Kathleen Page, MD

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Faculty
Associate Professor
Kathleen Page, MD

Dr. Kathleen Page, MD, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her work focuses on improving access and quality of care to the emerging Latino community in Baltimore. Her practice in the Moore Clinic and at the Baltimore City Health Department serves Latin American immigrants with HIV. She has established the Latino HIV Outreach Program at the Baltimore City Health Department which collaborates with various local community based organizations to improve timely HIV diagnosis and access to care for Latinos. She co-founded Centro SOL (Center for Salud/Health and Opportunities for Latinos) which is developing novel strategies to meet the health needs of Latino migrants through research, education, community advocacy, and clinical care. She is also the Baltimore City Health Department’s Director of STD/HIV/HCV/TB Clinical Services.

Dr. Page was selected by the Johns Hopkins Institutions Diversity Leadership Council to receive a 2013 Diversity Recognition Award. In 2014, she received the Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Award and the Johns Hopkins President’s Award in recognition of her work with the Latino community in Baltimore. Together with Sarah Polk, co-Director of Centro SOL, they received the 2016 Clinical Excellence Award for their innovative, community-based approach to expanding health care access to immigrant families in Baltimore.

LaMocha: A Mobile Technology to Promote HIV Testing among Immigrant Latino Men

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2016-12-15
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Foreign-born Latino males have a high risk of late HIV diagnosis and presentation to care, which can lead to poor clinical outcomes and ongoing HIV transmission in the community. We propose to evaluate if tailored videos delivered through a tablet by a Latino Health Worker and regular SMS text...

mHealth-enhanced Peer Navigation Intervention for PrEP Delivery among MSM at STD Clinics

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2016-08-01
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Using mixed methodology (quantitative surveys, qualitative interviews, and administrative data), this study will assess acceptability and feasibility of an mHealth-enhanced peer navigation to promote PrEP initiation, retention and adherence among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Baltimore...

miDOT (Directly Observed Therapy)

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2015-11-01
Designed by Dr. Maunank Shah, the miDOT mobile health application is a video-based Directly Observed Therapy interface that uses the emocha Mobile Health platform to remotely connect patients on long-term tuberculosis therapy with clinicians who are required to witness patients taking medication...

Salud al Dia

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2014-11-01
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This initiative is intended to address healthcare disparities among Latino children in Baltimore by increasing engagement of limited English proficiency (LEP) Latino parents in primary healthcare. Specifically, we are looking at whether using in-person and technology-based support interventions...

Pulmonary and Functional Status of Patients with Pulmonary Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Post-treatment in Lima, Peru

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2014-01-01
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To conduct a longitudinal study evaluating the hypothesis that pulmonary function and functional status (functional capacity and quality of life) is reduced among individuals previously treated for pulmonary tuberculosis compared to those without a history of tuberculosis.

Project Connect Baltimore: Connecting Young Males to Sexual/Reproductive Healthcare

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2012-10-01
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To design, implement and evaluate a male-friendly and culturally appropriate guide for increasing access to and use of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing and sexual/reproductive healthcare (SRHC) among African American and Latino males.

Immunomodulatory Properties of BCG: Implications for MTCT

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2008-06-01
To evaluate the immune activating properties of BCG vaccination in neonatal CD4 cells and test the hypothesis that neonatal BCG vaccination leads to activation of immune response that may increase the susceptibility to HIV infection in breast-fed infants of HIV-positive mothers.

HIV Latino Outreach Program, Baltimore City Health Department

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2008-01-01
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Dr. Kathleen Page founded and directs the Baltimore City Health Department’s HIV Latino Outreach Program, which provides more than 1000 HIV tests per year to Baltimore's Latino community, and provides linkages to care services for those testing positive.

Integration of HIV and Other Prevalent Relevant Infectious Disease Care into Primary Medical Care

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2007-01-01
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According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), HIV is rapidly expanding in Latin America, and among the Latin American countries with highest HIV prevalence, four are located in Central America. Notably, AIDS is among the 10 leading causes of death in three of the six countries in...

Prevalence of HIV testing provision at community organizations serving young people in a mid-Atlantic city, 2013-2014

Post Date: 
2017-03-31
Publication: 
Public Health Reports
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Objectives: Little is known about the prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing at community organizations or the organizational characteristics associated with testing. The objective of this study was to describe (1) the prevalence of HIV testing at community organizations serving...

