For more than a decade, IU has led the East Africa International Epidemiology Database to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) consortium – one of seven regional data centers funded by the National Institutes of Health to provide a rich resource for globally diverse HIV/AIDS data.
IeDEA East Africa is led by Kara Wools-Kaloustian, MD, IU School of Medicine, in partnership with Constantin Yiannoutsos, PhD, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. It has expertise in merging, sharing, and analyzing routine data collected within HIV care and treatment programs, as well as proficiency in the design, conduct and analysis of implementation research.
The East Africa Consortium includes partners from nine active HIV-treatment programs in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda and universities in the United States (IU, Brown, Columbia, University of California San Francisco, Mt. Sinai, University of Washington and University of California Riverside).