Andrea DeLuca, MHS

Role: 
Faculty
Research Associate
Andrea DeLuca, MHS

Andrea DeLuca, MHS, is a Senior Research Associate faculty member in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Project Director for the CCGHE-directed Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC)-JHU Fogarty Training Program in Pune, India. Ms. DeLuca’s research focuses on capacity building and advocacy for HIV-TB policy change. She has more than 10 years of managing multi-country projects, with an emphasis on ethics and quality of program and research implementation.

Ms. DeLuca received undergraduate degrees in biology and creative writing from Pacific Lutheran University and a master of health science in international health, disease prevention and control from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

The Role of GeneXpert in Bacterial Diagnosis of Spinal Tuberculosis

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2017-10-26
Country: 
India has the maximum burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world. In 2014, there were an estimated 9.6 million incident cases of TB (range, 9.1 million–10.0 million) globally, equivalent to 133 cases per 100000 population. Most of the estimated number of cases in 2014 occurred in Asia (58%) and the...

MDR-TB Free: Monitoring Adverse Effects, Utilizing Resources Optimally, Knowing Resistance Patterns, and Treatment Strategy

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2017-03-24
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Purpose: To establish an observational cohort of MDR-TB cases and household contacts with accompanying biorepository at PD Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre Primary Objectives: Cohort A: To document participant outcomes including early treatment response, MDR-TB treatment-...

Cost-effectiveness of Xpert MTB/RIF for Diagnosing Pulmonary Tuberculosis in HIV-positive Patients

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2016-12-01
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This is a prospective cross-sectional study which will be conducted at BJGMC in Pune, India. The aim of this study is to see whether Xpert MTB/RIF is useful for early detection of pulmonary tuberculosis, and therefore cost-effective, as compared with sputum microscopy and the gold standard tests...

The Evaluation of Clinical Profile and Mortality of Children Admitted with Tuberculosis in Pediatric Intensive-Care Unit at Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune

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2016-10-27
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Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most common causes of infection-related death globally. TB was declared global public health emergency in 1993 by World HealthOrganization (WHO). Mortality due to TB is increasing due to emergence of multidrug resistant (MDR) strains and HIV-TB co-infection,...

ART Study 1: Database: Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and Associated Comorbidities in a Public Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) Clinic at BJGMC in Pune

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2016-09-19
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Since 2004, the National AIDS Control Program of India has been rolling out free antiretroviral therapy. Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College (BJGMC), located in Pune, India, is now the largest HIV clinic in India, with over 26,000 adult and pediatric patients registered since 2005. We...

Establishing an Observational Cohort Database for Patient Care and Research at the Hinduja Hospital Chest Clinic

Post Date: 
2016-08-30
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India has the largest burden of global tuberculosis (TB), accounting for one quarter of the total number of cases reported. Together with South Africa, India sees one-third of the total number of deaths from TB. Drug-resistant strains of the disease are also on the rise, with India having one of...

Adherence to Indian National Guidelines for Isoniazid Chemoprophylaxis among Pediatric Contacts of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases

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2016-07-06
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The primary objective of the study was to assess the implementation of the Indian Revised National Tuberculosis Programme's (RNTCP) guidelines regarding isoniazid preventive treatment (IPT) for children under 6 years of age who had been in contact with adults diagnosed with sputum positive...

A Randomized Therapeutic Interventional Comparative Study between Three Different Modalities of Paediatric Antitubercular Treatment

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2016-06-13
This study, conducted and concluded in 2013, evaluated three different TB treatment regimens in children attending Sassoon General Hospital in Pune, India. A convenience sample size of n=100 children were enrolled in the study. The study investigators in India have asked the JHU faculty listed on...

Optimal Algorithmic Diagnosis of Genital TB among HIV-infected and Uninfected Infertile Women

Post Date: 
2016-05-26
There is a lack of a set protocol universally for diagnosis of genital TB, and for Indian hospitals, India's Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) also does not give guidelines on diagnosis of Genital TB. Detection of Genital TB in the early stages has a good outcome with return of...

