Akshay Gupte, PhD, MBBS, MSPH

Role: 
Scholar
Junior Investigator
Akshay Gupte

Akshay 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.

Akshay is leading an Indo-US collaborative study aimed at exploring the impact of TB disease; alone and in combination with smoking, air pollution, HIV and diabetes mellitus; on respiratory impairment and risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in India. He is also a co-investigator on the CTRIUMPH study—a multi-center cohort study aimed at addressing key knowledge gaps in the epidemiology of TB and informing effective preventive and treatment strategies—which is part of the RePORT-India consortium. Additionally, Akshay is a co-investigator on a multi-site study in India, Brazil, and South Africa evaluating molecular signatures of the TB and diabetes interaction.

Akshay is a 2017 Fogarty Fellow and a 2017 recipient of the Arthur M. Dannenberg, Jr., Award. He completed his medical training in India, received his MSPH and PhD degrees from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and has worked as a medical officer in rural and urban settings.

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

Post Date: 
2018-11-26
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
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...

Molecular Signatures of Tuberculosis-Diabetes Interaction: Metabolomics Study

Post Date: 
2018-06-15
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
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 mellitus (DM) is an acquired host...

Molecular Signatures of Tuberculosis-Diabetes Interaction: Transcriptomics Study

Post Date: 
2018-06-15
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
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...

Lipid Mediators of Inflammation in TB and TB-Diabetes

Post Date: 
2017-10-02
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
This study is funded and conducted under the U.S. National Institutes of Health and is nested within Impact of Diabetes on TB Treatment Outcomes. Dr. Jonathan Golub is the PI. Studies have shown that individuals with Tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes (TB-DM) have a distinct immune profile compared to...

Investigating Maternal Antibodies to Modify Infant Tuberculosis Acquisition

Post Date: 
2017-08-29
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
New study in Pune, India, aims to identify the profile of TB antibodies between mothers and infants, and to see if the presence of antibodies lowers risk of infant infection.

Validation of Transcriptional Signature to Predict Active TB Disease among Advanced HIV Patients

Post Date: 
2017-08-15
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
There have been tremendous advances in the diagnosis of patients with tuberculosis (TB) based on nucleic acid amplification of bacteria in the sputum. The GenXpert MTB/RIF provides results in 2 hours. However, in HIV-infected sputum smear is often negative for AFB and the sensitivity of GenXpert...

Association of Lipid Mediators of Inflammation with TB Treatment Outcomes

Post Date: 
2017-08-03
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
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. Recent studies have shown the significant role that...

Residual Respiratory Impairment Following Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Post Date: 
2015-09-13
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
This study is conducted by 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. Many TB patients have residual respiratory impairment despite...

Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH)

Post Date: 
2013-09-28
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Collaboratively funded by the US NIH, India’s Department of Biotechnology [DBT], and Indian Council of Medical Research, the Cohort for TB Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH) is an Indo-US research consortium that is part of RePORT India, a countrywide consortium for TB research...

BWI CTU: Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit

Post Date: 
2007-02-02
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Comprising clinical trial sites at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Whitman Walker Health in Washington, DC, and the BJGMC-CCGHE collaboration in Pune, India, the Baltimore-Washington-India Clinical Trials Unit (BWI-CTU) is one of only 25 international HIV/TB clinical trial sites funded by the...

Trends in HbA1c levels and implications for diabetes screening in tuberculosis cases undergoing treatment in India

Post Date: 
2018-07-01
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Publication: 
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
SETTING: The optimal timing of screening for diabetes mellitus (DM) among tuberculosis (TB) cases is unclear due to the possibility of stress hyperglycemia. DESIGN: We evaluated adult (18 years) pulmonary TB cases at treatment initiation as well as at 3 months, 6 months and 12 months. DM was...

Diabetes and pre-diabetes among household contacts of tuberculosis patients in India: is it time to screen them all?

Post Date: 
2018-05-22
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Publication: 
The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Authors find that screening contacts of TB patients for pre-DM/DM and linking them to care may mitigate the risk of developing tuberculosis and improve management of diabetes.

