Samyra Cox, MPH

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Staff
Research Program Manager

Ms. Cox is the CCGHE Research Program Manager responsible for managing projects across the Indo-JHU research partnership and also serves as the Research Program Manager for the Regional Prospective Observational Research in Tuberculosis (RePORT) India Consortium funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Government of India. She is the scientific coordinator for the International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) TB working group, co-lead on a global survey assessing management of multi-drug resistant TB among ART programs, and co-investigator on a number of TB cohort studies in India. Additionally, she plays a project management role on a number of the center’s studies, monitoring progress, compiling data and progress reports, tracking deliverables, writing SOPs, and facilitating collaborations. She works closely with the CCGHE Deputy Director, Dr. Amita Gupta, and supports activities related to the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) and the International Maternal, Pediatric, and the Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) network groups.

Ms. Cox is a public health professional with a focus on TB programs. She joined CCGHE in 2017 with over five years of project management and grant writing experience at international development non-profits. She has been supporting complex TB research and implementation projects since 2013 and has worked extensively on multi-million dollar grants from institutional donors. Prior to CCGHE, Ms. Cox worked for Partners In Health writing grants for global health programs in Haiti, Russia, Navajo Nation, and Rwanda. She received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in International Relations from New York University (NYU) and a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a Certificate in Epidemiology for Public Health Professionals from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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...

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...

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.

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

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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...

RePORT India

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2012-06-30
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RePORT India is a joint venture between the Indian and US governments. The Indo-US Vaccine Action Program, a collaboration between the Indian Department of Biotechnology (DBT), the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), and the US NIH, is co-funding six teams of India- and US-based...

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.

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

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2018-10-25
Samyra R Cox, Andrea Deluca, Beena Thomas, Nishi Suryavanshi, Divyashri Jain, Mandar Paradkar, Nikhil Gupte, Akshay Gupte, Bob Bollinger, Shri Vijay Bala Yogendra Shivakumar, Kannan Thiruvengadam, Geetanjali Chander, Vidya Mave, Padmapriyadarshini Chandrasekaran, Amita Gupta for the CTRIUMPh Study...

Antibiotic Use and Drug-Resistant Late-Onset Infections Among Neonates Admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Pune, India

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2018-08-28
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Agarkhedkar S, Armstrong D, Bharadwaj R, Cox SR, Dohe V, Gupta A, Gupte N, Johnson J, Kadam A, Kinikar A, Malwade S, Manabe Y, Mave V, Milstone A, Parikh T, Rajput U, Randive B, Robinson M , Smith R, Suryavanshi N, Vaidya U, Westercamp M. Antibiotic Use and Drug-Resistant Late-Onset Infections...

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

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2018-02-15
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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 SR, Gupte A, Chandrasekaran P, Mave V,...

Uniting for a Healthier India

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2018-02-14
"The Indo-US clinical research & education partnership started with a single NIH grant to study maternal-infant HIV transmission." Now with 76 studies underway, this short film chronicles the history & impact of our work in India.