Sophia Zamudio-Haas joined CAPS as a program analyst for two health information systems projects to improve HIV clinical service delivery in Mozambique. Her work supports efforts to strengthen patient monitoring systems and data quality assurance practices among providers of HIV care in Mozambique.
Concurrently, Sophia is completing her dissertation for a doctorate in public health (DrPH) at the University of California, Berkeley. Engaging ethnographic methods in partnership with a medication assisted treatment program in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Sophia’s dissertation research seeks to identify strategies to increase service utilization and treatment retention among women who inject drugs.
Sophia comes to CAPS with 10 years of experience in public health research and practice, getting her start as an HIV test counselor and program manager for a nighttime mobile program reaching street based sex workers in New York City. Most recently Sophia worked with Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation, contributing to ongoing HIV prevention research projects in Zimbabwe and Tanzania.
Research Interests: gender and sexuality, health systems strengthening, HIV prevention and care for key populations, young adult sexual health, sub-Saharan Africa, substance abuse prevention and treatment
- 2013 DrPH (ABD) University of California, Berkeley
- 2008 MSc (Global Health and Population) Harvard University
- 2003, BA, cum laude (Metropolitan Studies), New York University
Last modified: October 27, 2014