Anand Reddi

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Anand Reddi
Anand Reddi.jpg
Born Maryland, USA
Institutions University of Colorado
Alma mater University of Michigan
Known for Global Health
PEPFAR
HIV/AIDS
Cancer Research
Skin Cancer
Metastasis
Notable awards Fulbright Scholar

Anand Reddi is a researcher and global health specialist. He is known for his scholarly work on U.S. Global Health Policy including the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).[1][2] His basic science research focuses on the molecular mechanisms involved in skin squamous cell cancer tumor initiation and metastasis. In 2005, Reddi was a Fulbright Scholar to South Africa.[3] He served on the board of directors of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation from 2009-11.[4]

Education[edit]

Anand Reddi is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He received a Fulbright Fellowship to South Africa assisting the Sinikithemba HIV/AIDS Center at McCord Hospital in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

HIV Research[edit]

Reddi's research focuses on the provision of antiretroviral therapy in resource limited settings.[5][6][7][8][9] His research in collaboration with Sarah Leeper resulted in one of the first studies that demonstrated that pediatric antiretroviral therapy is effective despite the challenges of a resource limited setting.[10]

The Huffington Post[edit]

Reddi is a featured blogger on The Huffington Post writing on global health and U.S. domestic healthcare issues.[11] In 2010 Reddi published an opinion-editorial article[12] that brought attention to the flat-lining of global AIDS funds by U.S. President Barack Obama's administration.[13] Within six hours, Ezekiel Emanuel, then senior adviser to President Obama for Health Policy, responded directly to Reddi by writing in the Huffington Post: "Contrary to what Dr. Reddi argues, neither I nor the Obama Administration sees an "either-or" trade-off between PEPFAR and other global health priorities such as improving maternal-child health." [14] Reddi rebutted Emanuel's op-ed[15] with a follow-up post that resulted in the restoration of $366 million for antiretroviral scale-up in Uganda.[16][17][18]

Major Awards[edit]

  • University of Colorado Thomas Jefferson Award. This award, one of the highest honors in the University of Colorado system, recognizes individuals whose life and work promote the Jeffersonian ideals of broad intellectual pursuits and the strong advancement of democratic principles.[19] The award committee citation recognized Reddi as “a leading advocate for translating public health research into policies put into action around the globe. Reddi has worked to protect commitments for the provision of HIV drugs in resource-limited settings.”[20][21]
  • Edwin E. Osgood Research Award. The American Federation for Medical Research and Society for Clinical Investigation awarded Reddi the Edwin E. Osgood Award for his research on skin squamous cell carcinoma metastasis.[23]
  • Fulbright Scholarship to South Africa.[24]
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America.

Notable Global Health Publications[edit]

  • Reddi A, Thyssen A, Smith D, Lange JH, Akileswaran C. Human capital contracts for global health: a plan to increase the number of physicians in resource limited settings. AIDS. 2012 Sep 24;26(15):1979-80. PMID: 22992581

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obama AIDS plan stumbles over funding. European AIDS Treatment Group. Retrieved 21 Dec 2012
  2. ^ Highleyman L. Death Rates Decline in African Countries Receiving PEPFAR Funding. Retrieved 21 Dec 2012
  3. ^ 18 students receive Fulbright award. University of Michigan News Service. Retrieved 21 Dec 2012
  4. ^ AIDS Healthcare Foundation
  5. ^ Reddi A et al.Preliminary outcomes of a paediatric highly active antiretroviral therapy cohort from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. BMC Pediatr. 2007 Mar 17;7:13. PubMed PMID 1736'7540; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1847430.
  6. ^ Reddi A, Leeper SC. Antiretroviral therapy adherence in children: outcomes from Africa. AIDS. 2008 Apr 23;22(7):906-7. PubMed PMID 18427213.
  7. ^ Leeper SC, Reddi A. United States global health policy: HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). AIDS. 2010 Sep 10;24(14):2145-9. PubMed PMID 20606571.
  8. ^ Reddi A, Leeper SC. AIDS funds: benefits. Science. 2010 Oct 8;330(6001):175-6; author reply 177-8. PubMed PMID 20929757.
  9. ^ Reddi A, Powers MA, Thyssen A. HIV/AIDS and food insecurity: deadly syndemic or an opportunity for healthcare synergism in resource-limited settings of sub-Saharan Africa? AIDS. 2012 Jan 2;26(1):115-7. PubMed PMID 22126815.
  10. ^ Reddi A et al.Preliminary outcomes of a paediatric highly active antiretroviral therapy cohort from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. BMC Pediatr. 2007 Mar 17;7:13. PubMed PMID 1736'7540; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1847430.
  11. ^ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anand-reddi/
  12. ^ op-ed
  13. ^ Anand Reddi, United States Global Health Policy: HIV/AIDS Treatment Funding At Risk Under President Obama. The Huffington Post, July 21, 2010
  14. ^ Ezekiel Emanuel, The HIV/AIDS Fight Needs Cooperation, Not Division, The Huffington Post, July 21, 2010
  15. ^ Anand Reddi, Truth and Reconciliation: President Obama's Global Health Initiative and HIV/AIDS -- Raising the Bar, The Huffington Post, July 27, 2010
  16. ^ Anand Reddi, Truth and Reconciliation: President Obama's Global Health Initiative and HIV/AIDS -- Raising the Bar, The Huffington Post, July 27, 2010
  17. ^ https://www.devex.com/en/news/eric-goosby-bill-clinton-defend-obama-s-aids/68608?lang=ja
  18. ^ http://www.devex.com/en/news/obama-promises-to-step-up-aids-fight/68627?source=ArticleHomepage_Headline
  19. ^ https://www.cu.edu/jefferson-award
  20. ^ http://connections.cu.edu/news/achievements-in-academics-service-recognized-with-cus-2013-jefferson-award/
  21. ^ https://www.cu.edu/content/achievementsacademicsservicerecognizedcu%E2%80%99s2013jeffersonaward
  22. ^ "Leadership Award Recipients". AMA Foundation. Retrieved 21 Dec 2012
  23. ^ http://www.medpubinc.com/abfiles/WRM_2012/2012_WRM_Mini_Program.pdf
  24. ^ http://www.ur.umich.edu/0405/Nov15_04/03.shtml