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Our Team

HLB-SIMPLe is led by a multidisciplinary team of experts, each bringing unique knowledge and skills to the table. Fields represented include public health, health equity, infectious disease, HIV prevention and care, cardiovascular health, health behavior change, epidemiology, physiology, clinical research, implementation science, and health systems strengthening. Together, these researchers are at the forefront of efforts to improve cardiovascular outcomes for individuals living with HIV, driving transformative change through their collaborative research endeavors.

Botswana (InterCARE project) MPIs

Keith Mintzer

Keith Mintzer

Program Officer for Clinical Trials

Program Scientist, Data Science and Innovation
Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
National Heart Lung Blood Institute

Tendani Gaolathe

Tendani Gaolathe

University of Botswana

Mozambique (SCALE-SAIA-HTN project) MPIs

Keith Mintzer

Keith Mintzer

Program Officer for Clinical Trials

Program Scientist, Data Science and Innovation
Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
National Heart Lung Blood Institute

Rebecca Roper

Rebecca Roper

Program Officer for RCC

Health Scientist Administrator
Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
National Heart Lung Blood Institute

Nigeria (MAP-IT project) MPIs

Dike Ojji (Contact PI)

Dike Ojji (Contact PI)

University of Abuja
Angela Attah

Angela Attah

Akwa Ibom State Primary Healthcare Development Agency
Juliet Iwelunmor

Juliet Iwelunmor

Washington University in St. Louis
Ogedegbe Olgugbenga

Ogedegbe Olgugbenga

New York University

South Africa (iHEART-SA project) MPIs

Fernando Bruno

Fernando Bruno

SCALE SAIA-HTN Mozambique and PULESA Uganda

Program Officer, Health Inequities and Global Health
Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
National Heart Lung Blood Institute

Maliha Ilias

Maliha Ilias

InterCARE Botswana

Health Scientist Administrator
Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
National Heart Lung Blood Institute

Mary Masterson

Mary Masterson

iHEART South Africa

Health Scientist Administrator
Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
National Heart Lung Blood Institute

Uganda (PULESA project) MPIs

Veronica (Vee) Tutse-Tonwe

Veronica (Vee) Tutse-Tonwe

MAP-IT Nigeria

Clinical Trial Specialist
Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
National Heart Lung Blood Institute

Makeda Williams

Makeda Williams

TASKPEN Zambia

Health Scientist Administrator
Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
National Heart Lung Blood Institute

Zambia (TASKPEN project) MPIs

Geetha Bansal

Geetha Bansal

HIV Research and Training Program Director
Division of International Training and Research
Fogarty International Center

Ajay Yadava

Ajay Yadava

Program Analyst
Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science
National Heart Lung Blood Institute

Research Coordinating Center MPIs

Kenneth Schechtman (Contact PI)

Kenneth Schechtman (Contact PI)

Washington University in St. Louis
Victor Davila-Roman

Victor Davila-Roman

Washington University in St. Louis

Elvin Geng

Elvin Geng

Washington University in St. Louis
Treva Rice

Treva Rice

Washington University in St. Louis