Kate Clouse, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor
Vanderbilt School of Nursing
Office Address
2525 West End Ave, Suite 750
(615) 875-9814

Global Health Topics:
Maternal and Child Health, HIV/AIDS, Epidemiology, Tuberculosis

Project Country: South Africa

Dr. Kate Clouse is an epidemiologist who has designed, managed and implemented HIV/AIDS and TB research studies since 2004. Her research specialty is in patient engagement throughout the continuum of HIV care, with a particular focus on South Africa. Her recent work has explored poor engagement in HIV care among postpartum women in South Africa and developing appropriate interventions to improve HIV care. She has experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions to improve patient engagement in HIV care, including studies using mobile health (mHealth), case management, point-of-care technology, and financial incentive strategies. She also has training and experience in qualitative methods and analysis and often deploys a mixed-methods data approach. Dr. Kate Clouse is an Assistant Professor and core faculty at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, with a primary appointment at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and a secondary appointment at the Vanderbilt University Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases.


Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley