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Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC)

Publications and Presentations

Task Order 1

Peer-reviewed Manuscripts
D. Katz, R. Albalak, J.S. Wing, V. Combs. Setting the Agenda: A New Model for Collaborative Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Research. Tuberculosis2007; 87: 1-6.

Oral Presentations
W. Burman. Advances in TB treatment and prevention from CDC’s Tuberculosis Trials Consortium (TBTC) and Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC). International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Diego, California. May 22, 2005

Abstracts
J.S. Wing, S.J.N. McNabb, V. Combs.. Profile of the New Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium in the United States and Canada, 2001 – 2002. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Diego, California. May 20, 2003

Task Order 2

Peer-reviewed Manuscripts
Fiske C, Fengxia Y, Hirsch-Moverman Y, Sterling TR, Reichler M.  Risk factors for treatment default in close contacts with latent tuberculosis infection. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. In press.

Oral Presentations
M. Reichler, T. Sterling. Early results from Tuberculosis immunogenetics project. International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease: North American Region. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. February 24, 2005

M. Reichler, J. Tapia, T. Chavez-Lindell, J. McAuley, J. Thomas, Y. Yuan, B. Mangura for the TB Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Results of prospective evaluation of tuberculosis (TB) contact investigations conducted in the United States and Canada. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Diego, May 2009.

Abstracts
Y. Hirsch-Moverman, W. Cronin, J. Thomas, E. Munk, J. Beison, M. Reichler. HIV Counseling and Testing in Tuberculosis Contact Investigations in the U.S. and Canada. XVII International AIDS Conference. Mexico City, Mexico. August 3-8, 2008.

T. Sterling, C. Hirsch, Yuan S, Dorman, N. Schluger, M. Reichler for the TB Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Immunologic correlates of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in close contacts. Keystone Tuberculosis Meeting. January 2009.

M. Reichler,  C. C. Luo, W. Whitworth, N. McCumiskey, F. Maruri, T. Sterling for the TB Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Risk of tuberculosis among close contacts to TB patients: the role of Vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms and environmental factors. Keystone Tuberculosis Meeting, Keystone, Colorado, January 2009.

M. Reichler, Y. Yuan, W. Cronin, T. Chavez-Lindell, J. Tapia, Y. Hirsch-Moverman, J. McAuley for the TB Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Characteristics of tuberculosis patients associated with increased risk of Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission to contacts. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Diego, May 2009.

Task Order 3

Peer-reviewed Manuscripts
Lobato MN, Sun SJ, Moonan PK, Weis SE, Saiman L, Reichard AA, Feja K. Underuse of effective measures to prevent and manage pediatric tuberculosis, United States. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med2008;162:426–431

Oral Presentations
M. Lobato. Where are we missing opportunities to prevent pediatric TB? Public Health Professional Conference, Commissioned Officers Association, Philadelphia, June 2005.

Task Order 4

Peer-reviewed Manuscripts
Li J., Marks SM, Driver CR, Diaz FA, Castro AF, Figueroa de Regner A, Gibson AE, Dokubo-Okereke K, Munsiff S. HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral of Close Contacts to Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Feasibility and Costs. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2007; 13(3).

Abstracts
J. Li, F. Diaz, C.R. Driver, A.F. Castro, A. Regner, A. Gibson, K. Dokubo, S.S. Munsiff, S. Marks. Incorporating HIV counseling, testing and referral into tuberculosis contact investigations. American Public Health Association Annual Conference. San Francisco, California. November 15-19, 2003.

C. Haley, S. Chatterjee S, Wing J. Translating TBESC Research into Practice. 2007 National TB Controllers Workshop. Atlanta, Georgia. June 11-14, 2007

Scientific Products
From the TBESC TRiP Committee work:

  • In association with the TBESC Translating Research into Practice (TriP) Committee:
    Dear Colleague letter from CDC/NCHHSTP announcing integrated program funding for HIV counseling, testing, and referral and identifying resources for training and education
  • In association with the TBESC TriP Committee:
    Sharing of NYC DOH Task Order 4 study tools, including:
    • Educational pamphlets for patients (multi-lingual)
    • Field checklist for HIV testing
    • TB field staff script
    • HIV risk factor card for patients
    • Fast track patient clinic appointment card
    • Program memo about new initiative
    • Dear Provider letter about the importance of HIV counseling, testing, and referral
  • Charles P. Felton National TB Center at Harlem Hospital.  Addressing HIV/AIDS issues in TB contact investigations: A guide for contact investigators, managers, and trainers. Available at:  http://stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/5517/

