Brian W Forsyth, MBChB, FRCP(C)

Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics); Associate Director for International Research, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Research Interests

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome; Africa, Southern; HIV; Mother-Child Relations; Pediatrics; Global Health; Risk Reduction Behavior; Resilience, Psychological

Public Health Interests

Child health; Global Health; HIV/AIDS

Research Organizations

Pediatrics: General Pediatrics

Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

Faculty Research

Yale Center for Health & Learning Games

Global Health Studies

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

International research focused on the effects of HIV disease on women and children. A randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of a support intervention designed to promote resilience among young children of HIV-infected women in South Africa. The use of participatory action research in improving adherence to prevention of mother to child HIV transmission (PMTCT) in South Africa.

Specialized Terms: Pediatric HIV infection

Extensive Research Description

Brian Forsyth is a Professor of

Pediatrics at the Yale University School of Medicine and at the Child Study Center. His clinical and research

interests include the care and needs of disadvantaged children, with a

particular focus on children affected by HIV. Dr. Forsyth conducts research in Pretoria, South Africa on

preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV and on promoting resilience in

young children of HIV-infected mothers.

He has also investigated the effects of parental cocaine use on children and

develops programs to address children’s psychological and developmental

needs. Dr. Forsyth is also the deputy director of the

Yale Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS.



Dr. Forsyth received his M.B.Ch.B. from the University of Glasgow School of Medicine. He has served as a member of the board of directors of the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Directors for AIDS Project New Haven. Dr. Forsyth serves as a Extraordinary Professor of Pediatrics of the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He has been a regular reviewer on NIH special emphasis panels.

  • A randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of a support intervention designed to promote resilience among young children of HIV-infected women in South Africa.
  • The use of participatory action research in improving adherence to prevention of mother to child HIV transmission (PMTCT) in South Africa.
  • A multi-country study to develop an international guide to monitor and support child development

Selected Publications

Full List of PubMed Publications

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Contact Info

Brian W Forsyth, MBChB, FRCP(C)
Patient Care Location
Yale General PediatricsDana Clinic Building
789 Howard Avenue

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064