Global Health Background Dr. Adler has longstanding involvement in Global Health, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. He has conducted projects in Central African refugee camps under the auspices of the University of California at Berkeley's Human Rights Fellowship Program and in coordination with the Tanzanian Red Cross Society. His current research efforts focus on the ecology of Human Papillomaviruses in HIV-infected South African women. Dr. Adler is the Director of the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship in the Department of Emergency Medicine and supervises the Global Health Track for the Medicine-Pediatrics Residency at the University of Rochester. Ongoing Projects Post-Vaccination HPV Genotype Distribution Among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected Young Women in South Africa Learn more about HPV Genotype Distribution Effect of HAART Therapy on Cervical Dysplasia in South Africa. Prospective cohort study of impact of HAART on regression and progression of cervical dysplasia in HIV-infected women. This collaborative project is utilizing a large database of HIV-infected women in Soweto, South Africa in order to compare the rates of regression and progression of HPV-associated cervical lesions among women receiving HAART and women not receiving HAART. Comparison of HPV Infection and Cervical Disease Between HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected Adolescent Females in Cape Town, South Africa Recent Publications Adler DH, Laher F, Lazarus E, Grzesik K, Gray GE, Allan B, Williamson AL. A Viable and Simple Self-Sampling Method for Human Papillomavirus Detection among South African Adolescents. J Immunol Tech Infect Dis. 2013 Sep 18;2(3).PMID: 24324979. Adler DH, Almudevar A, Gray GE, Allan B, Williamson AL. High level of agreement between clinician-collected and self-collected samples for HPV detection among South African adolescents. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2012 Aug;25(4):280-1. PMID: 22840940 Adler DH, Kakinami L, Modisenyane T, Tshabangu N, Mohapi L, De Bruyn G, Martinson NA, Omar T. Increased regression and decreased incidence of human papillomavirus-related cervical lesions among HIV-infected women on HAART. AIDS 26(13): 1645-1652. Adler DH, Almudevar A, Gray GE, Allan B, Williamson AL. High level of agreement between clinician-collected and self-collected samples for HPV detection among South African adolescents. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 25(4): 280-281. Adler DH. Inclusion of South African Adolescents in HIV Vaccine Trials. Journal of AIDS and HIV Research. 2012;4:30-35. Archive Publications Click for more publications Funding Source Type Description NIH K23 Post-Vaccination HPV Genotype Distribution Among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected YOung Women in South Africa.