Task Order 5

Peer-reviewed Manuscripts
Talati N, Seybold U, Humphrey B, Aina A, Tapia J, Weinfurter P, Albalak R, Blumberg H. Poor concordance between Interferon-γ release assays and the tuberculin skin test in the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection among HIV-infected individuals. BMC Infect Dis 2011, 11: doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-264

Weinfurter P, Blumberg HM, Goldbaum G, Royce R, Pang J, Tapia J, Bethel J, Mazurek GH, Toney S, Albalak R. Tuberculosis Epidemiological Studies Consortium. Predictors of discordant tuberculin skin test and QuantiFERON Gold In-Tube results in various high-risk groups. Int Journal Tuberc Lung Dis 2011; 15(8): 1056-1061. 

Oral Presentations
N.J. Talati, U. Seybold, B. Humphrey, A. Aina, J. Tapia, P. Weinfurter, R. Albalak, H.M. Blumberg. Comparison of tuberculin skin test and Interferon-γ release assays for diagnosis of latent TB infection among HIV+ persons: rethinking the epidemiology of tuberculosis infection. Rethinking the Epidemiology of Tuberculosis Infection: The First Global Symposium on Interferon-g Release Assays. Vancouver, British Columbia. February 7, 2007

Abstracts
N.J. Talati, U. Seybold, B. Humphrey, A. Aina, J. Tapia, P. Weinfurter, R. Albalak, H.M. Blumberg. Comparison of tuberculin skin test and Interferon-γ release assays for diagnosis of latent TB infection among HIV+ persons. International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Conference: North American Region. Vancouver, British Columbia. Feb 22-24, 2007.

R. Royce, S. Lea, M. Miller, N. Mann, J. Muñoz Sanchez, S. Oxley, C. Hamilton, J. Mazurek, P. Weinfurter,  R. Albalak R. Estimating the tuberculosis infection prevalence in a residential alcohol and drug treatment center in central North Carolina using Interferon-γ release assays and tuberculin skin test. The First Global Symposium on Interferon-g Release Assays. Vancouver, British Columbia. February 7, 2007.

R. Albalak, P.C. Weinfurter, H.M. Blumberg, J. Tapia, G. Goldbaum, J. Pang, R. Royce, C.S. Lea, J. Bethel, R. Wallace, G.J. Mazurek. An Interferon- γ assay and the tuberculin skin test for detecting TB infection in multiple high-risk populations. International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Paris, France. October 2006.

G. Goldbaum, J. Pang, N. Ryan, J. Bethel, R. Albalak. Assessing the Burden of Latent Tuberculosis Infection among the Homeless in Seattle. Congress of Epidemiology, Seattle, June 2006.

G.Goldbaum, J. Pang, N. Ryan, J. Bethel, R. Albalak. Assessing the Burden of Latent Tuberculosis Infection among the Homeless in Seattle. 2006 National TB Controllers Workshop. Atlanta, June 2006.

G.Goldbaum, J. Pang, N. Ryan, J. Bethel, R. Albalak. Assessing the Burden of Latent Tuberculosis Infection among the Homeless in Seattle. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society. San Diego, California. May 22, 2006.

Task Order 6

Peer-reviewed Manuscripts
Freimanis L, Hance K. Steingart R, Hahn C, Pascopella L, Nolan C.. Field assessment of a model tuberculosis outbreak response plan for low-incidence areas. BMC Public Health 2007, 7:307. Published online 2007 October 26. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-7-307.

Oral Presentations
L. Pascopella. Regional Capacity-Building in Low-Incidence Areas. 2008 National TB Controllers Workshop, Atlanta, GA, June 10-12, 2008.

L. Freimanis-Hance, K. Steingart, C. Hahn, L. Pascopella, and C. Nolan. Assessment of a Customizable Tuberculosis Outbreak Response Plan. American Evaluation Association, Baltimore MD, November 7-10, 2007.

L. Pascopella. Improving the Intersection: Laboratory Services and TB Control. 2007 National TB Controllers Workshop, Atlanta, GA, June 12-14, 2007.

