Conversations with the HPTN

Sergii Dvoriak, MD, DMedSci, is a protocol team member for the HPTN 074 study and senior researcher at the Ukrainian Institute on Public Health Policy (UIPHP) in Kiev, Ukraine. He is also the executive director of the Eurasian Professional Association of Addiction Medicine (EPAAM). In addition, Dr. Dvoriak works as a consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

Neetha Shagan Morar, MS, is the senior research manager for the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) HIV Prevention Research Unit in Durban, South Africa. She is currently supporting three sites recently activated to conduct HPTN 084 and was a team member for HPTN 035 and HIVNET 020.

Clemensia Nakabiito, MBChB, Mmed, is the HPTN 084 investigator of record at the Makerere University Johns Hopkins University Research Collaboration (MUJHU) in Kampala, Uganda. She is an internationally-recognized practicing obstetrician/gynecologist and clinical researcher with more than 20 years’ experience in research involving pregnant and non-pregnant women, women living with HIV and those who are not, and adolescent sexual and reproductive health.  

Nomtha Bell-Mandla, MPH, is a project manager and study coordinator at the Desmond Tutu TB Centre (DTTC) at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town, South Africa.