TRAC Seminar Series

Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 12pm - 1pm ET
TB infection in pregnancy: Novel insights into immunology and prevention
Speaker: Jyoti S. Mathad, MD, MSc

Please join us for the weekly Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC) Seminar Series from 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET in CRB-2, 1M.13 or via Zoom | Add to Calendar

Jyoti S. Mathad, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Weill Cornell Medical College
JHU Center for Clinical Global Health Education
Johns Hopkins Center for Infectious Diseases Research in India

Dr. Mathad is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology in the Center for Global Health at Weill Cornell Medicine. She is also a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education. Her primary research interests include the immune and metabolic changes of pregnancy and their impact on the pathogenesis of infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB). She has been conducting NIH-funded research in Pune, India since 2010,  leading the PRACHITi study on the impact of stage of pregnancy and HIV on the immune response to M. tuberculosis, an R21 on the impact of HIV on placental immunology, and most recently the PRAGaTHI study on the intersection of HIV, TB and gestational diabetes. An active member of the International Maternal, Pediatric, and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials network (IMPAACT), Dr. Mathad chaired the only study of the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of the 3-month isoniazid/rifapentine regimen for latent TB treatment in pregnant and postpartum women (IMPAACT 2001) and will chair an upcoming trial on 1HP and 3HP in pregnant people living with HIV in South Africa.

In addition to her innovative research, Dr. Mathad also devotes considerable time to mentoring students, residents, and fellows interested in global health, both in New York and India. She co-leads the Women in Global Health Research Initiative at Weill Cornell.

The April TRAC Seminar Series is presented by the TRAC Clinical Core on “Updates from NAR (The Union – North American Region) Conference.”