Description of Research Expertise
In 1999 I started as the medical epidemiologist at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, working on HIV surveillance and public health research projects. In the last 14 years I have continued to conduct epidemiologic and quality of care analyses in HIV. I am currently the Medical Director of the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Laboratory results and case reports reported to local health department surveillance programs are used to measure changes in the number of HIV infection diagnoses as well as AIDS diagnoses, the median CD4 cell counts after HIV diagnoses, the number of concurrent HIV, linkage to and retention in HIV care. I have the responsibility and expertise necessary to ensure the quality of surveillance data to estimate the above measures and oversee the analyses of Philadelphia data required for the proposed project. As PI on all CDC-funded Core and Supplemental surveillance projects, I have ample experience in implementing large-scale projects and maintaining on-going communication with funders and peer collaborators to ensure quality and consistent multi-jurisdictional implementation.