N. Abernethy. A Regional Approach for Tuberculosis Genotype Surveillance in Low-Incidence Jurisdictions. 2007 National TB Controllers Workshop, Atlanta, GA, June 12-14, 2007.

Abstracts
L. Pascopella, C. Hahn, D. Ingman, C. Chesler, C. Nolan, R. Reves, C. Daley. Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in a low-incidence region: responses and challenges. National TB Controllers Workshop, Atlanta, GA, June 10-12, 2008.

L. Pascopella, C. Hahn, D. Ingman, C. Chesler, C. Nolan, R. Reves, C. Daley. Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in a low-incidence region: responses and challenges. 8International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, Toronto, Canada. May 16-21, 2008.

C. Hahn, K. Cohen, F. Del Rosario, L. Pascopella, K. R. Steingart. Idaho Tuberculosis Case Management Teleconference Series, 2005: an evaluation. National TB Controllers Workshop, Atlanta, Georgia. June 13, 2006.

B. Djojonegoro, L. Pascopella, C. Hahn, E. Zager, D. Ingman, C. Chesler, J. Carlile, C. Nolan, R. Reves and C. Daley. Genotyping Results and Public Health Investigation in a Low-Incidence Region. 2008 National TB Controllers Workshop, Atlanta, GA, June 10-12, 2008.

B. Djojonegoro, J. Kanouse, L. Pascopella, D. Ingman, L. Freimanis-Hance. Improving TB control activities in a low-incidence region: evaluation of Montana’s TB Control Manual. National TB Controllers Workshop, Atlanta, GA, June 10-12, 2008.

J. Kanouse, B. Djojonegoro, L. Pascopella, K. Field, L. Freimanis-Hance, D. Ingman, E. Zager. Using the TB Program Manual template: achievements and lessons learned. National TB Controllers Workshop, Atlanta, GA, June 10-12, 2008.

B. Djojonegoro, J. Kanouse, L. Freimanis. Assessing impact: Seven-month follow-up of a TB case management contact investigation course. TB-Education and Training Network Conference, Atlanta, GA, August 7-9, 2007.

L. Freimanis, K. Steingart, C. Hahn, L. Pascopella, C. Nolan. Assessment of a model tuberculosis outbreak response plan for low-incidence areas. National TB Controllers Workshop, Atlanta, GA, June 12-14, 2007.

L. Pascopella, J. Kanouse, D. Ingman, C. Hahn. Survey of TB information-seeking practices of public health workers in Idaho and Montana.  National TB Controllers Workshop, Atlanta, GA, June 12-14, 2007.

N. Abernethy, L. Pascopella, R. Reves, C. Nolan, C. Daley. A regional approach for tuberculosis genotype surveillance in low-incidence jurisdictions.   National TB Controllers Workshop, Atlanta, GA, June 12-14, 2007.

N. Abernethy, T. Tang, L. Pascopella, R. Reves. Tuberculosis laboratory services assessment in a multi-state low-incidence region. National TB Controllers Workshop, Atlanta, GA, June 12-14, 2007.

K. Steingart, L. Freimanis, C. Hahn, L. Pascopella, C. Nolan. Assessment of a model tuberculosis outbreak response plan for low-incidence areas. CDC Poster Session, International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Francisco, May 20, 2007.

N. Abernathy, L. Pascopella, R. Reves, C. Nolan, C. Daley. A regional approach to tuberculosis genotype surveillance for low-incidence jurisdictions. CDC Poster Session, International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Francisco, May 20, 2007.

L. Freimanis, K. Steingart, C. Hahn, K. Cohen, L. Pascopella, C. Nolan. Assessment of a model tuberculosis outbreak response plan for low-incidence areas. International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Conference: North American Region. Vancouver, British Columbia. Feb 22-24, 2007.

N. Abernethy, L. Pascopella, R. Reves, T. Tang. Tuberculosis laboratory services assessment in a multi-state low-incidence region. International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Conference: North American Region. Vancouver, British Columbia. Feb 22-24, 2007.

Laboratory services advisory group and National Laboratory Training Network (NLTN).  Mycobacteriology session, International Mass Spectrometry Society Meeting. Jackson Hole, WY, September 22, 2006.

