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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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 May 21. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwy103. [Epub ahead of print]

Kulkarni S, Tymejczyk O, Gadisa T, Lahuerta M, Remien RH, Melaku Z, El-Sadr W, Elul B, Nash D, Hoffman S. "Testing, Testing": Multiple HIV-Positive Tests among Patients Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy in Ethiopia. J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2017 Jan 1:2325957417737840. doi: 10.1177/2325957417737840.

Parcesepe A, Tymejczyk O, Remien R, Gadisa T, Kulkarni SG, Hoffman S, Melaku Z, Elul B, and Nash D. HIV-Related Stigma, Social Support, and Psychological Distress Among Individuals Initiating ART in Ethiopia. AIDS Behav. 2018 Feb 16. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2059-8.

Joshi A, Amadi C, Katz B, Kulkarni S, Nash D. A Human-Centered Platform for HIV Infection Reduction in New York: Development and Usage Analysis of the Ending the Epidemic (ETE) Dashboard. JMIR Public Health Surveill. 2017 Dec 11;3(4):e95. doi: 10.2196/publichealth.8312.

Hoffman S, Tymejczyk O, Kulkarni S, Lahuerta M, Gadisa T, Remien RH, Melaku Z, Nash D, Elul B. Brief Report: Stigma and HIV Care Continuum Outcomes Among Ethiopian Adults Initiating ART. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Dec 1;76(4):382-387. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001530. PMCID:PMC5659945

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