Brian W Forsyth MBChB, FRCP(C)
Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics) and Associate Professor in the Child Study Center; Associate Director for International Research, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS; Medical Director, Pediatric Primary Care Center, Yale-New Haven Hospital
Pediatric HIV infection
- 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
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.
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 also investigates the effects of parental cocaine use on children and
develops programs to address children’s psychological and developmental
needs. Dr. Forsyth serves as the
medical director of the Pediatric AIDS Family Support Program and of the
Pediatric Primary Care Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He 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 is a member of the board of directors of the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc. and was on the board of directors for AIDS Project New Haven. Dr. Forsyth serves as a visiting associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cape Town. He worked on the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases special emphasis panel on US-India bilateral collaborative research partnerships on the prevention of HIV/AIDS.