RePORT: C-TRIUMPH: Substudy on Comparison of Available Purified-protein Derivative (PPD) Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) Antigen Solutions in Detecting Latent Tuberculosis Infection in India

Post Date: 
2016-04-21
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Given the worldwide shortage of PPD TST antigen solutions, it is important to establish the sensitivity of the commercially available SPAN diagnostic TST when compared products used in international settings. This study aims to establish whether the SPAN diagnostic product is bioequivalent to PPDs...

Barriers to Early Treatment Initiation in Childhood Tuberculosis in High Incidence Setting

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2016-04-21
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Funded by the Fogarty International Center and led by PI Dr. Chhaya Tukaram Valvi, the aim of this study is to evaluate the time to treatment initiation and barriers to early treatment initiation in childhood tuberculosis. TB diagnosis in children is challenging, often overlooked or missed, because...

Barriers to Implementation of Isoniazid Preventive Treatment (IPT) in Pediatric Contacts of Sputum Positive Adults with Tuberculosis

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2016-03-24
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Young children infected with M.tuberculosis can rapidly progress to pulmonary and extrapulmonary disease with high rates of mortality and morbidity. Studies worldwide have demonstrated that IPT not only prevents latent and asymptomatic TB from progression to clinical disease, it also effectively...

RePORT: C-TRIUMPH: Substudy on Understanding of Tuberculosis Infection and Preventive Therapy among Skin-Test Positive Household Contacts of Tuberculosis Cases

Post Date: 
2015-08-13
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It is both relevant and important to gauge awareness of IPT (Isoniazieas an option for preventing TB among those who are tuberculin skin test (TST) positive, given India’s vast TB-infected population pool that are at risk for progressing to active disease, in order to demonstrate demand. We...

Barriers for Intervention to Prevent Occupationally Acquired Tuberculosis in Healthcare Workers

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2015-05-21
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Observational study to assess the current status of implementation of interventions for preventing occupationally acquired TB in HCW. Identify the barriers to implementing these interventions

Risk of Tuberculosis among Health Care Workers and Trainees in a Tertiary-care Hospital in Pune, India

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2015-04-15
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A retrospective study of health care workers (HCWs) was conducted by investigators of the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical and Sassoon General Hospitals (BJMC-SGH) in Pune, India. The purpose of the study was to estimate TB prevalence and incidence and investigate frequency and treatment failure,...

TB and Pregnancy Impact of Immune Changes of HIV and Stages of Pregnancy on Tuberculosis

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2014-09-01
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Purpose: TB is a leading cause of maternal mortality, especially among HIV-infected women. Women are most likely to develop active TB during and immediately after pregnancy. The immunologic conditions responsible for this phenomenon are not understood. Our recent research shows that pregnant women...

RePORT: C-TRIUMPH: Cohort for Tuberculosis Research by the Indo-US Medical Partnership

Post Date: 
2013-09-28
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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

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2007-02-02
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...

BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program

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2007-01-01
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Funded by the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health, the JHU Fogarty program has nearly 20 years of success with providing training, professional development, and mentorship to clinicians and scientists in low and middle income countries. CCGHE's latest efforts in this...

Cardiovascular risk in an HIV-infected population in India

Post Date: 
2017-07-03
Publication: 
Heart Asia
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Findings: HIV+ Indian patients who had cardiovascular disease at a younger age appear to be at imminent risk for morbidity.

Resident doctors' attitudes toward tuberculosis patients

Post Date: 
2017-04-15
Publication: 
Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
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Background: The attitude of the resident doctors toward tuberculosis (TB) patients can affect their treatment seeking behavior, compliance to treatment as well as reinforce the stigma attached to the disease by the society at large. Aims: To assess the attitudes of resident medical doctors toward...

Applying ethical principles to international community-based research; a case study from the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic

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2016-05-15
This paper describes how one set of HIV-TB prevention research studies put procedures in place to be responsive to these foundational ethical principles when interacting with communities in large population-based, global public health research.

High tuberculosis risk among medical trainees, Pune, India

Post Date: 
2016-03-22
Publication: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
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During 2012–2013, at a public hospital in Pune, India, 26 (3.9%) cases of tuberculosis were reported among 662 medical trainees, representing an estimated incidence of 3,279 cases/100,000 person-years. Three of these infections were isoniazid-resistant, 1 was multidrug-resistant, and 1 occurred in...

