Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

Medicine Grand Rounds: Tackling the HIV Care Continuum to End AIDS in the U.S.

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, January 28, 2016

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Amanda Castel, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Pediatrics
George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and School of Medicine
Co-Director, Masters of Science in Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Diseases Program

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Amanda Castel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and in Pediatrics at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health and School of Medicine. She also co-directs the Masters of Science in Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Diseases program. Dr. Castel completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania, her residency in general pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and a masters of public health at Johns Hopkins University. Following her residency, she was a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer where she was assigned to the Communicable Disease Control Program at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. After EIS, she went on to complete her residency in General Preventive Medicine at the CDC National Center for Health Statistics.

Dr. Castel's research interests include identifying interventions to maximize adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis, assessing outcomes along the HIV care continuum including routine testing expansion, and developing interventions to increase engagement in care, adherence, and viral suppression.

Since 2006, Dr. Castel has provided technical and epidemiologic expertise to the DC Department of Health's HIV/AIDS Administration through a Public Health-Academic Partnership and through the Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning Initiative. Through these partnership activities, she often uses routinely collected testing and HIV surveillance data to measure population-based outcomes, such as community viral load and retention in care. In addition to her health department activities, Dr. Castel is the Principal Investigator of several NIH-funded studies including the DC Cohort, a public health research database which aims to follow over 10,000 HIV-infected individuals receiving care in the District of Columbia, a molecular epidemiology substudy of DC Cohort participants, and studies which assess barriers and facilitators to engagement in HIV care and interventions to improve medication and visit adherence.

Dr. Castel has also conducted international HIV/AIDS research, teaches courses on infectious diseases including HIV, and is a volunteer attending physician at Children's National Medical Center in the Special Immunology Clinic of the Infectious Disease Department.

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the epidemiology and drivers of the HIV epidemic in the U.S.
  2. Describe the HIV care continuum and populations disproportionately affected along the continuum
  3. Identify challenges in curbing the HIV epidemic
  4. Describe individual, population, biomedical, and structural interventions to address HIV prevention, care and treatment efforts in the U.S.

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Host: Diversity Affairs (Department of Medicine)

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