Meredith Brooks, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Global Health

PhD, Northeastern University
MPH, Northeastern University
BA, Brandeis University

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Meredith Brooks joined the Department of Global Health at Boston University School of Public Health in July 2022. She completed her M.P.H in Urban Health and Ph.D. in Population Health, both from Northeastern University, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tuberculosis Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Brooks is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations globally. Most recently, her research focuses on identifying interventions and strategies to improve detection, diagnoses, and care for children and adolescents with, or at high-risk of, tuberculosis by producing evidence to refine diagnostic algorithms, identify gaps in care and treatment, and to advance surveillance efforts. Her research also aims to develop and apply advanced statistical and machine learning approaches to improve tuberculosis indicators and outcomes. Dr. Brooks also has vast experience conducting large international clinical trials, with topics spanning from tuberculosis treatment to spinal anesthesia. Her research involvement has included partnerships and collaborations in Bangladesh, India, Mexico, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Sierra Leone, and South Africa.

Dr. Brooks previously held an Early Career Award from the Thrasher Foundation and a Research Catalyst Award from the American Lung Association; she is also currently a Parker B. Francis Fellow in Pulmonary Research through the Francis Family Foundation. Dr. Brooks is a prior recipient of a National Research Service Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (F32) and is currently the Principal Investigator of a Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01), both from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at NIH. Her K01 Award explores tuberculosis transmission in adolescents through geospatial and genotypic analyses, as well as infectious disease modeling of transmission dynamics. Dr. Brooks recently won a Carlin Foundation Award for Public Health Innovation for which she proposed to develop a model to optimize the real-time movement of mobile screening units throughout a community to increase the detection of individuals with tuberculosis and to allocate resources more efficiently.

Dr. Brooks is the Department of Global Health's representative on the Faculty Senate and serves on the Practicum Committee. Dr. Brooks currently serves on the Editorial Boards at Public Library of Science (PLOS) One and British Medical Journal (BMJ) Open.

Tuberculosis in teens: a geospatial approach to predict community transmission
07/01/2022 - 06/30/2026 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases


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  1. Brooks MB, Hussain H, Siddiqui S, Ahmed JF, Jaswal M, Amanullah F, Becerra M, Malik AA. Two Clinical Prediction Tools to Inform Rapid Tuberculosis Treatment Decision-making in Children. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2023 Jun; 10(6):ofad245. PMID: 37351457; PMCID: PMC10284336; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofad245;
  2. Puma D, Yuen CM, Millones AK, Brooks MB, Jimenez J, Calderon RI, Lecca L, Becerra MC, Keshavjee S. Sensitivity of Various Case Detection Algorithms for Community-based Tuberculosis Screening. Clin Infect Dis. 2023 Feb 08; 76(3):e987-e989. PMID: 35723266; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciac492;
  3. Yuen CM, Brooks MB, Millones AK, Acosta D, Del Águila-Rojas E, Campos H, Farroñay S, Morales G, Ramirez-Sandoval J, Nichols TC, Jimenez J, Jenkins HE, Lecca L. Geospatial analysis of reported activity locations to identify sites for tuberculosis screening. Sci Rep. 2022 Aug 18; 12(1):14094.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35982104; PMCID: PMC9387880; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-18456-6;
  4. Saranjav A, Parisi C, Zhou X, Dorjnamjil K, Samdan T, Erdenebaatar S, Chuluun A, Dalkh T, Ganbaatar G, Brooks MB, Spiegelman D, Ganmaa D, Davis JL. Assessing the quality of tuberculosis care using routine surveillance data: a process evaluation employing the Zero TB Indicator Framework in Mongolia. BMJ Open. 2022 Aug 16; 12(8):e061229. PMID: 35973702; PMCID: PMC9386240; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-061229;
  5. Dubois MM, Brooks MB, Malik AA, Siddiqui S, Ahmed JF, Jaswal M, Amanullah F, Becerra MC, Hussain H. Age-specific Clinical Presentation and Risk Factors for Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis Disease in Children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2022 08 01; 41(8):620-625. PMID: 35544720; PMCID: PMC9281512; DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003584;
  6. Jenkins HE, Ayuk S, Puma D, Brooks MB, Millones AK, Jimenez J, Lecca L, Galea JT, Becerra M, Keshavjee S, Yuen CM. Geographic accessibility to health facilities predicts uptake of community-based tuberculosis screening in an urban setting. Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Jul; 120:125-131.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35470023; PMCID: PMC9176313; DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.04.031;
  7. Brooks MB, Millones AK, Puma D, Contreras C, Jimenez J, Tzelios C, Jenkins HE, Yuen CM, Keshavjee S, Lecca L, Becerra MC. Mapping local hot spots with routine tuberculosis data: A pragmatic approach to identify spatial variability. PLoS One. 2022; 17(3):e0265826.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35324987; PMCID: PMC8947086; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0265826;
  8. Naheed A, Islam MS, Brooks MB, Fawzi MCS, Ashraf MN, Ahmed HU, Uddin MMJ, Koly KN, Galea JT, Akhter S, Nelson C, Hossain SW, Munir KM. Feasibility of a school-based mental health program implementation to improve the status of depression and quality of life of mothers of children with autism spectrum disorders in urban Bangladesh: MENTHOL study. Glob Ment Health (Camb). 2022; 9:146-156. PMID: 36618722; PMCID: PMC9806996; DOI: 10.1017/gmh.2022.16;
  9. Galea JT, Puma D, Tzelios C, Valdivia H, Millones AK, Jiménez J, Brooks MB, Yuen CM, Lecca L, Becerra MC, Keshavjee S. A structured community engagement strategy to support uptake of TB active case-finding. Public Health Action. 2022 Mar 21; 12(1):18-23. PMID: 35317536; PMCID: PMC8908875; DOI: 10.5588/pha.21.0059;
  10. Brooks MB, Dubois MM, Malik AA, Ahmed JF, Siddiqui S, Khan S, Brohi M, Das Valecha T, Amanullah F, Becerra MC, Hussain H. Age-specific effectiveness of a tuberculosis screening intervention in children. PLoS One. 2022; 17(2):e0264216. PMID: 35180263; PMCID: PMC8856528; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0264216;
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2021 NIAID / NIH: Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award
2021 Issued by Parker B. Francis Foundation: Parker B. Francis Fellowship Award
2020 Harvard University: William F. Milton Fund
2020 American Lung Association: Catalyst Award
2019 National Institutes of Health: NIH F32: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award
2019 Thrasher Research Fund: Early Career Research Award
2018 Harvard Medical School : Outstanding Post-doctoral Fellow Award
2016 University of Washington School of Public Health, Department of Biostatistics: Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases Travel Scholarship
2016 William J. Gillespie Research Fund: William J. Gillespie Research Award
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Infectious Diseases
Implementation Science
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