J. Kanouse. Process insights: creating a state-level TB control manual template. National TB Controllers Workshop. June 13, 2006.

C. Hahn, K. Cohen, F. Del Rosario, L. Pascopella, K.R. Steingart. Idaho tuberculosis case management teleconference series, 2005: an evaluation.  International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Diego, California. May 21, 2006.

C Daley.  Retooling for a new TB era: a regional approach to TB prevention and control in low-incidence areas. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Diego, CA, May 2005.

D. Berger, F. Del Rosario, L. Freimanis. A survey of TB elimination plans in the United States: barriers and benefits for creating elimination plans.  CDC Poster Session, International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Diego, CA, May 2005.

T. Tang, E. Desmond, R. Reves, L. Freimanis, D. Berger. Regional tuberculosis laboratory services assessment in four low-incidence states.  CDC Poster Session, International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Diego, CA, May 2005.

R. Reves. Can new technology improve TB diagnosis in low-incidence areas? National Tuberculosis Controllers Workshop, June 2004.

D. Berger, C. Nolan, R. Reves, and C. Daley: Prioritizing TB Control Needs: Developing a Regional Framework for TB Control in Low-Incidence Areas. National Tuberculosis Controllers Workshop. Atlanta, June 2004.

D. Berger, C. Nolan, R. Reves, C. Daley. Conducting a TB program assessment to identify regionalization opportunities. International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease: North American Region. Austin, TX, February 2004.

Scientific Products

  • Tuberculosis Program Manual Template: The Tuberculosis Program Manual Template is a set of fully editable Word files that provides comprehensive, standardized guidance to public health staff in a low-incidence region and offers a basis from which state and local jurisdictions may develop their own manuals. http://nationaltbcenter.ucsf.edu/research/tb_manual_template.cfm
  • Outbreak Response Plan Template: The Model Tuberculosis Outbreak Response Plan (ORP) is a customizable template to help ensure comprehensive and timely response to a TB outbreak. The ORP includes the following sections: purpose, indications for initiating the response plan, legal authority, composition of the response team, notification procedures, local and state public health responsibilities, data management, communication, training and education, community partnerships, evaluation, de-activation, and glossary. http://nationaltbcenter.ucsf.edu/research/tb_orp_lia.cfm

Task Order 7

Peer-reviewed Manuscripts
Cook VJ. Sun SJ. Tapia J. Muth SQ. Arguello DF. Lewis BL. Rothenberg RB. McElroy PD. Transmission network analysis in tuberculosis contact investigations. J Infect Dis. 2007;196(10):1517-27.


Abstracts
S. Sun. Local application of network analysis to TB prevention. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Diego, California, May 22, 2005.
P. McElroy. Can network analysis be used to identify TB transmission? International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, North American Region, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, February 24, 2005.

Task Order 8

Peer-reviewed Manuscripts
Moonan PK, Teeter LD, Salcedo K, Ghosh S, Ahuja S, Flood J, Graviss EA. Transmission of multidrug resistant tuberculosis in the USA: a cross-sectional study.  Lancet Infect Dis 2013;13(9):777-84. 


Abstracts
Teeter LD, Valdez M, Moonan PK, Flood JM, Anger H, Salcedo K, Chatterjee SG, Graviss EA, and the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. The molecular epidemiology of multi-drug resistance TB in the United States. 40th International Union Against TB and Lung Disease World Lung Disease meeting, Cancun, Mexico, December 3-7, 2009.

Task Order 9

Peer-reviewed Manuscripts
Davidow AL, Katz D, Reves R, Bethel J, Ngong L, for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. The challenge of multi-site epidemiologic studies in diverse opulations: design and implementation of a 22-site study of tuberculosis in foreign-born people. Public Health Rep 2009; 124(3): 391-399.


Colson PW, Couzens GL, Royce RA, Kline T, Chavez-Lindell T, Welbel S, Pang J, Davidow A, Hirsch-Moverman Y for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC).  Examining the impact of patient characteristics and symptomatology on knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs among foreign-born tuberculosis cases in the US and Canada.  J Immigr Minor Health 2013 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print]


Pang J, Teeter LD, Katz DJ, Davidow AL, Miranda W, Wall K, Ghosh, Stein-Hart T,  Restrepo BI, Reves R, Graviss EA on behalf of the Tuberculosis Epidemiology Studies Consortium.  Epidemiology of tuberculosis in young children in the United States. Pediatrics (in press).


