Home Institution: Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO)
Fellowship Site: Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO), Haiti
Research Topic: HIV/AIDS, Implementation Science
Dr. Pierre will spend his fellowship year at GHESKIO Centers in Port-au-Prince under the mentorship of Daniel Fitzgerald, MD and Jean W. Pape, MD. His research will focus on ten year antiretroviral treatment outcomes in Haiti and lessons learned from patients.
Dr. Pierre, a Haitian physician, is a Study Coordinator at GHESKIO and a student in Cornell’s MS Program in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research, with graduation expected in 2015. He has gained broad and valuable research experience through the former, and formal research training through the latter. His career goals are clearly focused on clinical research in Haiti, specifically HIV implementation science, to improve access and quality of care in Haiti. Dr. Pierre has clear passion, dedication, and perspective for improving the health of impoverished communities in Haiti. He expresses particular long-term interest in becoming an independent researcher with a focus on population-level implementation research as it relates to retaining patients in medical care.