- 2008 – PhD – Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
- 2002 – MPH – Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
- 1999 – BA – Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley
- Associate Professor in Residence in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
- Affiliated researcher at CISIDAT.
- Impact evaluation and implementation of science.
- Prevention and control of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, including PrEP, HIV self-testing, and adherence.
- Demand creation for voluntary family planning and other sexual and reproductive health services, especially among adolescent girls and young women.
- Human-centered design.
- Digital health interventions.
- She leads a portfolio of projects in Tanzania to bolster adherence to antiretroviral therapy among people living with HIV infection. In the Afya II project, her team is evaluating the effectiveness of short-term cash transfers provided at treatment initiation that are deployed through a comprehensive digital platform. The solution uses biometric identification to track patients over time and automatically delivers cash transfers to patients using their desired mobile money provider.
- She conducted a study in California to develop and pilot an online mHealth intervention (Stick To It) for young gay and bisexual men based on principles of gamification, the use of game elements in non-game settings. The intervention leveraged proven motivational tools from behavioral economics and psychology (incentives, rewards, competition) in a fun, game-like setting.