Oral Presentations
A. Davidow, A. Sevilla, D. Katz, R. Reves. Prevention of tuberculosis in older, foreign-born residents of the US. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, New Orleans, 2010.


L. Ngong, D. Katz, A. Davidow, R. Reves, J. Bethel for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. The little study that could: how one group met the challenge of conducting multi-site epidemiologic studies among diverse populations in the United States and Canada. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC, November 3-7, 2007.


D. Katz. Foreign born guidelines update and epidemiology of TB in the foreign born. 2007 National TB Controllers Workshop. Atlanta, June 12, 2007.


A. Davidow. TBESC Task 9: Enhanced surveillance to identify missed opportunities for prevention of tuberculosis in the foreign-born. CDC Session, International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, Orlando, Florida, 2004.


Abstracts
P. Oh, A. Davidow, R. Reves, E. A. Graviss, R. Royce, D. Katz for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. The contribution of prevalent cases to the reported tuberculosis case load among newly-arrived foreign-born persons in the United States. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, Denver,  May 2011.


W. Cronin, A. Davidow, D. Katz, M. Naus, L. Pascopella, R. Reves, S. Royce, K. Wall. The contribution of immigration medical examinations to tuberculosis control in the United States and Canada. International Union Against TB and Lung Disease World Lung Disease meeting, Paris, France, October 16-20, 2008.


J. Pang, L. Teeter, W. Miranda, K. Wall, E. Graviss, B. Restrepo, R. Reves, L. Ngong, D. Katz, A. Davidow. The epidemiology of tuberculosis in children under age five years in the United States and Canada who are foreign-born or children of foreign-born parents. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 16-21, 2008.


L.D. Teeter, B. I. Restrepo, S.G. Chatterjee, C.E. Wallace, A.L. Davidow, E.A. Graviss. Are foreign born tuberculosis cases along the Texas-Mexico border significantly different than non-border cases? International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Conference, North American Region, San Diego, February 28 – March 1, 2008.


D.J. Katz, A. Davidow, R. Reves. Epidemiology of tuberculosis in foreign-born persons. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Francisco, May 18-23, 2007.


W. Cronin, A. Davidow, D. Katz, L. Pascopella, R. Reves, S. Royce. The contribution of pre-entry immigration medical examinations to tuberculosis control in the United States. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Francisco, May 18-23, 2007.


D. Katz, A. Davidow, R. Reves, J. Flood, M. Macaraig, J. Tapia, H. Mendoza-Alvarez for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. The epidemiology of tuberculosis in foreign-born persons in the United States. International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Conference, North American Region, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, February 22-24, 2007.


W. Cronin, A. Davidow, D. Katz, L. Pascopella, R. Reves for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Secondary migration reported by foreign-born TB patients living in the United States and Canada. International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Conference, North American Region, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, February 22-24, 2007.


A.L. Davidow, R. Reves, D.J. Katz. Design and implementation of a representative study of tuberculosis among the foreign-born in the United States and Canada. International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, North American Region, Chicago, March 2 – 4, 2006.


A.L. Davidow, D. Katz, R. Reves. Tuberculosis among foreign-born persons in North America. International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease World Conference on Lung Health, Paris, France, October 2005.


A.L. Davidow, D. Katz, R. Reves. Tuberculosis among foreign-born persons in North America. International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease World Conference on Lung Health. Paris, France, November 2003.

Scientific Products

All products available at findtbresources.org, See Translating Reseach into Practice under the Research Tools tab (http://www.findtbresources.org/trip.aspx )

Task Order 10

Peer-reviewed Manuscripts
Phillips, V L, Teweldemedhin B, Ahmedov S, Cobb J, McNabb SJN. Evaluation of program performance and expenditures in a report of performance measures via a case study of two Florida county tuberculosis programs. Eval Program Plann 2010; 33(4):373-378.


Miller TL, Hilsenrath P, Lykens K, McNabb SJN, Moonan PK, Weis SE. Using costs and health impacts to prioritize the targeted testing of tuberculosis in the United States. Ann Epidemiol 2006;16(4):305-1


Weis SE, Miller TL, Hilsenrath PE, Moonan PK. Comprehensive cost description of tuberculosis care. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2005; 9(4): 467-470.


