Sarah Kulkarni, MPH

Associate Director

Sarah Kulkarni is the Associate Director of the ISPH with over a decade of international and domestic research and programmatic experience.  As the Associate Director, Sarah leads the strategic planning efforts of the ISPH, including positioning the ISPH for future growth opportunities, while managing all aspects of the program’s operations, such as overseeing pre-award and post-award planning and execution, financial management and resource development to ensure viability and sustainability.  Additionally, Sarah substantively contributes to the institution’s research projects, focusing on project management, human subjects’ protections, tool development, and data collection launch and dissemination.  She has domestic and international expertise deploying large study teams, developing site assessments, designing qualitative and quantitative data collection instruments, establishing standard study protocols, creating training materials, developing data management systems and ensuring strict compliance of all domestic and international regulations.

 

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Parcesepe AM, Nash D, Tymejczyk O, Reidy W, Kulkarni SG, Elul B. Gender Differences and Psychosocial Factors Associated with Problem Drinking Among Adults Enrolling in HIV Care in Tanzania. AIDS Behav. 2018 Nov 21. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2340-x. [Epub ahead of print]

Horn T, Sherwood J, Remien RH, Nash D, Auerbach JD. Treatment Action Group and Foundation for Aids Research HIV Prevention Continuum Working Group. Towards an integrated primary and secondary HIV prevention continuum for the United States: a cyclical process model. J Int AIDS Soc. 2016 Nov 17;19(1):21263. doi: 10.7448/IAS.19.1.21263. eCollection 2016.

Robertson MM, Penrose K, Irvine MK, Robbins RS, Kulkarni S, Braunstein SL, Waldron L, Harriman G, Nash D. Impact of an HIV Care Coordination Program on Durable Viral Suppression. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Oct 1. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001877. [Epub ahead of print]

Robertson MM, Waldron L, Robbins RS, Chamberlin S, Penrose K, Levin B, Kulkarni S, Braunstein SL, Irvine MK, Nash D. Using Registry Data to Construct a Comparison Group for Programmatic Effectiveness Evaluation: The New York City HIV Care Coordination Program.  Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Sep 1;187(9):1980-1989.

Parcesepe AM, Tymejczyk O, Remien R, Gadisa T, Kulkarni SG, Hoffman S, Melaku Z, Elul B, Nash D. Household decision-making power and the mental health and well-being of women initiating antiretroviral treatment in Oromia, Ethiopia. AIDS Care. 2018 Feb;30(2):211-218. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1360998. Epub 2017 Aug 3.

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