Central Africa

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Principal Investigators

Kathryn Anastos and Marcel Yotebieng
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York

Denis Nash
City University of New York
Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
New York, New York


  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Rwanda

The IeDEA-CA network was established in 2011 and currently includes 18 partners in Burundi, Cameroon, 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 University, Columbia University, the Ohio State University, and Virginia Commonwealth University.