Understanding and Improving the Effectiveness of Public Health Laboratory Networks for Infectious

Dates

04/01/2019 - 03/31/2024

PI

David Dowdy, MD, PhD, ScM

The goal of this project is to construct a mathematical model of the laboratory network for diagnosis of infectious diseases in Ghana, with an emphasis on centralized versus peripheral placement of laboratory-based diagnostic testing.

Projects

FlexDx-TB: A flexible, user-friendly model of...

We have developed a web-based model that allows decision-makers to input local epidemiological and economic values and receive...

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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 to improve TB decision-making in the...

We are part of a large consortium that is constructing epidemic and economic models of TB and HIV in collaboration with the U.S....

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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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Statins as Adjunctive, Host-Directed Therapy...

The goal of this study is to investigate the potential utility of pravastatin as an adjunctive, host-directed therapy for...

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