Division of Infectious Diseases

Global Health Opportunities

Africa

Ethiopia

Carol A. Harris, MD
Dr. Carol Harris has supported students in projects in Ethiopia involving orphan and vulnerable children care and support, rehabilitation of marginalized women, rural and urban development, and malaria prevention and control efforts.

Einstein Physician Offers A World of Compassion
Dr. Harris’ work with AIDS patients in Ethiopia has led to an expansive network of programs and services for the estimated 1.1 million Ethiopians afflicted by the disease.

 

Rwanda

Johanna Daily, M.D.
Dr. Johanna Daily carries out basic science efforts in the analysis of parasite and host whole genome transcriptional data through a collaboration with Dr. Terrie Taylor's (Michigan State) in Blantyre, Malawi in children with severe disease; with Dr. Kathryn Anastos in malaria-infected adults with and without HIV in Rwanda; and with Dr. Harris in basic epidemiology and outcomes research of malaria in Ethiopia.

Kathryn Anastos, MD
Dr. Kathryn Anastos studies cervical cancer risk worldwide in women with HIV.

Healing Rwanda
How a compelling email and pivotal meeting with an HIV-positive Rwandan woman led Dr. Anastos to develop model programs for women with HIV/AIDS in Rwanda.

 

Malawi

Kami Kim, MD
Dr. Kami Kim collaborates with clinical investigators at the Blantyre Malaria Project in Malawi to understand the clinical impact of HIV co-infection upon cerebral malaria. 


Theresa Madaline, MD
Mentored by Dr. Kami Kim and collaborating with the Blantyre Malaria Project, Dr. Theresa Madaline studies the immune systems of children in Malawi with HIV and cerebral malaria.

Sarah E. Hochman, MD
Mentored by Dr. Kami Kim and collaborating with the Blantyre Malaria Project, Dr. Sarah Hochman studies the pathophysiology of HIV and malaria co-infection, with a focus on immune dysregulation and the blood-brain barrier.

 

Asia

Vietnam

Liise-anne Pirofski, MD
Dr. Liise-anne Pirofski, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, has established a collaboration with Dr. Jeremy Day at the Oxford Clinical Research Unit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to study the serological and molecular immune response to Cryptococcus neoformans in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected Vietnamese populations.

 

South America

Latin America, South America, and Eastern Europe

Joshua D. Nosanchuk, MD
In Rio de Janiero and Sao Paulo, Dr. Joshua Nosanchuk investigates the pathogenesis of cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, sporotrichosis and paracoccidioidomycosis. In Medellin, Colombia, he collaborates on the role of melanin in fungal pathogenesis. He also collaborates on studies in Szeged, Hungary elucidating aspects of the biology of the emerging fungal pathogen Candida parapsilosis.

South America, Africa, and Asia

Herbert B. Tanowitz, MD
Dr. Herbert Tanowitz trains biomedical scientists and health professionals from Brazil in infectious diseases research in order to enhance their capabilities to combat the country's intractable infectious diseases endemic. His Geographic Medicine and Emerging Infections grant allows Einstein predoctoral fellows, postdoctoral research and clinical fellows at Einstein to pursue translational research in collaboration with researchers in Brazil, India and South Africa. 

Chagas Disease is Going Global
Research by Dr. Tanowitz sheds light on Chagas disease, a vector-borne tropical disease now rising in the U.S.

 
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