Global Health Research Seminar Series — Barriers and Facilitators to Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence among Adolescents in Western Kenya

1:00 pm on Monday, March 28, 2022
2:00 pm on Monday, March 28, 2022
Speakers: Prof. Monica Adhiambo Onyango and Prof. Lora Sabin. BIO: Monica Adhiambo Onyango, PhD, is a Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University School of Public Health with a background in nursing, midwifery and public health. She teaches courses on public health management in complex humanitarian emergencies, sexual and reproductive health in disaster settings, immigrant and refugee health in the US, global reproductive and perinatal health and individual community and populations health. Her recent and current research projects include: evaluation of sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian settings of South Sudan, Nepal and in Syrian refugee camps in Jordan; sexual violence related pregnancies in the Democratic Republic of Congo; access to non-communicable disease medicines in Kenya and sexual and reproductive health and transactional sex in forced displacement in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Greece, France, Switzerland. BIO: Lora Sabin, PhD, an Associate Professor, is originally trained in economic development. She teaches courses at BUSPH for MPH and DrPH students on health economics and financial management, public health ethics, program management, and poverty, health, and development. She also conducts research on child and adolescent health, behavioral interventions related to HIV and other infectious and chronic diseases, and economic evaluations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Her current and recent projects include: assessing multiple HIV treatment support interventions in South Africa; conducting a mixed-methods evaluation of a new mobile healthcare service in northern Namibia; evaluating implementation and initial effectiveness of interventions to improve care for individuals with chronic conditions in Bhutan and Timor-Leste; assessing implementation of monthly injections for HIV treatment in alternative settings in Boston; and investigating TB-related stigma in India.