PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2008
MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2005
BA, University of Iowa, 2001
My main research interests is aging in the context of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Non-AIDS related aging outcomes of interest include cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, cancer, liver disease, and influenza vaccination and infection. My secondary interest is in monitoring the quality of HIV cinical care in the United States using longitudinal cohort studies by assessing trends in treatment, viral load, CD4 count, and other indicators specified in the National HIV Strategy and captured in the HIV Care Continuum.
My methodologic expertise is in designing studies in longitudinal cohort collaborations. I serve as the co-director of the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD), which is a collaboration of more than 20 longitudinal HIV cohort studies of adults with individual-level harmonized data. The NA-ACCORD is the North American region of the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) network. I have the privilege of sharing that expertise as a member of the Environmental Influences on Childhood Outcomes (ECHO) Data Analysis Center. I am growing my content area of expertise in field of children's health.
Other research interests include health disparities in special populations, the development of data visualization tools, descriptive epidemiology using large data, and causal inference of treatment effects.
Honors and Awards
2018 Johns Hopkins University Catalyst Award
2018 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Leadership Program for Women Faculty
2016 Editor’s Choice for: Buchacz K, Lau B, Jing Y, et al. Incidence of AIDS-Defining Opportunistic Infections in a Multicohort Analysis of HIV-infected Persons in the United States and Canada, 2000-2015. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2016; 214:862-872. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw085
2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections Travel Awardee, Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research
2012 Editor’s Choice for: Silverberg MJ, Lau B, Justice AC, et al. Risk of anal cancer in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected individuals in North America. Clin Infect Dis 2012;54:1026-1034
2011 Elected to the Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society, Alpha Chapter, Johns Hopkins Boomberg School of Public Health
2010 Johns Hopkins University Center for AIDS Research outstanding young investigator delegate to the National Center for AIDS Research Symposium, San Francisco, CA
2007 The Dorothy and Arthur Samet Award for outstanding service to the department and community, Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University