Ruanne Barnabas

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Assistant Professor, Allergy and Infectious Dis.
Assistant Professor, Global Health


Cost-effectiveness Advisor, International Core

Dr. Barnabas has 10 years of experience and training in mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, health economics, infectious diseases epidemiology and clinical care, as well as knowledge of health care systems in the United States and Africa.


Her research focuses on HIV prevention, specifically on interventions that reduce HIV viral load and, consequently, HIV transmission. Her projects use both empiric data and mathematical models to better understand HIV transmission and estimate the potential impact of HIV prevention strategies.

DPhil (University of Oxford)
MSc (University of Oxford)
MBChB (University of Cape Town (South Africa)


Barnabas RV, Webb EL, Weiss HA, Wasserheit JN. The role of co-infections in HIV epidemic trajectory and positive prevention: a systematic review and meta-analysis. AIDS. 2011 May 30:1-15.

Barnabas RV, Wasserheit JN, Huang Y, Janes H, Morrow R, Fuchs J, Mark KE, Casapia M, Mehrotra DV, Buchbinder SP, Corey L; the NIAID HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Impact of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 on HIV-1 acquisition and progression in an HIV vaccine trial (the Step Study). J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2011 Apr 5:238-244.

R V Barnabas and J N Wasserheit. Riddle of the Sphinx Revisited: The Role of STDs in HIV Prevention. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2009 Jun;36(6):365-7.


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