Amita Gupta, MD, MHS

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Director
Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Amita Gupta, MD, MHS

Dr. Gupta is Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins (JH) Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE), and Professor of Infectious Diseases at the JH School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in International Health at the JH Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in infectious diseases, Dr. Gupta specializes in international public health, clinical research, and education in infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis (TB). Since 2002, her work has been focused primarily on India, where she leads several Indo-JHU research collaborations. She serves in leadership positions for the RePORT consortium for TB research, funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the government of India, including on the RePORT International Executive Committee, as US Chair of RePORT India, and as PI of the multi-site C-TRIUMPH research consortium.

In 2019, Dr. Gupta was appointed for a 4-year term to the NIAID Council, the chief advisory committee for National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. She is Co-principal Investigator of the NIH-funded Baltimore-Washington-India HIV and Infectious Diseases Clinical Trials Unit (BWI-CTU), and she is an active clinical investigator in multi-country HIV/TB trials conducted by the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Trials Network (IMPAACT), and has served as protocol chair for high impact studies. She is Co-chair of the IeDea TB Working Group and Scientific Committee Vice Chair for IMPAACT TB. She has been awarded research grants from the NIH, CDC, and several philanthropic foundations to investigate TB in children and pregnant women, malnutrition, infection and inflammation, HIV treatment outcomes, and antibiotic resistance. ​Learn about CCGHE India Research Partnerships

Dr. Gupta is an author of more than 150 peer-reviewed research publications and 7 book chapters on prevention and treatment of HIV, TB, and other infectious diseases, primarily in low- and middle-income settings. She has also mentored more than 30 junior scientists in India and the US to run research studies and submit their own scientific findings to peer-reviewed publications.

From 2000–2002, Dr. Gupta worked in the US Public Health Service for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she was engaged in global public health projects in the US, Guatemala, Vietnam, and Micronesia.

Dr. Gupta received an undergraduate degree from MIT, a Doctor of Medicine from Harvard Medical School, and a Master of Health Sciences in clinical investigation from JH Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her internal medicine training at San Francisco General Hospital-University of California, San Francisco, followed by a post-doctoral fellowships with the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases) and at the JHU School of Medicine (Infectious Diseases).


Research Program Building and Leadership

  • 2007-present: Chair, IMPAACT P1078, A Randomized Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety of Immediate (antepartum-initiated) Versus Deferred Reduction in TB Incidence and Mortality Among HIV-Infected Women and Their Infants in High TB Incidence Settings
  • 2008-present: Protocol Vice-Chair of ACTG 5274, Reducing Early Mortality Among Patients with Advanced HIV Disease: A Randomized Strategy Trial Comparing the Safety and Efficacy of an Individualized Patient TB Treatment Approach to a Public Health Pre-emptive TB Treatment Approach in Resource-Limited Settings (REMEMBER)
  • 2008-2012: Co-investigator ACTG 5267, A Phase I, Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetic Interaction Study of Single-Dose TMC207 and Efavirenz in Health Volunteers
  • 2008-2012: Co-investigator ACTG 5253 Sensitivity and Specificity of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Screening and Diagnostics in HIV-Infected Individuals
  • 2009-present: Protocol Vice Chair ACTG 5279, Phase III Clinical Trial of Short-Course Rifapentine/Isoniazid for the Prevention of Active Tuberculosis in HIV-Infected Adults with Latent Tuberculosis Infection
  • 2010: Invited by NIAID, NIH to be a part of a NIH delegation to assess scope of TB research in India. Accompanied the Deputy Director of the Division of AIDS, the Associate Director of International Health Programs, NIAID and other NIH delegates on site visits to 15 Indian institutions throughout the country
  • 2011-2012: Selected to participate in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Office in Science and Medicine (OWISM) Leadership Program for Women Faculty
  • 2012-present: Member, ACTG TB Transformative Science Group
  • 2014-present: IMPAACT TB Scientific Committee Vice-Chair
  • 2014-present: Co-investigator IMPAACT 2001 Protocol Team, PK and Safety of INH and Rifapentine in Pregnancy
  • 2014-2016: US Co-chair, NIH-India Government, Regional Prospective Observational Research in Tuberculosis (RePORT)
  • 2014-present: Co-chair PHOENIX ACTG A5300/IMPAACT 2003 feasibility study and MDR TB contact prophylaxis trial; Large multi-country trial ongoing
  • 2015-present: Member, Union Interest Group in Maternal-Infant TB working group
  • 2018-present: co Chair, IeDEA TB working group
  • 2016-present: US Chair, TB Research Consortium, RePORT India
  • 2016-present: Member, Executive Committee, RePORT International
  • 2017: Selected to participate in the Johns Hopkins Leadership Development Program (LDP)
  • 2018: Participant, Technical Consultation on Advances in Clinical Trial Design for Development of New TB Treatments, WHO Report generation
  • 2019-present: NIAID Council

Inflammasome Genetics and Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes

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2019-11-07
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Dr. Amita Gupta is a Co-PI on this study. STUDY DESIGN We will conduct a retrospective case-cohort study nested within the CTRIUMPH and EDOTS cohorts to address our study objectives. This will enable us to measure the association of polymorphisms with multiple clinical outcomes simultaneously and...