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

Post Date: 
2016-02-25
Publication: 
BMJ Open
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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...

Activism on rifapentine pricing: removing cost barriers to improve the uptake of tuberculosis research innovations

Post Date: 
2014-12-21
Publication: 
Public Health Action
As recent advances have been made in developing tools to fight tuberculosis (TB), there is also a trend towards increasing advocacy by the civil society for TB research and access. One recent successful effort to increase access to treatment options for TB involved a collaborative effort to...

Taking the long view on CREATE studies' finding

Post Date: 
2014-05-15
Publication: 
The Lancet Infectious Disease
In the past 10 years, the Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS TB Epidemic (CREATE) has done three large trials exploring new strategies to control HIV-related tuberculosis. Recognising that the global strategy for tuberculosis control of a decade ago (mainly directly observed short-course...

The evolving role of advocacy in tuberculosis

Post Date: 
2014-04-02
Publication: 
The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
Tuberculosis advocacy has changed the disease from a silent epidemic to one with many voices that seek increased political will and investment in research.1 Tuberculosis advocacy has gained strength as a mechanism to improve research, increase access to new methods to fight tuberculosis, and...

High Burden of Genital TB Among Women with Infertility in India - Need for an Intensified Approach

Post Date: 
2017-10-13
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Fogarty Scholar Poster Presentation. Naik SN , Chandanwale A, Joshi S, Mave V, Dhumal G, DeLuca A, Gupta A, Bollinger R

Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency among Indian Children with Tuberculosis and Age- and Sex-matched Controls

Post Date: 
2017-10-13
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Fogarty Scholar Presentation. Kinikar A , Chandanwale A, Dixit S, Jubilus J, Jain S, Bharadwaj R, Mave V, Gupte N, DeLuca A, Gupta A, Bollinger RC

Lack of TB Knowledge Among TST-Positive Household Contacts of Pulmonary Cases: A Missed Opportunity

Post Date: 
2017-10-13
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Poster Presentation. DeLuca A , Dhumal G, Paradkar M, Suryavanshi N, Mave V, Kohli R, Shivakumar SVBY, Gupta A

Delays and Barriers to Early Treatment Initiation for Childhood Tuberculosis in India

Post Date: 
2017-10-13
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Fogarty Scholar Poster Presentation. Valvi C , Chandanwale A, Khadse A, Kulkarni R, Kadam D, Dhumal G, Bollinger RC, Deluca A

Barriers to Contact Screening and Isoniazid Preventive Therapy among Pediatric Contacts of Adults with Smear-positive Tuberculosis

Post Date: 
2017-10-12
Presentation Location: 
Guadalajara, Mexico
Event & Convener: 
48th Annual Union World Conference of Lung Health
Fogarty Scholar Abstract Presentation. Belgaumkar V , Chandanwale A, Valvi C, Khadse S, Jain D, Dhumal G, Bollinger RC, Deluca A

Linezolid Experience among MDRTB Patients in Mumbai

Post Date: 
2017-09-13
Presentation Location: 
Milan, Italy
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Event & Convener: 
ERS International Congress. European Respiratory Society
Poster Presentation. Tornheim J, Ganatra S, Deluca A, Banka R, Rodrigues C, Gupta A, Udwadia Z .

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

Post Date: 
2017-09-13
Presentation Location: 
Rio De Janiero, Brazil
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Event & Convener: 
RePORT International Conference, RICC
Poster Presentation. 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,...

It Simply Won’t Work Here – Few Eligible for the Newly Recommended Short Course MDR-TB Regimen in a Mumbai Private Clinic

Post Date: 
2017-05-21
Presentation Location: 
Washington, DC
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Event & Convener: 
American Thoracic Society 2017 International Conference
Poster Presentation. Tornheim J , DeLuca A, Ganatra S, Radhika B, Gupta A, Udwadia Z.

