About Us

Indiana University, with partners at the University of California San Francisco, Columbia University, New York University, Moi University in Kenya and Mbarara University in Uganda and support from the World Health Organization and various agencies and private foundations, have established a number of extensive HIV/AIDS treatment and research networks in the East African nations of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. This initiative has created a regional data center for East Africa as part of the IeDEA Consortium. The Center not only merges and shares data among current and future partners, but also offers unparalleled research capacity to identify and address questions that are amendable to combined regional database analysis. [more...]

NORTH AMERICA


North America Country Coordinator/EA IeDEA Program Manager: Yee Yee Kuhn

Indiana University School of Medicine

Principal Investigators: Kara Wools-Kaloustian, Constantin Yiannoutsos
Co-Investigators: Rachel Vreeman and Suzanne Goodrich
Regional Data Manager: Beverly Musick
Biostatisticians: Constantin Yiannoutsos and Giorgos Bakoyannis

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) serves as the East African IeDEA Regional Data & Coordinating Center (RDC) in the United States. It provides overall coordination for the East African Consortium including project development, data management and statistical analysis support. In addition, the site provides mentoring and practical support to site investigators, data managers and biostatisticians at East Africa IeDEA sites.  The IUSM RDC serves as the interface between the East African IeDEA Consortium and with external partners including the six other IeDEA Regions. 

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Site Principal Investigator: Batya Elul

The Columbia University is participating in analyses using IeDEA East Africa data, with a particular focus on evaluation of outcomes among adolescents, and examination of site and program level determinants of key patient outcomes across the HIV care cascade. 

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Site Principal Investigators: Jeffrey Martin (Uganda) and Craig Cohen (Kenya)
Site Co-investigators: Elvin Geng, David Glidden, Toby Maurer, Susan Meffert, and Megan Huchko

UCSF has a prominent role in collaboration with IeDEA field sites in Mbarara, Uganda through the Immune Suppression Syndrome (ISS) clinic at the Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital as well as through the Family AIDS Care & Education Services (FACES) clinics located in Kisumu, Homabay and Migori counties in Kenya. UCSF also collaborates with the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) in Kampala, Uganda. Investigators at UCSF provide leadership in analyses and projects related to Kaposi’s Sarcoma as well as the impact of the provider and health care environment on patient outcomes. Investigators from UCSF also provide leadership in analyses addressing cervical cancer and other women’s health issues. 

University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Site Principal Investigator: Paula Braitstein

Dr. Braitstein provides mentoring and support to IeDEA investigators based at Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya, and is leading efforts to ascertain and improve data quality within the AMPATH Medical Records System.

 

Brown University/Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI

Site Principal Investigator: Rami Kantor 

Dr. Kantor’s area of expertise for IeDEA will focus on sample collection, handling and testing and data analysis of HIV drug resistance in the Adolescent Care Cascade. His lab is located in the Miriam Hospital and will also serve as a back-up lab for viral load testing. 

 

University of California, Riverside, CA (UCR)

Site Principal Investigator: Jennifer Syvertsen

Dr. Syvertsen is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCR who will design the qualitative protocols for the Syndemics study. She will train staff, conduct interviews and lead the qualitative analysis for this project.