Global Health and HIV/AIDS
Research Group Activities in Summary
We have a strong basis in infectious disease epidemiology. In addition, we build on multi-disciplinary competence and a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods aiming at identifying evidence-based strategies for sustainable sexual and reproductive health services and prevention and care of pregnancy related illness, sexually transmitted infections including HIV in resource-poor contexts. We also focus on epidemiology and epidemic modeling of HIV, TB and other infectious diseases and the specific methodological challenges of health systems research in resource poor settings, as well as in marginalized key-populations.
We are expert advisors to governmental, multilateral, international and national non-governmental organizations. We give lectures and run courses in basic and advanced global health, HIV, TB, infectious diseases, and health and human rights.
Specifically we focus on:
- Effectiveness and development of prevention and treatment interventions for HIV
- Infectious disease epidemiology
- Epidemic modeling of HIV, TB and other infectious diseases
- M-Health (using mobile phones in health interventions)
- Access and adherence to ART, PMTCT and TB treatment including drug resistance
- Quality of Life and Economic Evaluations associated with HIV
- Gender inequities is cross-cutting theme throughout our research
- Specific health risks in the transgender populations
On-going research projects