I do research in the TB transmission group headed by Dr. Ed Nardell at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. We are a research team focused on identifying and testing innovative methods to reduce TB transmission. Working closely with partners in high TB burden, low resource settings, we concentrate on two broad areas: 1) environmental controls such as building design and germicidal UV (GUV) to reduce the risk of transmission in congregate settings and 2) administrative controls including rapid diagnosis and treatment of TB among hospitalized patients to decrease the risk of transmission in health care settings. In addition, we seek to build local capacity in these areas through fellowship opportunities and a unique Building Design, Engineering, and Airborne Infection Control course.
This website serves as my TB advocacy page. TB is a neglected “Time Bomb.” Increased attention to TB transmission requires political commitment expressed in financial investment and supportive legal frameworks. An empowered group of health care workers who are committed to safeguarding themselves and those they care for is essential for change. Please join us in this work.
8/22/17- TB transmission in Bangladesh
3/15/17- NIX Regimen for XDR-TB
1/21/17- NEJM Forum on XDR-TB
1/6/17- Job in Madagascar
12/19/16- A Holiday Gift
10/14/2016- Back from South Africa
9/18/2016- Hope Conference
6/9/2016- Journal Club Presentation at MGH
5/22/2016- Eliminate the TB Scourge
4/11/2016- How could I have gotten this?
3/28/2016- TB’s Ticking Time Bomb?
3/24/2016 World TB day
3/16/2016- TB Transmission meeting in Washington DC
2/29/2016- XDR-TB is transmitted in households
2/26/2016- Professor Madhu Pai at Harvard
2/15/2016- “When my brother got TB… “
2/13/2016- Fear and stigma during Alabama TB outbreak
1/21/2016- Richard Vincent’s presentation on GUV
1/19/2016- From Alabama to India, TB is an emergency
1/15/2015- TB-HAART trial
12/22/2015- Obama MDR-TB plan announced
12/13/2015- California nurse with TB gets national attention
12/10/2015-XDR-TB is worse than Ebola, but we can act
11/24/2015- Jen Furin editorial in Tampa Bay Times
11/10/2015- Joanne Carter editorial in Nytimes
10/28/2015- Eric Goosby editorial on CNN.com
10/28/2015- Deaths From TB Globally Outnumber HIV/AIDS
12/1/2014- Why healthcare workers are sick of TB