Global Health Research Seminar Series—Prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission, the Consequences of Cuccess: The Zambia HIV-Exposed Uninfected Infant Cohort Study

1:00 pm on Monday, November 9, 2020
2:00 pm on Monday, November 9, 2020
Speakers: Dr. Julie Herlihy and Dr. Donald Thea. Bio: Julie Herlihy, MD, MPH, is a pediatrician with over 20 years of experience working in sub-Saharan Africa on community-based research and service delivery to improve health outcomes for children and families in low resource settings. Currently, Dr. Herlihy is a Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatrics with the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Herlihy practices clinical pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and has a research focus on how to effectively deliver maternal, child health in LMICs with a particular interest in HIV-exposed but uninfected infants and their neurodevelopment. Bio: Donald Thea, MD , MSc, is an infectious disease trained physician and Professor of Global Health in the Department of Global Health in the Boston University School of Public Health. Dr. Thea’s main areas of research interest over the prior 30 years have been childhood pneumonia in developing countries and mother to child transmission of HIV in LMICs. Dr.Thea’s current research interest is in the altered immunology or other risk factors that confer increased infectious disease morbidity and mortality to HIV exposed but uninfected (HEU) children.