ICAP and the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health welcome five new fellows into the Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training Program.

The program began in 2014 and is funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The fellowship prepares pre- and post-doctoral trainees for careers as independently funded HIV researchers, and leaders in global HIV implementation research.

Fellows work with a diverse team of over 20 faculty mentors, who guide them through streamlined coursework and hands-on research opportunities in domestic and international settings.

The new cohort of post-doctoral fellows includes:

Justin Laracy, MD. Currently an Infectious Diseases Fellow at Columbia University New York‐Presbyterian Hospital, he received his medical degree from University of Virginia School of Medicine and is board-certified in internal medicine.

Lori Miller, PhD. Having received her PhD in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, she has over 20 years’ experience in global health, including working with ICAP as the senior project officer for Kenya.

The new pre-doctoral fellows include:

Aleya Khalifa. Having received her MPH from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Khalifa will begin her PhD in epidemiology at Columbia in the fall of 2020. She has worked at UNICEF and the CDC, analyzing the global HIV response for women and children, including the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) and pediatric HIV estimations.

Kavitha Ganesan. In her first year of a PhD program in epidemiology, Ganesan received her MPH from George Washington University. She has eight years of HIV clinical research experience, including work at the U.S. Military HIV Research Program, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and the Children’s National Health System.

Domonique Reed. Now in her first year of a PhD program in epidemiology and having received her MPH from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Reed is currently working as a graduate research assistant with Jessica Justman, MD, on the TRACE study. She previously worked as an epidemiologist and research assistant at the U.S. Military HIV Research Program, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

The Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training fellowship is part of ICAP’s Next Generation Program.

Learn more about the fellowship here.


Header image: (L-R) Kavitha Ganesan, Aleya Khalifa, Justin Laracy, and Domonique Reed. Not pictured: Lori Miller

A global health leader since 2003, ICAP was founded at Columbia University with one overarching goal: to improve the health of families and communities. Together with its partners—ministries of health, large multilaterals, health care providers, and patients—ICAP strives for a world where health is available to all. To date, ICAP has addressed major public health challenges and the needs of local health systems through 6,000 sites across more than 30 countries.

 

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