Dr Charalambous is a Senior Scientific Project Manager on the TB Sequel Project at The Aurum Institute in South Africa. She oversees activities related to study monitoring and is participating in the development of study documents, training and monitoring.
Dr Charalambous holds a medical degree from Wits University and a PhD in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has been involved in HIV programme implementation since 1998 prior to antiretroviral therapy implementation and was instrumental in the first large antiretroviral implementation project in the Anglo American companies in 2003 – 2007. In addition, she was the main recipient of a large PEPFAR grant which involved HIV programme implementation in settings with private practitioners, public sector hospitals and correctional services.
She has also been involved in operational and clinical research including a Phase III TB treatment trial and Phase III microbicide trial as well as programmatic cluster randomized trials. She is currently Principal Investigator on a number of TB and HIV implementation research studies. Her main areas of research are TB case finding, TB in special populations and TB and HIV integration.