Impact of Drug Susceptibility Testing on Drug Choice in a Tuberculosis Cohort with High Rates of Drug Resistance from the Private Sector in Mumbai

Post Date: 
2017-02-03
Presentation Location: 
Hyderabad, India
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Event & Convener: 
6th Annual Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) India Joint Leadership Meeting
Poster presentation. Tornheim JA , Ganatra S, DeLuca A, Banka R, Gupta A, Udwadia ZF

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

Post Date: 
2017-02-03
Presentation Location: 
Hyderabad, India
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
6th Annual Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) India Joint Leadership Meeting
Poster presentation. 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

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

Post Date: 
2017-02-03
Presentation Location: 
Hyderabad, India
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
6th Annual Regional Prospective Observational Research for Tuberculosis (RePORT) India Joint Leadership Meeting
Poster presentation. 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

Impact of Drug Susceptibility Testing on Drug Choice in a Tuberculosis Cohort with High Rates of Drug Resistance from the Private Sector in Mumbai

Post Date: 
2016-10-27
Presentation Location: 
New Orleans, LA
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
ID Week 2016
Poster Abstract Session: Tuberculosis Treatment and Outcome. Udwadia ZF, Tornheim JA , Ganatra S, DeLuca A, Banka R, Gupta A

TB Infection Prevalence, Incidence and Risk Factors among Child and Adult Household Contacts of Adult TB Cases in India

Post Date: 
2016-10-27
Presentation Location: 
New Orleans, LA
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
ID Week 2016
Poster presentation. Shivakumar SVBY , Chandrasekaran P, Thiruvengadam K, Gupte N, Mave V, Hannah LE, Kulkarni V, Gupte A, Deluca A, Gomathy NS, Sathyamurthi P, Paradkar M, Kohli R, Meshram S, Kagal A, Suryavanshi N, Ramachandran G, Thomas B, Dolla CK, Subramanyam B, Golub J, Swaminathan S, Gupta A.

TB Risk Perceptions Among Medical Residents at a Tertiary Care Center in India

Post Date: 
2015-12-06
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
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Event & Convener: 
46th Union World Conference on Lung Health. International Union for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
Oral Abstract. Session: The Wide Swath of Vulnerable Populations. Pardeshi G , Parande M, Kadam D, Chandanwale A, Deluca A, Bollinger R, Farley J, Suryavanshi N.

TB Outbreak among Health Care Workers and Trainees in a Tertiary-care Hospital in Pune, India

Post Date: 
2015-12-05
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
E-Poster Discussion. Session: Preventing Infection and Transmission of TB in Health Facilities and the Community. Authors: Basavaraj A , Patil A, Kadam DB, Chandanwale A, Jain D, DeLuca A, Mave V, Bollinger R.

Incidence and Risk Factors for TB among HIV+ Children in India

Post Date: 
2015-12-05
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Poster Discussion. Session: TART: TB Risk and Impact of ART. Authors: Kinikar AA , DeLuca A, Gupte N, Kadam DB, Khadse S, Chandanwale A, Gupta A, Bollinger R.

Impact of Rifapentine Price Reduction on Utilization for TB Treatment in the United States

Post Date: 
2015-12-04
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health

Risk Factors for Unfavorable Treatment Outcomes in DOTs-treated Pediatric TB Patients

Post Date: 
2015-12-04
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Poster Discussion. Session: TB in Children: Epidemiology–I. Authors: Shelke S, Bollinger R, Chandanwale A, DeLuca A, Gupta A, Gupte N, Adhav PS, Kadam DB.

Utility of GeneXpert for Diagnosis of Rifampicin-resistant Extra-pulmonary TB—A Retrospective Review of 70 Cases, SGH, Pune, India

Post Date: 
2015-12-04
Presentation Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa
Country: 
Event & Convener: 
The 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health
Poster Session. TB Diagnostic Challenges: Molecular and Other Techniques. Authors: Girish S, Dharmashle S, Desai S, Kagal A, Bharadwaj R, Chandanwale A, Lokhande R, Kadam DB, DeLuca A, Gupte N, Jain D, Gupta A, Bollinger R, Mave V.

CCGHE at ATS 2017

Post Date: 
2017-05-08
Abstract presentations from the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Washington, DC

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...

Now, docs to get TB leave as cases mount

Post Date: 
2016-02-24
Source: 
Pune Mirror
Too many cases of tuberculosis (TB) among medical trainees and resident doctors in the state have prompted the medical education department to sanction medical leaves exclusively for the malady. This is the first time any state has taken such a step in India. Unusual working hours; close contact...