Dr. Lisa Abuogi is a pediatrician with expertise in pediatric and adolescent HIV, prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV, and implementation science research. She was a UCSF Global Health Clinical Scholar (2006-2008) and a Fogarty International Health Clinical Research Fellow (2009-2010) and then faculty within the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases at UCSF. Concurrently, she spent four years living in Kenya as Deputy Director Clinical for Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES) where she supervised the implementation of quality HIV prevention and treatment services in collaboration with the Kenyan Government at over 130 clinics serving over 80,000 HIV-infected adults, adolescents and children. Dr. Abuogi is currently faculty within the Department of Pediatrics and divides her clinical time between the Pediatric Emergency Department and the Children’s Hospital Immunodeficiency Program.
Dr. Abuogi’s primary research has focused on implementation science to improve HIV prevention and treatment in resource limited settings. She has worked in sub-Saharan Africa since 2004 and has led multiple implementation research studies. She was a multiple PD/PI for the NICHD-funded R01 multi-site community randomized study to maximize retention and adherence among over 1300 pregnant/postpartum women on ART at 24 sites in Kenya, the MOTIVATE Study and also multiple PI on a NIMH funded R34 Optimizing Viral Suppression in Children (Opt4Kids) and co-I on the related Opt4Mamas studies. She is currently MPI on a NINR funded R01 adaptive trial among adolescents with HIV in Kenya in early 2020.
Dr. Abuogi has mentored dozens of pre- and postdoctoral students, building the capacity of young investigators to develop, conduct, and disseminate relevant, high-impact implementation science studies and program evaluations. Additionally, she has led curricular revisions to adapt the American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatrics in Disasters Course for an African setting and co-facilitated training in Kenya with other members of the PEM team.
Further, she is actively involved in several national and international research networks in support of collaborative research for women and children with HIV including the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) where she leads the Mother and Infant Working Group, the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), and the International Maternal, Pediatric, and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) network. She is a member of the Health and Human Services Panel on Antiretroviral Therapy and Medical Management of Children Living with HIV as well as the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric AIDS. She has served on the Kenya National Technical Working group for PMTCT and as an external reviewer of the Kenya National HIV/ART Guidelines.
Dr. Leana May Moser received her medical degree from Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine and her Masters of Public Health from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She completed her pediatric residency at Connecticut Children's Medical Center followed by a pediatric global health service delivery fellowship in partnership with Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital, and Partners in Health. Dr. May is currently the associate director of the global health track at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the co-director of the pediatric residency global health track at Children’s Hospital of Colorado.
Dr. May has worked in nine resource-limited nations, most recently living and working half-time in Rwanda. Her recent research has focused on the Rwandan national pediatric oncology protocols, and their delivery, as well as an ongoing low-cost non-electric neonatal biotechnology clinical trial. Dr. May's additional global health scholarly interests include building health care capacity through health system strengthening and non-communicable diseases.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty Drs. Joe Wathen and Lisa Abuogi have worked with Steve Berman on the Pediatrics in Disasters training in Kenya and Dr. Wathen has led the training in several other regions.
Several Pediatric Emergency Medicine staff participate in the annual Global Health and Pediatrics in Disasters Training on the Anschutz Medical Campus each year.