Evaluation of a Urinary Biomarker Assay for Diagnosis and Test of Cure for Tuberculosis

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2019-09-09
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Dr. Jeff Tornheim is PI of this study. METHODS This study will make use of biorepository samples from the Cohort for TB Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (CTRIUMPh). CTRIUMPh, funded by the US NIH and Indian Department of Biotechnology, is an academic collaboration between Johns Hopkins...

A5300B/I2003B: Protecting Households On Exposure to Newly Diagnosed Index Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Patients (PHOENIx)

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2019-08-19
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Dr. Amita Gupta is Protocol Co-chair for this multinational clinical trial. BACKGROUND The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there were 480,000 incident cases of MDR-TB globally in 2015. MDR-TB has been shown to be almost twice as common in TB patients living with HIV compared with TB...

A5300B/I2003B: Protecting Households On Exposure to Newly Diagnosed Index Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Patients (PHOENIx)

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2019-08-19
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Dr. Amita Gupta is Protocol Co-chair for this multinational clinical trial. BACKGROUND The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there were 480,000 incident cases of MDR-TB globally in 2015. MDR-TB has been shown to be almost twice as common in TB patients living with HIV compared with TB...

Management of Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis among ART Programs in Low- and Middle-income Countries within the Global IeDEA Network

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2019-07-22
Purpose The purpose of the IeDEA MDR-TB survey is to study the clinical management of HIV patients co-infected with MDR-TB or XDR-TB from the perspective of healthcare workers in ART programs participating in the IeDEA global cohort consortium. Specifically, we aim: to describe diagnostic, referral...

Visual Field Loss in HIV-Positive Patients of Non-Infectious HIV Retinopathy

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2019-06-02
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New study will assess HIV+ patients and determine the prevalence of visual field loss due to noninfectious HIV retinopathy

Immune Correlates of LTBI in HIV-exposed Infants

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2019-04-29
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About 2 billion people worldwide harbor asymptomatic latent TB infection (LTBI), activation of which results in progression to TB disease. In areas of high tuberculosis (TB) prevalence, infants and young children have a 3-fold higher risk of progression and death from TB at age < 5 years...

Prevalence of Tuberculosis in Severely Malnourished Indian Children

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2018-12-18
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This study is funded and conducted under the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center. PIs are Robert Bollinger, MD, MPH; Dr. Muralidhar Tambe, BJGMC Severely malnourished children are vulnerable population for communicable and non-communicable disease. Diagnosis of TB among...

Characterization of Genomics and Metabolomics among Individuals Highly-Exposed, but Resistant to MTB Infection

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2018-12-13
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New study launched in India & South Africa to identify functional relationships between genomics & metabolomics, & to characterize fundamental biological systems underlying resistance to Mtb infection.

Host RNA Expression for Diagnosis and Monitoring of Pediatric TB in Africa and India

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2018-12-13
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We are leveraging the RePORT platform by including a cohort of Indian children together with South African children in a large validation study to study on changes in gene expression profiles during treatment for TB

Immune Responses and Effect of Disulfiram on MTB Infected PBMCs as a Potential Host Directed Therapy

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2018-11-26
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Dr. Mandar Paradkar is lead investigator for this study that is assessing the immune responses of adult pulmonary TB patients enrolled in the CTRIUMPh study, using PBMC samples of those with harmful use of alcohol assessed by AUDIT scores ≥ 8 compared to non-alcoholics (AUDIT < 8). Aim 1: To...

Characterization of TB-specific T Cell Responses in Highly-exposed, but Uninfected Health Care Workers in India

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2018-10-25
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This study is funded and conducted under the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center. PIs are Robert Bollinger, MD, MPH; Jyothi Rengarajan, MD, Emory University. Primary Research Question Do health care workers who remain TST negative, despite high-exposure to TB,...

Vaginal Microbiota in HIV Infected and Uninfected Pregnant Women (Stand Alone)

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2018-10-16
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Amita Gupta, MD, MHS, and Shilpa Naik, MD, are PIs for this study; Rupak Shivakoti, PhD, MSPH, is Co-Investigator The makeup of vaginal microbiota is dynamic and may play a role in the birth outcomes of pregnant women. While HIV and pregnancy both uniquely impact vaginal microbiota, the impact of...

Validating a Novel Functional Correlate of Immune Protection of Tuberculosis

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2018-10-03
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This C-TRIUMPH study is a longitudinal assessment of PBMC samples of progressors and non-progressors among adult household contacts of active TB patients. The purpose of the study is to probe the functional diversity of T cell responses to several of the antigens encoded by Mtb simultaneously in...

Assessing the Impact of Psychosocial Involvement in Health Care Workers with and without Active Tuberculosis at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College, Pune, India

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2018-09-13
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This study is funded and conducted under the U.S. National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center. The overall goal is to understand the psychosocial involvement in health care workers with and without active tuberculosis. The specific aims of this study are: To understand the...

