Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Contact Information
(615) 322-2035
Division of Infectious Diseases
A-2200 Medical Center North
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


M.D., University of Kansas

Catherine McGowan M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases Department of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Medical volunteer, providing medical care and teaching of physicians-in-training, in Haiti, Belize, and Cambodia in international workshops to develop and revise national guidelines for management of HIV in Haiti.

Faculty preceptor in ambulatory HIV care at the Comprehensive Care Clinic to visiting international physicians and nurse practitioners from Brazil, Haiti, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria and Sudan Since July 2011, PI for the Caribbean and Central and South America network for HIV epidemiology (CCASAnet) of the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA).

This project creates a shared repository of HIV data from seven adult care sites and six pediatric sites in the Caribbean and Central and South America, and uses the combined data to answer questions about the characteristics of the regional HIV epidemic Led training activities in data management, data quality and good clinical practice for CCASAnet-related research.

Instituted and led the process of periodic data monitoring visits and conducted project-driven data audits at sites in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, and Peru.