Diana Barger is currently a PhD candidate (thèse de sciences) in public health specialising in epidemiology at the University of Bordeaux’s Institute of Public Health, Epidemiology and Development (ISPED).
Her doctoral research is being supervised by Professors Fabrice Bonnet and François Dabis within the Inserm Bordeaux Population Health Centre (U-1219). It focusses on developing and deploying new technology to better collect patient-reported outcomes (PRO), including quality of life, in patients in long-term, hospital-based, HIV care. By identifying risk profiles for those with poorer quality of life, this work ultimately aims to inform and improve care for those aging with HIV. She was awarded a grant in 2016 from the French NGO Sidaction to carry out this work. This research has also been granted seed funding from the ANRS (French REcherche Nord & sud Sida-HIV Hépatites). Diana holds an MPH (Masters in Public Health) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (2012) and a BA with Magna Cum Laude honors in political science from Tufts University (2008).
Previously, Diana worked as an International Project Coordinator supporting the FP-7 funded European collaboration of cohorts of people living with HIV, COHERE in EuroCoord between 2013-2015. She has also served at both Save the Children International and the United Nations Population Fund as an independent consultant. She has experience conducting economic evaluations and M&E as well as specific expertise in the field of sexual and reproductive health.
She is interested in the development, validation and deployment patient-reported outcomes (both in controlled and routine settings), health services and health evaluation and outcomes research.