Dartmouth MPH, September 2006-June 2007

Before joining the MPH program at the Center of Evaluative Clinical Sciences' (CECS) at Dartmouth as a Fogarty Trainee, Dr. Kimambo was a medical officer working with DARDAR HIV Study. During her MPH internship training, she returned to Tanzania for four weeks and carried out a survey among the DARDAR Study subjects to determine the magnitude and influence of lipodystrophy and traditional medicine use on acceptance of ART. The survey showed that self perceived lipodystophy was common in patients who were on ART compared to patients who were not on ART, and did not influence ART adherence or alter ART initiation. The survey also found that traditional medicine use was common in HIV-infected patients in Tanzania, and it decreased the likelihood of ART initiation. A manuscript is being prepared for publication. Dr. Kimambo received her MPH degree at Dartmouth College as a Fogarty Trainee in 2007 and returned to Tanzania to continue her work with DARDAR Health Study.

Kim Mwamelo

Kim Mwamelo

Kim Mwamelo, MPH '17, leads the TDI graduation procession at Dartmouth's Commencement ceremony.