Alana Brennan, MPH, has eight years of experience working in the field of public health as a project leader and statistical manager. Currently, Miss Brennan works for the Boston University’s Department of Global Health in addition to being enrolled in the Epidemiology doctoral program. Her main focus is to apply biostatistics and epidemiological methods to evaluate aspects of HIV treatment using data from an open cohort of patients in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to her dissertation assessing the impact of changes in the World Health Organization antiretroviral treatment guidelines on patient outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa, Miss Brennan has also been involved in key economic studies related to changing the South African national antiretroviral treatment guidelines, early vs. deferred pediatric antiretroviral treatment, and economic outcomes of patients receiving antiretroviral therapy for HIV/AIDS. Prior to her work in South Africa, Ms. Brennan worked for the Zambia Center for Applied Health Research and Development (ZCAHRD) on the Traditional Birth Attendant Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission study, which focused on training birth attendants to perform rapid saliva-based HIV tests at the onset of labor and dose both the mother and child with antiretroviral drugs if the results were positive to prevent transmission to the infant. Miss. Brennan holds a MPH with a concentration in epidemiology from Boston University, and a BA in biology from Knox College.
- Carol Buck Student Prize Paper Award Winner