Assessment of Depression and Anxiety among HIV-infected Adolescents in Pune, India

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2018-07-22
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This study is conducted under the TREAT Asia Network and funded by amfAR. PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to estimate the prevalence of depression and anxiety among adolescents living with HIV in India and their determinants. DESIGN Cross-sectional, single time point, conveniently sampled...

Assessing Psychological Distress among Tuberculosis Patients and Their Household Members

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2018-07-17
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By assessing psychological distress, Indo-JHU researchers hope to better understand the correlation between depression and TB severity.

Evaluating the Source of Neonatal Bloodstream Infections due to Classically Hospital Acquired Pathogens in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Pune, India

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2018-07-12
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This study is part of CDC's Safe Healthcare, Epidemiology, and Prevention Research Development (SHEPheRD) Program under Domain 7: International HAI and Other Adverse Healthcare Event Prevention. The PIs for this study are Dr. Julia Johnson of Johns Hopkins and Dr. Shilpa Naik of BJGMC. CoPIs are Dr...

Assessing the Feasibility and Acceptability of a Computer-based Avatar-delivered Alcohol Reduction Intervention

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2018-07-05
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Study is assessing whether computer-delivered alcohol screening and intervention helps overcome barriers to treatment in India.

Molecular Signatures of Tuberculosis-Diabetes Interaction: Transcriptomics Study

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2018-06-15
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This study is using stored samples from the Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH), under the Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) Network, an international TB consortium. Type 2 diabetes is an acquired host factor that...

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MAL adaptor (TIRAP) S180L polymorphism and severity of disease among tuberculosis patients

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2019-10-31
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Infection, Genetics, and Evolution
Infection, Genetics, and Evolution : We investigated the association of TIRAP variants with severity of TB disease and IP-10 production in humans, which may be useful in predicting poor clinical outcome

Isoniazid preventive therapy in HIV-infected pregnant and postpartum women

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2019-10-03
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New England Journal of Medicine
New England Journal of Medicine: Dr. Amita Gupta and colleagues found that the current standard of care given to HIV+ pregnant women to prevent TB should wait until 12 weeks after delivery. The study underscores the need to include pregnant women in clinical trials.

Re: A Shorter Regimen for Rifampin-Resistant Tuberculosis

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2019-09-12
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New England Journal of Medicine
Dr. Jeff Tornheim and colleagues respond to an NEJM article about shorter course TB treatment.

Use of smartphone-based video Directly Observed Therapy (vDOT) in tuberculosis care: Single-arm, prospective feasibility study

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2019-08-30
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Journal of Medical Internet Research
Video-based monitoring is increasingly used as an efficient and low cost alternative to in-person observation and monitoring of TB patients. It showed promise in the high TB setting of India, too.

Inclusion of key populations in clinical trials of new antituberculosis treatments: Current barriers and recommendations for pregnant and lactating women, children, and HIV-infected persons

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2019-08-15
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PLOS Medicine
PLOS Medicine: Dr. Amita Gupta and colleagues discuss the scientific and ethical basis for including pregnant and lactation women, children, and HIV+ patients in tuberculosis therapeutic clinical trials.

Smoking, alcohol use disorder and tuberculosis treatment outcomes: A dual co-morbidity burden that cannot be ignored

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2019-07-31
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PLoS One
BACKGROUND: More than 20% of tuberculosis (TB) disease worldwide may be attributable to smoking and alcohol abuse. India is the second largest consumer of tobacco products, a major consumer of alcohol particularly among males, and has the highest burden of TB globally. The impact of increasing...

Infection free "resisters" among household contacts of adult pulmonary tuberculosis

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2019-07-18
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PLoS One
Despite substantial exposure to infectious pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) cases, some household contacts (HHC) never acquire latent TB infection (LTBI). Characterizing these "resisters" can inform who to study immunologically for the development of TB vaccines. We enrolled HHCs of culture-confirmed...

High risk for latent tuberculosis infection among medical residents and nursing students in India

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2019-07-08
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PLoS One
PLoS ONE: Self-reported TB exposure is underreported, and uptake of LTBI prevention therapy remains low

Mobile phone access and comfort: implications for HIV and tuberculosis care in India and South Africa.

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2019-07-01
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International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
SETTING: India and South Africa shoulder the greatest burden of tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection respectively, but care retention is suboptimal. OBJECTIVE: We conducted a study in Pune, India, and Matlosana, South Africa to identify the factors associated with...

Age-specific prevalence of TB infection among household contacts of pulmonary tuberculosis: Is it time for TB preventive therapy?

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2019-06-21
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
BACKGROUND: Household contacts (HHCs) of TB patients are at high risk of developing evidence of latent TB infection (LTBI) and active disease from the index patient. We estimated the age-specific prevalence of LTBI and the force of infection (FI), as a measure of recent transmission, among HHCs of...

Assessment of lung function in successfully treated tuberculosis reveals high burden of ventilatory defects and COPD

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2019-05-23
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PLoS One
New in PLoS One: We found a high burden of lung function defects and COPD in tuberculosis cases who successfully completed treatment, suggesting a need for lung function screening as part of patient management.

