I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. I am also the Project Director of the DC Cohort. Prior to joining GWU, I was an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Throughout my General Internal Medicine fellowship and faculty years at Hopkins, I pursued HIV outcomes research training under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Moore and clinical training in HIV medicine at the Johns Hopkins HIV Clinic. My research interests encompass optimization of outcomes for HIV-infected individuals. My K23 career development grant focused on retention in HIV care, specifically on how substance use and mental health issues impact retention in care. My other interests include medication adherence and comorbidity management in HIV-infected individuals. My current work includes observational data collection and analysis in the DC Cohort, as well as development of interventions to improve care and outcomes for people living with HIV. My clinical practice is in the HIV clinic at the Washington DC VA hospital.