CFAR Seminar: HIV and the Vascular Endothelium

Event Date & Time: 
November 3, 2011 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm

Location: Sze Conference Room, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Susan Graham, MD, MPH
University of Washington

Dr. Susan M. Graham began working with the UoN/UW Mombasa Field Site in August 2003 as an Infectious Diseases Fellow at the University of Washington. She began the antiretroviral therapy program offered at the clinic and worked as a research clinician until 2006 on a study of "Antiretroviral Therapy and HIV-1 Infectivity in Women" with Dr. Scott McClelland. When she completed her fellowship, she became an Acting Instructor at the University of Washington, and is currently an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Graham recently led and completed two studies of HIV-1 infectivity in Kenya, including “Genital HIV-1 Shedding among Women Starting Second-Line Antiretroviral Therapy” and “Initiating Studies of Genitourinary HIV-1 Shedding in Kenyan Men.” She is currently principal investigator for a CFAR New Investigator Award study entitled “The Role of Angiopoietins 1 and 2 in HIV-1 Disease Progression.” In addition, she has developed a new research cohort of HIV-1-seropositive adults in Kilifi and Mtwapa, north of Mombasa, in collaboration with Dr. Eduard Sanders of the Kenya Medical Research Institute. With Dr. Sanders, she is developing a program of research on HIV prevention and care for Kenya men who have sex with men.

Dr. Graham holds a medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, a master’s degree in public health from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and a PhD in clinical epidemiology from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. She holds Visiting Scientist appointments at the University of Nairobi and the Kenya Medical Research Institute.