A Blueprint for Success: Understanding the epidemic of TB in New York City

Location

New York, NY, US

Dates

07/25/2015 - 06/25/2015

PI

David Dowdy, MD, PhD, ScM

We are using a combination of statistical analysis and transmission modeling, in collaboration with the NYC Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene, to better understand the dynamics of TB transmission in New York City and to explain how the tide was turned against the epidemic of TB and MDR-TB in the early 1990s.

Projects

MDR TB treatment as prevention: modeling the...

We are using transmission modeling to evaluate the potential impact of expanding DST and access to MDR TB treatment in Vietnam,...

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A Comprehensive Snapshot of Tuberculosis...

This study aims to find all cases of TB within an urban Ugandan community of 50,000 people and to characterize both the...

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Understanding the role of repeat testing and...

We have developed a Markov model of serial IGRA testing to help improve testing algorithms with TST vs. IGRA in low-risk...

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Quantiferon gold test for detecting TB...

This is a cluster randomized trial comparing the time to known latent TB status among HIV infected patients receiving QGIT...

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