High prevalence of insulin resistance and occurrence prior to hyperinsulinemia threshold among people living with HIV in Pune, India

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2019-05-21
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Diabetes Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews
BACKGROUND Diabetes prevalence in HIV is not well characterized for India, despite the high burden of both individual diseases. Epidemiology of insulin resistance (IR): a precursor to diabetes, and its associated risk factors are also poorly understood in Asian Indian people living with HIV (PLHIV...

Sub-therapeutic rifampicin concentration is associated with unfavourable tuberculosis treatment outcomes

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2019-05-10
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
Rifampicin concentrations were sub-therapeutic in most Indian patients taking a thrice-weekly TB regimen

Feasibility of identifying household contacts of rifampin- and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cases at high risk of progression to tuberculosis disease

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2019-03-28
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
We assessed multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases and their household contacts (HHCs) to inform the development of an interventional clinical trial.

Willingness to take multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) preventive therapy among Adult and adolescent household contacts of MDR-TB index cases: an international multi-site cross-sectional study

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2019-03-28
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
Abstract BACKGROUND: Household contacts (HHCs) of individuals with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are at high risk of infection and subsequent disease. There is limited evidence on the willingness of MDR-TB HHCs to take MDR-TB preventive therapy (TPT) to decrease their risk of TB disease...

Maternal health outcomes among HIV-infected breastfeeding women with high CD4 counts: results of a treatment strategy trial

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2019-03-20
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HIV Clinical Trials
BACKGROUND: IMPAACT PROMISE 1077BF/FF was a randomized study of antiretroviral therapy (ART) strategies for pregnant and postpartum women with high CD4+ T-cell counts. We describe postpartum outcomes for women in the study who were randomized to continue or discontinue ART after delivery. METHODS:...

One month of rifapentine plus isoniazid to prevent HIV-related tuberculosis

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2019-03-14
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New England Journal of Medicine
Exciting findings from A5279: One month of Rifapentine with isonaizid is as effective as a 9-month course of isoniazid alone!

Elevated highly sensitive C-reactive protein and d-dimer levels are associated with food insecurity among people living with HIV in Pune, India.

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2019-03-04
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Public Health Nutrition
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and determinants of food insecurity among people living with HIV (PLWH) in Pune, India and its association with biomarkers known to confer increased risks of morbidity and mortality in this population. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis assessing food...

Few eligible for the newly recommended short course MDR-TB regimen at a large Mumbai private clinic

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2019-01-28
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BMC Infectious Diseases
BACKGROUND: India has the world's highest tuberculosis burden, and Mumbai is particularly affected by multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). WHO recommends short, intensive treatment ("Short Course") for previously untreated pulmonary MDR-TB patients but does not require universal drug...

HIV testing uptake among the household contacts of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis index cases in eight countries

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2019-01-07
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International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease : The Indo-JHU Clinical Research Parentership participated in this multinational study to determine if it's feasible to provide HIV testing for household contacts of MDR-TB cases.

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Increased moxifloxacin dosing among MDR-TB patients with low-level resistance to moxifloxacin did not improve treatment outcomes in a tertiary care centre in Mumbai, India

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2019-11-02
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Tornheim JA , Gajjar I, Shivakumar SVBY, Gupte AN, Kishore G, Karane M, Rodrigues C, Gupta A, Udwadia ZF. Increased moxifloxacin dosing among MDR-TB patients with low-level resistance to moxifloxacin did not improve treatment outcomes in a tertiary care centre in Mumbai, India. 50th Union World...

Does treatment of infertile women with probable genital tuberculosis improve fertility outcome?

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2019-11-01
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Naik SN , Chandanwale A, Kadam D, Sambarey PW, Dhumal G, DeLuca A, Jain D, Gupta A, Bollinger R, Mave V. Does treatment of infertile women with probable genital tuberculosis improve fertility outcome? Poster presentation. 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Hyderabad, India. October 30-...

Performance of QuantiFERON-TB Gold in Tube (QFT-GIT) and QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus (QFT-Plus) for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in pregnant women in India

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2019-11-01
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Kulkarni V , Bhosale R, Jain D, Deshpande P, Naik N, Alexander M, Patil N, Gupte N, Gupta A, Mathad J. Performance of QuantiFERON-TB Gold in Tube (QFT-GIT) and QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus (QFT-Plus) for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in pregnant women in India. Poster presentation...

Six-week culture conversion predicts tuberculosis treatment outcomes

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2019-11-01
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Pradhan N , Kagal A, Gupte N, Gaikwad S, Barthwa M, Gupta A, Golub JE, Mave V. Six-week culture conversion predicts tuberculosis treatment outcomes. Poster presentation. 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Hyderabad, India. October 30-November 2, 2019.

Association of latent TB infection in pregnancy with perinatal health outcomes in an Indian cohort

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2019-11-01
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Graham H , Bhosale R, Alexander M, Kinikar A, Khwaja S, Patil N, Mathad J, Shivakoti S, Gupta A. Association of latent TB infection in pregnancy with perinatal health outcomes in an Indian cohort. Poster presentation. 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Hyderabad, India. October 30-November...

