Natasha S. Hochberg, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

MD, Case School of Medicine
MPH, Emory University
BA, Harvard University

Natasha Hochberg, MD, MPH is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine (Section of Infectious Diseases) at BU School of Medicine and in the Department of Epidemiology at BU School of Public Health. She is also the Program Director for the Infectious Disease Fellowship Program. 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.

Dr. Hochberg's current research focuses on tropical diseases. Particularly, she studies the impact of malnutrition and parasitic disease on tuberculosis (TB), tropical diseases in immigrant populations, and preventing diseases in international travelers. She is the principal investigator of the TB LION study (Learning the Impact Of Nutrition) in Pondicherry India. This study of household contacts of TB cases evaluates the impact of malnutrition and parasite infections on the immune response to TB and how this changes after providing a high-protein food package, multivitamin, and deworming. She is also site principal investigator of the the US-Indo RePORT study in Pondicherry, India, a cohort of 1100 TB patients and 1500 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 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 (BMC) where she sees travelers and patients with tropical diseases with a particular focus on Chagas disease and other parasitic infections. She serves as the co-site director for GeoSentinel, an international surveillance system of diseases in travelers and migrants, and participates in studies related to tropical medicine and travelers health. At a national level, she is part of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene where she serves as a Councilor for the Clinical Group, as a member of the Scientific Program Committee, and as the Chair for the Subcommittee on Pneumonia, Respiratory Infections and TB. She also sees patients at the Center for Infectious Diseases and attends on the infectious disease consult service.

Dr. Hochberg has taught courses at BU School of Public Health on Infectious Disease Epidemiology (EP755) and Outbreak Investigations (EP800).

Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Chagas Education for Essential Providers
09/30/2020 - 09/29/2025 (Multi-PI)
PI: Natasha S. Hochberg, MD, MPH
Boston Medical Center Corporation HHS CDC
1 NU2GGH002322-01-00

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

Chagas Education for Essential Providers YR02
09/30/2020 - 09/29/2025 (PI)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS

Tuberculosis: Learning the Impact of Nutrition
01/01/2018 - 12/31/2022 (PI)
Warren Alpert Foundation

RePORT India Renewal YR03
10/01/2019 - 09/30/2022 (PI)
CRDF Global National Institute o

PRE-NOTIFICATION: Rapid Assay for Circulating T. cruzi Antig
09/01/2021 - 08/31/2022 (PI)
Kephera Diagnostics National Institute o

Immunometabolic and epigenetic effects of obesity on innate immune surveillance in cancer
08/01/2020 - 07/31/2022 (PI)
Brigham and Womens Hospital National Institute o

Predictors of Resistance Emergence Evaluation in MDR-TB Patients on Treatment(PREEMPT)
08/15/2017 - 07/31/2022 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University NIH-NIAID

(Prenotification) VITAL-TB (Vitamins And Latency in Tuberculosis
07/01/2019 - 09/30/2021 (PI)
University of Nebraska Medical Center DOS

Impact of Pregnancy on Tuberculosis
01/01/2019 - 07/31/2021 (PI)
Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School NIH-NIAID

RePORT India Suppl: Effect of Malnutrition on Latent TB
08/18/2017 - 12/31/2020 (PI)
U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation National Science Fdn

Determining Barriers to TB Care
06/15/2018 - 12/18/2019 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University US Civ Res & Dev Fdn

