I develop computer-based simulation models to evaluate the population-level effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of HIV treatment and prevention interventions, primarily in sub-Saharan Africa, focused on adults, children, and prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV. I also use these models to better understand HIV epidemiologic dynamics. The development of these models requires a deep understanding of health indicators that are studied by demographers, and the research questions I study are likely of interest to others engaged in population studies.
Horacio Duarte is a physician-scientist with clinical training in pediatric infectious diseases and research training in epidemiology, decision analysis, and health economics. His research focuses on evaluating the cost-effectiveness of potential HIV treatment and prevention policies for adults and children in resource-limited settings.