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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases


M.P.H., UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, 2013
Fellowship, UNC, 2013
Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2010
M.D., Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2007
MPhil, Cambridge University, 2001

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2010
American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, 2012

Clinical Interests

HIV care with a special focus on Latin American patients

Research Interests

My research focuses on HIV and parasitic co-infections in Latin America, with a particular focus on opportunistic infections that affect the central nervous system such as toxoplasmosis and Chagas disease. I am broadly interested in the epidemiology and pathogenesis of parasites and neglected tropical diseases, especially those that are prevalent in the Americas. In addition to my studies in South America, I have also begun work studying diarrheal diseases in Nicaragua with Dr. Sylvia Becker-Dreps (UNC Family Medicine) and Filemon Bucardo (UNAN-León), and I hope to expand this collaboration in the future to examine the epidemiology of Chagas disease in this country. I have also expanded my work in vector-borne infections to study the emerging Zika virus epidemic in Nicaragua and Brazil.


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