Dr. Homsy has been the Academic Coordinator of the Prevention and Public Health Group since 2004, and an Assistant Clinical Professor since 2009. Dr. Homsy is a public health physician with over 22 years of experience in HIV/AIDS research, and prevention and care programs, working in sub-Saharan Africa since 1991. He currently is the Principal Investigator of an NIH-funded randomized trial study on the primary prevention of HIV acquisition among pregnant women in Uganda, East Africa. He is also a co-investigator on two other NIH-funded randomized trials. The objectives of these trials are 1) to explore the effectiveness of a community-based intervention to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and follow-up HIV care visits among HIV-infected pregnant women initiating life-long ART for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) in Uganda, and 2) to assess the incidence of birth defects among children born to HIV-infected mothers taking life-long ART for PMTCT. Lastly, Dr. Homsy is a co-investigator on a CDC-funded project studying the effectiveness of a web-based electronic medical record system linked to phone messaging in order to increase attendance of HIV-infected mothers to postnatal care and the quality of postnatal care given to these mothers.
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Dr. Homsy received his MD from the University of Geneva, Switzerland in1977, and his MPH from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984.