McNabb SJN, Surdo AM, Redmond A, Cobb J, Wiley J, Chakrabarti S, >Duncan H, Qualls N, >Moore M. Applying a new conceptual framework to evaluate tuberculosis surveillance and action performance and measure the costs, Hillsborough County, Florida, 2002.  Ann Epidemiol 2004; 14(9):640-645.


Abstracts
T.L. Miller, S.E. Weis. An economic approach to adoption of tuberculosis technology. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Diego, May 2006.


T.L. Miller, S.J.N. McNabb, N. Patel, S.E. Weis. An economic decision-support tool for tuberculosis program managers, Texas, 2005.  International Union Against TB and Lung Disease, North American Region, Chicago, March 2006.


T.L. Miller, P. Hilsenrath, S.J.N. McNabb, S.E. Weis. Economic evaluation of tuberculosis prevention and control: special considerations.  National TB Controllers Workshop, Atlanta, June 2005.


K. Lykens, A. Kurian, P.K. Moonan, S. Weis. Evaluating tuberculosis surveillance and action in an urban and rural setting. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Boston, June 2005.


A. Kurian, K. Lykens, P.K. Moonan, S.J.N. McNabb, S. Weis. Developing a standardized evaluation toolkit for tuberculosis control programs. American Lung Association meeting, Orlando, Florida, 2004.


T. Miller, P. Hilsenrath, P.K. Moonan, S.J.N. McNabb, S.E. Weis. A standardized tool for assessing tuberculosis surveillance and action performance and cost. American Lung Association Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 2004.

Task Order 11

Oral Presentations
R.A. Royce, S.L. Harris, C.K. Woodsong, C. White, N. DeLuca. Racial disparity in tuberculosis in the southeast United States. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Diego, May 19-24, 2006.


Abstracts
R. A. Royce, S. L. Harris, T. S. Evans, A.M. Maiuri, P.W. Colson, L. Maxwell, J. N. Kromm, N. DeLuca,  W. Walton. Intervention to stop tuberculosis in the African American community. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, Denver, May 2011.


R. Royce, B. Stone Wiggins, J. Muñoz Sanchez, S. Harris, T. Swinson, C. White, C. Wallace, N. DeLuca. Building political will and stimulating new activities to stop TB disparity – preliminary results from an evaluation of  “Stop TB in the African American Community”, a national summit. 58th Annual Society of Public Health Education Meeting, Alexandria, Virginia, October 31 – November 3, 2007.


R. Royce, B. Stone Wiggins, J. Muñoz Sanchez, S. Harris, T. Swinson, C. White, C. Wallace, N. DeLuca. Building political will and stimulating new activities to stop TB disparity – preliminary results from an evaluation of  “Stop TB in the African American Community”, a national summit International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, North American Region, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,  February 22-24, 2007.


R. Royce, C. Woodsong, S. Harris, T. Swinson, C. White, N. DeLuca. A qualitative study of tuberculosis in rural and urban African-American communities In the United States: multi-level perspectives on barriers and facilitators of effective TB control. International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, North American Region, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, February 22-24, 2007.


C. White, N. Deluca, R. Royce. The Stop Tuberculosis in the African-American Community Listserv and Website. International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, North American Region, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, February 22-24, 2007.


N. DeLuca, R.A. Royce, C. Wallace, C. White, J. Sanchez, S.L. Harris.  The “Stop TB in the African-American Community” Summit. TB Education and Training Network Sixth Annual Conference. Atlanta, August 15-17, 2006.


R.A. Royce, S.L. Harris, C.K. Woodsong, C. White, N. DeLuca. Racial disparity in tuberculosis in the southeastern United States.  National TB Controllers Workshop, Atlanta, June 13-15, 2006.

Task Order 12

Oral Presentations
J.C. Jackson, J.W.Y. Pang, S. Bryant, N. Deluca. The management of latent tuberculosis: knowledge, attitudes, and practice in primary care. National TB Controllers Workshop. Atlanta, June 14, 2007.


J.WY. Pang, J.C. Jackson, S. Bryant, N. DeLuca.  An intervention to improve knowledge in latent tuberculosis infection management in primary care. International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, North American Region, San Diego, February 28-March 2, 2008.


