Home Institution: Duke University
Fellowship Site: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center
Research Topic: A nurse-delivered intervention to address hypertension among HIV-infected adults in Tanzania
Dr. Manavalan will spend her fellowship year at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center
(KCMC) in Moshi under the mentorship of Nathan Thielman, MD, MPH, Melissa Watt, PhD and Blandina Mmbaga, MD. Her fellowship will focus on a nurse-delivered intervention to address hypertension among HIV-infected adults in Tanzania.
Dr. Manavalan is currently an Infectious Diseases and Global Health Pathway Fellow at Duke University. She completed her medical training at Howard University College of Medicine and her Internal Medicine residency training at Yale University. She stayed on as a Chief Resident at Yale and then worked as a primary care attending for 2 years prior to join-ing Duke as an ID fellow. She is interested in studying the intersection of HIV and non-communicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Manavalan is passionate about reducing health care disparities in marginalized patient populations. She aspires to become a clinician researcher in HIV and non-communicable diseases with the goal of developing sustainable, high quality care models in resource-limited settings.