Patients fifty years and older attending two sexually transmitted disease clinics in Baltimore, Maryland

Post Date: 
2017-03-15
Publication: 
International Journal of STD & AIDS
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Abstract : Many individuals remain sexually active into their eighth decade. Surveillance data suggest that rates of sexually transmitted infections in older patients are increasing. We compared demographics, risk behaviors, and predictors of acute infections in patients 50 years and older versus...

Chilling effect? Post-election health care use by undocumented and mixed-status families

Post Date: 
2017-03-08
Publication: 
New England Journal of Medicine
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Perspective article from Dr. Kathleen Page in the New England Journal of Medicine

¡Sólo se vive una vez! (you only live once): a pilot evaluation of individually tailored video modules aiming to increase HIV testing among foreign-born Latino men

Post Date: 
2017-02-01
Publication: 
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes
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BACKGROUND: Although Latinos living in the United States are disproportionately affected by HIV, the development, implementation, and evaluation of HIV prevention, testing, and linkage to care interventions lag behind efforts occurring in other communities. To address sociocultural barriers to...

The socioecology of sexual and reproductive health care use among young urban minority males

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2017-01-05
Publication: 
Journal of Adolescent Health
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Purpose: To explore perceptions of facilitators/barriers to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) care use among an urban sample of African-American and Hispanic young men aged 15-24 years, including sexual minorities. Methods: Focus groups were conducted between April 2013 and May 2014 in one mid-...

Primary care providers knowledge, attitude and practices related to hepatitis C screening and treatment in the oral direct acting antiviral agents era

Post Date: 
2016-10-28
Publication: 
Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education
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Background: There are over 3 million Americans infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Despite recent advances in HCV treatment, a major barrier to care remains a limited number of treaters. HCV therapy provision by primary care providers (PCPs) could expand access by increasing the pool of HCV...

HIV-related stigma among Spanish speaking Latinos in an emerging immigrant receiving city

Post Date: 
2016-09-27
Publication: 
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
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HIV-related stigma has been associated with a reluctance to test for HIV among Latinos . This study assessed community HIV-related stigma within an emerging Latino immigrant receiving city . We conducted a brief survey among a convenience sample of 312 Spanish - speaking Latinos in Baltimore,...

Continued importance of sexually transmitted disease clinics in the era of the Affordable Care Act

Post Date: 
2016-09-15
Publication: 
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
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Introduction: Following the 2014 expansions of Medicaid and private health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, municipal sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics-which have historically served predominantly uninsured patients-have been threatened with budget cuts nationwide. This study was...

Public health clinic-based hepatitis C testing and linkage to care in Baltimore

Post Date: 
2016-05-15
Publication: 
Journal of Viral Hepatitis
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Testing and linkage to care are important determinants of hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment effectiveness. Public health clinics serve populations at high risk of HCV. We investigated their potential to serve as sites for HCV testing, initiation of and linkage to HCV care. Cross-sectional study of...

High proportion of extrapulmonary tuberculosis in a low prevalence setting: a retrospective cohort study

Post Date: 
2016-04-29
Publication: 
Public Health
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Objectives: The proportion of extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) cases in the United States (US) has been rising due to a slower rate of decline in EPTB compared to pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). The purpose of this study was to characterise the clinical and treatment differences between EPTB and...

TLR2-modulating lipoproteins of the mycobacterium tuberculosis complex enhance the HIV infectivity of CD4+ T cells

Post Date: 
2016-01-25
Publication: 
PLoS One
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Abstract Co-infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis accelerates progression from HIV to AIDS. Our previous studies showed that M. tuberculosis complex, unlike M. smegmatis, enhances TLR2-dependent susceptibility of CD4+ T cells to HIV. The M. tuberculosis complex produces multiple TLR2-...

Senior center-based hepatitis C screening in Baltimore

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2016-01-06
Publication: 
Open Forum Infectious Diseases
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Abstract Despite significant advancements in hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatments, the majority of individuals infected with HCV remain undiagnosed. We report on senior citizen center-based HCV testing in Baltimore, which revealed a 9.4% prevalence of infection. Our data suggest that community-based...

Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis among women reporting extragenital exposures

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2015-05-15
Publication: 
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Background: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends pharyngeal screening of Neisseria gonorrhoeae (GC) and rectal screening of GC and Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) in HIV-infected and at-risk men who have sex with men (MSM). There are currently no recommendations to routinely screen...

High proportion of indeterminate QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube results in an inpatient population are related to host factors and pre-analytical steps

Post Date: 
2014-09-19
Publication: 
Open Forum Infectious Diseases
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Background: QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube test (QFT-GIT) can be used as an alternative to tuberculin skin testing (TST) for the targeted testing of latent tuberculosis. Due to many shortcomings with TST, QFT-GIT usage is increasing. QFT-GIT implementation in the inpatient setting remains unclear...

Cell phone utilization among foreign-born latinos: a promising tool for dissemination of health and HIV information

Post Date: 
2014-08-01
Publication: 
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
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Latinos in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by HIV and are at risk for late presentation to care. Between June 2011 and January 2012, we conducted a cross-sectional survey of 209 Baltimore Latinos at community-based venues to evaluate the feasibility of using communication technology (ICT)-...

Mortality and long-term virologic outcomes in children and infants treated with lopinavir/ritonavir

Post Date: 
2013-12-15
Publication: 
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
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Background: There is scant data on young children receiving protease inhibitor-based therapy in real-life resource-limited settings and on the optimal timing of therapy among children who survive infancy. Our aim was to evaluate outcomes at the Hospital del Niño, Panama, where children have been...

Intensified case-finding of latent tuberculosis infection among the Baltimore City Hispanic population

Post Date: 
2013-08-15
Publication: 
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
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Foreign-born immigrants are at high risk for latent TB infection (LTBI). In conjunction with the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), student volunteers conducted intensified LTBI case-finding (ICF) using tuberculin skin testing (TST) in the Hispanic community from 2006-2010. We sought to...

Assessing the evolving definition of underrepresented minority and its application in academic medicine

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2013-01-15
Publication: 
Academic Medicine
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Purpose: To assess how U.S. academic health centers (AHCs) define the term underrepresented minority (URM) and apply it to their diversity programs, following the 2003 revision of the Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC's) definition of URM. Method: In 2010, the authors developed and...

A novel educational strategy targeting health care workers in underserved communities in Central America to integrate HIV into primary medical care

Post Date: 
2012-10-24
Publication: 
PLOS
Background: Current educational strategies to integrate HIV care into primary medical care in Central America have traditionally targeted managers or higher-level officials, rather than local health care workers (HCWs). We developed a complementary online and on-site interactive training program to...

HIV testing behaviors among Latinos in Baltimore City

Post Date: 
2012-08-14
Publication: 
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
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In the US, HIV disproportionately affects Latinos who often present late in the disease. Baltimore has seen a recent rapid growth in its Latino population paralleled by an increasing impact of HIV/AIDS among Latinos. From 2009 to 2010, we performed a cross-sectional survey of Latinos accessing the...

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Primary Care Provider Interest in Treating HCV—A Mixed Methods Study

Post Date: 
2016-02-23
Presentation Location: 
Boston, MA
Event & Convener: 
Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2016
Poster Presentation. Session: HCV Cure: Moving the Needle from the Patient to the Population. Authors: Falade-Nwulia O, McAdams-Mahmoud A, Irvin R, Niculescu A, Page K, Latkin C, Mix M, Thomas D, Sulkowski M, Mehta S.

Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) 2015 Workshop

Post Date: 
2015-06-30
Presentation Location: 
Bethesda, MD
Event & Convener: 
Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS) 2015 Workshop. HSHPS and National Institutes of Health
Panelist

Teaching Learners to Communicate Effectively with Limited English Proficiency Patients

Post Date: 
2015-04-30
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Event & Convener: 
Institute for Excellence in Education. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Workshop participant

HIV in the Local Latino Community: Finding a Needle in a Haystack?

