Training Years: 2017-2018
Training Site: Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College (BJMC), Pune
Mentors: Vidya Mave, MD, MPH; Nikhil Gupte, PhD
Title: Characterizing the Host Inflammatory Response and its Association with Respiratory Impairment in Adult Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients Undergoing Treatment in India
Aim 1: Characterize the host inflammatory response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), and its change during treatment, among adult pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) patients undergoing anti-tuberculosis treatment (ATT) in India.
Aim 2: Identify inflammatory markers associated with respiratory impairment (RI) in adult PTB patients undergoing ATT in India.
Aim 3: Explore the impact of HIV co-infection and Diabetes mellitus (DM) on RI in adult PTB patients undergoing ATT in India.
NIH Support: Fogarty fellows postdoctoral training award