Faculty

CEPAC Personnel Wordle

Fellows

Staff

Research Assistants


Faculty

Ken Freedberg

Kenneth Freedberg, MD, MSc is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is Director of the Program in Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research at the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and Director of the Program in HIV Research in the Division of General Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.  His research interests focus on HIV, TB, as well as other chronic disease clinical outcomes and health policy, utilizing the methods of comparative effectiveness, cost-effectiveness analysis, clinical epidemiology, and implementation science. Dr. Freedberg earned an MD from Harvard Medical School and also holds a Master’s in Health Services Administration from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Rochelle Walensky

Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an infectious disease physician at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospitals.  She is Associate Director of the Program in Clinical Epidemiology and Outcomes Research at the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research.  Her research interests include the promotion of routine HIV counseling, testing and referral and the economic evaluation of alternative HIV testing and treatment policies. Dr. Walensky earned an MD from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Ingrid Bassett

Ingrid Bassett, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an infectious disease physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research interests include HIV testing, linkage to HIV care, and TB screening in South Africa. Dr. Bassett earned an MD from Harvard Medical School and an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Andrea Ciaranello

Andrea Ciaranello, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an infectious disease physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Her research interests involve the use of simulation models to examine the long-term clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of strategies to prevent, diagnose, and manage perinatal HIV infection. Dr. Ciaranello earned an MD from the Yale School of Medicine and an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Elena Losina

Elena Losina, PhD is an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the Boston University School of Public Health. Her research interests include study design and biostatistical analysis in HIV operational research. Dr. Losina earned a PhD in Biostatistics from Boston University School of Public Health.

Robert Parker

Robert A. Parker, ScD, CStat is a Visiting Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an Associate Biostatistician at the MGH Biostatistics Center. His research interests include non-standard study design and non-standard data analysis. Dr. Parker earned his ScD from the Harvard School of Public Health, and is a Chartered Statistician in the Royal Statistical Society (UK).

Erica Shenoy

Erica Shenoy, MD, PhD is an Instructor in Medicine and an infectious disease physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shenoy's research interests lie in optimization of infection control strategies and surveillance, which she investigates through clinical research studies in inpatient and ambulatory patient populations and through modeling techniques. She earned an MD from Harvard Medical School and a PhD in Health Policy/Economics from Harvard University.

Virginia Triant

Virginia Triant, MD, MPH is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant Physician in Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Triant joined the MPEC in 2012. Her research focuses on the intersection of HIV and chronic disease complications, with a focus on cardiovascular disease. She has developed a Partners HealthCare System-based HIV longitudinal clinical care cohort to investigate cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes, risk factors, prevention, risk prediction, and management, as well as other HIV epidemiology questions. Dr. Triant earned her MD from Yale School of Medicine.

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Fellows

Aima Ahonkhai

Aima Ahonkhai, MD, MPH is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an infectious disease physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ahonkhai joined the MPEC in 2009 as a research fellow. Her primary research interests lie in improving the quality of HIV care in resource limited settings. Dr. Ahonkhai earned her MD and MPH from the John Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Paul Drain

Paul Drain, MD, MPH is a Clinical and Research Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital and joined the MPEC in 2012. His research interests include diagnostic point-of-care testing for HIV and HIV-related opportunistic infections in resource-limited settings. Dr. Drain is a former public health Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, and has also worked in Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, and South Africa. Dr. Drain earned his MD and MPH from the University of Washington.

Emily Hyle

Emily Hyle, MD is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an infectious disease physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hyle joined the MPEC in 2011 as a research fellow. Her research interests include non-communicable diseases in HIV-infected patients in resource-limited settings. Dr. Hyle earned an MD from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Julie Levison

Julie Levison, MD, MPhil, MPH is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an infectious disease physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Levison joined the MPEC in 2008. Her research interests include the management of antiretroviral treatment failure and access to equitable clinical care in resource-limited settings. Dr. Levison earned an MPhil  from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, an MD from Harvard Medical School, and an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Kelli OLaughlin

Kelli O’Laughlin, MD, MPH is an attending emergency medicine physician at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and is faculty at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. She joined MPEC in 2012 as a research fellow.  She conducts operational research in low-resource settings to expand access to HIV testing and related care for refugees in living in Uganda. Dr. O’Laughlin earned her MD from Oregon Health & Science University and her MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Sujit Suchindran

Sujit Suchindran, MD MPH is an infectious disease fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He joined the MPEC in 2012 and is working with Dr. Triant on chronic disease complications of HIV, focusing on cardiovascular disease. He earned his MD and MPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Students & Staff

Nadia Abuelezam

Nadia Abuelezam, is a doctoral candidate in infectious disease epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her work focuses on agent-based mathematical models for HIV disease prediction and prevention. She is currently working with the CEPAC Dynamic Model in a South African setting and is interested in simulating the results of the large community randomized HIV prevention trials in sub-Saharan Africa. She graduated from Harvey Mudd College in 2009 with a BS in mathematical biology.

