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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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.

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

Parcesepe AM, Tymejczyk O, Remien R, Gadisa T, Kulkarni SG, Hoffman S, Melaku Z, Elul B, Nash D. Psychological distress, health and treatment-related factors among individuals initiating ART in Oromia, Ethiopia. AIDS Care. 2017 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2017.1363367

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. 2017 Aug 3:1-8. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1360998.

Irvine MK, Chamberlin SA, Robbins RS, Kulkarni SG, Robertson MM, Nash D. Come as You Are: Improving Care Engagement and Viral Load Suppression Among HIV Care Coordination Clients with Lower Mental Health Functioning, Unstable Housing, and Hard Drug Use. AIDS Behav. 2016 Jun 24.

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