"Research to Practice: Developing and Implementing Evidence-Based HIV Programming at Scale"
Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm | 42 Church Street Cambridge 02138
The response to HIV has been a herculean effort across researchers, governments, funders, implementers, and communities globally and has shifted the collective thinking on how to implement interventions and services on a large scale across numerous countries while tailoring to local contexts. How can researchers ensure that their work contributes to on-the-ground change at a large scale? We’ll examine the current status of several key HIV interventions and how the connections between research and implementation can be maximized for the greatest impact.
Dr. Timothy Mah currently serves as the Acting Deputy Division Chief for the Priority Populations, Integration, and Rights Division in the Office of HIV/AIDS at USAID. In this role, Tim provides strategic assistance on HIV programming to USAID field missions and PEPFAR country teams, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. Tim is responsible for synthesizing cutting edge research and best practices regarding HIV prevention, care and treatment and their application to USAID and partner programs. Tim was previously Acting Director of the USAID Health Office in South Africa, overseeing one of the largest PEPFAR HIV portfolios in the world.
Prior to joining USAID, Tim was a Research Fellow at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cape Town. Tim was also a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia. He received his Master of Science and Doctor of Science degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania.