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Monisha Sharma

PhD, MSPH
Faculty Lead

Dr. Monisha Sharma is an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health. She received her Masters in infectious disease epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University and her PhD in epidemiology from the University of Washington. Her research interests include mathematical modeling and cost-effectiveness analyses of HIV testing and linkage to care interventions in sub-Saharan Africa. She is the principal investigator of a K01 award to design an intervention into increasing men’s uptake of HIV self-testing and clinic linkage in Uganda. During her joint postdoctoral fellowship with UW and the Harvard School of Public Health, she worked to develop a mathematical model of HIV/HPV co-infection to project the cost-effectiveness of cervical cancer prevention strategies in South Africa. She is currently working on a scale up project of Assisted Partner Notification services in Kenya and collaborates with the Institute for Disease Modeling to project the impact of scaling up point-of-care viral load monitoring for patients on ART in sub-Saharan Africa.