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Dr. Joseph Davey's research focuses on how best to prevent and treat HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in peri-conception, pregnant women and couples, as well as other vulnerable populations. She has expertise in study design and use of epidemiological methods to inform interventions aimed at reducing the burden of HIV and related diseases on women, children, and families. Most recently, she is examining the combination of behavioral and biomedical approaches to HIV prevention among vulnerable populations, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Dr. Joseph Davey is currently an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) in the Department of Epidemiology and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town, South Africa School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Division of Epidemiology. She is the PI of a Fogarty International Research Science Development Award that is evaluating pre-exposure prophylaxis uptake and adherence in a cohort of pregnant and breastfeeding women. She has been involved in research in Southern Africa since 2003 where she has developed and evaluated donor-funded epidemiological studies to inform effective, culturally relevant interventions aimed at reducing the burden of HIV and related diseases on women, children, and families. Her global health experience includes research in South Africa, Mozambique, Rwanda, Peru, and Thailand.
Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, Dr. Joseph Davey was a Country Director and Technical Director for a NGO implementing HIV prevention and treatment programs in Mozambique. Dr. Joseph Davey completed her doctoral studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and her Master’s degree in public health at Columbia University.
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