The focus of her work is on evaluating the implementation of HIV care and treatment programs with a specific interest in assessing outcomes of children, adolescents and pregnant women living with HIV in resource limited settings. Prior to completing her PhD, she worked in South Africa overseeing monitoring and evaluation for mothers2mothers, a regional public health organization focused on reducing mother-to-child transmission of HIV through peer support and education. This formative experience in public health practice working with healthcare providers and mothers across seven African countries fueled her passion to improve health services for women and children around the world and continues to inform her approach to research. A major focus of Dr. Teasdale’s work has been using routinely collected medical record data from HIV care and treatment service sites to examine patient outcomes. She has designed and led studies examining the impact of targeted service interventions for children, adolescents and pregnant women, including a prospective cohort study of virologic suppression after ART initiation in South African children living with HIV and an evaluation of a novel approach to retaining pregnant and breastfeeding adolescent and young women living with HIV in Kenya.
PhD in Epidemiology from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY
MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY
BA in Political Science from Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Maternal child health, Adolescent health, Global health, infectious diseases, reproductive health
Analysis of large datasets, Competing risk analysis, Repeated measures analysis
Program evaluation, Relative risk regression