Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
As an infectious diseases physician, I am committed to advancing health equity in my practice of medicine. My clinical practice focuses on addressing infectious diseases in marginalized populations, particularly migrant populations, LGBTQ+ patients, and other underrepresented groups, and working to assure equitable care is provided to these populations.
As a researcher, I am involved in clinical investigation on Chagas disease, which is a chronic parasitic infection endemic to many parts of Latin America and disproportionately affects migrant patients from endemic regions. My work seems to address key gaps in research and knowledge on this neglected tropical disease.
As a medical educator and program director of the infectious diseases fellowship program, I aim to foster career advancement and academic growth of under-represented groups in medicine and seek to train the next generation of physicians engaged in addressing issues of healthy equity.
Chagas Education for Essential Providers
09/30/2020 - 09/29/2025 (PI)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS
Pre notification Point-of-care diagnostic test for T. cruzi (Chagas) infection: Phase II
04/01/2023 - 03/31/2024 (PI)
Kephera Diagnostics National Institutes
Kephera II: Rapid Diagnostic
09/01/2021 - 10/30/2022 (PI)
Kephera Diagnostics National Institute o
Genomic Surveillance of SARS CoV-2 among Major League Soccer participants
09/01/2021 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University, BUMC International Societ
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Carmola LR, Turcinovic J, Draper G, Webner D, Putukian M, Silvers-Granelli H, Bombin A, Connor BA, Angelo KM, Kozarsky P, Libman M, Huits R, Hamer DH, Fairley JK, Connor JH, Piantadosi A, Bourque DL. Genomic Epidemiology of a Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Outbreak in a US Major League Soccer Club: Was It Travel Related? Open Forum Infect Dis. 2023 Jun; 10(6):ofad235.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37323423; PMCID: PMC10264064; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofad235;
Bourque DL, Neumayr A, Libman M, Chen LH. Treatment strategies for nitroimidazole-refractory giardiasis: a systematic review. J Travel Med. 2022 Jan 17; 29(1). PMID: 34350966; DOI: 10.1093/jtm/taab120;
Morin SJ, Jani C, Rupal A, Singh H, Bourque D, Colgrove RC. Tocilizumab Induces Rapid, Sustained Improvement of Inflammatory Markers in COVID-19, With Clinical Improvement in Most Patients. Am J Ther. 2021 07 05; 28(5):e592-e596. PMID: 34264890; PMCID: PMC8415514; DOI: 10.1097/MJT.0000000000001412;
Jani C, Walker A, Al Omari O, Patel D, Heffess A, Wolpow E, Page S, Bourque D. Acute transverse myelitis in West Nile Virus, a rare neurological presentation. IDCases. 2021; 24:e01104. PMID: 33868926; PMCID: PMC8047179; DOI: 10.1016/j.idcr.2021.e01104;
Hagmann SHF, Angelo KM, Huits R, Plewes K, Eperon G, Grobusch MP, McCarthy A, Libman M, Caumes E, Leung DT, Asgeirsson H, Jensenius M, Schwartz E, Sánchez-Montalvá A, Kelly P, Pandey P, Leder K, Bourque DL, Yoshimura Y, Mockenhaupt FP, van Genderen PJJ, Odolini S, Schlagenhauf P, Connor BA, Hamer DH. Epidemiological and Clinical Characteristics of International Travelers with Enteric Fever and Antibiotic Resistance Profiles of Their Isolates: a GeoSentinel Analysis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 10 20; 64(11).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32816733; PMCID: PMC7577154; DOI: 10.1128/AAC.01084-20;
Bourque DL, Chen LH. Plasmodium falciparum malaria recrudescence after treatment with artemether-lumefantrine. J Travel Med. 2020 02 03; 27(1). PMID: 31691789; DOI: 10.1093/jtm/taz082;
Bourque DL, Leder K. Progress towards the Control of Strongyloidiasis in Tropical Australia? Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 02; 102(2):249-250. PMID: 31912774; PMCID: PMC7008327; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0922;
Weil AA, Ellis CN, Debela MD, Bhuiyan TR, Rashu R, Bourque DL, Khan AI, Chowdhury F, LaRocque RC, Charles RC, Ryan ET, Calderwood SB, Qadri F, Harris JB. Posttranslational Regulation of IL-23 Production Distinguishes the Innate Immune Responses to Live Toxigenic versus Heat-Inactivated Vibrio cholerae. mSphere. 2019 08 21; 4(4). PMID: 31434744; PMCID: PMC6706466; DOI: 10.1128/mSphere.00206-19;
Bourque DL, Solomon DA, Sax PE. Health Considerations for HIV-Infected International Travelers. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2019 Apr 12; 21(5):16. PMID: 30980287; DOI: 10.1007/s11908-019-0672-y;
Bourque DL, Vinetz JM. Illnesses Associated with Freshwater Recreation During International Travel. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2018 May 22; 20(7):19. PMID: 29789961; DOI: 10.1007/s11908-018-0623-z;
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2007 Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY:
Albert S. Kuperman Award for Field Work in Global Health
2003 Health Resources and Services Administration:
National Health Service Corps Scholar