Resistance to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection among household contacts of MDR TB patients

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2019-10-31
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Baliashvili D , Gandhi NR, Kim S, Gupta A, Churchyard G, Swindells S, Hesseling A, Hughes M, Shah S for the ACTG 5300/IMPAACT I2003 PHOENIx Feasibility Study Team. Resistance to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection among household contacts of MDR TB patients. Poster presentation. 50th Union World...

High prevalence of tuberculosis infection in children living in households of MDR-TB patients

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2019-10-31
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Kim S , Wu X, Hughes M, Mendoza-Ticona A, Churchyard G, Swindells S, Shah NS, Gupta A, Hesseling A for the A5300/I2003 PHOENIx Feasibility Study Team. High prevalence of tuberculosis infection in children living in households of MDR-TB patients. Short oral presentation. 50th Union World Conference...

Association of latent TB infection in pregnancy with perinatal health outcomes in an Indian cohort

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2019-10-30
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Bhosale R , Graham H, Alexander M, Kinikar A, Khwaja S, Patil N, Gupta A, Mathad J, Shivakoti R. Association of latent TB infection in pregnancy with perinatal health outcomes in an Indian cohort. Poster presentation. 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health. Hyderabad, India. October 30-November...

Assessing TB-related knowledge and stigma and associated risk factors among pregnant women in low-resource settings of Pune, India

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2019-10-30
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Mehta S , Murrill M, Suryavanshi N, Bhosale R, Naik S, Patil N, Gupta A, Mathad J, Shivakoti R, Alexander M. Assessing TB-related knowledge and stigma and associated risk factors among pregnant women in low-resource settings of Pune, India. Poster presentation. 50th Union World Conference on Lung...

Pitfalls in Chest X-ray Scoring of Patients Receiving Treatment for Active Tuberculosis in Pune, India

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2019-03-28
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Orsini E , Gupte A, Paradkar M, Jain D, Raskar S, Lokhande R, Mave V, Gupta A. Pitfalls in Chest X-ray Scoring of Patients Receiving Treatment for Active Tuberculosis in Pune, India. Johns Hopkins Global Health Day 2019. Baltimore, MD. March 28, 2019.

Pregnancy is associated with decreased serum isoniazid levels in women living with HIV

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2019-03-07
Gausi K , Denti P, Weisner L, Wallis C, Onyango-Makumbi C, Chipato T, Theron G, Bradford S, Costello D, Browning R, Chakhtoura N, Weinberg A, Montepiedra G, Gupta A and the IMPAACT P1078 (TB APPRISE) Study Group Team. Pregnancy is associated with decreased serum isoniazid levels in women living...

Preventing tuberculosis in people with HIV infection

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2019-03-06
Gupta A. Choices and dilemmas: Preventing tuberculosis in people with HIV infection. Coinfections: Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B and C, and HIV Symposium. CROI 2019. Seattle, Washington. March 4-7, 2019.

The prevalence of perinatal depression and associated birth outcomes in Pune, India

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2019-02-11
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Grossman TB , Mathad JS, Suryavanshi N, Alexander M, Mave V, Bhosale R, Gupta A. The prevalence of perinatal depression and associated birth outcomes in Pune, India. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. February 11-16, 2019.

Determination of Plasma Clofazimine Levels by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry

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2019-02-04
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Chawla PK , Lokhande RV, Naik PR, Dherai AJ, Udwadia ZF, Mahashur AA, Pinto L, Soman R, Rodrigues C, Gupta A, Tornheim JA, Martinson N, Variava E, Weisner L, Joubert A, Ashavaid TF. Determination of Plasma Clofazimine Levels by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. 8th Annual Regional...

Determination of Serum Linezolid Levels by HPLC

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2019-02-04
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Chawla PK , Lokhande RV, NaiF PR, Dherai AJ, Udwadia ZF, Mahashur AA, Soman R, Rodrigues C, Gupta A, Tornheim JA, Ashavaid TK. Determination of Serum Linezolid Levels by HPLC. 8th Annual Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) India Joint Leadership meeting – ‘’...

Mental Health and TB: High Prevalence of Depression among Drug-resistant TB Patients not Associated with Cycloserine

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2019-02-04
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Shivakumar SVBY , Tornheim JA, Gajjar I, Porwal S, Kishore G, Karane M, Sayed S, Chawla PK, Rodrigues C, Ashavaid TK, Gupta A, Udwadia ZF. Mental Health and TB: High prevalence of depression among drug-resistant TB patients not associated with cycloserine. 8th Annual Regional Prospective...

Quality of Life Among MDR-TB Patients from the Public Sector in Mumbai

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Gajjar IN , Udwadia ZF, Kishore G, Karane M, Sayed S, Sawant N, Chawla PK, Rodrigues C, Ashavaid TK, Shivakumar SVBY, Gupta A, Tornheim JA. Quality of Life Among MDR-TB Patients from the Public Sector in Mumbai. 8th Annual Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) India...

Whole Genome Sequencing of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Directly from Clinical Samples Accurately Identifies Drug Resistance

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2019-02-04
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Kambli P , Tornheim JA, Soundararajan L, Priyadarshini S, Gupta R, Ramprasad VL, Gupta A, Rodrigues C. Whole Genome Sequencing of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Directly from Clinical Samples Accurately Identifies Drug Resistance. 8th Annual Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis...

