Dr. Denis Nash is a Multiple Principal Investigator for Central Africa IeDEA with over 20 years of epidemiology experience. His central interests include infectious diseases, the field of public health surveillance and the use of public health surveillance data to conduct rigorous assessments of programmatic effectiveness and the impact of policies on health. He leads data collection, analysis, and manuscript development across the IeDEA collaborating countries. He has expertise managing and leading large international research projects, developing HIV care and treatment scale-up programs in resource-limited settings, and research study design and methodology for “real-world” research endeavors. His recent work includes leading large-scale epidemiologic studies examining key outcomes among individuals receive HIV care and treatment, CD4 at ART initiation, late ART initiation, HIV testing, linkage to and timeliness of care enrollment, viral load suppression, and associated health determinants. His extensive work with IeDEA and other research endeavors have generated new knowledge with clear programmatic and policy implications.
Dr. Nash has a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Maryland and an MPH in Epidemiology from John Hopkins University. He is a Distinguished Professor in Epidemiology and the Executive Director of the Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health at CUNY. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Epidemiology, an Associate Director of the Einstein-Rockefeller-CUNY Center for AIDS Research, and a Director of the Implementation Science in Health Outcomes Core at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at Columbia University.