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Quarraisha Abdool Karim

Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
School: 
Public Health
Department: 
Epidemiology Department
Office: 
PH18, 720W 168th Street
Email: 
abdoolq@ukzn.za
Phone: 
212-305-9081
Fax: 
212-305-9080
Appointments
  • AssociateScientific Director, CAPRISA (Center for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa)
Biography

Quarraisha Abdool Karim, PhD, is an infectious diseases epidemiologist whose main research interests are in understanding the evolving HIV epidemic in South Africa; factors influencing acquisition of HIV infection in adolescent girls; and sustainable strategies to introduce HAART in resource-constrained settings. In addition to being a member of the faculty at the Mailman School, Dr. Abdool Karim is an associate professor in Public Health and Family Medicine at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Since 1998 she has played a central role in building the science base in southern Africa through the Columbia University - Southern African Fogarty AIDS International Training and Research Programme and is also an associate scientific director of the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA). Dr. Abdool Karim is currently co-chair of the HIV Prevention Trials Network, a large NIH funded network that sets and undertakes key HIV prevention research globally.

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