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Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium I (TBESC I)

Research Projects

Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium Research Projects
Task Order Task Order Title Principal Investigator Number of Sites Status
32 The Current Cost of TB within urban United States Jenny Pang
Thad Miller
Dolly Katz
31 Evaluation of Interferon Gamma Release Assays in Overseas Immigration Examination of Children in Moderate- and High-burden Countries Denise Garrett
John Painter
Drew Posey
Randall Reves
Dom: 1
Intl: 3
30 Quantifying the risk of premature death in TB survivors Suzanne Beavers
Thad Miller
Jenny Pang
3 Completed
29 Improving testing for TB and LTBI for Persons with HIV Infection at HRSA-funded HIV/AIDS Clinics Suzanne Marks 2 Completed
28 Treatment Practices, Outcomes and Cost of Multidrug-resistant (MDR TB) and Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR TB) in the United States Suzanne Marks
Lori Armstrong
27 Use of Nucleic Acid Amplification Test to Determine the Relative Infectiousness of Pulmonary TB Patients Suzanne Marks 4 Completed
26 Improving the Utilization and Integration of TB Genotyping into Routine TB Program Practice: Analyzing the Impact Through Public Health Interventions Roque Miramontes
Wendy Cronin
25 Tuberculosis Mortality in the United States: Epidemiology and Prevention Opportunities Suzanne Beavers
Jenny Flood
24 Perceptions of TB among the Karen-Burmese: An Ethnographic Study Robin Shrestha-Kuwahara 1 Completed
23 National Study of Determinants of Early Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of TB in the African-American Community Rachel Royce
Dolly Katz
21 Acquired Rifamycin-resistant TB among HIV infected patients Sundari Mase    
20 Assessing QFT as an initial screening tool for U.S. bound applicants for immigration and feasibility of follow-up in U.S. immigrants Randall Reves
John Painter
Lilia Manangan
2 Completed
19 Effectiveness of Quantiferon- TB Gold (QFT-G) in contact tracing Lauren Lambert
Sharon Welbel
18 Evaluation of New Interferon-y Release Assays in the Diagnosis of Latent TB Infection in Health Care Workers Denise Garrett
Charles Daley
Susan Dorman
16Alt African Refugee Women’s Health Improvement Project Sue Etkind
Jennifer Cochran
15 Enhancing TB Programs’ Capacity for Self-Evaluation: Testing New Tools and Developing an Evaluation Toolkit Maureen Wilce 1 Completed
14 Culturally Appropriate TB Educational Materials for Leaders and Staff of Hispanic Service Organizations Wanda Walton 1 Completed
13 Factors Associated with Acceptance of, Adherence to and Toxicity From Treatment for Latent TB Infection and Pilot Study of Treatment for Latent TB Infection Effectiveness Robin Shrestha-Kuwahara
Stefan Goldberg
Paul Colson,
Yael Hirsch-Moverman
20 Completed
12 Assessing the TB Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices Among Private Providers Serving Foreign-born Populations at Risk for TB Wanda Walton
Jenny Pang
11 Addressing TB Among African Americans in the Southeast: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Treatment Adherence for Latent TB Infection and TB Disease
Wanda Walton
Rachel Royce
1 Completed
10 New Model for Assessing TB Surveillance and Action Performance and Cost Scott McNabb 2 Completed
9 Missed Opportunities for TB Prevention in Foreign-Born Population in the United States and Canada Dolly Katz
Randall Reves
Amy Davidow
8 An Analysis of Molecular Epidemiology of Multi-Drug Resistant M. tuberculosis in the United States Edward Graviss
Patrick Moonan
Jenny Flood
17 Completed
7 Use of Network Analysis Methods to Characterize M. tuberculosis Transmission Patterns Among Women and Other High-Risk Populations Peter McElroy
Maureen Wilce
3 Completed
6 Regional Capacity-Building in Low-Incidence Areas

Paul Tribble

1 Completed
5 Prevalence of Latent TB Infection Among High Risk Populations in the United States

Rachel Albalak

3 Completed
4 Models for Incorporating HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral into Tuberculosis Contact Investigations Suzanne Marks 4 Completed
3 Zero Tolerance for Pediatric TB Mark Lobato 3 Completed
2 Prospective Evaluation of Immunogenetic and Immunologic Markers for Susceptibility to Tuberculosis Infection and Progression from M. Tuberculosis infection to active TB Mary Reichler
Tim Sterling
1 TBES Consortium: Core Requirements   21 Completed
*Alternate Track Task Order: Local initiative not reviewed and monitored by Research Committee
**Outside Funding Task Order: Project funded from outside of CDC Division of TB Elimination. Reviewed and monitored by Research Committee