Catherine Sutcliffe, PhD '10, ScM ‘05, seeks to understand and prevent infectious diseases in low-resource settings around the world.
pediatric HIV/AIDS, antiretroviral treatment, childhood infections
Experiences & Accomplishments
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.
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.
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.