Alice Tang

Alice Tang , Ph.D.

Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Director for Tufts Center for Global Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine

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I am an infectious disease epidemiologist with over two decades of experience working in the fields of HIV and nutrition. My research has largely focused on studying the causes and consequences of nutrition and metabolic abnormalities (dietary quality, food insecurity, micronutrient deficiencies, body composition, and lipid metabolism) in people living with HIV (PLHIV). I have initiated or collaborated on research programs in several countries, including in the U.S., Argentina, India, Vietnam, and Namibia. Most recently, I have collaborated with the Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS) on the development and evaluation of several interventions which have been implemented in their HIV programs. These include a community-based mobile clinic to increase HIV testing rates among men; an electronic alcohol screening and brief intervention (eSBI) to reduce hazardous alcohol use in people living with HIV; and formation of community adherence clubs (CACs) to improve retention and decrease congestion in HIV clinics. At Tufts, I teach several courses for MPH and combined MD/MPH students including: Principals of Biostatistics, Public Health Research Methods, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, and Global Health Applied Learning Experience (Planning and Implementation). 

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