Dr. Katherine Tassiopoulos
Title and Affiliation
Senior Research Scientist
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Co-Chair, AMP Up Series Protocol
Co-Chair, Adolescent and Young Adult Health and Behaviors Working Group
Dr. Katherine Tassiopoulos, DSc, MPH is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has over 13 years of experience in designing and implementing observational studies for long-term follow-up of children and adults with HIV infection. Her overall research interest is in the long-term effects of HIV and antiretroviral therapy on clinical and behavioral outcomes.
Dr. Tassiopoulos is a senior epidemiologist on the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS). She serves as the co-chair of the PHACS AMP Up and AMP Up Lite protocols, which are enrolling HIV-infected young adults for long-term follow-up of clinical and behavioral health as well as their transition to adult health care and adult functioning. She co-chairs two of the PHACS working groups: the Adolescent and Young Adult working group, and the Neurodevelopmental and Neurologic Disease working group. These two working groups are responsible for focusing and generating the scientific research related to behavioral, mental health and cognitive outcomes of perinatally HIV-infected adolescents and young adults.
She is also co-chair of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) protocol A5322, a longitudinal study which is following 1035 HIV-infected adults 40 years of age and older to examine outcomes related to aging, HIV infection and immune dysregulation.