This project aims to support Management and Development for Health to implement the SHAPE Project (Strengthening HIV/AIDS Program Efficiencies in Dar es Salaam) objectives by providing Technical Assistance in areas of quality improvement, nutritional assessment and interventions, and finance and … Continue reading “Provision of HIV/AIDS Treatment Services by Local Indigenous in the United Republic of Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief”
The goal of this project is to develop a robust in vitro culture system for the human malaria parasite, Plasmoduim vivax, that will facilitate biological studies and support the design of health interventions.
This project is to evaluate the impact and cost effectiveness of combination HIV prevention interventions on population-level HIV incidence in Botswana, a country with a severe generalized HIV epidemic.
Over time Americans, especially women, have experienced high demands in terms of full time work often with high family demands, coupled with low formal support ( social protection policies) or informal support from other family members. The aims of this … Continue reading “Social protection, work and family strain: cumulative disadvantage effects in the US and Europe”
This research focuses on analyzing the HIV virus strain in southern Africa, as distinct from HIV strain that currently dominates is US and Europe. The study combines that analysis with an analysis of the genetics of the people in the … Continue reading “Donation for the Purpose of Supporting HIV and AIDS Research”
The increase in antiretroviral use globally to treat HIV infections has been a much needed and worthy achievement as many thousands of lives have been saved by the rapid expansion of treatment. A natural byproduct of the increased use of … Continue reading “Novel Strategy for HIV Drug Resistance Monitoring in Developing Countries”
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 … Continue reading “Mechanics of Monolayer Migration”
The goals of the Higher Education Network Ring Initiative (HENRI) are to develop a sustainable training program in higher education in public health that is rooted in: (1) active use of local data to inform policy decisions, (2) a practice-based … Continue reading “The Higher Education Network Ring Initiative (HENRI)”
The overall goal of this project is to translate rigorous research into operational gains at scale. Thus, the entire program will be multidisciplinary in nature and outcome-focused, allowing for problem solving across sectors, rather than within silos.
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 … Continue reading “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)”
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 … Continue reading “GWAS on Determinants of HIV-1 Subtype C Infection”
Many HIV-infected women in the developing world chose to formula feed to avoid mother-to child HIV transmission (MTCT) from breastfeeding, despite concerns for high infant mortality with replacement feeding. This study hypothesizes that in regions where formula feeding or early … Continue reading “Cotrimoxazole Prophylaxis to Improve Survival among HIV-Exposed Infants in Botswana”
This study will examine prospectively collected data on occupation, occupational exposures, medical history, and medication use and risk of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in a case-control study nested within the entire population of Denmark between the years 1985 and 2009 … Continue reading “Population-Based Study of Environmental Risk Factors for ALS”
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 … Continue reading “PHACS – Data and Operations Center”
This project seeks to systematically discover and replicate additional common genetic variants associated with breast cancer, assess their biological significance, and develop evidence based assessments of the clinical validity of prediction algorithms using these variants, and their suitability for translation … Continue reading “Discovery, Biology and Risk of Inherited Variants in Breast Cancer”
This study aims to understand the effects of toxins on neurodevelopment in children. It examines the individual differences is susceptibility to metals, as well as joint effects of metals on neurodevelopment.
The objectives of this project are to make smoking history in Greece through the Collaboration of the Harvard School of Public Health and Dr. Panagiotis Behrakis of the Hellenic Anti-Cancer Society and the University of Athens, School of Medicine.Â The … Continue reading “The Behrakis Project for Making Smoking History in Greece: HEART (Hellenic Action through Research Against Tobacco)”