Braitstein, Paula Karina

Affiliations:

Dr. Braitstein is an Associate Research Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine (United States), a Visiting Lecturer at Moi University School of Medicine (Kenya), an Affiliated Investigator with the Regenstrief Institute of Informatics (United States), and Associate Professor (Status Only) in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.  In addition to doing her own research, she is Co-Field Director of Research for the AMPATH Consortium in Eldoret, Chief Medical Information Officer and Director of Monitoring and Evaluation for the USAID-AMPATH Partnership.

Background:

Dr. Paula Braitstein is an epidemiologist living and working in Eldoret, Kenya with Moi University School of Medicine, Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, and the USAID-Academic Model Providing Access To Healthcare (AMPATH) Partnership.  Originally from Montreal, Canada, Paula spent 13 years working in the community-based HIV/AIDS movement in Canada as an HIV treatment educator and activist.  After receiving her MA in Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University, Paula completed both an MSc and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of British Columbia and went on to do her post-doctoral research in Bern, Switzerland working with the Antiretroviral Treatment in Lower Income Countries (ART-LINC) Collaboration conducting multi-centre observational analyses of the effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment in low and middle income countries.  Paula has published widely in the peer-reviewed literature on diverse topics.  Her research foci today are concentrated on vulnerable and marginalized children in sub-Saharan Africa, including orphans, street-involved children and youth, HIV-infected and affected children, and the mental and reproductive health issues of adolescents.

Contact Information:
Moi University, Faculty of Health Sciences
P.O. Box 4806
Eldoret, Kenya 30100

(317) 630-6770
[email protected]

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