Who We Are

  • Christine Cooper-Vince, PhD
    Research Fellow

    Christine Cooper-Vince is a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Global Psychiatry and the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Her research encompasses the investigation of parental and structural factors in the development and treatment of childhood mental health problems, as well as tele methods for expanding access to mental health care in low-resource settings. Her research aims to further investigate youth psychopathology within the context of familial mental and physical health to inform the development of novel community-based mental health interventions in Mbarara, Uganda.

    Christine Cooper-Vince is a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Global Psychiatry and the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Her research encompasses the investigation of parental and structural factors in the development and treatment of childhood mental health problems, as well as tele methods for expanding access to mental health care in low-resource settings. Her research aims to further investigate youth psychopathology within the context of familial mental and physical health to inform the development of novel community-based mental health interventions in Mbarara, Uganda.

    Prior to beginning her postdoctoral research at MGH, Christine completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Boston University and her predoctoral clinical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training track.

    Please see Dr. Cooper-Vince's Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.

  • Dan Guiles, MD, MPHTM
    Uganda Site Director, Global Medicine Program

    Dr. Dan Guiles completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he participated in the AMPATH program (Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare) in Eldoret Kenya.  Following residency, Dr. Guiles spent two years as a primary care internist and pediatrician for Spanish speaking patients at Federally Qualified Health Center in Indianapolis.  He then moved to New Orleans to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University.  During his time at Tulane, Dr. Guiles worked with the MGH Global Medicine program in Uganda, completing various projects related to the Bugoye Integrated Community Case Management Initiative (BIMI).

    Dr. Dan Guiles completed his residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he participated in the AMPATH program (Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare) in Eldoret Kenya.  Following residency, Dr. Guiles spent two years as a primary care internist and pediatrician for Spanish speaking patients at Federally Qualified Health Center in Indianapolis.  He then moved to New Orleans to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University.  During his time at Tulane, Dr. Guiles worked with the MGH Global Medicine program in Uganda, completing various projects related to the Bugoye Integrated Community Case Management Initiative (BIMI).

    Dr. Guiles’ ultimate interest is improving health systems through educational and research partnerships.  As the Uganda Site Director for the Global Medicine program he works closely with the departments of Internal Medicine and Community Health at Mbarara University of Science and Technology.  His responsibilities include clinical care, medical education, and coordination of the various components of the Global Medicine Program.

    Please see Dr. Guiles' Harvard Catalyst Profile.

  • Ingrid Theresa Katz,M.D., MHS
    Research Scientist

    Dr. Katz is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Associate Physician in the Division of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health. Her research focuses on understanding factors driving health-behavior change among people living with HIV in South Africa, and designing socio-behavioral interventions to engage the most vulnerable populations in care. She has consistently maintained NIH funding since 2012.

    Dr. Katz is an Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an Associate Physician in the Division of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health. Her research focuses on understanding factors driving health-behavior change among people living with HIV in South Africa, and designing socio-behavioral interventions to engage the most vulnerable populations in care. She has consistently maintained NIH funding since 2012.

    Dr. Katz has expertise in mixed-methods research, combining qualitative and quantitative techniques to understand barriers to care in hard to reach populations. She obtained a B.A. from Amherst College, a Master's in Health Science from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a medical degree at University of California at San Francisco. After completing her medical training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases, she received a Global Women's Health Fellowship. She has worked with multiple NGO's and multinational organizations, including the Population Council, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization. Dr. Katz has also served as an Editorial Fellow and a National Correspondent at the New England Journal of Medicine.

    Please see Dr. Katz's Harvard Catalyst profile for selected publications.

  • Lynn Matthews, MD, MPH
    Research Scientist

    Lynn T. Matthews is an Assistant Professor at HMS and an Assistant in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Division of Infectious Diseases and at MGH Global Health.

    Lynn T. Matthews is an Assistant Professor at HMS and an Assistant in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Division of Infectious Diseases and at MGH Global Health.

    She completed her undergraduate training at Swarthmore College, her medical degree at the University of Miami, internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, infectious disease fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and an MPH at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She uses mixed methods to to develop safer conception programs that support the safe achievement of reproductive goals for men and women living with HIV. She collaborates with partners in Mbarara, Uganda (Mbarara University of Science and Technology) and Durban, South Africa (MatCH Research Unit, University of the Witwatersrand). Her work is supported by the NIH, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Harvard CFAR, and the Sullivan Family Foundation.

    Please see Dr. Matthews' Harvard Catalyst profile for selected publications.

