Dr. Kelvin’s research focuses on the epidemiology of infectious diseases, with particular interest in international populations, including mobile groups who face increased risk due to their changing environmental exposures and limited access to healthcare. She brings almost 20 years of experience working on federal and foundation funded research studies in South America, Africa and Asia.

Dr. Kelvin’s research has helped to inform current policy and treatment recommendations. For example, as Project Director of a clinical trial in Ecuador she helped to establish the efficacy of albendazole as treatment for neurocysticercosis, and in 2007-2009 worked closely with the National Female Condom Coalition (NFCC) to promote a nuanced approach to discussing female condom use for anal sex. Currently she is Principal Investigator of two randomized controlled trials looking at offering HIV testing choices, including self-administered rapid oral test kits, to truck drivers in Kenya increases HIV testing rates.

 

Degrees

  • PhD in Epidemiology from Columbia University, New York, NY
  • MPhil in Epidemiology from Columbia University, New York, NY
  • MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia University, New York, NY
  • MA in Latin American Studies from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
  • BA in BioPsychology from University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

 

Research Interests

Infectious Disease Epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, Neurocysticercosis, Global Health

 

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