Pranay Sinha, MD, SM
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine
BS, Adelphi University

I am an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine. My primary interest is in the relationship between undernutrition & TB which I explore through epidemiological studies in India, Benin, and Togo. I couple these epidemiological studies with health economic modeling to inform policy. I learn from my brilliant collaborators in the US and abroad as we work together to ensure that action on social determinants, particularly undernutrition is a key component of global TB elimination efforts. Clinically, I have the privilege of working with the amazing house staff of Boston Medical Center on inpatient Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases services. I am also passionate about my work in the BMC/BPHC TB clinic which serves key and vulnerable populations from around the world.

The modicum of success I have enjoyed in academic medicine is a product of guidance and support from a village of generous mentors. Now, I try to pay their kindness forward. I feel very privileged when a brilliant young trainee entrusts their growth as a physician or researcher to me.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Dr. Sinha is dedicated to reducing global health disparities with a focus on undernutrition and tuberculosis. He is engaged in international advocacy to improve social protections for impoverished individuals with TB through his leadership of the International Union Against Tuberculosis & Lung Diseases's TB-Undernutrition working group. He has advocated for health equity through his writing in the popular press in venues such as the New York Times and the Huffington Post.

Tuberculosis: Learning the Impact of Nutrition
01/01/2020 - 12/31/2024 (PI)
Warren Alpert Foundation

Learning the Effect of Parasites and Reinforcing Diets on Tuberculosis (TB LEOPARD)
10/01/2021 - 09/30/2024 (PI)
American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene

RePORT India Renewal
10/01/2019 - 09/30/2024 (PI)
CRDF Global National Institute o

Nutritional Interventions to End Tuberculosis among persons with HIV in India (NUTRIENT-India)
09/20/2023 - 09/19/2024 (PI)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS


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  1. Prakash Babu S, Ezhumalai K, Raghupathy K, Karoly M, Chinnakali P, Gupte N, Paradkar M, Devarajan A, Dhanasekaran M, Thiruvengadam K, Dauphinais MR, Gupte AN, Shivakumar SB, Thangakunam B, Christopher DJ, Viswanathan V, Mave V, Gaikwad S, Kinikar A, Kornfeld H, Horsburgh R, Chandrasekaran P, Hochberg NS, Salgame P, Gupta A, Roy G, Ellner J, Sinha P, Sarkar S. Factors associated with unfavourable treatment outcomes among persons with Pulmonary Tuberculosis: a multicentric prospective cohort study from India. Clin Infect Dis. 2024 Jul 11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38991034
  2. Sinha P, Guerrant RL. The Costly Vicious Cycle of Infections and Malnutrition. J Infect Dis. 2024 Jun 14; 229(6):1611-1613. PMID: 37972258; PMCID: PMC11175688; DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiad513;
  3. Sinha P, Ezhumalai K, Du X, Ponnuraja C, Dauphinais MR, Gupte N, Sarkar S, Gupta A, Gaikwad S, Thangakunam B, Paradkar M, Christopher DJ, Mave V, Viswanathan V, Ellner JJ, Kornfeld H, Horsburgh CR, Padmapriyadarsini C, Gupte A. Undernourished Household Contacts Are at Increased Risk of Tuberculosis (TB) Disease, but not TB Infection- a Multicenter Prospective Cohort Analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2024 Apr 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38652286; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciae149;
  4. Richterman A, Sinha P, Ivers LC, Gross R, Rantleru T, Tamuhla N, Bisson GP. Food Insecurity and Undernutrition Are Associated With Distinct Immunologic Profiles in People With Tuberculosis and Advanced HIV Starting Antiretroviral Therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2024 Apr 15; 95(5):494-504. PMID: 38346410; PMCID: PMC10947883; DOI: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000003386;
  5. Sinha P, Dauphinais M, Carwile ME, Horsburgh CR, Menzies NA. In-kind nutritional supplementation for household contacts of persons with tuberculosis would be cost-effective for reducing tuberculosis incidence and mortality in India: a modeling study. medRxiv. 2024 Jan 01.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38260435; PMCID: PMC10802630; DOI: 10.1101/2023.12.30.23300673;
  6. Carwile M, Pan SJ, Zhang V, Dauphinais M, Cintron C, Flynn D, Tang AM, Sinha P. National Institutes of Health Funding for Tuberculosis Comorbidities Is Disproportionate to Their Epidemiologic Impact. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2024 Jan; 11(1):ofad618.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38221985; PMCID: PMC10785210; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofad618;
  7. McQuaid CF, Bhargava M, Sinha P, Bhargava A, Houben RMGJ. Malnutrition in older adults: a wider view. Lancet. 2023 Nov 25; 402(10416):1977. PMID: 38007259
  8. Acuña-Villaorduña C, Sinha P. Bedaquiline, Pretomanid, and Linezolid for Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment in the United States: A BIG Deal. Clin Infect Dis. 2023 Oct 05; 77(7):1063-1064. PMID: 37249072
  9. Sinha P, Mehta S. Food: the tuberculosis vaccine we already have. Lancet. 2023 Aug 19; 402(10402):588-590. PMID: 37567199
  10. 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). 2023 Jun 14; 45(2):304-311.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35692180; PMCID: PMC10273348; DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdac062;
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2021-2023 American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene: Burroughs Wellcome/ASTMH Postdoctoral Fellowship
2020 Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society: Edward Kass Award
2020 Boston Medical Cwnter: Fellow Teaching Award
2019 Maxwell Finland Award
2017 Power Day Resident Award
2017 Peggy Bia Medical Student Teaching Award
2017 West Haven VA clinic award
2017 Frederick L. Sachs Award
2016 Samuel D. Kushlan Award
2014 Medical Student Teaching Award
2014 Edgar F. Shannon Award of the Z Society
2013 Adelphi University 10 under 10 Program for “exceptional career & personal accomplishments”
2013 Gold Humanism Honor Society: Member
2013 The Raven Society: Member
2011 Ram Family Center for Global Health Scholarship
2009 Joseph Serio Award for Excellence in Academics & Research
2008 5th Adelphi University Research Conference: Outstanding Paper Contribution to the Sciences
2007 Departmental Honors for Academic Achievement in Organic Chemistry
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Tuberculosis Infections, Latent
Tuberculosis, Multi Drug Resistant
Global Health
HIV Infection
Economics, Medical

I am the product of wonderful mentors every step of the way and so I take mentorship seriously. It has been my privilege to mentor college students, graduate students, medical students, residents, and fellows. These trainees have made integral contributions to my research and advocacy.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
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Contact for Mentoring:
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         Name: Madolyn Dauphinais

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