Congratulations, Dr. Matthew Romo!

On February 7, Matthew Romo, a student in the Epidemiology track, successfully defended his dissertation, The Global Implementation of Dolutegravir for HIV Treatment. His dissertation committee was chaired by Distinguished Professor Denis Nash. 

“I am very grateful for the mentorship and guidance from my committee chair, Professor Denis Nash, and committee members,” says Dr. Romo. “I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to undertake my dissertation research with the International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) consortium. I want to express my appreciation to the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics and the entire Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy for preparing me to undertake this work.” 

Dr. Romo will continue doing HIV research at the Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH) and hopes to submit a grant to the National Institutes of Health to continue his training in implementation science and epidemiologic methods.