The Department of Medicine faculty is a diverse group of clinicians, researchers and teachers.
Faculty members are actively involved in novel clinical programs, sponsored bench and clinical research, and education. Whether in the classroom, at the bedside, or in the laboratory, our faculty is dedicated to the training of housestaff and to fostering a productive educational environment. The following profile is meant as an example of the excellent faculty members you can expect to work with during your residency. You can find links below to profiles of many more of our exceptional faculty members.
I am a clinical researcher with a particular interest in working with people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
I see this chronic infection as an important model for the management of chronic diseases more broadly. I began my work with a particular focus on the potential harm of enteric infections to those living with HIV, particularly with reference to antiretroviral levels. This work has evolved into an emphasis on adherence and engagement in care and more specifically on the use of mobile technologies to enhance adherence and engagement. I have recently described novel challenges to adherence and engagement in rural HIV+ populations and have designed and piloted mobile interventions. I look forward to pursuing larger scale trials and evaluations of innovative mobile strategies to improve disease outcomes in HIV and in other chronic conditions.
In addition to this work, I am interested in the development of educational programs for residents committed to becoming leaders in global health. Since 2005, I have been the program director for the University of Virginia’s Framework Program in Global Health which has developed innovative courses and tracks for students and residents at all levels to develop skills and knowledge critical for engagement in global health. I have built a strong partnership with the University of Venda, a university in rural South Africa. To support the educational and research missions of this partnership, we have successfully competed for private and NIH funding.