Prevalence of dysglycemia and clinical presentation of pulmonary tuberculosis in Western India

Post Date: 
2017-12-01
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Publication: 
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Objectives: To estimate the prevalence and risk factors of pre-diabetes mellitus (DM) and DM, and its associations with the clinical presentation of tuberculosis (TB). Design: Screening for DM was conducted among adults (age  18 years) with confirmed TB between December 2013 and January 2017. We...

Novel interferon-gamma assays for diagnosing tuberculosis in young children in India

Post Date: 
2017-04-01
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Publication: 
International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Setting: The tuberculin skin test (TST) and interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) are used as supportive evidence to diagnose active tuberculosis (TB). Novel IGRAs could improve diagnosis, but data are lacking in young children. Design: Children (age 5 years or younger) with suspected TB were...

Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership (C-TRIUMPH): protocol for a multicentric prospective observational study

Post Date: 
2016-02-25
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Publication: 
BMJ Open
Introduction: Tuberculosis disease (TB) remains an important global health threat. An evidence-based response, tailored to local disease epidemiology in high-burden countries, is key to controlling the global TB epidemic. Reliable surrogate biomarkers that predict key active disease and latent TB...

Low Vitamin-D levels combined with PKP3-SIGIRR-TMEM16J host variants is strongly associated with tuberculosis and death in HIV-infected and -exposed infants

Post Date: 
2016-02-12
   |   
Countries: 
Publication: 
PLOS One
Background: This study examined the associations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D and specific host genetic variants that affect vitamin D levels or its effects on immune function, with the risk of TB or mortality in children. Methods: A case-cohort sample of 466 South African infants enrolled in P1041 trial...

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

Post Date: 
2019-03-28
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
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.

IL-6, TIMP-2 and TGFβ-2 Are Associated with Respiratory Impairment During and Following Successful Treatment of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Post Date: 
2019-02-04
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Gupte A , Paradkar M, Selvaraju S, Kumar P, Lokhande R, Kulkarni V, Hanna LE, Thiruvengadam K, Sekar K, Momin A, Shivakumar SVBY, Gupte N, Babu S, Salvi S, Golub J, Checkley W, Bollinger RC, Andrade B, Mave V, Chandrasekaran P, Gupta A. IL-6, TIMP-2 and TGFβ-2 are associated with respiratory...

Mortality Risk Doubled in Tuberculosis Patients with Diabetes Not Receiving Metformin

Post Date: 
2018-10-26
Mave V, Gupte N, Gaikwad S, Barthwal M, Chon S, Gupte A, Gupta A, Golub J. Mortality Risk Doubled in Tuberculosis Patients with Diabetes Not Receiving Metformin. Presented at 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health. The Hague, The Netherlands. October 24-27, 2018.

Alcohol Use Disorder, Drinking Patterns, and Tuberculosis Treatment Failure in Indian Patients

Post Date: 
2018-10-25
DeLuca A, Thomas B, Suryavanshi N , Jain D, Paradkar M, Gupte A, Chandrasekaran P, Gupta A for the CTRIUMPH RePORT India Study Team. Alcohol Use Disorder, Drinking Patterns, and Tuberculosis Treatment Failure in Indian Patients. 49th Annual Union World Conference on Lung Health. The Hague, The...

Interleukin-6, Interleukin-13 and Interferon-γ as Potential Biomarkers for Treatment Failure in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Post Date: 
2018-10-25
   |   
Countries: 
Gupte A, Kumar P, Kulkarni V, Bharadwaj R, Andrade B, Mave V, Chandrasekaran P, Gupta A. Interleukin-6, Interleukin-13 and Interferon-γ as Potential Biomarkers for Treatment Failure in Pulmonary Tuberculosis. 49th Annual Union World Conference on Lung Health. The Hague, The Netherlands. October 24-...

Time to culture conversion, identifying independent modifiable risk factors in Indian patients

Post Date: 
2018-10-25
Gupte N, Gupte A, Sivaramakrishnan GN, Pradhan N, Shivakumar SVBY, Gupta A, Mave V, Chandrasekaran P for the CTRIUMPh RePORT India team. Time to culture conversion, identifying independent modifiable risk factors in Indian patients. Presented at 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health. The Hague...

TB Infection Among Household Contacts: Preventive Therapy for All?

