BS, Washington State University
BSN University of Wisconsin
Susan Pedersen is clinical director of the IGHID and has been with the unit since 1997. Susan manages the daily operations of the IGHID, as well as represents the unit nationally in the ACTG network and provides training and mentorship to international researchers. Her research interests include clinical research implementation, international HIV trials, PMTCT, and ethics. She works primarily in Chapel Hill but also travels regularly to Malawi and Vietnam.
Phone #: (919) 966-6713
Tania Hossain Caravella
BA, Duke University
MPH, Boston University
Tania is the director for regulatory affairs for the Division of Infectious Diseases, and has worked with the ACTU since 2006. Tania’s duties include managing the regulatory affairs department, advising on ethical issues, and serving as a liaison with the IRB, FDA, study sponsors, and other regulatory bodies worldwide. She works in the US and with research sites in Malawi, Zambia, China, and South Africa.
Phone #: (919) 843-5301
BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Catherine is the data manager and has been with the IGHID since August 2008. Her job includes quality control and quality assurance of research records, creation of source documentation, and database maintenance.
Phone #: (919) 966-9629
Miriam Chicurel-Bayard, RN
BS, Guilford College
BSN, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Miriam is the clinical staff manager for the Chapel Hill CRS and has been with our group since August 2010. Miriam has worked in a variety of different roles in multiple public health settings prior to joining our team. She currently assists in coordinating many studies which include but are not limited to HPTN 083, Emerald, START & GS-US-380-1489. In addition to her role as a coordinator, Miriam also assists in training and quality management for our group.
Phone #: (919) 843-9922
BS, James Madison University
Erin is the operations manager for the Chapel Hill CRS and has been with the IGHID since December 2010. She coordinates, as well as co-coordinates, a large number of studies, including but not limited to, EVADE, A5322, A5320, A5366, A5321 & A5332. Before joining our division, Erin worked in direct patient care at UNC hospital.
Phone #: (919) 843-0720
BS, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Caroline is a research specialist and has been with IGHID since May 2016. She has been with UNC’s Division of Infectious Diseases since 2013, previously working in the Garcia-Martinez lab. Her job includes quality control of research records, creation of source documentation, and database maintenance. She specifically assists with our Acute and Cure studies.
Phone #: (919) 966-2623
Jonathan is a Research Specialist, Team Leader, who has been with the IGHID since 2009. He coordinates and collaborates on a plethora of studies. He serves as Team Leader for the Unit’s support staff.
Phone #: (919) 966-6712