Natasha Chida, MD, MSPH

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Faculty
Assistant Professor, CCGHE Director of Medical Education Content
Natasha Chida, MD, MSPH


Natasha Chida, MD, MSPH, is Assistant Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases (ID) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. She is the Director of Medical Education Content for the Center for Clinical Global Health Education, and also serves as the Associate Program Director for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  


Her research interests include using curriculum development and education to improve patient outcomes both domestically and abroad. She is particularly interested in the education of physicians-in-training. Her most recent research involved developing an assessment tool to evaluate internal medicine residents' understanding of TB diagnostics, and evaluating the tool for sources of validity. She is editor of the blog ID Clinical Minute, which she established to provide US-based and international clinicians and trainees with synopses of information about infectious disease practice relevant for the care of adults. Dr. Chida also partners with Jane McKenzie-White to develop educational content and online courses for health providers.   


After completing her undergraduate education in English and psychology at the University of Florida, Dr. Chida received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She pursued residency training in internal medicine at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, after which she served as a Chief Medical Resident. She also received a Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of Miami. Following this she completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

HIV Antiretroviral Selection Support and Interactive Search Tool (ASSIST)

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2017-09-01
HIV-ASSIST is an evidence based, web platform designed and developed by experts at Johns Hopkins University to assist and educate clinicians in personalizing ARV regimens for their patients. This tool is designed to be used for adult patients only. The goals are to provide: Patient-centric...

Tuberculosis Noon Conference

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2013-10-24
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This effort ended in 2015. As part of the BJGMC-Johns Hopkins India Fogarty Training Program, from 2013-2015 CCGHE hosted the live Tuberculosis Noon Conference webcast. Led by Drs. Maunank Shah, Jonathan Golub, and Richard Chaisson, these webcast meetings brought together Johns Hopkins TB...

Internal medicine residents' knowledge and practice of pulmonary tuberculosis diagnosis

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2018-06-27
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
BACKGROUND: Internal medicine physicians are often the first providers to encounter patients with a new diagnosis of tuberculosis. Given the public health risks of missed tuberculosis cases, assessing internal medicine residents' ability to diagnose tuberculosis is important. ...

Developing an assessment framework for essential internal medicine subspecialty topics

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2018-06-15
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Journal of Graduate Medical Education
Our assessment framework revealed knowledge and practice gaps in tuberculosis diagnosis among internal medicine residents.

The use of clinical decision support in reducing diagnosis of and treatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria

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2017-12-06
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Journal of Hospital Medicine
Clinical decision support embedded within the electronic health record is a potential antibiotic stewardship strategy for hospitalized patients.

Extrapulmonary tuberculosis

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2017-04-27
Publication: 
Handbook of Tuberculosis
M. tuberculosis (MTB) can cause disease in almost any organ of the body. Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) is defined as tuberculosis (TB) disease outside of the lung parenchyma [1]. Much like pulmonary TB, EPTB can occur as a primary infection or as reactivation of a latent focus with subsequent...

Editorial Commentary: Recruiting the next generation of infectious diseases physicians: how do we reignite the passion?

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2016-07-15
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Clinical Infectious Diseases
Introduction: Infectious diseases (ID) is the most exciting medical subspecialty. We may be biased, but we are not wrong. It is disheartening that applications to ID fellowships continue to decrease; in 2016, 61% of fellowship programs did not fill through the National Resident Matching...

Defining clinical excellence in adult infectious disease practice

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2016-06-16
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Clinical excellence should be recognized, particularly in the current climate that appropriately prioritizes relationship-centered care. In order to develop a recognition model, a definition of clinical excellence must be created and agreed upon. A paradigm recently suggested by C. Christmas...

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

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2016-04-29
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Public Health
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...

Infectious Diseases (ID) Learning Unit: How rapidly to evaluate for active tuberculosis disease in low-prevalence settings

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2016-03-11
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Open Forum Infectious Diseases
With declining tuberculosis (TB) incidence in low-prevalence settings, many clinicians are likely unaware that the approach to diagnosing active TB is evolving with newer technologies. Rapid molecular assays are commercially available, and more are likely to enter the market in the coming...

Determinants of default from tuberculosis treatment among patients with drug-susceptible tuberculosis in Karachi, Pakistan: a mixed methods study

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2015-11-12
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PLOS One
Purpose: Non-adherence to tuberculosis therapy can lead to drug resistance, prolonged infectiousness, and death; therefore, understanding what causes treatment default is important. Pakistan has one of the highest burdens of tuberculosis in the world, yet there have been no qualitative...

Choosing an ID Fellowship

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2016-10-29
Chida, N. Choosing an ID Fellowship. ID Week 2016. New Orleans, LA. 2016.

High Proportion of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis in Baltimore City

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2016-06-21
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Chida, N. High Proportion of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis in Baltimore City. 2016 Annual Meeting. Johns Hopkins Center for Tuberculosis Research. Baltimore, MD. 2016.

Reducing Hepatitis C Viral Load and Genotype Ordering at Johns Hopkins Hospital

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2016-02-01
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Chida N, Greenbaum A, Tuddenham S, Kendall E, Ray S, Melia M. Reducing Hepatitis C Viral Load and Genotype Ordering at Johns Hopkins Hospital. JHMI High-Value Practice Research Symposium. Baltimore, MD.

Developing a Validated Tool to Assess Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Trainees’ Ability to Obtain and Interpret TB Diagnostics

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2015-10-11
Chida N, Gupta A, Bollinger B, Melia M. Developing a Validated Tool to Assess Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Trainees’ Ability to Obtain and Interpret TB Diagnostics. ID Week 2015. San Diego, CA. 2015

A Man from Central America with Progressive Shortness of Breath

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2015-10-07
Chida, N. A Man from Central America with Progressive Shortness of Breath. ID Week 2015. San Diego, CA. 2015.

