Dr. Nadine Kronfli is an Infectious Diseases specialist at the McGill University Health Centre and a Scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. She is also Vice-Chair of the International Network on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users – Prisons (INHSU-Prisons). Dr. Kronfli utilizes implementation science research to design, deploy, and evaluate evidence-based models of care that aim to improve access to health care for Canadian prison populations and other vulnerable groups including asylum seekers. She has recently expanded her prison-based research from hepatitis C elimination to understanding COVID-19 seroprevalence and improving COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Canadian prisons.
Dr. Kronfli is a member of the CTN’s Prevention and Vulnerable Population’s Women’s Working Group, which is involved in the care of women living with HIV across Canada. She has “a longstanding interest in women living with HIV,” and says that “the best way to shape policy is by being at the forefront of clinical research.” She is also a member of the CTN’s Data Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC).
She has authored several abstracts using data from CTN 262: CHIWOS, the Canadian HIV Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Cohort Study, a longitudinal study that evaluates the success of women-centred HIV/AIDS services. Her CHIWOS research has primarily focused on the cascade of care, with particular attention to access to and retention in HIV care for Canadian women living with HIV.
Dr. Kronfli completed a Bachelor of Science at McGill University, a Master of Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health, a Medical Doctorate at the University of Ottawa, and fellowships at both McMaster University (Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases) and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network (HIV Care). She obtained her Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Instituto de Medicina Tropical Alexander von Humboldt in Lima, Peru. At the University of Ottawa, she opted for the francophone stream of the medical program in order to be able to “serve in any corner of Canada as well as much of the world.”