Kate Clouse PhD, MPH
Dr. Kate Clouse is an epidemiologist who has designed, managed and implemented HIV/AIDS research studies since 2004. As an Associate Professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, her research specialty is in patient engagement throughout the continuum of HIV care, with a particular focus on South Africa. Her recent work has explored poor engagement in HIV care among postpartum women in South Africa and developing appropriate interventions to improve HIV care. She has experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions to improve patient engagement in HIV care, including studies using mobile health (mHealth), case management, point-of-care technology, and financial incentive strategies. She also has training and experience in qualitative methods and analysis and often deploys a mixed-methods data approach.
- PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Epidemiology)
- MPH, University of California, Berkeley
- BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll
2020-2025: The South African National HIV Pregnancy Cohort: evaluating continuity of care among women living with HIV (R01HD103466). NIH/NICHD. Maskew, M. (Co-PI), Clouse, K. (Co-PI).
2019-2022: CareConekta: Mobile health for a mobile population (R34MH118028). NIH/NIMH. Clouse, K. (PI).
2015-2020: Population mobility and retention in HIV care among postpartum women in South Africa (K01MH107256). NIH/NIMH. Clouse, K. (PI).
Cragun D, Weidner A, Tezak A, Clouse K, Pal T. Family communication of genetic test results among women with inherited breast cancer genes. J Genet Couns, 2021 Jun;30(3):701-709. PMID: 33174380.
Yohannes NT, Jenkins CA, Clouse K, Cort�s CP, Cordero FM, Padgett D, Rouzier V, Friedman RK, McGowan CC, Shepherd BE, Rebeiro PF. Timing of HIV diagnosis relative to pregnancy and postpartum HIV care continuum outcomes among Latin American women, 2000-2017. J Int AIDS Soc, 2021 May;24(5):e25740. PMID: 34021715.
Bernardo EL, Nhampossa T, Clouse K, Carlucci JG, Fern� ndez-Luis S, Fuente-Soro L, Nhacolo A, Sidat M, Naniche D, Moon TD. Patterns of mobility and its impact on retention in care among people living with HIV in the Manhi� a District, Mozambique. PLoS One, 2021 May 21;16(5):e0250844. PMID: 34019556.
Tezak AL, Weidner A, Clouse K, Pal T, Cragun D. Motivators and challenges for follow-up care decision-making among female BRCA1/2 carriers within the context of perceived risk, response efficacy, and self-efficacy. Human Organization, 2021; 80(3): 203-213.
Clouse K, Phillips TK, Mogoba P, Ndlovu L, Bassett J, Myer L. Attitudes towards a proposed GPS-based location tracking smartphone application for improving engagement in HIV care among pregnant and postpartum women in South Africa. JMIR Form Res, 2021 Feb; 5(2):e19243. PMCID: PMC7899801.
Dean M., Tezak AL, Johnson S, Pierce J K, Weidner A, Clouse K, Pal T, Cragun D. Sharing genetic test results with relatives of BRCA, PALB2, CHEK2, and ATM carriers. Patient Educ Couns, 2021 Apr;104(4):720-72. PMCID: PMC8005459.
Clouse K, Malope-Kgokong B, Bor J, Nattey C, Mudau M, Maskew M. The South African National HIV Pregnancy Cohort: evaluating continuity of care among women living with HIV. BMC Public Health, 2020 Nov; 20(1662). PMCID: PMC7643452.
Cragun D, Weidner A, Tezak A, Clouse K, Pal T. Cancer risk management among female BRCA1/2, PALB2, CHEK2, and ATM carriers. Breast Cancer Res Treat, 2020 Jul;182(2):421-428. PMID: 32445176.