Post Date: 
2015-04-30
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Event & Convener: 
Latino Public Health Network. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Presentation

Grand Rounds

Post Date: 
2015-03-31
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Event & Convener: 
Center for Child and Community Health Research. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Bayview Medical Center
Presentation

Pathways to Careers in the Health Professions

Post Date: 
2015-01-31
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Event & Convener: 
iversity Council, Johns Hopkins University
Panel

Finding Your Passion to Do Your Best Work and Have Fun

Post Date: 
2014-05-31
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Event & Convener: 
Research Initiatives for Student Enhancement. Kennedy Krieger Institute
Lecture

Centro SOL: Salud and Opportunity for Latinos (and Beyond) A Case Study of How Passion and Diversity Drove Change at JHU

Post Date: 
2014-03-31
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Event & Convener: 
Dr. James EK Hildreth Lecture: Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Lecture

Recognizing the Need for HIV Prevention and Care in Emerging Latino Communities

Post Date: 
2013-10-09
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
Center for AIDS Research. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Presentation

Interacciones entre TB/BCG y VIH

Post Date: 
2012-03-31
Presentation Location: 
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Event & Convener: 
Fundación Huésped
Presentation

Updates in HIV Resistance

Post Date: 
2010-10-31
Presentation Location: 
Panama City, Florida
Event & Convener: 
MINSA (Panamanian Ministry of Health) and Probisida (HIV NGO)
Presentation

The HIV epidemic among Latinos living in the U.S.

Post Date: 
2009-10-31
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
Medicine Grand Rounds. Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine
Presentation

HIV pathogenesis and implications for acquired resistance

Post Date: 
2009-04-30
Presentation Location: 
Montevideo, Uruguay
Event & Convener: 
Facultad de Ciencias (University of Biological Sciences)
Facultad de Ciencias

Update on HIV Resistance

Post Date: 
2009-03-31
Presentation Location: 
San Salvador, El Salvador
Event & Convener: 
COMISCA (Consejos de Ministerios de Salud de Centroamerica- Counsel of Central American Ministries of Health). Renaissance Hotel
Presentationi

Perspectives on Health Care Delivery in Latin America

Post Date: 
2008-09-30
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Event & Convener: 
Latin American Student Society. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Presentation

HIV-1 Genotype Testing: Clinical Applications and Novel Assays

Post Date: 
2007-10-31
Presentation Location: 
Panamá, Panama
Event & Convener: 
COMISCA (Consejos de Ministerios de Salud de Centroamerica- Counsel of Central American Ministries of Health) Gorgas Memorial Institute
Presentation

Barriers to Health Care for Latino Immigrants in Baltimore

Post Date: 
2007-09-30
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Event & Convener: 
Department of Hispanic Languages, Literature, and Culture. Goucher College
Presentation

Eosinophilia in a Patient from Latin America

Post Date: 
2007-05-31
Presentation Location: 
Baltimore, MD
Event & Convener: 
Medicine Grand Rounds. Bayview Department of Medicine
Presentation

Josh Singer

Baltimore, Maryland
Josh Singer is an undergraduate at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. He is working with Dr. Kathleen Page.

Lorena Leite, BA

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was an undergraduate reserach advisor for Lorena Leits in 2012. Ms. Leit is now a medical student at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Outcome: 1 peer-reviewed publication (co-first author)

Aima Ahonkhai, M.D.

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was a mentor in 2007-2008 for Ms. Ahonkhai, who is now Assistant Professor: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Division of Infectious Diseases. Awards: HIVMA Minority Fellowship.

Alizay Jalisi

Undergraduate, Johns Hopkins University

Renee Gindi, PhD

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was a mentor to Dr. Gindi in 2008-09. Dr. Gindi is currently Survey Statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics. Outcome: 1 first-author and 1 middle author peer-reviewed publication

Divya Chandar

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was an advisor to Ms. Chandar in 2014-15. Ms. Chandar is now an MPH student at Yale University

Nadine Chen, M.D. MPH

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was primary mentor for Dr. Chen from 2009-2011. She is now Assistant Professor at UCSD. Dr. Chen received the Urban Health Institute Award, and was first author on 3 peer-reviewed publications.

Cristina Jiménez-Gonzáles

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was an undergraduate mentor for Ms. Jiménez-Gonzáles, who is a student at Universidad de Puerto Rico. Program: MCHC-RISE UP Program at Kennedy Krieger

Seema Thayil, PhD

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was a mentor to Dr. Thayil from 2009-12. Dr, Thayill is currently a scientist at Gurunanakdev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India, Outcome: Abstract #P-1002 (first author), 19h Conference on Retrovirus and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Seattle, March 2012. 1 first-author peer-reviewed publication

Mayra Cruz

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page served as an advisor in 2013 to Mayra Cruz while she was an undergraduate in the MCHC-RISE UP Program at Kennedy Krieger. She is now a student at George Washington University.

