Shannon Galvin, MD
Director of Clinical Programs & Training
Dr. Shannon Galvin is the Director of Clinical Programs & Training for the Center for Global Health. She coordinates and participates in clinical and research activities initiated and supported by the Center, aiming to facilitate new research projects of global import by Northwestern and partner researchers. This includes supporting existing research projects in HIV care and ART treatment, rapid diagnostics and models of clinical care in resource limited settings. In addition, Dr. Galvin assists in identifying global health opportunities both for new researchers and established researchers whose work translates to international settings. Dr. Galvin also serves as clinical advisor for any clinical activities of the Center.
Dr. Galvin has spent ten years as an infectious disease physician and HIV researcher in resource limited settings. Prior to joining Northwestern she was an Assistant Professor in Infectious Diseases at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. There she spent time living and working on the UNC Project Malawi in Lilongwe, Malawi. She also served as HIV clinical advisor to IntraHealth International and worked on HIV treatment programs in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan and Namibia as well as STD projects in India and Armenia and the global Capacity Project. Her research interests include correlates of immunity to HIV, diagnosis of acute HIV and delivery of care in resource limited settings. She has been principal investigator on clinical studies in Malawi and Swaziland and understands the tasks required to ethically and effectively perform research in sub-Saharan Africa as well as the challenges and rewards of providing care to communities with high burden of disease.
This page last updated Aug 17, 2012