Showing 10 of 13 results. Show All Results


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

iCite Analysis       Copy PMIDs To Clipboard

  1. Kaipilyawar V, Zhao Y, Wang X, Joseph NM, Knudsen S, Prakash Babu S, Muthaiah M, Hochberg NS, Sarkar S, Horsburgh CR, Ellner JJ, Johnson WE, Salgame P. Development and Validation of a Parsimonious Tuberculosis Gene Signature Using the digital NanoString nCounter Platform. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Sep 29; 75(6):1022-1030.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35015839; PMCID: PMC9522394; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciac010;
  2. Sinha P, Lakshminarayanan SL, Cintron C, Narasimhan PB, Locks LM, Kulatilaka N, Maloomian K, Prakash Babu S, Carwile ME, Liu AF, Horsburgh CR, Acuna-Villaorduna C, Linas BP, Hochberg NS. Nutritional Supplementation Would Be Cost-Effective for Reducing Tuberculosis Incidence and Mortality in India: The Ration Optimization to Impede Tuberculosis (ROTI-TB) Model. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Sep 10; 75(4):577-585.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34910141; PMCID: PMC9464065; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab1033;
  3. Barathi A, Krishnamoorthy Y, Sinha P, Horsburgh C, Hochberg N, Johnson E, Salgame P, Govindarajan S, Senbagavalli PB, Lakshinarayanan S, Roy G, Ellner J, Sarkar S. Effect of treatment adherence on the association between sex and unfavourable treatment outcomes among tuberculosis patients in Puducherry, India: a mediation analysis. J Public Health (Oxf). 2022 Jun 11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35692180
  4. Sinha P, Bhargava A, Carwile M, Cintron C, Cegielski JP, Lönnroth K, Bhargava M, Carter EJ, Koura KG, Hochberg NS. Undernutrition can no longer be an afterthought for global efforts to eliminate TB. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2022 Jun 01; 26(6):477-480. PMID: 35650703
  5. Forsyth CJ, Manne-Goehler J, Bern C, Whitman J, Hochberg NS, Edwards M, Marcus R, Beatty NL, Castro-Sesquen YE, Coyle C, Stigler Granados P, Hamer D, Maguire JH, Gilman RH, Meymandi S. Recommendations for Screening and Diagnosis of Chagas Disease in the United States. J Infect Dis. 2022 May 04; 225(9):1601-1610.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34623435; PMCID: PMC9071346; DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiab513;
  6. Beatty NL, Forsyth CJ, Gilman RH, Hamer DH, Henao-Martínez AF, Hochberg N, Manne-Goehler J, Marcus R, Meymandi S, Reich MR, Showler A, Stigler Granados P. Neglected Testing for Neglected Tropical Diseases at the CDC. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2022 Apr 12.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35413685; PMCID: PMC9209921; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.22-0222;
  7. Balogun O, Brown A, Angelo KM, Hochberg NS, Barnett ED, Nicolini LA, Asgeirsson H, Grobusch MP, Leder K, Salvador F, Chen L, Odolini S, Díaz-Menéndez M, Gobbi F, Connor BA, Libman M, Hamer DH. Acute hepatitis A in international travellers: a GeoSentinel analysis, 2008-2020. J Travel Med. 2022 03 21; 29(2).View Related Profiles. PMID: 35134210; PMCID: PMC9383360; DOI: 10.1093/jtm/taac013;
  8. Carwile ME, Hochberg NS, Sinha P. Undernutrition is feeding the tuberculosis pandemic: A perspective. J Clin Tuberc Other Mycobact Dis. 2022 May; 27:100311.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35313724; PMCID: PMC8928739; DOI: 10.1016/j.jctube.2022.100311;
  9. Sinha P, White LF, Hochberg NS, Cegielski JP. Avoiding pitfalls in calculating the population attributable fraction of undernutrition for TB. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2022 01 01; 26(1):80.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34969436; PMCID: PMC9795805; DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.21.0634;
  10. Krishnamoorthy Y, Ezhumalai K, Murali S, Rajaa S, Jose M, Sathishkumar A, Soundappan G, Horsburgh C, Hochberg N, Johnson WE, Knudsen S, Salgame P, Ellner J, Prakash Babu S, Sarkar S. Prevalence and risk factors associated with latent tuberculosis infection among household contacts of smear positive pulmonary tuberculosis patients in South India. Trop Med Int Health. 2021 12; 26(12):1645-1651.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34654061
Showing 10 of 76 results. Show More

This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 75 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 19 publications in 2021

In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Emigrants and Immigrants
Chagas Disease
Immune Response, Innate

Dr. Hochberg has an active interest in mentoring. She has mentored more than 35 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. The majority of these mentees have presented abstracts or co-authored manuscripts with Dr. Hochberg. 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')

715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
Google Map

Hochberg's Networks
Click the "See All" links for more information and interactive visualizations
Media Mentions
Similar People
Same Department