Joseph Garland, MD

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was a mentor to Dr. Garland in 2010. He is now Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania. 1 first-author peer-reviewed publication

Tamara Flys, PhD

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was a mentor for Dr. Flys from 2010-2012. Dr. Flys is currently Center for AIDS Research Prevention Core Senior Research Program Coordinator, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Director of Research Southwest Care Center (as of Dec. 2013). Outcome: Oral Presentation, Global Health Conference, Montreal, November 13-15, 2011, 2 peer-reviewed publications (first author and middle author)

Suzanne Grieb, PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow
Kathleen Page is primary mentor for Dr. Grieb, post-doctoral fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Outcomes: Urban Health Institute Award ($5000); Panelist, Center for AIDS Research for Townhouse Meeting Oct. 9, 2013; Session Chair and Oral Presentation, 73st Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology in Denver March 19-23, 2013; 1 first author peer-reviewed publication

Valeria Fabre, M.D.

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was primary mentor to Dr. Fabre from 2013-15. Dr. Fabre is now Assistant Professor, Brown University School of Medicine.

Matt Thim

Baltimore, Maryland
Medical Student

Fidel Desir

Baltimore, Maryland
PhD Candidate, Bloomberg Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Outcome: NIH NRSA Recipient . 1 peer-reviewed publication (second author)

Jonathan Mosser, MD

Baltimore, Maryland
Kathleen Page was a reserach advisee for Dr. Mosser from 2009-2012. Dr. Mosser is currently a Pediatric Resident, University of Washington, Seattle. Outcome: Deans Summer Award. Abstract # V-165 (first author). 20th Conference on Retrovirus and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Atlanta, March 2013. 1 peer-reviewed publication (second author)

Andrés Mallipudi

Andrés Mallipudi
Andrés Mallipudi is a medical student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate work in molecular biology at Brigham Young University. His research interests include Latino and immigrant health care disparities, environmental influences on the development of multidrug-resistant infections, and the impact of climate change on health outcomes. Andrés works with Dr. Kathleen Page, in collaboration with Centro SOL, on survey based assessments of parental administration of non-prescription antibiotics to children in Baltimore’s growing Latino population. He...

Naomi Rios, BA

Kathleen Page was a research advisor to Dr. Rios in 2010. Dr. Rios is currently a medical student at Hopkins University. Outcome: 1 peer-reviewed publication (middle author)

Nicky Mehtani

Baltimore, Maryland
Nicky Mehtani
Nicky Mehtani is a current 4th year medical student and will begin internal medicine residency through the Osler Urban Health Primary Care Leadership Track at Johns Hopkins Hospital this July. She started working with Dr. Page while obtaining her MPH in 2014 and completed a research project evaluating the effect of the Affordable Care Act on the demand for publicly-funded Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Clinics in Baltimore City. The study results were presented at the Preventive Medicine 2016 National Conference in Washington, DC, and the project was the recipient of the 2016 Policy...

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First lesson of herpes transmission: There is pretty much no way to know who gave you herpes

Post Date: 
2017-08-03
Source: 
SELF Magazine
Kathleen Page talks herpes transmission in a SELF Magazine feature.

Sick and afraid, some immigrants forgo medical care

Post Date: 
2017-06-26
Source: 
The New York Times
Photo of Dr. Kathleen Page
Dr. Kathleen Page in the New York Times: US government deportation crackdown is affecting healthcare access among undocumented immigrants.

Company tests mobile health for tuberculosis treatment

Post Date: 
2017-05-23
Source: 
NIH: News and Events
Preliminary data show 93% treatment adherence using video observation, with savings of more than $1,000 per TB patient over 6 months

An undercurrent of fear in Baltimore's immigrant communities

Post Date: 
2017-02-23
Source: 
The Baltimore Sun
On Sunday Feb. 12, hundreds of Latino, African-American, white and Asian neighbors marched in Highlandtown to Patterson Park chanting "No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here!" Despite this moment of great solidarity, there was an undercurrent of fear among the undocumented immigrant...