Clouse K, Phillips TK, Camlin C, Noholoza S, Mogoba P, Naidoo J, Langford R, Weiss M, Seebregts CJ, Myer L. CareConekta: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a mobile health intervention to improve engagement in postpartum HIV care in South Africa. Trials, 2020 Mar 12;21(1):258. PMCID: PMC7185033
Carlucci JG, Liu Y, Clouse K, Vermund SH. Attrition of HIV-positive children from HIV services in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. AIDS, 2019 Dec 1;33(15):2375-2386. PMCID: PMC6905128
Ahonkhai A, Banigbe B, Audet CM, Okonkwo P, Arije O, Bassi E, Clouse K, Simmons M, Aliyu M, Freedberg M. Effect of PEPFAR funding policy change on HIV service delivery in a large HIV care and treatment network in Nigeria. PLoS One, 2019 Sep 25;14(9):e0221809. PMCID: PMC6760763.
Phillips TK, Bonnet K, Myer L, Buthelezi S, Rini Z, Bassett J, Schlundt D, Clouse K. Acceptability of interventions to improve engagement in HIV care among pregnant and postpartum women in South Africa. Matern Child Health J. 2019 Sep;23(9):1260-1270. PMID: 31218606.
Mogoba P, Phillips TK, Myer L, Ndlovu L, Were MC, Clouse K. Smartphone usage and preferences among postpartum HIV-positive women in South Africa. AIDS Care, 2019 Jun;31(6):723-729. PMCID: PMC6443468.
Abuogi LL, Humphrey JM, Mpody C, Yotebieng M, Murnane PM, Clouse K, Otieno L, Cohen CR, Wools-Kaloustian K. Achieving UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets for pregnant and postpartum women in sub-Saharan Africa: progress, gaps and research needs. Journal of virus eradication. 2018; 4(Suppl 2):33-39. PubMed [journal] PMID: 30515312, PMCID: PMC6248851
Carlucci JG, Liu Y, Friedman H, Pelayo BE, Robelin K, Sheldon EK, Clouse K, Vermund SH. Attrition of HIV-exposed infants from early infant diagnosis services in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2018; 21(11):e25209. PubMed [journal] PMID: 30649834, PMCID: PMC6287094
Clouse K, Fox MP, Mongwenyana C, Motlhatlhedi M, Buthelezi S, Bokaba D, Norris SA, Bassett J, Lurie MN, Aronoff DM, Vermund SH. "I will leave the baby with my mother": Long-distance travel and follow-up care among HIV-positive pregnant and postpartum women in South Africa. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2018; 21 Suppl 4:e25121. PubMed [journal] PMID: 30027665, PMCID: PMC6053484
Phillips TK, Clouse K, Zerbe A, Orrell C, Abrams EJ, Myer L. Linkage to care, mobility and retention of HIV-positive postpartum women in antiretroviral therapy services in South Africa. Journal of the International AIDS Society. 2018; 21 Suppl 4:e25114. PubMed [journal] PMID: 30027583, PMCID: PMC6053482
Clouse K, Motlhatlhedi M, Bonnet K, Schlundt D, Aronoff DM, Chakkalakal R, Norris SA. "I just wish that everything is in one place": facilitators and barriers to continuity of care among HIV-positive, postpartum women with a non-communicable disease in South Africa. AIDS Care. 2018; 30(sup2):5-10. NIHMSID: NIHMS1502119 PubMed [journal] PMID: 29848002, PMCID: PMC6088383
Clouse K, Mongwenyana C, Musina M, Bokaba D, Long L, Maskew M, Ahonkhai A, Fox MP. Acceptability and feasibility of a financial incentive intervention to improve retention in HIV care among pregnant women in Johannesburg, South Africa. AIDS Care. 2018; 30(4):453-460. NIHMSID: NIHMS936820 PubMed [journal] PMID: 29067861, PMCID: PMC5799012
Clouse K, Phillips T, Myer L. Understanding data sources to measure patient retention in HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa. International Health. 2017; 9(4):203-205. PubMed [journal] PMID: 28810667, PMCID: PMC5881262
Clouse K, Vermund SH, Maskew M, Lurie MN, MacLeod W, Malete G, Carmona S, Sherman G, Fox MP. Mobility and Clinic Switching Among Postpartum Women Considered Lost to HIV Care in South Africa. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (1999). 2017; 74(4):383-389. NIHMSID: NIHMS839557 PubMed [journal] PMID: 28225717, PMCID: PMC5324708