Post Date: 
2018-02-21
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Dolla CK, Paradkar M, Gupte A, Thiruvenkadam K, Gupte N, Kulkarni A, Balasubranian U, Hanna LE, Dhanasekaran K, Bharadwaj R, Shivakumar SVBY, Gaikwad S, Meshram S, Kohli R, Lokhande R, Thomas B, Kinikar A, Swaminathan S, Mave V, Gupta A, Chandrasekaran P. TB Infection Among Household Contacts:...

Infection Free “Resistors” among Household Contacts of Culture-Confirmed Adult Pulmonary TB Cases

Post Date: 
2018-02-21
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Mave V , Chandrasekaran P, Paradkar M, Gupte A, Pradhan N, Kannan GN, Shivakumar SVBY, Kulkarni V, Dhanasekaran K, Subramanyam B, Selvaraju S, Murali L, Bharadwaj R, Gaikwad S, Meshram S, Kinikar A, Hanna LE, Swaminathan S, Gupte N, Gupta A. Infection Free “Resistors” among Household Contacts of...

Incidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection among Household Contacts of Adult Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases in India

Post Date: 
2018-02-20
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Selvaraju S, Thiruvenkadam K, Paradkar M , Marinaik SB, Bharadwaj R, Rajagopalan S, Gaikwad S, Pattabiraman S, Kinikar A, Sivaramakrishnan GN, Meshram S, Hanna LE, Lokhande R, Dhanasekaran K, Gupte A, John S, Gupte N, Thomas B, Kukarni V, Ayyanu S, Kohli R, Shivakumar SVBY, Swaminathan S, Mave V,...

Risk Factors Associated with Unfavorable Outcomes in a Cohort of Pulmonary TB Patients

Post Date: 
2018-02-15
   |   
Countries: 
Dhanasekaran K , Chandrasekaran P, Paradkar M, Marinaik SB, Gupte A, Dolla CK, Joseph B, Subramanyam B, Sivaramakrishnan GR, Thiruvengadam K, Gupte N, Rajagopal S, Pradhan N, Selvaraju S, Kulkarni V, Hannah LE, Nayakam R, Suryavanshi N, Shivakumar SVBY, Mave V, Thomas B, Bharadwaj R, Gaikwad S,...

Incidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection among Household Contacts of Adult Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases in India

Post Date: 
2018-02-15
   |   
Countries: 
Paradkar M, Dhanasekaran K, Kinikar A, Kulkarni R, Bharadwaj R, Gaikwad S, Lokhande R, Meshram S, Dolla CK, Selvaraju S, Murali L, Thiruvengadam K, Jain D, Rajagopal S, Kulkarni V, Pradhan N, John S, Kohli R, Nayagam R, Shivakumar SVBY, Suryavanshi N, Cox S, Gupte A, Chandrasekaran P, Mave V, Gupta...

Trends in Glycated Hemoglobin Levels and Implications for Diabetes Screening among Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases Undergoing Treatment in India

Post Date: 
2017-09-13
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Gupte AN , Mave V, Meshram S, Lokhande R, Kadam D, Dharmshale S, Bharadwaj R, Kagal A, Pradhan N, Deshmukh S, Atre S, Sahasrabudhe T, Barthwal M, Meshram S, Kakrani A, Kulkarni V, Raskar S, Suryavanshi S, Shivakoti R, Chon S, Selvin E, Gupte N, Gupta A, Golub JE. Trends in Glycated Hemoglobin...

High Burden of Diabetes and Prediabetes among Adult Household Contacts of India

Post Date: 
2017-09-13
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Shivakumar SVBY , Chandrasekaran P, Kumar AJMV, Paradkar M, Dhanasekaran K, Suryavanshi N, Thomas B, Kohli R, Thiruvengadam K, Kulkarni V, Hannah LE, Sivaramakrishnan GN, Pradhan N, Dolla C, Gupte A, Ramachandran G, DeLuca A, Meshram S, Bhardawaj R, Bollinger RC, Golub J, Selvaraj K, Gupte N,...

Factors Associated with Pulmonary Impairment in HIV-infected South African Adults

Post Date: 
2017-02-14
   |   
Countries: 
Gupte A , Wong M, Msandiwa R, Barnes G, Golub J, Chaisson R, Hoffmann C, Martinson N. Factors Associated with Pulmonary Impairment in HIV-infected South African Adults. CROI 2017. Seattle, Washington. 2017.

