Dr. Caselli received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and obtained her MD from the University of California San Francisco. She has won several honors and awards, including the University of California Alumni Scholarship for Excellence in Leadership and the Alta Bates Community Service Award for the Berkeley Campus AIDS Awareness Project during her undergraduate years, as well as a UCSF Medical Student Research Fellowship.
For her work in the RRTP, she chose to work with Dr. David Bangsberg, and her research focused on mental illness and its relationship to adherence to HIV medications in Uganda.
Dr. Caselli was accepted into the UCSF Global Health Scholars’ Program (GHSP) in 2007, and she traveled to Uganda to investigate the feasibility of establishing an independent research project on the effect of co-morbid psychiatric illness on utilization and effectiveness of anti-retroviral therapies in HIV treatment. Upon her return, she worked at the Psychopharmacology Consultation Clinic at the Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute (LPPI), and, in 2008-2009, Dr. Caselli served as Chief Resident of Psychiatry at the San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center (SFVAMC) and Chief Resident of the SFVAMC Psychiatry Residency Training Program Education Committee.
Thus far, Dr. Caselli has published an article on the prevalence and risk factors for anal HPV infection in low risk HIV-negative women and has presented this data at the International HPV Conference.