Jessica Haberer MD, MS believes that strong global health research starts with equitable partnerships. Dr. Haberer is the Director of Research at the Mass General’s Center for Global Health (CGH). She is a leader in HIV/AIDS research—specifically around adherence to antiretrovirals and pre-exposure prophylaxis. Her global health work began in the early 2000’s when she found herself working for the Clinton Foundation in China. There she worked with the Ministry of Health and helped start a pediatrics program focused on HIV medication adherence. “I got asked by some people, ‘Why are you in China? Why aren’t you helping your own [...]
The HIV/AIDS epidemic in globally and in the United States is concentrated in Black communities, among men who have sex with men, and other minority groups. Yet the researchers that study the virus often do not come from these underrepresented groups, but come from more privileged backgrounds. To address this issue, Jessica Haberer, MD, MS, Wafaie W. Fawzi, PhD, MB, BS, and Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, MD, launched the Fostering Diversity in HIV Research Program to provide mentoring and support for researchers from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine. With support from the National Institutes of Health, the program is [...]
FEBRUARY 25 marked the official launch of the Mass General Global Health Research Collaborative (GHRC)—a formal network of research groups and global health research faculty across MGH departments, institutes and centers. Convened by the Mass General Center for Global Health (CGH), the Collaborative meets quarterly and focuses on the exchange of meaningful research findings and the creation of pioneering bench, clinical and population health research partnerships, the results of which will be leveraged to inform global health care and influence policy in underserved populations. The Collaborative also provides a platform for students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty to develop global [...]
Less than half of individuals diagnosed with HIV in South Africa, the country with the largest HIV epidemic in the world, receive adequate treatment. Ever since her first research project related to HIV testing in South Africa in 2004, Ingrid Bassett, MD, MPH, has been focused on connecting vulnerable populations with available services.