Natalie Bowman, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Dr. Bowman’s research focuses on HIV and parasitic co-infections in Latin America, with a particular focus on opportunistic infections that affect the central nervous system such as toxoplasmosis and Chagas disease. She is broadly interested in the epidemiology and pathogenesis of parasites and neglected tropical diseases, especially those that are prevalent in the Americas. In addition to her studies in South America, she have also begun work studying diarrheal diseases in Nicaragua with Dr. Sylvia Becker-Dreps (UNC Family Medicine and Fellow Caregiver at Carolina) and Filemon Bucardo (UNAN-León), and hopes to expand this collaboration in the future to examine the epidemiology of Chagas disease in this country. She has also expanded her work in vector-borne infections to study the emerging Zika virus epidemic in Nicaragua and Brazil.