J.C. Jackson, J.W.Y. Pang, S. Bryant, N. DeLuca. Factors that promote and obstruct testing for latent TB infection among primary care physicians.  International Conference of the American Thoracic Society. Toronto, Ontario, Canada,  May 19, 2008.


Abstracts
J.C. Jackson, J.W.Y. Pang, S. Bryant, N. DeLuca. Whose problem is this? Managing latent tuberculosis infection in the United States. International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, North American Region. Chicago,  March 2-4, 2006.


J.C. Jackson, J.W.Y. Pang, S. Bryant, N. DeLuca. Assessing the facilitators and barriers in managing latent tuberculosis infection among primary care providers of foreign-born populations. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Francisco, May 23, 2006. 


Scientific Products

  • Primary Care Tools for the Management of TB in the Foreign Born
  • Improving Primary Care Providers’ Knowledge about TB and Latent Tuberculosis Infectio (Slide set)

All products available at findtbresources.org, See Translating Reseach into Practice under the Research Tools tab (http://www.findtbresources.org/trip.aspx )

Task Order 13

Peer-reviewed Manuscripts
Sterling T, Bethel J, Goldberg S, Weinfurter P, Yun L, Horsburgh CR for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. The scope and impact of treatment of latent tuberculosis infection in the United States and Canada. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2006; 173: 927-931.


Horsborgh CR Jr, Goldberg S, Bethel J, Chen S, Colson P, Hirsch-Moverman Y, Hughes S, Shrestha-Kuwahara R, Sterling TR, Wall K, Weinfurter P and the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Latent tuberculosis infection treatment acceptance and completion in the United States and Canada/  Chest 2010; 137(2):401-409.


Colson PW, Hirsch-Moverman Y, Bethel J,  Vempaty P, Salcedo K, Wall K, Miranda W, Collins S, Horsburgh CR for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium.  Acceptance of treatment for latent tuberculosis infection: prospective cohort study in the United States and Canada.  Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2013; 17:473-9


Pettit AC, Bethel J, Hirsch-Moverman Y, Colson PW, Sterling TR; Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Female sex and discontinuation of isoniazid due to adverse effects during the treatment of latent tuberculosis.  J Infect 2013;67(5):424-32. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2013.07.015.


Abstracts
P.W. Colson, Y. Hirsch-Moverman, J. Bethel, P. Vempaty, K. Salcedo, K. Wall, W. Miranda, S. Collins, M. Naus, C.R. Horsburgh. Reasons for non-acceptance of latent tuberculosis infection treatment; a prospective cohort study in the U.S. and Canada. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, Denver, May 2011.


Y. Hirsch-Moverman, R. Shrestha-Kuwahara, J. Bethel, H. Blumberg, G. Munguia, T. Venkatappa, P. Vempaty C.R. Horsburgh. Reasons for non-completion of latent tuberculosis infection treatment; a prospective cohort study in the U.S. and Canada. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, Denver, May 2011.


R. Horsburgh, S. Goldberg, J. Bethel, P. Colson, Y. Hirsch-Moverman, S. Hughes, R. Shrestha-Kuwahara, T. Sterling, K. Wall, P. Weinfurter; Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Low latent tuberculosis infection treatment completion with 9-month INH regimen. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2007;175:A24.


T. Sterling, J. Bethel, S. Goldberg, P. Weinfurter, L. Yun, C.R. Horsburgh and the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. The scope and impact of treatment of latent tuberculosis infection in the United States and Canada. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Diego, May 19-24, 2006.


Scientific Products

Available at findtbresources.org, See Translating Research into Practice under the Research Tools tab (http://www.findtbresources.org/trip.aspx )

Task Order 15

Abstracts
C.H. Kearns, S.E. Hughes, J.C. Grabau. Enhancing TB programs' capacity for self-evaluation: testing new tools and developing an evaluation toolkit. National TB Controllers Workshop. Atlanta, June 12-14, 2007.


C.H. Kearns, S.E. Hughes, J.C. Grabau. Evaluation of completion of treatment for tuberculosis in New York State.  National TB Controllers Workshop. Atlanta, June 12 – 14, 2007.


