C. Robert Horsburgh Jr, MD
Professor of Epidemiology
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

MD, Case Western Reserve University
MS, Yale University

Dr. Horsburgh has 30 years of experience in public health and medicine. He currently holds faculty positions in the Departments of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Global Health and Medicine. Dr. Horsburgh teaches courses in the Epidemiology of AIDS and the Epidemiology of Tuberculosis. His research focuses on tuberculosis, nontuberculous mycobacterial infections and opportunistic infections in AIDS. Currently, he is involved in research in Brazil, India, Peru, South Africa and Tanzania. He is currently the Vice-President of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD); President of the North American Region of the IUATLD.; and Chairman of the Steering Committee of RESIST-TB, an international organization dedicated to improving MDR-TB treatment through Clinical Trials (www.resisttb.org).

Professor of Global Health
Boston University School of Public Health
Global Health

Boston University School of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

Boston University School of Public Health

Boston Medical Center

2015 International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, North American Region: Lifetime Achievement Award
2011 Boston University School of Public Health: Faculty Career Award in Research and Scholarship
2011 CDC: Excellence in Public Health Impact Award
2004 BUSPH: Teaching Award
1997 Emory University: Teaching Award
1989 US PHS Commendation Medal
1977 Lubrizol Award for Patient Care

Optimal targeting for individual and population-level TB prevention
12/05/2019 - 11/30/2024 (Subcontract PI)
President and Fellows of Harvard College dba Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health NIH NIAID

RePORT India Consortium
11/20/2019 - 11/19/2024 (Subcontract PI)
CRDF Global USDA Agricult ResSvc

Tuberculosis Trial Consortium
10/01/2019 - 09/30/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Veterans Affairs Medical Center of Washington DC HHS CDC

Prevention Policy Modeling Lab
09/30/2019 - 09/29/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Stanford University HHS CDC

Transmission Of Tuberculosis Among illicit drug use Linkages (TOTAL)
08/01/2019 - 07/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIAID

Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR): Core Support (Cores A, B, E, G, K, SWG)
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIAID

Dartmouth-Boston University HIV-TB Research Training for the Infectious Disease Institute at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
06/01/2018 - 05/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Dartmouth College NIH FIC

Predictors of Resistance Emergence Evaluation in MDR-TB Patients on Treatment (PREEMPT)
08/15/2017 - 07/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Impact of Pregnancy on Tuberculosis
01/01/2019 - 07/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey NIH NIAID

Biomarkers and mechanisms of Paucibacillary and Latent Tuberculosis
11/01/2018 - 07/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey NIH NIAID

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BU Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program
08/01/2016 - 07/31/2021 (PI)

MDR-TB and HIV at RePORT Sites in India (Supplement)
08/24/2017 - 08/23/2018 (PI)
U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation National Science Fdn

Lifespan/Tufts/brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR): Core K Clinical Sciences Core
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2018 (PI)
Miriam Hospital NIH-NIAID

BU Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program
08/02/2010 - 07/31/2016 (PI)

Boston Community Partnership Against HIV
09/30/2002 - 09/29/2005 (PI)
DHHS-Office Minority Hlth