Host Lipidomic Profile Associated with Adverse Tuberculosis Treatment Outcomes

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2019-02-04
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Shivakoti R , Chandrasekaran P, Hannah LE, Thiruvengadam K, Saravanan N, Karunaianatham R, Gupta A, Mave V, Gupte N, Kulkarni V, Pradhan N, Gupte A, Paradkar M, Shivakumar SVBY, Bharadwaj, Kagal A, Gaikwad S, Sangle S, Borkowski K, Newman J, Fiehn O. Host Lipidomic Profile Associated with Adverse...

Impact of Standard or Increased Moxifloxacin Dose Among MDR-TB Patients in Mumbai with Low-Level Resistance

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Tornheim JA , Udwadia ZF, Porwal S, Kishore G, Gajjar I, Karane M, Shivakumar SVBY, Rodrigues C, Gupta A. Impact of Standard or Increased Moxifloxacin Dose Among MDR-TB Patients in Mumbai with Low-Level Resistance. 8th Annual Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT)...

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Amit Kale, MS: Orthopedics

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
I am working as associate professor in orthopedics. Currently, I am conducting various drug trials for rheumatoid arthritis.

Anita Basavaraj, MD: Gastroenterology

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr Anita Basavaraj has done her MBBS from Nagpur University with Honors in Surgery (1987). Thereafter she did her MD in Medicine (1990) and her Diplomat of National Board (D.N.B.) in 1992.She has done her post graduate Diploma in geriatric Medicine (P.G.D.G.M.) winning the university Gold Medal by virtue of standing first in the country (2012), which is a distant education venture run by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

Geeta Shrikar Pardeshi, MD: Preventive and Social Medicine

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
I have led research projects related to Reproductive and Child Health, Sanitation and Infectious diseases. As part of the BJGMC JHU Fogarty training program in HIV-TB, I have research interest in TB epidemiology. I am interested in studying the association of co-morbidities with clinical presentation and treatment outcomes in tuberculosis.

Sunita Girish, PhD: Medical Biochemistry

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Education : Ph.D, Pune University, 2005 (Medical Biochemistry) title “Antioxidant Status in Leprosy.” Overview : How to improve health systems to combat various infectious diseases like Leprosy, Tuberculosis and HIV in developing countries, is a research and policy issue that affects many aspects of public health. My research interests include further to understand molecular level changes in cystic fibrosis which is under diagnosed .My interests also involve innovations in molecular techniques dealing with infectious diseases, help governments in developing countries to improve and modify...

Akshay Gupte, PhD, MBBS, MSPH

Junior Investigator
Akshay Gupte
Dr. Gupte is a junior investigator trained in medicine, clinical research, and global health. He recently completed his doctoral training in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). His research interests include exploring approaches to host directed adjuvant therapies in tuberculosis (TB) and studying the impact of TB and HIV on lung health of populations. Dr. Gupte leads an Indo-US collaborative study exploring the impact of TB disease alone, and in combination with smoking, air pollution, HIV and diabetes mellitus; on...

Sangita Shelke, MD: Preventive and Social Medicine; Diplomas in Nutrition, Hospital Administration, Psychological counseling

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Indeed TB is a social disease with so many social problems especially the women suffering from TB/HIV undergoes a pathetic life situation. Women are silent suffers, of both HIV and TB in male dominated society of India. My ultimate desire is if I can make a difference in the lives of these silent suffers.

Jessica Elf, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Colorado State University
Dr. Jessica Elf is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences at Colorado State University. Dr. Elf’s research focuses on the epidemiology and health impacts of air pollution and tobacco use, with an emphasis on the HIV and tuberculosis (TB) co-epidemic. Her work aims to describe the overlap of air pollution and tobacco with these epidemics and the subsequent impact on TB and HIV health outcomes. In addition to risk characterization, her work focuses on subsequent mitigation strategies and interventions that are effective,...

Dr. Smita Deshpande: Microbiology

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
My research interests have been: Rapid diagnostic methods for Acute pyogenic meningitis, Diagnosis of enteric fever , Role of Methicillin resistance Staph aureus in infections, Molecular diagnosis of Leptospirosis, Rapid diagnosis of MDR-TB by REMA ( Resasurine Micro titre Plate Assay)and by Line Probe Assay.

Jeff Tornheim, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Jeff Tornheim, MD, MPH
Jeff Tornheim, MD, MPH, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases here at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research explores the application of new diagnostic technologies to improved health outcomes in the treatment of drug resistant tuberculosis among both adult and pediatric patients in India. Dr. Tornheim recently completed his infectious diseases fellowship at Johns Hopkins, during which he worked with Drs. Amita Gupta, Vidya Mave, Bob Bollinger of Johns Hopkins, and with Dr. Zarir Udwadia at the Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. His interest in clinical...

Dr. Chhaya Valvi: Pediatrics

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr. Chhaya Valvi has completed her undergraduate and postgraduate medical education from the premier institute of Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai, India. She was awarded the prestigious Dr. Palekar prize as she ranked first among the candidates for M.D. exam.