Elizabeth Barks

Elizabeth Barks, MBA joined the MPEC in 2011 following a successful tenure in management consulting and private industry.  She holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from The University of Notre Dame, and earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, with focused studies in Marketing and Nonprofit Management.

Kaye Horstman

N. Kaye Horstman, PhD, MPH joined the MPEC in the fall of 2013 after doing laboratory research in bacterial pathogenesis. Her current research interests include using simulation models to estimate the burden and transmission of opportunistic infections in populations with high HIV prevalence. She has an MPH in Quantitative Methods from the Harvard School of Public Health, a PhD in Basic Medical Sciences from New York University, and a BS in Biology from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College.

Taige Hou

Taige Hou joined the MPEC in 2011. He is the programmer and server administrator for the group and works on software development for MPEC. He has BS in Physics and Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Aaron Lucas

Aaron Lucas, PhD, MPH joined the MPEC in July of 2013 after completing his PhD/MPH in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University. Aaron has worked previously on simulation modeling in the context of health insurance reform in the United States. His interests include cost-effectiveness analysis, simulation and network modeling/analysis in healthcare.

Jodi Kurtz

Jodi Kurtz MA, joined the MPEC in 2012, and has a wide array of experience with both pre and post award management of sponsored research programs, as well as clinical trial management and regulatory compliance.  She has a BS from Carnegie Mellon University, an MA from the University of Washington, and is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Management with a specialization in Research Administration from Emmanuel College.

Alethea McCormick

Alethea McCormick, ScD

Jamie Nangle

Jaime Nangle joined the MPEC as the Office Manager in early 2013 after working for two and a half years at Partners Healthcare. She held a position for several years as an Executive Assistant prior to her time at Partners. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wheaton College, MA.

Pamela Pei

Pamela Pei, PhD joined the MPEC in 2011. Prior to joining the MPEC, she worked as a health economist at the United BioSource Corporation. Her research interests include the use of simulation models to examine HIV transmission, the cost-effectiveness, and budget impact of interventions to treat and prevent HIV infections. Dr. Pei earned a PhD in Operations Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Karen Silva

Karen Silva has been working at the Massachusetts General Hospital in various capacities since 1987, and joined the MPEC in 2009. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Salem State University.

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Research Assistants

Jordan Francke

Jordan Francke joined the MPEC in June 2013. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 2013 with an AB in Neuroscience. Jordan works closely with Dr. Ciaranello on projects using the CEPAC Pediatric Model.

Melanie Gaynes

Melanie Gaynes joined the MPEC in August 2013. She graduated from Bowdoin College in 2013 with an AB in Sociology. Melanie works closely with Dr. Bassett on projects related to retention and linkage to care in South Africa.

Michael Girouard

Michael Girouard joined MPEC in July 2013. He graduated from Williams College in 2013 with a BA in Chemistry and French. Michael works on projects related to HIV/TB coinfection. He is also working on a project with collaborators in Brazil.

Katie Kelly

Katie Kelly joined the MPEC in June 2012. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011 with a BA in Psychology.  Katie works closely with Dr. Ciaranello on projects using the CEPAC Pediatric Model.

Iman Khan

Iman Khan joined MPEC in June 2013 after graduating from Wellesley College in 2013 with a BA in Spanish. Iman works with Dr. Levison studying barriers to retention of Latino immigrants in HIV care.

Cynthia Li

Cynthia Li joined the MPEC in October 2012. She graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012 with a BS in Biological Engineering. Cynthia works with the CEPAC Dynamic Model.

Sarah Park

Sarah Park joined the MPEC in July 2013. She graduated from Yale School of Public Health in 2013 with a MPH in Health Policy and from University of California, Berkeley in 2011 with a BA in Public Health and minor in Public Policy. She is currently working on projects related to pharmacogenomics, cardiovascular diseases, and CD4 and HVL monitoring.

Marion Robine

Marion Robine joined the MPEC in June 2012. She graduated from Cornell University in 2012 with a BS in Biology and Society.  Marion works closely with Dr. Bassett on projects related to retention and linkage to care in South Africa. She is also working on a project with collaborators in Côte d’Ivoire.

Katherine Rosettie

Katherine Rosettie joined MPEC in June 2013. She graduated from Cornell University in 2013 with a BS in Biology and Global Health.

Eric Ross

Eric Ross joined the MPEC in September 2012. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in Chemistry and Neuroscience.  Eric is working on designing new structures for the CEPAC model and is also working on projects with collaborators in Côte d’Ivoire and India.

Cynthia Shi

Cynthia Shi joined the MPEC in September 2013. She graduated from Columbia University in 2011 with a BA in Neuroscience & Behavior and Sociology. Cynthia is currently a graduate student in the SM Epidemiology program at the Harvard School of Public Health. She works with Dr. Drain on projects related to point-of-care testing for HIV, tuberculosis, and cryptococcal meningitis in South Africa.

Amanda Su

Amanda Su joined the MPEC in August 2012. She graduated from Cornell University in 2012 with a BA in Economics.  Amanda works closely with Dr. Hyle on a project related to point of care CD4 tests.

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