Dr. Tara C. Bouton is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and an attending physician in the Section of Infectious Diseases at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Bouton's research focuses on the impact of HIV infection on evolution and transmission of drug resistant tuberculosis and improving outcomes in both diseases. She is also working to better understand transmission and viral dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 variants. She has lived and worked in Brazil, Ghana, Botswana, and South Africa.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
As a clinician, I chose a career in infectious diseases in order to improve the health of marginalized individuals, such as individuals: who are immigrants; who identify as LGBTQ+; with substance use disorders; who are unstably housed; who are living in poverty.
As a researcher, I am committed to mentoring individuals who are underrepresented in STEM and to providing a safe, nonjudgmental working environment.
Understanding HIV's impact on RR/MDR-TB development and tran
06/02/2021 - 05/31/2026 (PI)National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS1K23AI152930-01A1
Impact of HIV on the frequency and evolution of compensatory
08/01/2021 - 07/31/2022 (PI)The Miriam Hospital National Institute o5P30AI042853-23
(Prenotification) Impact of delayed second-line drug resistance testing on clinical outcomes and…
01/01/2020 - 03/31/2022 (PI)Burroughs Wellcome Fund
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Myers B, Carney T, Rooney J, Malatesta S, Ragan EJ, White LF, Natcheva H, Bouton TC, Weber SE, Farhat M, McIlleron H, Theron D, Parry CDH, Horsburgh CR, Warren RM, Jacobson KR. Smoked drug use in patients with TB is associated with higher bacterial burden. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2023 Jun 01; 27(6):444-450.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37231597; PMCID: PMC10407961; DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.22.0650;
Bouton TC, Atarere J, Turcinovic J, Seitz S, Sher-Jan C, Gilbert M, White L, Zhou Z, Hossain MM, Overbeck V, Doucette-Stamm L, Platt J, Landsberg HE, Hamer DH, Klapperich C, Jacobson KR, Connor JH. Viral Dynamics of Omicron and Delta Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Variants With Implications for Timing of Release from Isolation: A Longitudinal Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2023 Feb 08; 76(3):e227-e233.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35737948; PMCID: PMC9278204; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciac510;
Petros BA, Turcinovic J, Welch NL, White LF, Kolaczyk ED, Bauer MR, Cleary M, Dobbins ST, Doucette-Stamm L, Gore M, Nair P, Nguyen TG, Rose S, Taylor BP, Tsang D, Wendlandt E, Hope M, Platt JT, Jacobson KR, Bouton T, Yune S, Auclair JR, Landaverde L, Klapperich CM, Hamer DH, Hanage WP, MacInnis BL, Sabeti PC, Connor JH, Springer M. Early Introduction and Rise of the Omicron Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Variant in Highly Vaccinated University Populations. Clin Infect Dis. 2023 Feb 08; 76(3):e400-e408.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35616119; PMCID: PMC9213864; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciac413;
Malatesta S, Weir IR, Weber SE, Bouton TC, Carney T, Theron D, Myers B, Horsburgh CR, Warren RM, Jacobson KR, White LF. Methods for handling missing data in serially sampled sputum specimens for mycobacterial culture conversion calculation. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2022 Nov 19; 22(1):297.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36402979; PMCID: PMC9675206; DOI: 10.1186/s12874-022-01782-8;
Turcinovic J, Schaeffer B, Taylor BP, Bouton TC, Odom-Mabey AR, Weber SE, Lodi S, Ragan EJ, Connor JH, Jacobson KR, Hanage WP. Understanding Early Pandemic Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Transmission in a Medical Center by Incorporating Public Sequencing Databases to Mitigate Bias. J Infect Dis. 2022 Nov 11; 226(10):1704-1711.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35993116; PMCID: PMC9452097; DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jiac348;
Barocas JA, Savinkina A, Lodi S, Epstein RL, Bouton TC, Sperring H, Hsu HE, Jacobson KR, Schechter-Perkins EM, Linas BP, White LF. Projected Long-Term Impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic on Hepatitis C Outcomes in the United States: A Modeling Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Aug 24; 75(1):e1112-e1119.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34499124; PMCID: PMC8522427; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab779;
Bouton TC, Atarere J, Turcinovic J, Seitz S, Sher-Jan C, Gilbert M, White L, Zhou Z, Hossain MM, Overbeck V, Doucette-Stamm L, Platt J, Landsberg HE, Hamer DH, Klapperich C, Jacobson KR, Connor JH. Viral dynamics of Omicron and Delta SARS-CoV-2 variants with implications for timing of release from isolation: a longitudinal cohort study. medRxiv. 2022 Apr 05.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35411341; PMCID: PMC8996632; DOI: 10.1101/2022.04.04.22273429;
Bouton TC, Lodi S, Turcinovic J, Schaeffer B, Weber SE, Quinn E, Korn C, Steiner J, Schechter-Perkins EM, Duffy E, Ragan EJ, Taylor BP, Miller N, Davidoff R, Hanage WP, Connor J, Pierre C, Jacobson KR. Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccine Impact on Rates of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Cases and Postvaccination Strain Sequences Among Health Care Workers at an Urban Academic Medical Center: A Prospective Cohort Study. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Oct; 8(10):ofab465.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34646910; PMCID: PMC8500299; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofab465;
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2019 NIH Office of AIDS Research Training Fellowship Award
2018 Brown University:
Nora Kahn Piore Award
2018-2021 Burroughs Wellcome Fund-ASTMH Postdoctoral Fellowship
2017 Brown University:
Framework in Global Health, Global Health Scholarship
2016 Infectious Disease Society of America Trainee Travel Grant
2016 Center for AIDS Research Trainee Support Award
2011 Gold Humanism Honor Society