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
Bärnighausen, 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 Immunity to cholera and development and deployment of cholera vaccines in resource-limited seetings
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 Rwanda Monitoring, evaluation, quality improvement, and improving access, utilization and outcomes of HIV and primary care in resource-limited settings
Hedt-Gauthier, Dr. Bethany Harvard Medical School and Rwanda Butaro Hospital Rwanda Monitoring, evaluation, quality improvement, and improving access, utilization and outcomes of primary care in resource-limited settings (surgery, NCDs, oncology, neonatology, etc.)
Ivers, Dr. Louise Harvard Medical School Zanmi Lasante Haiti Evaluating interventions to improve food security among those living with HIV in rural Haiti. Evaluating diarrheal disease and interventions to reduce cholera in 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
Makadzange, Dr. A. Tariro Harvard Medical School University of Zimbabwe, Harare Zimbabwe Immunopathogensis of HV and cryptococcal co-infection. Determinants of disease progression in perinatally infected HIV postitive children and adolescents. Clinical outcomes among children and adolescents in HIV care in resourse-limited settings
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 Clinical epidemiology and treatment of tuberculous pericarditis, prevention of rheumatic heart disease, and genetics of cardiovasular traits and fibrosis
Meara, Dr. John Harvard Medical School Zanmi Lasante, Haiti | Butaro Hospital, Rwanda Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Haiti, Ecuador, India, and 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
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
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
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
Rohloff, Dr. Peter Harvard Medical School Brigham and Women's Hospital Wuqu' Kawoq Maya Health Alliance Guatemala

Social derteminants of child malnutrion. Neurodevelopmental outcomes in malnourished children. Effects of privatization on health care delivery systems.

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