Caribbean, Central and South America (CCASAnet)
Catherine McGowan, M.D., & Pedro Cahn, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigators
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee, US
The Caribbean, Central and South America network for HIV epidemiology (CCASAnet) brings together the clinical and data expertise and resources of Vanderbilt University and clinical sites in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Haiti, Honduras and Peru. CCASAnet will use state-of-the-art technologies to create a shared data repository and associated methods for data merging that forms the union of existing HIV-related clinical data sets available at the participating sites. The project will conduct and facilitate research using the shared data repository that enables answers to questions that cannot be answered by any single source, and develop and evaluate new biostatistical methods relevant to HIV epidemiology.
CCASAnet will develop and conduct a program of face-to-face and educational and training based on International Good Clinical Practice standards that will assist sites to improve the quality and consistency of their clinical research activities. The CCASAnet Coordinating Center will provide infrastructure for review and approval of data use requests, create end-user data access tools that facilitate research using the shared data repository, and assist investigators with analysis and publication of research findings. CCASAnet will also participate with other regional IeDEA networks in the development of international standards for sharing and meta-analysis of HIV-related data. By these activities, CCASAnet will help advance both the science of HIV epidemiology, and the information science that underpins international research collaboration.
- Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Site PI: Jean William Pape, M.D.
Director, Les Centres GHESKIO
- 18.539269 -72.336408
- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Site PI: Beatriz Grinsztejn, M.D., Ph.D.
STD/AIDS Clinical Research Laboratory
Instituto de Pesquisa Clinica Evandro Chagas
- -22.9035393 -43.2095869
- Buenos Aires, Argentina
- -34.6084175 -58.3731613
- Santiago, Chile
Site PI: Marcelo José Wolff Reyes, M.D.
University of Chile School of Medicine
Director, Arriaran Foundation
Co-Director, Chilean AIDS Cohort
- -33.46912 -70.641997
- Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Site PI: Denis Padgett, M.D.
Instituto Hondureño de Seguro Social
- 14.0820537 -87.2062849
- Mexico City, Mexico
Adult Site PI: Juan G. Sierra-Madero, M.D.
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutriciờn Salvador Zubiran
Pediatrics Site PI: Noris Pavia-Ruz, M.D.
Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez, Mexico City
- 19.2779327 -99.1788304
- Lima, Peru
Site PI: Eduardo Gotuzzo, M.D.
Alexander von Humboldt Instituto
de Medicina Tropical
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
- -12.0433333 -77.0283333
- Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt Data Coordinating Center
Catherine C. McGowan, M.D. – Co-Principal Investigator
Pedro Cahn, M.D., Ph.D. Co-Principal Investigator
Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
Bryan Shepherd, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Timothy R. Sterling, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
David Haas, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Jesse Wrenn, Ph.D.
Data Management Contractor
Firas Wehbe, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Stephany Duda, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
- 36.1658899 -86.7844432