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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Gadisa T, Tymejczyk O, Kulkarni SG, Hoffman S, Lahuerta M, Remien RH, Yigzaw M, Daba S, Elul B, Nash D, Melaku Z. Disclosure History Among Persons Initiating Antiretroviral Treatment at Six HIV Clinics in Oromia, Ethiopia, 2012-2013. AIDS Behav. 2017 Jan;21(1):70-81. doi: 10.1007/s10461-016-1290-4.

Kulkarni S, Hoffman S, Gadisa T, Melaku Z, Fantehun M, Yigzaw M, El-Sadr W,Remien R, Tymejczyk O, Nash D, Elul B. Identifying Perceived Barriers along the HIV Care Continuum: Findings from Providers, Peer Educators, and Observations of Provider-Patient Interactions in Ethiopia. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 2016; 15(4):291-300.

Tymejczyk O, Hoffman S, Kulkarni SG, Gadisa T, Lahuerta M, Remien RH, Elul B, El-Sadr W, Melaku Z, Nash D. HIV Care and Treatment Beliefs among Patients Initiating Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) in Oromia, Ethiopia. AIDS and behavior.2016; 20(5):998-1008.

Vo QT, Hoffman S, Nash D, El-Sadr WM, Tymejczyk OA, Gadisa T, Melaku Z, Kulkarni SG, Remien RH, Elul B. Gender Differences and Psychosocial Factors Associated with Quality of Life Among ART Initiators in Oromia, Ethiopia. AIDS and behavior.2016; 20(8):1682-91.

Nash D, Tymejczyk O, Gadisa T, Kulkarni SG, Hoffman S, Yigzaw M, Elul B, Remien RH, Lahuerta M, Daba S, El Sadr W, Melaku Z. Factors associated with initiation of antiretroviral therapy in the advanced stages of HIV infection in six Ethiopian HIV clinics, 2012 to 2013.  J Int AIDS Soc. 2016 Apr 22.

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