I am a professor and chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, as well as the associate dean for Global Health and the director of Global Health Education at Wake Forest School of Medicine. After earning my medical degree and completing a pediatric residency in Mumbai, India, I completed a pediatric residency and ambulatory/general academic pediatric fellowship at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, followed by fellowship training in Pediatric Infectious Disease at Stanford University School of Medicine. I joined the faculty at Wake Forest School of Medicine in 2001.
From 2001 to 2012, I led perinatal HIV prevention studies in Zimbabwe as the principal investigator at the School and as the on-site scientific director. These studies were funded by the National Institutes of Health and the USAID/Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. I also served as co-PI on a Fogarty NIH-funded project aimed at capacity building of biomedical scientists in India.
I am an elected Fellow of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society and the Infectious Disease Society of America, a member of the American Pediatric Society and Society for Pediatric Research, and the school representative at the Consortium of Universities in Global Health. My interests include HIV prevention, human papillomavirus vaccine implementation, antimicrobial resistance and tropical infections.