Central Africa

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Kathryn Anastos, Principal Investigator
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York, USA

Denis Nash, Principal Investigator
City University of New York
Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health
New York, New York, USA

Marcel Yotebieng, Principal Investigator
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York, USA


  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Republic of Congo (RoC)
  • Rwanda

The IeDEA-CA network was established in 2011 and currently includes 18 partners in BurundiCameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Republic of Congo and Rwanda.  With longitudinal data on almost 65,000 HIV-infected adults and children, IeDEA-CA partners are utilizing implementation science to:

  • Identify effective strategies for optimizing HIV care outcomes, including timely diagnosis and care enrollment, care retention, ART initiation and viral suppression.
  • Conduct clinical epidemiologic investigations of co-morbidities of aging among HIV+ persons.

IeDEA-CA also leads and contributes to multi-regional IeDEA projects, and it maintains updated population-based data from various sources for use in examining contextual determinants of HIV outcomes.

IeDEA-CA’s research is jointly led by Dr. Kathryn Anastos (Albert Einstein College of Medicine) and Dr. Denis Nash (CUNY Institute of Implementation Science in Population Health), in partnership with investigators from the Centre National de Reference en Matière de VIH/SIDA (Burundi); the Kinshasa School of Public Health and Kalembelembe Pediatric Hospital (DRC); the Centre de Traitement Ambulatoire de Pointe Noire and Centre de Traitement Ambulatoire de Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), Research for Development International (Cameroon), Rwanda Military Hospital, Data Solutions LLC, Vanderbilt UniversityColumbia University, the Ohio State University, and Virginia Commonwealth University.