Catherine McGowan, M.D.
Global Health Topic(s): HIV/AIDS
Country(ies): Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, and Peru
Dr. McGowan serves as the PI for the Caribbean and Central and South America network for HIV epidemiology (CCASAnet) of the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA). This project creates a shared repository of HIV data from seven adult care sites and six pediatric sites in the Caribbean and Central and South America, and uses the combined data to answer questions about the characteristics of the regional HIV epidemic In addition, she leads training activities in data management, data quality and good clinical practice for CCASAnet-related research.
In the capacity of a medical volunteer, she provides medical care and teaching of physicians-in-training, in Haiti, Belize, and Cambodia, and she participates in international workshops to develop and revise national guidelines for management of HIV in Haiti.
As a faculty preceptor in ambulatory HIV care at the Comprehensive Care Clinic she provides training to visiting international physicians and nurse practitioners from Brazil, Haiti, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria and Sudan.
Dr. McGowan has instituted and led the process of periodic data monitoring visits and conducted project-driven data audits at sites in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, and Peru.
M.D., University of Kansas