History Of Hepatitis C Infecti
09/30/1999 - 06/30/2005 (PI)
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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 Predictors of Resistance Emergence Evaluation in MDR-TB Patients on Treatment (PREEMPT) 5R01AI134430-04
2020 Clinical Core 5U19AI111276-08-7772 34
2019 Predictors of Resistance Emergence Evaluation in MDR-TB Patients on Treatment (PREEMPT) 5R01AI134430-03
2019 Clinical Core 5U19AI111276-07-7772 34
2018 Predictors of Resistance Emergence Evaluation in MDR-TB Patients on Treatment (PREEMPT) 5R01AI134430-02
2018 BU Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training Program 5T32AI052074-13 51
2018 Clinical Core 5U19AI111276-05-7772 34
2018 Biomarkers of Persistent TB Infection and TB Treatment Relapse 5U19AI111276-05-7767 34
2018 Clinical Core 7U19AI111276-06-7772 34
2017 Predictors of Resistance Emergence Evaluation in MDR-TB Patients on Treatment (PREEMPT) 1R01AI134430-01
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  1. Kan CK, Ragan EJ, Sarkar S, Knudsen S, Forsyth M, Muthuraj M, Vinod K, Jenkins HE, Horsburgh CR, Salgame P, Roy G, Ellner JJ, Jacobson KR, Sahu S, Hochberg NS. Alcohol use and tuberculosis clinical presentation at the time of diagnosis in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India. PLoS One. 2020; 15(12):e0240595.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33332367
  2. Reddy KP, Denkinger CM, Broger T, McCann NC, Gupta-Wright A, Kerkhoff AD, Pei PP, Shebl FM, Fielding KL, Nicol MP, Horsburgh CR, Meintjes G, Freedberg KA, Wood R, Walensky RP. Cost-effectiveness of a novel lipoarabinomannan test for tuberculosis in patients with HIV. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 17. PMID: 33200169
  3. Ma Y, Jenkins HE, Sebastiani P, Ellner JJ, Jones-López EC, Dietze R, Horsburgh CR, White LF. Using Cure Models to Estimate the Serial Interval of Tuberculosis With Limited Follow-up. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 11 02; 189(11):1421-1426.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32458995
  4. Munseri P, Said J, Amour M, Magohe A, Matee M, Rees CA, Mackenzie T, Tvaroha S, Bailey-Kellogg C, Maro I, Wieland-Alter W, Adams LV, Horsburgh CR, Nakamura K, Arbeit RD, Pallangyo K, von Reyn CF. DAR-901 vaccine for the prevention of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis among BCG-immunized adolescents in Tanzania: A randomized controlled, double-blind phase 2b trial. Vaccine. 2020 Oct 27; 38(46):7239-7245. PMID: 33004239
  5. Chiang SS, Dolynska M, Rybak NR, Cruz AT, Aibana O, Sheremeta Y, Petrenko V, Mamotenko A, Terleieva I, Horsburgh CR, Jenkins HE. Clinical manifestations and epidemiology of adolescent tuberculosis in Ukraine. ERJ Open Res. 2020 Jul; 6(3).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32964003
  6. Zhou TJ, Lakshminarayanan S, Sarkar S, Knudsen S, Horsburgh CR, Muthaiah M, Kan CK, Salgame P, Ellner JJ, Roy G, Jenkins HE, Hochberg NS. Predictors of Loss to Follow-Up among Men with Tuberculosis in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 09; 103(3):1050-1056.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32618243; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0415;
  7. Ellappan K, Datta S, Muthuraj M, Lakshminarayanan S, Pleskunas JA, Horsburgh CR, Salgame P, Hochberg N, Sarkar S, Ellner JJ, Roy G, Jose M, Vinod Kumar S, Joseph NM. Evaluation of factors influencing Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex recovery and contamination rates in MGIT960. Indian J Tuberc. 2020 Oct; 67(4):466-471.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33077045
  8. Eddy JJ, Gadani KM, Tibbs A, Bernardo J, Cochran J, White LF, Horsburgh CR, Jacobson KR. Increasing Drug Resistance Among Persons With Tuberculosis in Massachusetts, 2009-2018. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Aug; 7(8):ofaa300.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32855987
  9. Stout JE, Turner NA, Belknap RW, Horsburgh CR, Sterling TR, Phillips PPJ. Reply to Swindells et al.: Trials of Tuberculosis-Preventive Therapy in People with HIV Infection. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 07 15; 202(2):305-306. PMID: 32282235
  10. Leavitt SV, Lee RS, Sebastiani P, Horsburgh CR, Jenkins HE, White LF. Estimating the relative probability of direct transmission between infectious disease patients. Int J Epidemiol. 2020 06 01; 49(3):764-775.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32211747
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