Scientific Products

Available at findtbresources.org, See Translating Reseach into Practice under the Research Tools tab (http://www.findtbresources.org/trip.aspx )

Task Order 18

Peer-reviewed Manuscripts
Dorman SE, Belknap R, Graviss EA, Reves R, Schluger N, Weinfurter P, Wang Y, Cronin W, Hirsch-Moverman Y, Teeter LD, Parker M, Garrett DO,  Daley CL for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium.  Comparison of Interferon-γ release assays and tuberculin skin testing for diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in healthcare workers in the United States. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2014;189(1):77-87. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201302-0365OC.


Hirsch-Moverman Y, Wall K, Weinfurter P, Munk E, Thomas JA, Maiuri A, Khan A, DeLuca N, for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium.  Acceptability of interferon-gamma release assays among healthcare workers who receive routine employee tuberculosis testing.  Int J Occup Environ Health 2013;19:319-24.


Oral Presentations
R. Belknap, K. Wall, S. Dorman, P. Weinfurter, C. Daley for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) in serial testing for latent tuberculosis infection in U.S. health care workers. 106th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, New Orleans, May  2010.


R. Belknap, M. Feske, G. Choung, P. Weinfurter, K. Wall, E. Graviss.  Diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in health care workers: impact of a recent tuberculin skin test on the interferon-gamma release assays. 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Diego, May 2009.


S. Dorman, R. Belknap, P. Weinfurter,  L. Teeter, J. Thomas,  C. Daley. Evaluation of new interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) in the diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in U.S. health care workers: baseline testing results. 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Diego, May 2009.


C. Daley. Comparison of interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs) in screening of health care workers in the USA. 2nd Global Symposium on Interferon Gamma Release Assays, May 29-May 31, 2009, Dubrovnik, Croatia.


Abstracts
R. Belknap, M. Parker, Y. Wang, S. Dorman, E. Graviss, P. Weinfurter, C. Daley, R. Reves for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Re-running QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube samples as a strategy for identifying false positive results. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, Denver, May 2011.


Y. Hirsch-Moverman, K. Wall, A. Maiuri, A. Khan, E. Munk, P. Weinfurter, N. DeLuca for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Acceptability of interferon-gamma release assays among healthcare workers who receive routine employee tuberculosis testing.  106th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, New Orleans, May 2010.


R. Belknap, J. Kelaher, K. Wall, C. Daley, N. Schluger,  R. Reves. Diagnosis of latent tuberculosis infection in U.S. health care workers: reproducibility, repeatability and 6-month follow-up with interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs). 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, San Diego, May 2009.


Scientific Products

  • Acceptability of Interferon-Gamma Release Assays for Use in Routine Employee TB Testing (slide set)

Available at findtbresources.org, See Translating Reseach into Practice under the Research Tools tab (http://www.findtbresources.org/trip.aspx )

 

Task Order 19

Abstracts
C. Ho, B.M. Djojonegoro, L.G. Jarlsberg, E. Fair for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Effectiveness of QuantiFERON-TB Gold in contact tracing.  International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, Denver, May 2011.

Task Order 20

Peer reviewed manuscripts
Painter JA, Graviss EA,  Hai HH, Nhung DTC, Nga TTT, Wall K, Loan LTH, Manangan L, O’Brien R, Maloney SA, Hoekstra RM, Reves R for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium.   Tuberculosis screening by tuberculosis skin test or QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube assay among an immigrant population with a high prevalence of tuberculosis and BCG vaccination. PLoS One. 2013;8(12):e82727. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0082727.


Walter ND, Painter J, Parker M, Lowenthal P, Flood J, Fu Y, Asis R, Reves R for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium.  Persistent latent tuberculosis reactivation risk in U.S. immigrants. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2014; 189(1):88-95. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201308-1480OC.


Abstracts
E.A. Graviss, R. Reves, K. Wall, D.T.C. Nhung, H.H. Hai, J. Painter, R. O’Brien for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Quantiferon Gold In-Tube (QFT) and tuberculin skin testing (TST) evaluation during tuberculosis screening for United States immigrants from Vietnam. International Union Against Tuberculosis & Lung Disease, Asian Pacific Region, Beijing, China, September 2009.

Task Order 23

Abstracts
R. Royce, D. Katz, M. Pagaoa, C. Wallace for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. Epidemiologic study of tuberculosis in the African American community. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, Denver, May 2011.

M. Pagaoa, D. Katz, M. Chen, R. