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Dr. Diane Havlir, MD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Havlir is Professor of Medicine at UCSF and Chief of the HIV, ID and Global Medicine Division at San Francisco General Hospital. She was a physician in training at UCSF when the AIDS epidemic emerged in the 1980s and has cared for HIV- infected patients for over 30 years. She is an accomplished researcher who pioneered some of the first studies of HIV antiretroviral therapy and drugs to prevent AIDS complications.  SEARCH is a the next bold endeavor in her mission to end the HIV epidemic.

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Dr. Moses Kamya, MBChB, MMed, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Moses R. Kamya is a Professor , the immediate past Dean and current Chair of the School of Medicine at Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Kampala, Uganda and the director of the Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration. Dr. Kamya has been taking care of HIV infected patients since the beginning of the epidemic and is an opinion leader for HIV care and treatment in Uganda. He has also been conducting research on malaria and HIV for over 25 years. He is one of the editors of the Uganda antiretroviral therapy (ART) clinical guidelines and currently chairs the Ministry of Health adult ART management committee.

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Dr. Maya Petersen, MD, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Petersen is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Head of the Division of Biostatistics at the University of California, Berkeley, who focuses on the development and application of novel causal inference methods to problems in health, community-based interventions, and HIV treatment and prevention. Over the past 15 years, she has collaborated extensively to develop and evaluate improved HIV prevention and care strategies in resource-limited settings.

LEADERSHIP

SAPPHIRE INVESTIGATIVE TEAM

Name
Title
Institution
Gabriel Chamie, MD, MPH
Study Vice Chair / Investigator
UCSF
James Ayieko, MBChB, MPH, PhD
Investigator
KEMRI
Laura Balzer, PhD
Study Statistician / Investigator
U Mass Amherst
Elizabeth Bukusi, MBChB, MMed, MPH, PhD
Kenya site PI / Investigator
KEMRI
Carol Camlin, MPH, PhD
Investigator
UCSF
Edwin Charlebois, MPH, PhD
Investigator
UCSF
Tamara Clark, MHS
Executive Administrator / Investigator
UCSF
Craig Cohen, MD, MPH
Investigator
UCSF
Eric Goosby, MD
Investigator
UCSF
Judy Hahn, MA, PhD
Investigator
UCSF
Priscilla Hsue, MD
Investigator
UCSF
Jane Kabami, MPH
Investigator
IDRC
Elijah Kakande, MBChB, MPH
Investigator
IDRC
Catherine Koss, MD
Investigator
UCSF
Florence Mwangwa, MBChB, MPH
Investigator
IDRC
Marilyn Nyabuti, MBChB
Investigator
KEMRI
Asiphas Owaraganise, MBChB, MMed
Investigator
IDRC
Andrew Phillips, MSc, PhD
Modelling / Investigator
UCL
Theodore Ruel
Investigator
UCSF
Norton Sang, MA
Investigator
KEMRI
Starley Shade, MPH, PhD
Investigator
UCSF
Harsha Thurimurthy, PhD
Economist / Investigator
Univ Penn