Natasha S. Hochberg, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Infectious Diseases Section

MD, Case School of Medicine
MPH, Emory University



Natasha Hochberg, MD, MPH is an infectious disease physician with appointments in the Department of Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology at BU School of Public Health. Prior to her arrival at Boston University, Dr. Hochberg was an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer at the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) in the Division of Parasitic Diseases and worked internationally on projects related to malaria, visceral leishmaniasis, guinea worm disease, and lymphatic filariasis. In addition to her interest in the epidemiology of parasitic infections, Dr. Hochberg's current research interests also include parasitic disease/tuberculosis co-infection, tuberculosis and the immune response in the elderly, and preventing diseases in international travelers. She is co-investigator of the the US-Indo RePORT study in Pondicherry, India, where she is developing a cohort of 4000 TB patients and more than 8000 of their household contacts. The study aims to identify biomarkers that predict TB treatment failure and risk of developing TB (among exposed persons) and to identify how comorbidities (e.g., diabetes, helminth infections) modulate these profiles and risks. She is also the co-investigator of an R01 studying TB in pregnancy in India; the study looks at pharmacokinetics of TB drugs in pregnancy, assesses neonatal outcomes, and evaluates diagnostic testing for latent TB infection in pregnant women. She also has a pilot study in Vitoria, Brazil to investigate the effect of helminth infections on TB disease severity and a pilot study to study the effect of helminths on latent TB testing in refugees seen at Boston Medical Center. She has a Potts grant to study the effect of air pollution on TB disease in India. She was the previous recipient of a K-12 BIRCWH award to study the effect of aging on the immune response to latent TB infection in Boston-area nursing home residents. She is the co-director of the travel clinic at Boston Medical Center where she sees travelers and patients with tropical diseases; at this site, she also serves as the co-site director for GeoSentinel, an international surveillance system of diseases in travelers and migrants. She has participated in several studies related to travelers health. She also sees patients at the Center for Infectious Diseases, attends on the infectious disease consult service, and runs a clinical infectious disease elective for first and second year medical and PA students. In addition, she teaches courses at BU School of Public Health on Infectious Disease Epidemiology (EP755) and Outbreak Investigations (EP800).

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Epidemiology




Impact of Personal Exposure to Black Carbon on Pulmonary Tuberculosis Severity
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
The Potts Memorial Foundation




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  1. Barbosa F, Barnett ED, Gautret P, Schlagenhauf P, van Genderen PJ, Grobusch MP, Connor BA, Hamer DH, Hochberg NS. Bordetella pertussis infections in travelers: data from the GeoSentinel global network. J Travel Med. 2017 May 01; 24(3).View Related Profiles. PMID: 28355615; DOI: 10.1093/jtm/taw094;.
  2. Hochberg NS, Rekhtman S, Burns J, Ganley-Leal L, Helbig S, Watts NS, Brandeis GH, Ellner JJ, Horsburgh CR. The complexity of diagnosing latent tuberculosis infection in older adults in long-term care facilities. Int J Infect Dis. 2016 Mar; 44:37-43.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26802447; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2016.01.007;.
  3. Hochberg NS, Bhadelia N. Infections Associated with Exotic Cuisine: The Dangers of Delicacies. Microbiol Spectr. 2015 Oct; 3(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 26542047; DOI: 10.1128/microbiolspec.IOL5-0010-2015;.
  4. Hochberg NS, Kubiak RW, Tibbs A, Elder H, Sharnprapai S, Etkind S, Horsburgh CR. Effectiveness of reporting on latent tuberculous infection in Massachusetts, 2006-2008. Public Health Action. 2014 Mar 21; 4(1):53-5.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26423762; DOI: 10.5588/pha.13.0085;.
  5. Hochberg NS, Barnett ED, Chen LH, Wilson ME, Iyer H, MacLeod WB, Yanni E, Jentes ES, Karchmer AW, Ooi W, Kogelman L, Benoit C, Hamer DH. International travel by persons with medical comorbidities: understanding risks and providing advice. Mayo Clin Proc. 2013 Nov; 88(11):1231-40.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24120073; DOI: 10.1016/j.mayocp.2013.07.018;.
  6. Benoit CM, MacLeod WB, Hamer DH, Sanchez-Vegas C, Chen LH, Wilson ME, Karchmer AW, Yanni E, Hochberg NS, Ooi WW, Kogelman L, Barnett ED. Acceptability of hypothetical dengue vaccines among travelers. J Travel Med. 2013 Nov-Dec; 20(6):346-51.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24165380; DOI: 10.1111/jtm.12056;.
  7. Hochberg NS, Horsburgh CR. Prevention of tuberculosis in older adults in the United States: obstacles and opportunities. Clin Infect Dis. 2013 May; 56(9):1240-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23362286; PMCID: PMC3693488; DOI: 10.1093/cid/cit027;.
  8. Lown BA, Chen LH, Wilson ME, Sisson E, Gershman M, Yanni E, Jentes ES, Hochberg NS, Hamer DH, Barnett ED. Vaccine administration decision making: the case of yellow fever vaccine. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Sep; 55(6):837-43.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22670048; DOI: 10.1093/cid/cis520;.
  9. Helbig S, Bishop HS, Mathison BA, Hochberg NS. . Pseudoterranovosis: A gift from the fish. British global and travel health association journal. 2012; 5(20).
  10. Hochberg NS, Blackburn BG, Park SY, Sejvar JJ, Effler PV, Herwaldt BL. Eosinophilic meningitis attributable to Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection in Hawaii: clinical characteristics and potential exposures. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Oct; 85(4):685-90. PMID: 21976573; PMCID: PMC3183778; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.2011.11-0322;.
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Aged
Emigrants and Immigrants
Parasites
Travel
Tuberculosis

Dr. Hochberg has an active interest in mentoring. She has mentored clinical fellows, medical residents, medical students, PhD candidates, and Masters in Public Health students. Trainees have been involved in literature reviews, developing independent projects, assisting with data analyses, developing presentations, and writing manuscripts. Dr. Hochberg enjoys involving trainees in research and giving them the skills to progress in academia.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Advisor
  • Co-Mentor or Peer Mentor
  • Project Mentor
  • Research / Scholarly Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
  • Email (see 'Contact Info')


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