New Faculty

Dr. Aaloke Mody joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Aaloke Mody joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Instructor on July 1, 2019.

Dr. Mody completed his infectious diseases fellowship in the Division of HIV, ID, and Global Medicine at UCSF. He completed his undergraduate training at UC Berkeley and then went to Duke University for medical school where he spent his third year conducting HIV and malnutrition research in Kampala, Uganda. He then completed his internal medicine residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA in their Global Health Track where he spent 3 months providing clinical care at Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. Dr. Mody then came to UCSF in 2015 to complete his infectious diseases fellowship. While at UCSF, he completed research based out of Lusaka, Zambia at the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), a nongovernmental organization that supports over 300 Ministry of Health-run clinics across two provinces in Zambia. He also completed his HIV continuity clinic at the Advanced Infectious Disease Center in Lusaka, Zambia, the only clinic that provides third-line ART regimens in Zambia.

Dr. Mody’s overall interest is in utilizing interdisciplinary implementation science research to understand how public health systems can be optimized to deliver high-quality and patient-centered HIV care in resource-limited settings. He has particular interest in utilizing advanced epidemiologic methods, including natural experiments and other causal methods for real-world data, for implementation science research that helps to answer the most pressing and relevant questions to improving patient outcomes during real-world implementation of HIV care in resource-limited settings. He is currently a co-investigator on a cluster stepped-wedged trial in Zambia to examine the effect of systematically measuring the HIV patient experience and providing routine data feedback, healthcare coaching, and facility-level incentives to improve the overall patient experience as well as patient outcomes.