Dr. Teasdale's research focuses on the health of children, adolescents and pregnant women in the US and globally. Prior to completing her PhD, she spent several years working 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 evaluated targeted service interventions for children, adolescents and pregnant women, including a novel differentiated care model aimed at retaining pregnant and breastfeeding adolescent and young women living with HIV in Kenya. She has also conducted research on the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on pediatric populations, including studies on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among parents in the US and NYC.
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, Survey research