Thuy Le, MD, Dphil

Le, Thuy_2015_120Dr. Thuy Le trained in Internal Medicine at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston and Infectious Diseases at Yale New Haven in the US. Since 2009 she has been based at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, holding a joint academic appointment with the University of Oxford in the UK and the University of Hawaii in the US. She is interested in research to improve treatment of HIV and HIV-associated opportunistic infections in resource-limited settings. She is the Principal Investigator of a multi-center Global Health Trial Grant jointly funded by Wellcome Trust, the UK Medical Research Council, and UK Department of International Development to evaluate treatment options for HIV-associated Penicillium marneffei infections. She leads studies to understand penicilliosis epidemiology, factors that impact HIV outcome, clinical impact of transmitted and acquired HIV drug resistance in resource-poor settings, and evaluating antiretroviral safety in HIV/ HCV coinfection. She collaborates closely with major hospitals and clinics providing HIV care throughout northern and southern Vietnam. She has published in the Lancet, Clinical Infectious Diseases, AIDS, Antiviral Therapy, and J. of Clinical Microbiology.