  • Suzanne McCluskey, MD
    Research Scientist

    Dr. Suzanne McCluskey is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant in Medicine in the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Infectious Diseases. She completed her medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, followed by an Internal Medicine residency at MGH and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at MGH and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

    Dr. Suzanne McCluskey is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant in Medicine in the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Infectious Diseases. She completed her medical degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, followed by an Internal Medicine residency at MGH and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at MGH and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

    Her research is primarily based in Mbarara, Uganda and focuses on the epidemiology and management of HIV treatment failure and antiretroviral drug resistance in sub-Saharan Africa. She is working to explore and develop novel strategies to more accurately differentiate between patients that require second-line HIV therapy due to resistance versus those who, instead, could be maintained on first-line therapy and benefit from intensified adherence support.

    Please see Dr. McCluskey's Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.

  • Laurence J. Ronan, MD
    Director, Thomas S. Durant, MD Fellowship for Refugee Medicine

    Dr. Laurence J. Ronan is a staff physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Medical Director/Head Team Internist for the Boston Red Sox.

    Please see Dr. Ronan's Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.

  • Mark Siedner, MD
    Research Scientist

    Mark Siedner is an Associate Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His research program, based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and Mbarara, Uganda, lies at the intersection between population health and clinical research, and is aimed at mitigating the causes of morbidity and mortality among people living with HIV in low-income countries.

    Mark Siedner is an Associate Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His research program, based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and Mbarara, Uganda, lies at the intersection between population health and clinical research, and is aimed at mitigating the causes of morbidity and mortality among people living with HIV in low-income countries.

    Projects include 1) directing a longitudinal cohort study of aging HIV-infected persons and matched HIV-uninfected controls to discern the HIV-related epidemiology of aging in rural Uganda; 2) leading an NIH and PEPFAR-funded randomized clinical trial to estimate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of resistance testing to improve management of virologic failure; and 3) leading a translational research program to understand the pathophysiology of chronic HIV and their population-level impacts in rural South Africa. He also serves as the primary global health mentor to over a dozen medical students, medical trainees and journal faculty, and has been recognized for this work with the Harvard Medical School Young Mentor Award. He is a Visiting Associate Professor of Medicine at the Mbarara University of Science and Technology, where he teaches courses on quantitative methods and grant writing, and is the Director of Clinical Research at the Africa Health Research Institute.

    Please see Dr. Siedner's Harvard Catalyst profile for selected publications.

  • Alexander Tsai, MD, PhD
    Research Scientist

    Dr. Alexander Tsai is a board-certified psychiatrist at the Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Director for Trainee Development in the Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry; and a faculty affiliate at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Through his research, he seeks to understand how large-scale social forces such as violence, stigma, and food and water insecurity conspire to undermine health and mental health among the poor and excluded. His principal research platform is a population-based social network cohort in rural Uganda. In 2011, Dr. Tsai received the American Psychiatric Association's Health Services Research Early Career Award, which is given annually to a single psychiatrist under the age of 40. Prior to his appointment at Mass General, he completed a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University and his residency training in general adult psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco.

    Dr. Alexander Tsai is a board-certified psychiatrist at the Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Director for Trainee Development in the Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry; and a faculty affiliate at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Through his research, he seeks to understand how large-scale social forces such as violence, stigma, and food and water insecurity conspire to undermine health and mental health among the poor and excluded. His principal research platform is a population-based social network cohort in rural Uganda. In 2011, Dr. Tsai received the American Psychiatric Association's Health Services Research Early Career Award, which is given annually to a single psychiatrist under the age of 40. Prior to his appointment at Mass General, he completed a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University and his residency training in general adult psychiatry at the University of California at San Francisco.

    Please see Dr. Tsai's Harvard Catalyst profile for selected publications.

  • Brian Zanoni, MD, MPH
    Research Scientist

    Dr. Zanoni obtained his MD from Georgetown University and completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at Baylor College of Medicine. He then worked in sub-Saharan Africa from 2006 to 2012 treating both adults and children with HIV and TB, conducting pediatric HIV-outcomes research, and training local staff in HIV management.

    Dr. Zanoni obtained his MD from Georgetown University and completed a combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency at Baylor College of Medicine. He then worked in sub-Saharan Africa from 2006 to 2012 treating both adults and children with HIV and TB, conducting pediatric HIV-outcomes research, and training local staff in HIV management.

    While living in South Africa, he founded the non-profit organization, Umndeni Care Program which focuses on in home HIV and TB testing and linkage to care in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He completed an Infectious Disease and HIV fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Woman’s Hospital and received an MPH from Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health.  He is currently an instructor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. His research focuses on transition care for HIV-infected adolescents in South Africa.

    Please see Dr. Zanoni's Harvard Catalyst Profile for selected publications.