developed over the years between Nigerian HIV/AIDS specialists and their Western counterparts.