Areas of Interest
My clinical expertise is in the treatment and prevention of HIV, hepatitis C, and sexually transmitted infections. I have a special interest in the sexual health of men who have sex with men (living with HIV and HIV-uninfected).
I’m very interested in understanding the structural and behavioral factors that influence the spread of HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) – especially young MSM of color in the Southeastern US. My research in this area is split between studying HIV testing and prevention behaviors and the scale-up of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) across North Carolina. My previous work has involved sexual network investigations and the application of spatial epidemiological methods to questions about the dynamics of HIV transmission in North Carolina, as well as trying to understand in detail how young, Black MSM might utilize HIV self-testing options to increase their frequency of testing. In addition to my public health-oriented HIV research, I am interested in the epidemiology and clinical management of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. I direct the UNC ID Clinic’s HCV treatment program, helping our providers manage patients with HCV monoinfection and HIV/HCV coinfection. I also help oversee HIV- and HCV-related clinical trials with our clinical trials unit. I also direct the North Carolina HIV Training & Education Center (NCHTEC), a federally-funded program that supports the training and technical assistance needs of providers engaged in HIV prevention and treatment across the state. The Center’s mission encompasses all aspects of HIV service delivery, from learning about the basics of the epidemic to intersectional issues that influence the ability of people to access high-quality care.
Education and Training
- Undergraduate University of Florida
- Medical School University of Florida College of Medicine
- Residency Brown University and The Miriam Hospitals
- Fellowship University of North Carolina Hospitals