Angela conducted her master’s (MPH) research at the Perinatal HIV Research Unit in Soweto, South Africa. Her work there involved collaborating with local investigators on a mixed-methods investigation of incident cases of vertical HIV transmission; exploring reasons why prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) failures continue in the era of programmatic scale-up and free treatment access in South Africa. Information identified through this study has been used to improve service provision for HIV-positive pregnant women in Soweto. Angela was recognized for her excellence at SFU by receiving the Dean of Graduate Studies Convocation Medal.
Angela then joined the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS as the Research Coordinator for the Canadian Observational Cohort (CANOC) collaboration, Canada’s largest pan-provincial HIV treatment cohort. Angela now studies at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Sudbury, where she remains involved in a number of HIV-related research projects.
We appreciate Angela for her dedication to work that aims to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV.