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Research Professor

Catherine Sutcliffe, PhD '10, ScM ‘05, seeks to understand and prevent infectious diseases in low-resource settings around the world.

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E6535

Research Interests

pediatric HIV/AIDS, antiretroviral treatment, childhood infections

Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Princeton University

My research interests include childhood infections in resource-limited settings. My primary research is on the care and treatment of HIV-infected children. I am currently working in Zambia evaluating the effectiveness of pediatric antiretroviral treatment and determining whether differences exist between urban and rural areas. I am also interested in the barriers to care and treatment in a rural setting, how different models of health care delivery affect treatment outcomes, and how to improve access to early infant diagnosis. 

I am also involved in projects on malaria in rural Zambia, HIV/HCV coinfection in Baltimore, and a PCV impact study in Bangladesh.

Select Publications

Selected publications from my work in Zambia

  • Sutcliffe CG and Moss WJ. Do children infected with HIV receiving HAART need to be revaccinated? Lancet ID. 2010; 10: 630-642.

  • Sutcliffe CG, van Dijk J, Bolton C, Persaud D, Moss WJ. The effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy among HIV-infected children in sub-Saharan Africa: a review. Lancet ID, 2008; 8(8):477-489.

  • Sutcliffe CG, Bolton-Moore C, van Dijk JH, Cotham M, Tambatamba B, Moss WJ. Secular trends in pediatric antiretroviral treatment programs in rural and urban Zambia: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Ped. 2010; 10: 54.

  • Sutcliffe CG, van Dijk JH, Bolton-Moore C, Cotham M, Tambatamba B, Moss WJ. Differences in presentation, treatment initiation and response to antiretroviral therapy among children infected with human immunodeficiency virus in urban and rural Zambia. Ped Inf Dis J. 2010; 29(9): 849-854.

    1. Sutcliffe CG, Kobayashi T, Hamapumbu H, Shields T, Kamanga A, Mharakurwa S, Thuma PE, Glass G, Moss WJ. Reduced risk of malaria parasitemia following household screening and treatment: A cross-sectional and longitudinal cohort study. PLoS ONE. 2012; 7(2): e31396.

      Factors influencing the care and treatment of HIV-1-infected children in rural Zambia.
      The Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research (JHU CFAR): Sutcliffe,Catherine
      Novel Screening of HIV Exposed Babies (NSEBA)
      Baseline Assessment of Streptococcus pneumoniae of India Serotypes (BASIS)
      Johns Hopkins Center of Excellence in Influenza Research and Response (JH-CEIRR)