Brian W Forsyth, FRCP(C), MBChB

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

Research Interests

Africa, Southern; HIV; Mother-Child Relations

Public Health Interests

Child health; Global Health; HIV/AIDS

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.

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.

  • 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

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Contact Info

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

New Haven, CT 06519
Office Location
Dana Clinic Building
789 Howard Avenue, Ste 14B

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