Matt Robinson, MD

Assistant Professor
Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. Matt Robinson
Matthew Robinson, MD, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research focuses on the diagnosis of acute febrile illness and its implication on antimicrobial stewardship and resistance in tropical low- and middle-income countries. Dr. Robinson is assessing the etiology of febrile illness in patients presenting to a hospital in Pune, India and determining how diagnosis impacts antibiotic use. He is also working on a CDC-funded project to evaluate the source of antimicrobial resistance among neonates admitted to critical...

Dr. Vasudha Belgaumkar: Dermatology

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
Dr.Vasudha has completed her undergraduate medical education from S.B.H. Government Medical College, Dhule,Maharashtra .A meritorious student throughout, she topped her first and final year University examinations. She is presently working as Associate Professor of Dermatology at B.J. Government Medical College, Pune. Having completed her post-graduation in Dermatology, Venereology (including HIV) and Leprology from this premier institute, she has acquired clinical skills as well as an affinity for research.

Matthew Murrill

Baltimore, Maryland
Matthew Murrill is an MD-PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In 2016, he was named an IDSA Education and Research Foundation Medical Scholar. After completing undergraduate studies in chemistry at Maryville College, he moved to Kolkata, India, as a Fulbright-Nehru fellow to research the sources and health effects of groundwater arsenic contamination in Eastern India with the School of Environmental Studies - Jadavpur University. He then worked for Calcutta Kids, a non-governmental organization, to establish a childhood diarrhea...

Rahul Lokhande, MD: Pulmonary Medicine

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
He is Unit In charge at B J Government Medical college and Sassoon Hospital Pune . He has special Interest in Bronchoscopy and Respiratory Intensive Care Unit of Sassoon Hospital.

Nicky Mehtani, MD

Pune, India
Dr. Mehtani is a second year internal medicine resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital. After studying Global Health Technologies as an undergraduate at Rice University, she pursued a medical degree at Johns Hopkins, where she also earned her MPH at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. As an MPH and medical student, she worked with Dr. Kathleen Page in 2015-2016, analyzing Baltimore City STI surveillance data to help understand the initial effects of the Affordable Care Act on the demand for publicly-funded STD Clinics, and she continued to work on a three-year follow-up study of this issue as a...

Dr. Shilpa Naik: Obstetrics and Gynecology

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee
Pune, India
I am working as an Associate Professor & Unit Incharge since 2009 in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at B.J.Govt Medical College & Sassoon General Hospitals Pune. I have been managing High Risk Obstetrics and has keen interest in Critical Care Obstetrics.

Shivani Mehta

Baltimore, Maryland
Shivani Mehta is a BS/BA candidate (2018) in public health at the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, who is working with Drs. Rupak Shivakoti and Mallika Alexander on Maternal Inflammation, Diet and Gut Microbiome in HIV: Impact on Infant Outcomes. Ms. Mehta spent June and July 2016 at BJGMC in Pune, India, working under Dr. Alexander. Awards 2016 Global Health Established Field Placement Grant 2016 Johns Hopkins Provost Undergradulate Research Award for 2016-17 From Ms. Mehta's Field Report: This week, as the patients come in, I have been sitting with the counselors and...

Erica Orsini, MD

Pune, India
From January 3, 2018 to February 26, 2018, Dr. Orsini worked under Drs. Vidya Mave and Amita Gupta to observe clinical rounds and provide support to the BJGMC Clinical Research Site. She also supported provides the CTRIUMPh substudy entitled “Residual Respiratory Impairment Following Pulmonary TB” and the study entitled “Antimicrobial Use and Diagnosis among Hospitalized Febrile Patients.”

Abhilash Suresh

Baltimore, Maryland
Abhilash Suresh is a BS candidate in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering (2018), who worked with Drs. Akshay Gupte and Shri Vijay Bala Yogendra Shivakumar on the C-TRIUMPH substudy on Residual Respiratory Impairment Following Pulmonary Tuberculosis. During May and June 2016 he conducted a field placement in Chennai, India, at the National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis where he worked under Dr. Shivakumar. Awards 2016 Global Health Established Field Placement Grant From Mr. Suresh's Field Report: This placement opened my eyes to how healthcare works...

Lubaina Arsiwala

Lubaina Arsiwala
Dr. Arsiwala is a Johns Hopkins Masters of Health Science student with a Bachelor in Dental Survey from DY Patil University School of Dentistry, Navi Mumbai, India. She visited BJGMC from June 18, 2018, to August 11, 2018, to provide support to the BJGMC Clinical Research Site. She is working with Dr. Matthew Robinson to support to ongoing studies, including “Antimicrobial Use and Diagnosis among Hospitalized Febrile Patients in Pune, India” and “Prevalence and Risk Factors for Oral Cancer among HIV-Infected Adults.” Dr. Arsiwala received funding for her visit through the Johns Hopkins Global...

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In pregnant women on ART, safer to initiate isoniazid after delivery

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2019-10-08
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Initiating 28-week isoniazid therapy during pregnancy was noninferior to initiating it 12 weeks after delivery to prevent tuberculosis in pregnant women with HIV who are on ART.