Alcohol Use Among Adult Pulmonary and Extra-pulmonary TB Cases in the C-TRIUMPH India Cohort

Post Date: 
2017-02-03
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
John S , DeLuca A, Paradkar M, Nayagam R, Shivakumar SVBY, Gupte A, Gupte N, Thomas B, Suryavanshi N, Kolhi R, Golub J, Kulkarni V, Pradhan N, Mave V, Chandrasekaran P, Gupta A. Alcohol Use Among Adult Pulmonary and Extra-pulmonary TB Cases in the C-TRIUMPH India Cohort. 6th Annual Regional...

Host Factors Associated with Poor Respiratory Health-Related Quality of Life in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Post Date: 
2017-02-03
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Gupte A , Meshram S, Selvaraju S, Gupte N, Shivakumar SVBY, Paradkar M, Kohli R, Theruvengadam K, Suryavanshi N, Chandrasekaran P, Mave V, Swaminathan S, Salvi S, Checkley, W, Golub J, Gupta A. Host Factors Associated with Poor Respiratory Health-Related Quality of Life in Pulmonary Tuberculosis...

Descriptive Baseline Characteristics, Treatment Outcomes and Biorepository of Pediatric TB Cases in CTRIUMPh-RePORT India Prospective Cohort

Post Date: 
2017-02-03
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Paradkar M , Kavitha D, Shiva Kumar SVBY, Khadse S, Khwaja S, Hari K, Rani N, Thiruvengadam K, Gupte N, Raskar S, Jain D, Suryavanshi S, Kohli R, Kulkarni V, Pradhan N, Sathyamurthi B, Tornheim J, Gupte A, DeLuca A, Mave V, Chandrasekaran P, Gupta A for the CTRIUMPH Study Team. Descriptive Baseline...

Household Contact Tracing of Adult Pulmonary TB Patients in India: Prevalence of TB Disease and Infection

Post Date: 
2017-02-03
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Chandrasekaran P , Thiruvengadam K, Gupte N, Luck EH, Mave M, Gupte A, Gupta A, Swaminathan S. Household Contact Tracing of Adult Pulmonary TB Patients in India: Prevalence of TB Disease and Infection. 6th Annual Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) India Joint...

Household Contact Tracing of Adult Pulmonary TB Patients in India: Prevalence of TB Disease and Infection

Post Date: 
2016-10-27
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Chandrasekaran P , Thiruvengadam K, Gupte N, Luck EH, Mave M, Gupte A, Gupta A, Swaminathan S. Household Contact Tracing of Adult Pulmonary TB Patients in India: Prevalence of TB Disease and Infection. ID Week 2016. New Orleans, LA. 2016.

Host Factors Associated with Poor Respiratory Health-Related Quality of Life in Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Post Date: 
2016-10-27
   |   
Countries: 
   |   
Clinical Sites: 
Gupte A , Meshram S, Selvaraju S, Gupte N, Shivakumar SVBY, Paradkar M, Kohli R, Theruvengadam K, Suryavanshi N, Chandrasekaran P, Mave V, Swaminathan S, Salvi S, Checkley, W, Golub J, Gupta A. Host Factors Associated with Poor Respiratory Health-Related Quality of Life in Pulmonary Tuberculosis...

Pages

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...

Celebrating Johns Hopkins Medicine's impact in India

Post Date: 
2017-12-13
Source: 
The Campaign for Johns Hopkins Medicine
In 4 years, the CCGHE has tripled its capacity for conducting research on grave health threats, thanks to strong philanthropic support.

Amita Gupta and colleagues discuss female leadership in academic global health

Post Date: 
2017-05-04
Drs. Gupta, Manabe, Mathad discuss need for more women in global health leadership at CUGH's annual meeting.

Advancing Global TB Research through RePORT

Post Date: 
2016-02-29
Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) International is a large, international tuberculosis research effort being undertaken by 4 regional consortia: RePORT Brazil, RePORT South Africa, RePORT Indonesia, and RePORT India. While each region collects and maintains its...