New Faculty

Dr. Ingrid Eshun-Wilson joins the Department of Medicine

Ingrid Eshun-Wilson, MD

Dr. Ingrid Eshun-Wilson joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases as an Instructor in July, 2020.

Dr. Eshun-Wilson received an undergraduate Medical Degree and Diploma in Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, where she worked as a HIV physician for several years. She further developed her research skills, training at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and completing a Masters in Epidemiology. She subsequently worked for the Cochrane HIV group managing their HIV systematic review portfolio and contributing to WHO guidelines for HIV testing and treatment. And at the Division of Medicine at the University of California she worked as a project manager and statistical analyst on several HIV research projects in East and Southern Africa. During this period, Dr. Eshun-Wilson additionally managed LIVE, an evidence synthesis project which seeks to create a platform that will enable rapid evidence synthesis for implementation science in infectious diseases.

Research Interests: Dr. Eshun-Wilson’s key research interests include investigating strategies for the implementation of effective interventions to reduce the incidence and negative sequelae of infectious diseases, particularly in disadvantaged communities, and synthesizing evidence in these areas for guideline development. This includes the use of discrete choice experiments for evaluation of patient preferences for care and the use of these to predict treatment outcomes, the development and analysis of sequential multiple assignment randomized trials evaluating retention strategies in adults and adolescents, and using sampling-based approaches to generated revised estimates of HIV program outcomes to identify gaps and areas for improvement in the HIV treatment cascade. In addition, Dr. Eshun-Wilson’s work extends to developing evidence synthesis methods for implementation research using network meta-analysis, developing rapid evidence synthesis systems and living reviews, and exploring the use of research appraisal tools for guideline development in implementation science.