Dr. Batya Elul has over 25 years of experience leading and collaborating on implementation science, epidemiologic and qualitative studies in resource-limited settings with the last 15 years dedicated to using research to improve outcomes among people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Informed by a deep understanding of the health systems challenges to initiating and retaining people on HIV treatment, her research focuses on a range of populations living with HIV, including adolescents, pregnant women and adults.
Dr. Elul has a PhD in Population & Family Health Sciences from John Hopkins University and an MSc in Population & International Health from Harvard University. She is an Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Director of the Epidemiology Practicum Program at Columbia University. She is also an Investigator in the Public Health Policy & Practice Core at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, an Affiliated Investigator at the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health, and a long-standing collaborator on the Central African and East African regions of IeDEA. She currently serves as the Central Africa regional Principal Investigator on the AYANI study, a pilot cohort of perinatally and behaviorally HIV-infected adolescents being conducted across 6 IeDEA regions.