In Women with HIV, TB Preventive Therapy Poses Greater Risk in Pregnancy than Postpartum

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2019-10-02
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NIH Press Release: NIH announces NEJM published findings from the TB APPRISE trial, led by Dr. Amita Gupta

Amita Gupta Named to NIAID Council

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2019-09-06
Amita Gupta
CCGHE Deptuy Director Amita Gupta was recently appointed for a 4-year term to the NIAID Advisory Council at the National Institutes of Health

FDA OKs 'Game Changer' Pretomanid for Highly Resistant TB

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2019-08-14
Amita Gupta
Medscape: Dr. Amita Gupta weighs in on the FDA approval of a new drug for XDR-TB

NIH Launches Large TB Prevention Trial for People Exposed to Multidrug-Resistant TB

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2019-06-25
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NIH Press Release : NIH announces a large international clinical trial to prevent multidrug-resistant TB in children, adolescents, and adults who live with someone who has MDR-TB. CCGHE's Dr. Amita Gupta is a protocol chair.

TB prevention critical among people with HIV

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2019-03-12
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Infectious Disease News via Healio
Amita Gupta
Infectious Disease News caught up with Dr. Amita Gupta at CROI 2019 to talk about TB prevention among people living with HIV

Celebration of the Dedicated Participants and Staff of the REPRIEVE Study in Pune, India

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2019-02-18
REPRIEVE Team Members of the BJGMC Clinical Research Site
Staff and nearly 140 participants in the REPRIEVE study gathered for a community event in Pune, India

Gupta, Page named Hopkins Mission Honorees

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2018-10-02
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Honorees
125 honorees were selected for their outstanding dedication to Hopkins' core values; CCGHE's Amita Gupta and Kathleen Page were among them.

Bollinger Installed as Raj & Kamla Gupta Professor of Infectious Diseases

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2018-09-17
Raj and Kamla Gupta and Dr. Robert C. Bollinger
On September 5, CCGHE Director Dr. Robert C. Bollinger was installed as the inaugural recipient of the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professorship in Infectious Diseases, funded by the Ujala Foundation.

Doctor who tackled HIV and other infectious diseases in India honored

Post Date: 
2018-09-11
Source: 
India Abroad
Robert Bollinger
India Abroad article highlights the dedication of the Raj and Kamla Gupta Professorship in Infectious Diseases.

Amita Gupta and Sujata Bhatia: Doing a World of Good

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2018-08-29
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American Institute of Chemical Engineers
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Amita Gupta is interviewed by AIChE about the intersection of chemical engineering and medicine.

BJGMC Clinical Research Team Exceeds 6,000 Participant Enrollments in 4 Years

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2018-08-03
Group Photo, BJGMC Clinical Research Site, 2016, Pune, India
The Indo-JHU Clinical Research partnership at BJGMC in Pune, India, is now one of the top enrollers among all ACTG research sites internationally.

Isoniazid preventive therapy: do the risks outweigh the benefits in pregnant women with HIV?

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2018-03-13
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. . . Isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) during and after pregnancy in women living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in tuberculosis (TB) endemic areas in Africa, Asia and Haiti resulted in serious adverse events quite possibly attributable to isoniazid with no significant reduction in TB...

Adverse pregnancy outcomes with isoniazid preventive therapy in HIV

Post Date: 
2018-03-09
Source: 
Infectious Disease Advisor
. . . The safety of IPT in pregnant women with HIV is unknown, especially with regard to its combination with highly active antiretroviral therapy (ART). Amita Gupta, MD, deputy director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Clinical Global Health Education at the Johns Hopkins...

No difference in safety for HIV+ pregnant women deferring TB Tx

Post Date: 
2018-03-09
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MedPage Today
First randomized clinical trail of IPT in pregnant and postpartum women may suggest need for WHO guideline change.

Preventive TB therapy during pregnancy causes excessive adverse events

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2018-03-08
Source: 
Healio Infectious Disease News
. . . “Identifying ways to prevent TB during pregnancy and the postpartum period is a really important way to address maternal and infant health for a globally important disease such as tuberculosis,” Amita Gupta, MD, MHS, associate professor of medicine and international health and deputy director...

Study Results for IMPAACT P1078 Presented at CROI 2018

Post Date: 
2018-03-07
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IMPAACT Network News
IMPAACT Network News: Dr. Amita Gupta presented findings at CROI 2018.

One-Month Tuberculosis Prophylaxis as Effective as Nine-Month Regimen for People Living with HIV

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2018-03-05
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The Indo-JHU Clinical Research Partnership participated in this important study that could change TB prevention for people living with HIV.

Tip Sheet: Johns Hopkins Researchers Present at Annual CROI Meeting

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2018-03-01
Newswise — Amita Gupta, M.D., deputy director of the Johns Hopkins University Center for Clinical Global Health Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will present a multicounty study of preventive treatment for tuberculosis (TB) in HIV-infected pregnant and postpartum women—...

2017 Year in Review

Post Date: 
2018-02-19
What a year! Our 2017 Year In Review outlines the most ambitious 365 days we’ve had to date.

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