Dr. Elizabeth A. Kelvin has over 20 years of experience working on federal and foundation-funded research studies around the world primarily in the area of infectious diseases. Her work includes studies on HIV prevention, testing, and treatment, including exploring new biomedical technologies for application in the HIV prevention and care continuum. Recently, Dr. Kelvin was the Principal Investigator (PI) on three randomized control trials looking at the impact of offering oral HIV self-testing to truck drivers and female sex workers in Kenya. Dr. Kelvin’s research also includes evaluation of treatment for and work towards a better understanding of neurocysticercosis, a parasitic infection of the brain. She is currently Co-PI of a study to better understand how treatment works differentially by cyst and patient characteristics in collaboration with colleagues in Ecuador and Mexico.
Dr. Kelvin has a PhD, MPhil, and MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia University and a MA in Latin American Studies form Tulane University. She is an Associate Professor in Epidemiology & Biostatistics and she is the Interim Assistant Dean for Curriculum at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.