Global Health Topic(s): Epidemiology, Global Health Systems/Delivery, HIV/AIDS, Implementation Science, Infectious Diseases
Research Interests: Implementation science and long-term HIV complications, specifically non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with a particular focus on kidney disease
Country(ies): Mozambique, Botswana
Dr. Wester received his M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School and M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health.
An Infectious Disease epidemiologist and internist with extensive HIV/AIDS research experience in resource-limited settings of the world, Dr. Wester's research focuses on implementation science and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with a particular focus on kidney complications.
Through his faculty appointment at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), Dr. Wester currently works with the scale-up efforts and site mentoring of large public ART treatment programs in Africa (as Project Director of a large PEPFAR program in Mozambique). Before joining Vanderbilt, he lived and worked in Botswana for eight years, with the Harvard School of Public Health where he helped establish and maintain its national adult ARV treatment program.
M.D., Dartmouth Medical School
M.P.H., Harvard University