ID Training Grant Mentors

The  Columbia Integrated Training Program in Infectious Disease Research, our NIH-funded T32 training grant, provides opportunities for trainees to develop careers in academic medicine in basic, translational, clinical epidemiological and implementation science research of infectious diseases. This is of critical importance to society, as the rise in antimicrobial resistance, emergence of new pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2 are posing urgent public health threats. Get to know the talented faculty mentors involved in our ID T32 training grant program.

Our fellows are also able to take advantage of mentored research opportunities through the following training grants available at Columbia University Irving Medical Center: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Sciences Research in HIV Infection  and the  Global HIV Implementation Science Research Training Fellowship

Meet our ID Training Grant faculty and mentors and learn about their areas of research:

Quarraisha Abdool Karim, PhD: HIV treatment and prevention in South Africa; global health; women’s health; interactions between HIV and SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa. Professor in Clinical Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health

Salim Abdool Karim, MBChB, PhD, DSc: HIV treatment, prevention and HIV pathogenesis; global health, impact of COVID-19 on HIV and TB care. CAPRISA Professor of Global Health in Epidemiology at Columbia University

Delivette Castor, PhD: health disparities and implementation science; women’s health; impact of biomedical, behavioral, and structural factors on disease transmission in resource-limited settings globally and domestically. Assistant Professor (in Medicine and Epidemiology). Director of Health Equity in Dissemination and Implementation Sciences section in the Division of Infectious Disease

Dustin Duncan, ScD: social and spatial epidemiologist; health disparities and implementation science, impact of neighborhoods and mobility on population health and health disparities. Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health. Co-Director, Social and Spatial Epidemiology Unit

Jonathan Dworkin, PhD: microbial genomics and pathogenesis. Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Donna Farber, PhD: transplant immunology; anamnestic immune responses to  influenza virus and SARS-CoV-2. George H Humphreys, II Professor of Surgical Sciences (in Surgery) and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

David Fidock, PhD: malaria pathogenesis; antimalarial treatment and mechanisms of drug resistance. CS Hamish Young Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Professor of Medical Sciences in the Division of Infectious Diseases

Stephen Goff, PhD: retroviral-host protein interactions, HIV pathogenesis. Higgins Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics and Professor of Microbiology

Angela Gomez-Simmonds, MD: microbial genomics and pathogenesis, microbial and viral genomics; hospital epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance. Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases

David Ho, MD: retroviral-host protein interactions; HIV and SARS-CoV-2 pathogenesis and antibody discovery and evolution; strategies to prevent HIV transmission. Clyde '56 and Helen Wu Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

George Hripcsak, MD, MS: biomedical informatics and development of next-generation health record systems. Vivian Beaumont Allen Professor and Chair of Columbia University’s Department of Biomedical Informatics

Tal Korem, PhD: Biomedical informatics, microbial and viral genomic, machine learning, network inference and metabolic modelling to study host-microbiome interactions. Assistant Professor of System Biology and Reproductive Sciences

Louise Kuhn, PhD: global health, women’s health, HIV treatment and prevention, complications of HIV. Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health

Ian Lipkin, MD: pathogen discovery, global public health. Director for the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at the Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians & Surgeons

Barun Mathema, PhD: microbial and viral genomics, hospital epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance; transmission patterns and drug resistance in M. tuberculosis in South Africa. Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health

Kathrine Meyers, DrPH, MS, MPP: health disparities and implementation science; HIV prevention; studying effective implementation of optimal therapeutic, prophylactic, and diagnostic approaches for infectious diseases (eg HIV, viral hepatitis, coronaviruses). Assistant Professor of Bio-Behavioral Sciences (in Medicine) in the Division of Infectious Diseases and ADARC

Anne Moscona, MD: microbial pathogenesis; antiviral strategies for pediatric respiratory viruses and emerging infections. Sherie L. Morrison Professor of Immunology (in Microbiology and Immunology); Professor of Pediatrics and Physiology and Cellular Biophysics

Max O’Donnell, MD, MPH: epidemiology and global health of tuberculosis including multi-drug resistant TB in South Africa, HIV, and severe acute respiratory infection. Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

Alice Prince, MD: microbial pathogenesis, studying virulence genes and adhesins  in the pathogenesis of infection in cystic fibrosis. John M. Driscoll Jr., MD and Yvonne Driscoll, MD Professor of Pediatrics in Division of Infectious Diseases

Raul Rabadan, PhD: biomedical informatics;  microbial and viral genomics; studying patterns of evolution in RNA viruses and cancer, and the direct application of computational methods to inform public health policy. Gerald and Janet Carrus Professor in the Departments of Systems Biology, Biomedical Informatics and Surgery

Robert Remien, PhD: biobehavioral interventions for treatment and prevention of HIV; studying  the role of health disparities, mental health, substance use, and other social determinants of health on HIV. Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry). Director of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies

Lisa Saiman, MD: hospital epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance;  infection control and prevention across the spectrum of healthcare. Professor of Pediatrics

Jeffrey Shaman, PhD: epidemiology and global health; survival, transmission, and ecology of infectious agents; studying effects of meteorological and hydrological conditions on these processes. Professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences. Director of the Climate and Health Program at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Magda Sobieszczyk, MD, MPH: HIV treatment and prevention; clinical trials; testing and implementation of biomedical strategies for prevention of HIV.  SARS-CoV-2 epidemiology and vaccines; health disparities and vaccine uptake. Harold C. Neu Professor of Infectious Diseases (in Medicine) at CUMC

Megan Sykes, MD: transplant immunology; role of regulatory T cells and of clonal deletion in allograft tolerance. Michael J. Friedlander Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Surgical Sciences (in Surgery)

Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, MD, PhD: microbial pathogenesis, microbial and viral genomics, SARS-CoV-2, microbiome, hospital epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance. Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases

Michael Yin, MD, MPH: HIV treatment and metabolic complications of HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy; epidemiology and pathogenic mechanisms of HIV associated bone loss; epidemiology and pathogenesis of PASC. Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases

Jason Zucker, MD, MS: HIV prevention, sexual health; applying technology to optimize the sexual health cascade of care for adolescents and young adults; health disparities. Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC in the Division of Infectious Diseases