Programmatic Experience with Video DOT

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2015-09-30
Chida, N. Programmatic Experience with Video DOT. Mid-Atlantic TB Intensive, Rutgers Global Tuberculosis Institute. Rehoboth, DE.

Cost-effectiveness of Isonaizid Preventive Therapy for HIV-Infected Pregnant Women in India

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2015-02-24
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Kapoor S, Chida N, Gupta A, Shah M. Cost-effectiveness of Isonaizid Preventive Therapy for HIV-Infected Pregnant Women in India. Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections 2015. Seattle, WA. 2015.

Reducing Hepatitis C Viral Load and Genotype Ordering At Johns Hopkins Hospital

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2015-02-01
Chida N, Greenbaum A, Tuddenham S, Kendall K, Ray S, Melia M. Reducing Hepatitis C Viral Load and Genotype Ordering At Johns Hopkins Hospital. Johns Hopkins High Value Research Symposium 2015. Baltimore, MD. 2015.

Should You Shave Your Beard For Coronavirus?

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2020-06-09
Source: 
themanual.com
We talk to Dr. Natasha Mubeen Chida, the assistant Director of Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, to get some guidance on whether to shave or not to shave.

Is it safe to go to a nail salon now? What experts want you to know

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2020-06-09
Source: 
today.com
Natasha Chida
"Masks may help prevent transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus from the person wearing a mask, but they aren't a fail-safe," says Dr. Natasha Chida.

Comparing COVID-19, Flu Death Tolls 'Extremely Dangerous'

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2020-05-14
Source: 
Medscape Medical News
Dr. Natasha Chida was interviewed for this article. However, Natasha Chida, MD, MSPH, an infectious disease physician and assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, told Medscape Medical News that the actual number of deaths doesn't tell the...

State antibody testing results murky as officials decline to release raw data

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2020-05-07
Source: 
Times Union (Albany)
Dr. Natasha Chida
Times Union: Dr. Chida comments about the reliability of COVID-19 antibody testing.

El “efecto Lázaro” del tratamiento que ya se aplica a más de 5 mil pacientes de coronavirus en los Estados Unidos

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2020-05-06
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Infobae (Argentina)
Dirigido por los médicos Michael Melia y Natasha Chida, de la Johns Hopkins University, del encuentro virtual participaron Arturo Casadevall, Damani Piggott y Shmuel Shoham, todos del mismo centro de estudios norteamericano. Nacido en Cuba en 1957 y radicado desde hace décadas en los Estados Unidos...

Apakah Pemeriksaan Suhu Tubuh Efektif Menghentikan Penyebaran Virus Corona?

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2020-04-29
Source: 
Femina Indonesia
Dengan kondisi seperti ini, sejumlah ilmuwan menganggap bahwa pemeriksahaan suhu tubuh mungkin tidak selalu efektif. Karena orang-orang yang tanpa gejala atau hanya merasakan gejala ringan bisa saja terlewatkan dari pantauan. Natasha Chida, asisten direktur program beasiswa penyakit menular dan...

Are temperature checks effective in stopping corona virus spread?

Post Date: 
2020-04-27
Source: 
Huffington Post
Dr. Natasha Chida
Natasha Chida, assistant director of the infectious diseases fellowship program and assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins, also pointed out the shortcomings of temperature checks. “It can’t necessarily hurt to implement temperature checks in public places to limit people who are...

Les contrôles de température sont-ils efficaces pour arrêter la propagation du coronavirus?

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2020-04-27
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Huffington Post Quebec
Natasha Chida, directrice adjointe du programme de bourses pour l’unité des maladies infectieuses et professeur adjoint de médecine à Johns Hopkins , a également souligné les lacunes des contrôles de température. «Cela ne peut pas nuire de mettre en place des contrôles de température dans les lieux...

Funeral industry concerned about guidance, protective gear

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2020-04-24
Source: 
Associated Press (via Washington Post)
Dr. Natasha Chida
Associated Press: Dr. Natasha Chida was interviewed for this article.

New Stanford Antibody Study Sparks Criticism

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2020-04-22
Source: 
KQED Radio Hosted by Michael Krasny
Two new antibody studies, from Santa Clara County and Los Angeles County, find far more widespread coronavirus infection rates than previously thought.  The findings have big implications for what is known about the lethality of COVID19 as well as when the shelter in place can be eased...

Why Antibody Tests May Not Be the Answer

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2020-04-16
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New York Magazine
Dr. Natasha Chida
New York Magazine: Dr. Chida discusses COVID antibody testing: "The first step to figuring out immunity in the community is having a good test that performs well"

2017 Year in Review

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

Efficacy maintained in HIV regimen switch

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2017-10-10
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MedPage Today
. . . "We still do have a lot of people on protease inhibitors in this country," Chida told MedPage Today. "Data to prove the safety and sustain viral load effect is important" to support decisions about switching. . .

Investigational flu drug a near match for oseltamivir

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2017-10-09
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MedPage Today
MedPage Today caught up with Dr. Natasha Chida at IDWeek 2017

CCGHE at the Union 2017

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2017-10-05
The 2017 Union Conference was in Guadalajaro, Mexico, October 11-14, and Indo-JHU research was well represented.

ID Clinical Minute is Back and Offering CME Credit!

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2017-10-03
Issues will be published bimonthly and CME will be available through ACCME