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Contact Information

Paul MacPherson
613-737-8899 ex 73917

Research Activities

Dr.  MacPherson has an active practice in infectious diseases with a particular interest in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Dr. MacPherson's main research interest is in understanding how HIV disables the immune system and he currently directs a basic science laboratory investigating specifically the role of interleukin-7 in HIV infection.  Dr.  MacPherson is also the principle investigator on a number of clinical research projects relating to including  smoking cessation,  gay men's health, cardiovascular risk factors in HIV+ individuals and treatment of infectious syphilis. Current research grants include:

-Addressing Health Inequities and Improving Health Outcomes among Gay Men
-The Effects of Statin Therapy on Coronary Flow Reserve and Inflammatory Markers in HIV-Positive Patients
-Interleukin-7 Regulation of Cytotoxic CD8 T-Cell Activity in HIV patients-Penicillin Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in the Treatment of Infectious Syphilis
-A Pilot Study to Assess the Effectiveness and Health Benefits of an Innovative Smoking Cessation Intervention for HIV+ Patients at The Ottawa Hospital Clinic