Active Grants by Investigators (alphabetic)

Aimalohi Ahonkhai M.D.
Decreasing Interruptions and Losses from HIV Care in Nigeria NIH/NIAID
This study identifies and explores health system-level factors associated with loss-to-follow up (LTFU) and unplanned care interruption from HIV care in a multi-site treatment program. Supported by the AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN), the specific aim of the study is to identify health system-level factors associated with LTFU, and unplanned care interruption from a large HIV treatment program in Nigeria.

Carolyn M. Audet Ph.D.
Traditional Healers as Adherence Partners for PLHIV in Rural Mozambique 

This career development award seeks to foster the advancement of the applicant’s career as an independent HIV/AIDS researcher with a research focus on developing effective strategies to engage the army of community health workers – including traditional healers and traditional birth attendants – as adherence partners, referral agents, and educators. The goal of Dr. Audet’s research is to improve health outcomes among rural community members who seek alternative care and treatment for illness, specifically those with chronic disease, including HIV/AIDS, with a geographic focus in Mozambique.
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Partners-based HIV Treatment for Sero-concordant Couples attending Antenatal Care

Kate Clouse Ph.D., M.P.H.
Population mobility and retention in HIV care among postpartum women in South
This mentored K01 career development award supports training and research to explore the impact of population mobility on retention in postpartum HIV care and gathers critical information for the development of future interventions to improve retention in HIV care.
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Troy Moon M.D., M.P.H.
Bacteremia in HIV-Infected children under 5 years old, hospitalized in Mozambique NIH/NIAID 

The goal of this study is to perform a prospective hospital-based observational study of HIV-infected Mozambican Children <5 years old to determine the incidence, etiology, antibiotic sensitivity patterns and molecular characterizations of culture confirmed bacteremia.
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C. William “Bill” Wester M.D., M.P.H.
HIVQUAL International HRSA/AIDS Institute New York State (PEPFAR)

This project provides technical assistance, coaching, and mentoring for quality improvement in accordance with the work of HEALTHQUAL-Mozambique. Vanderbilt provides these services in Zambézia Province in the areas of PMTCT, adult and pediatric TARV, and will also assist the process of identification of appropriate performance measures for VCT and integration of HIV/TB and HIV/STI services.