Craig Carty is a Barnett Scholar and member of Green Templeton College writing a doctorate in Social Intervention. He received his BA and MSc degrees in Anthropology & Human Biology from the University of Pennsylvania where he studied the psychosocial impacts of HIV disease and the clinical implications of antiretroviral therapies on bone metabolism.

Past research affiliations include the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, the Wistar Institute’s Immunopathogenesis Laboratory, the Center for AIDS Research (Clinical Core), the Center for Health Behavior and Communications Research, and the Center for Health Promotion at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa.

His primary focus is on mHealth interventions that engage HIV+ adolescents at risk for loss to care via interactive, “gamified” applications. The research interrogates the potential of “digital adherence” frameworks, predictive analytics and relevance engine design.

Craig serves as a Trustee for the Thohoyandou Victim Empowerment Programme (TVEP) and the Policy and Intervention Trust (POINTT). His doctoral research is funded in part by exploratory grants from UNICEF, EHPSA, DFID and Sweden, all of which include collaborations with the University of Cape Town’s AIDS and Society Research Unit.

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