Researcher | Research Overview
Dr. Sharma’s research focuses on metabolic complications related to antiretroviral medications in children and adolescents with HIV infection. As children who were perinatally-infected with HIV are getting older and remaining healthier since they have been receiving anti-HIV therapy for many years, we are now beginning to see changes in body composition, an increased risk of diabetes, and increasing risk of other cardiovascular complications in these children. Dr. Sharma’s research entails evaluating the mechanisms by which these abnormalities occur, and whether life-saving antiretroviral medications may also contribute to some of these complications. In addition, Dr. Sharma conducts research evaluating infectious complications such as viral infections in pediatric transplant recipients.
Researcher | Research Background
Dr. Sharma received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases and immunology at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Miami, Florida. Dr. Sharma joined the faculty in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital Boston in 2007. She currently serves as the Program Director for the pediatric infectious diseases fellowship.