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Research Expertise & Professional Interests 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).
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Concept Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Concept Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Concept Latent Tuberculosis
Academic Article Prevention of tuberculosis in older adults in the United States: obstacles and opportunities.
Academic Article The complexity of diagnosing latent tuberculosis infection in older adults in long-term care facilities.
Academic Article Association between parasitic infections and tuberculin skin test results in refugees.
Academic Article Latent Tuberculosis Infection Testing Practices in Long-Term Care Facilities, Boston, Massachusetts.
Academic Article B cell responses in older adults with latent tuberculosis: Considerations for vaccine development
Academic Article Predictors of delayed care seeking for tuberculosis in southern India: an observational study.
Academic Article Comorbidities in pulmonary tuberculosis cases in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India: Opportunities for intervention.
Academic Article Low body mass index and latent tuberculous infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Academic Article Existing blood transcriptional classifiers accurately discriminate active tuberculosis from latent infection in individuals from south India.
Academic Article Sex and age differences in Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in Brazil.
Academic Article B cell responses in older adults with latent tuberculosis: Considerations for vaccine development.
Academic Article Undernutrition and Tuberculosis: Public Health Implications.
Academic Article Crystal ball: the yesterday and tomorrow of tuberculosis.
Academic Article Effect of malnutrition on radiographic findings and mycobacterial burden in pulmonary tuberculosis.
Academic Article QuantiFERON®-TB Gold In-Tube reliability for immigrants with parasitic infections in Boston, USA.
Academic Article Interaction of nutritional status and diabetes on active and latent tuberculosis: a cross-sectional analysis.
Grant Impact of Pregnancy on Tuberculosis
Grant Tuberculosis: Learning the Impact of Nutrition
Academic Article Household food insecurity among patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and its associated factors in South India: a cross-sectional analysis.
Academic Article Controlling for undernutrition in epidemiological studies of tuberculosis.
Academic Article Predictors of Loss to Follow-Up among Men with Tuberculosis in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India.
Academic Article How should body mass index inform active tuberculosis screening in diabetes clinics in Asia?
Academic Article Evaluation of factors influencing Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex recovery and contamination rates in MGIT960.
Grant Impact of Personal Exposure to Black Carbon on Pulmonary Tuberculosis Severity

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