Clouse K, Blevins M, Lindegren ML, Yotebieng M, Nguyen DT, Omondi A, Michael D, Zannou DM, Carriquiry G, Pettit A. Low implementation of Xpert MTB/RIF among HIV/TB co-infected adults in the International epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) program. PloS One. 2017; 12(2):e0171384. PubMed [journal] PMID: 28182705, PMCID: PMC5300213
Shearer K, Clouse K, Meyer-Rath G, MacLeod W, Maskew M, Sanne I, Long L, Fox MP. Citizenship status and engagement in HIV care: an observational cohort study to assess the association between reporting a national ID number and retention in public-sector HIV care in Johannesburg, South Africa. BMJ Open. 2017; 7(1):e013908. PubMed [journal] PMID: 28119389, PMCID: PMC5278236
Schwartz SR, Clouse K, Yende N, Van Rie A, Bassett J, Ratshefola M, Pettifor A. Acceptability and Feasibility of a Mobile Phone-Based Case Management Intervention to Retain Mothers and Infants from an Option B+ Program in Postpartum HIV Care. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2015; 19(9):2029-37. NIHMSID: NIHMS786247 PubMed [journal] PMID: 25656728, PMCID: PMC4871127
Hanrahan CF, Clouse K, Bassett J, Mutunga L, Selibas K, Stevens W, Scott L, Sanne I, Van Rie A. The patient impact of point-of-care vs. laboratory placement of Xpert(?) MTB/RIF. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease : The Official Journal of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 2015; 19(7):811-6. NIHMSID: NIHMS728457 PubMed [journal] PMID: 26056107, PMCID: PMC4869324
Clouse K, Schwartz SR, Van Rie A, Bassett J, Vermund SH, Pettifor AE. High mobile phone ownership, but low Internet and email usage among pregnant, HIV-infected women attending antenatal care in Johannesburg. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 2015; 21(2):104-7. NIHMSID: NIHMS781701 PubMed [journal] PMID: 25586808, PMCID: PMC4860457
Clouse K, Hanrahan CF, Bassett J, Fox MP, Sanne I, Van Rie A. Impact of systematic HIV testing on case finding and retention in care at a primary care clinic in South Africa. Tropical Medicine & International Health : TM & IH. 2014; 19(12):1411-9. PubMed [journal] PMID: 25244155
Fox MP, Shearer K, Maskew M, Meyer-Rath G, Clouse K, Sanne I. Attrition through multiple stages of pre-treatment and ART HIV care in South Africa. PloS One. 2014; 9(10):e110252. PubMed [journal] PMID: 25330087, PMCID: PMC4203772
Van Rie A, Clouse K, Hanrahan C, Selibas K, Sanne I, Williams S, Kim P, Bassett J. High uptake of systematic HIV counseling and testing and TB symptom screening at a primary care clinic in South Africa. PloS One. 2014; 9(9):e105428. PubMed [journal] PMID: 25268851, PMCID: PMC4182031
Clouse K, Schwartz S, Van Rie A, Bassett J, Yende N, Pettifor A. "What they wanted was to give birth; nothing else": barriers to retention in option B+ HIV care among postpartum women in South Africa. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (1999). 2014; 67(1):e12-8. PubMed [journal] PMID: 24977376
Manuscript reviewer for: African Journal of AIDS Research, AIDS and Behavior, AIDS Care, AIDS Patient Care and STDs, BMC Health Services Research, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, BMJ, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Global Public Health, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Journal of Global Health, Journal of the International AIDS Society, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, Journal of the International AIDS Society, Lancet HIV, mHealth, PLOS One, PLOS Medicine, Public Health Reports, Scientific Reports, Women's Health
- Member, HIV Medicine Society
- Member, Infectious Diseases Society of America
- Member, International AIDS Society
- Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean Colleen Conway-Welch Faculty Award for Teaching, 2021
- Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Valere Potter Distinguished Dean's Faculty Fellow, 2020
- Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Dean's Award for Recognition of Faculty Achievement in Research Endeavors, 2020