BSPH Spotlight Series

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 | 2:00pm EDT
Eliminating Tuberculosis: Partnerships in Action in India
Speaker: Kunchok Dorjee, MD, PhD

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Kunchok Dorjee’s work focuses on prevention and control of infectious diseases. His team seeks to unlock bold solutions to complex health problems using innovative tools, multi-dimensional approaches and translational science. Dorjee leads a large community-based initiative–Zero TB Kids–to eliminate global pediatric tuberculosis epidemic employing a multi-pronged strategy comprised of active case finding, screening for latent TB infection and providing preventive therapy. They leverage modern technology including artificial intelligence enabled image reading, point-of-care assays, ultra-short course treatment regimens and digital contact tracing and case management systems to improve disease diagnosis and health outcomes. His work spans across a range of infectious diseases including TB, HIV/AIDS, Covid-19, and hepatitis B and their intersections with chronic conditions. Primarily based at Johns Hopkins, he holds adjunct Assistant Professor and Lecturer appointments at the Stony Brook and University of California, Berkeley.