I am an Infectious Disease physician whose research focuses on the social and behavioral determinants of health promotion in sub-Saharan Africa. I am currently involved in two primary research projects – the first is examining the factors impacting HPV vaccine adherence among adolescents. The second is focusing on factors affecting refusal to participate in HIV treatment programs. Both of these projects are based in Soweto, South Africa. This research will be used to inform broader biomedical prevention strategies and ultimately to guide interventions for both HPV vaccination and, eventually, HIV vaccination and treatment programs. I am most interested in focusing on areas of high potential for policy impact. In addition to clinical work, I have worked as an editorial fellow at the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), and have co-authored nine papers for that journal on topics ranging from cervical cancer in the developing world to the politicization of international aid. My most recent article for NEJM focused on the impact of male circumcision on HIV prevention.