Tara Bouton, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

MD, Tulane University School of Medicine
MPH, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Pronouns: she/her/hers



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/DHHS
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Impact of HIV on the frequency and evolution of compensatory
08/01/2021 - 07/31/2022 (PI)
The Miriam Hospital National Institute o
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(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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  1. 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;
     
  2. 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. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Jun 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35737948; PMCID: PMC9278204; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciac510;
     
  3. 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 SARS-CoV-2 variant in highly vaccinated university populations. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 May 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35616119; PMCID: PMC9213864; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciac413;
     
  4. 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;
     
  5. Wigger GW, Bouton TC, Jacobson KR, Auld SC, Yeligar SM, Staitieh BS. The Impact of Alcohol Use Disorder on Tuberculosis: A Review of the Epidemiology and Potential Immunologic Mechanisms. Front Immunol. 2022; 13:864817.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35432348; PMCID: PMC9009367; DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2022.864817;
     
  6. 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;
     
  7. Bouton TC, Jacobson KR. Symptom Screens Are Not Sufficient: The Fight Against Tuberculosis Needs Better Weapons. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 07 01; 73(1):121-123.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32296819; PMCID: PMC8246807; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa440;
     
  8. Ragan EJ, Gill CJ, Banos M, Bouton TC, Rooney J, Horsburgh CR, Warren RM, Myers B, Jacobson KR. Directly Observed Therapy to Measure Adherence to Tuberculosis Medication in Observational Research: Protocol for a Prospective Cohort Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2021 Jun 16; 10(6):e24510.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34132642; PMCID: PMC8277341; DOI: 10.2196/24510;
     
  9. Epstein RL, Sperring H, Hofman M, Lodi S, White LF, Barocas JA, Bouton TC, Xiao Y, Hsu HE, Miller NS, Linas BP, Marathe JG. Time to SARS-CoV-2 PCR Clearance in Immunocompromising Conditions: Is Test-Based Removal From Isolation Necessary in Severely Immunocompromised Individuals? Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jun; 8(6):ofab164.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34189164; PMCID: PMC8231388; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofab164;
     
  10. Myers B, Carney T, Rooney J, Malatesta S, White LF, Parry CDH, Bouton TC, Ragan EJ, Horsburgh CR, Warren RM, Jacobson KR. Alcohol and Tobacco Use in a Tuberculosis Treatment Cohort during South Africa's COVID-19 Sales Bans: A Case Series. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 05 19; 18(10).View Related Profiles. PMID: 34069737; PMCID: PMC8161406; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18105449;
     
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After COVID infection, is five days of isolation enough?

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BU Scientists Are Prepared to Detect Omicron—and Other Variants

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Projected Long-Term Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Outcomes Associated With Hepatitis C Virus

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While state website crashed, a Mattapan Church opened to ‘a huge line’ on first day as a vaccination site

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You can get COVID-19 and the flu at the same time

Popular Science 11/16/2020

California resident gets co-infection with flu and coronavirus. Is this rare?

NBC News 10/30/2020

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
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Tuberculosis
Global Health
Infectious Diseases
HIV
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