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

A Blueprint for Success: Understanding the...

We are using a combination of statistical analysis and transmission modeling, in collaboration with the NYC Dept of Health &...

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Quantitative assessment of the tipping point...

Quantitative methods will be used to study Mtb dynamics to determine the tipping point for macrophage infection, which depends...

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Modeling the impact of spatially targeted TB...

 We have developed transmission models to understand the impact of TB vaccination strategies that target hotspots of...

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Assessing the social value of novel regimens...

We are collaborating with investigators from the Berman Bioethics Institute to develop novel techniques for economic evaluation...

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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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