Harvard Medical School mentors for the

Doris Duke International Clinical Research Fellowship Program

In selecting our faculty mentors, we have chosen individuals who have a history of exemplary contributions to their field and who are dedicated to mentoring medical students. Our mentors have also developed well established, long term partnerships with hospitals and/or medical schools in the countries where their research is based.

Mentors and Areas of Research
Mentor Home Location Sites Country Sample Research Project
Bajunirwe, Dr. Francis Uganda Mbarara University of Science and Technology Mbarara, Uganda Examination of the biologic, social, economic, and behavioral determinants (adherence and resistance) of HIV antiretroviral treatment in rural Uganda.
Bangsberg, Dr. David Harvard Medical School Mbarara University of Science and Technology Mbarara Examination of the biologic, social, economic, and behavioral determinants (adherence and resistance) of HIV antiretroviral treatment in rural Uganda.
Baringhausen, Dr. Till Harvard Medical School The Africa Centre KwaZulu Natal, South Africa Understanding causal pathways of HIV acquisition and transmission. Socioeconomic and behavioral determinants of HIV and design of interventions to prevent transmission.
Calderwood, Dr. Stephen B. Harvard Medical School International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research Dhaka, Bangladesh Implementation of cholera vaccine programs and water and sanitation programs that accompany the vaccine.
Cravioto, Dr. Alejandro Bangladesh International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research Dhaka, Bangladesh Implementation of cholera vaccine programs and water and sanitation programs that accompany the vaccine.
Drobac, Dr. Peter Harvard Medical School and Rwanda Butaro Hospital Haiti and Rwanda Monitoring, evaluation, quality improvement, and improving access, utilization and outcomes of HIV and primary care in resource-limited settings
Gauthier Hedt, Dr. Bethany Harvard Medical School and Rwanda Butaro Hospital Haiti and Rwanda Monitoring, evaluation, quality improvement, and improving access, utilization and outcomes of HIV and primary care in resource-limited settings
Gaziano, Dr. Thomas Harvard Medical School University of Cape Town South Africa Development of risk tools and decision analytic models to evaluate the relationship between common cardiovascular disease risk factors and the changes in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and their economic impact.
Ivers, Dr. Louise Harvard Medical School Zanmi Lasante Haiti Evaluation of the impact of food assistance on individuals and households affected by HIV in rural Haiti and to optimize a nutritional intervention. Barriers to HIV testing and care in rural Haiti.
Lecca, Dr. Leonid Perú Socios en Salud Perú Lima, Perú Exploration of the pathogen, host, and environmental factors on the distribution and dynamics of highly drug resistant tuberculosis in Lima, Peru. Mathematical modeling of epidemics.
Makhema, Dr. Joseph Bangladesh Botswana/Harvard Partnership Gabaronne, Botswana Prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) and the reduction of morbidity and mortality among infants born to HIV-infected women.
Mayosi, Professor Bongani South Africa University of Cape Town South Africa Development of risk tools and decision analytic models to evaluate the relationship between common cardiovascular disease risk factors and the changes in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and their economic impact.
Meara, Dr. John Harvard Medical School Zanmi Lasante, Haiti | Butaro Hospital, Rwanda Rwanda and Haiti Outcomes measurement of surgical care. Developing best practices for national health services as it relates to surgical care, development of physical infrastructure, human capital, cost-effectiveness, public-awareness advocacy and barriers to care.
Mubiligi, Dr. Joel Rwanda Butaro Hospital, Rwanda Rwanda Outcomes measurement of surgical care. Developing best practices for national health services as it relates to surgical care, development of physical infrastructure, human capital, cost-effectiveness, public-awareness advocacy and barriers to care.
Mulogo, Dr. Edgar Uganda Mbarara University of Science and Technology Mbarara Examination of the biologic, social, economic, and behavioral determinants (adherence and resistance) of HIV antiretroviral treatment in rural Uganda.
Musonda, Dr. Rosemary Botswana Botswana/Harvard Partnership Gabaronne, Botswana Prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) and the reduction of morbidity and mortality among infants born to HIV-infected women.
Murray, Dr. Megan Harvard Medical School Socios En Salud Perú Lima, Perú Exploration of the pathogen, host, and environmental factors on the distribution and dynamics of highly drug resistant tuberculosis in Lima, Peru. Mathematical modeling of epidemics.
Muzoora, Dr. Conrad Uganda Mbarara University of Science and Technology Mbarara Examination of the biologic, social, economic, and behavioral determinants (adherence and resistance) of HIV antiretroviral treatment in rural Uganda.
Opie, Professor Lionel South Africa University of Cape Town South Africa Development of risk tools and decision analytic models to evaluate the relationship between common cardiovascular disease risk factors and the changes in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and their economic impact.
Qadri, Dr. Firdausi Bangladesh International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research Dhaka, Bangladesh Implementation of cholera vaccine programs and water and sanitation programs that accompany the vaccine.
St. Albin, Dr. Max Haiti Zanmi Lasante, Haiti Haiti Outcomes measurement of surgical care. Developing best practices for national health services as it relates to surgical care, development of physical infrastructure, human capital, cost-effectiveness, public-awareness advocacy and barriers to care.
Shapiro, Dr. Roger Harvard Medical School Botswana/Harvard Partnership Gabaronne, Botswana Prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) and the reduction of morbidity and mortality among infants born to HIV-infected women.
Tanser, Dr. Frank South Africa The Africa Centre KwaZulu Natal, South Africa Understanding causal pathways of HIV acquisition and transmission. Socioeconomic and behavioral determinants of HIV and design of interventions to prevent transmission.
Wilson, Dr. Doug South Africa Edendale Hospital KwaZulu Natal, South Africa HIV and TB co-infection diagnosis and treatment. Inflammatory markers as rapid diagnostic screening tools for TB infection.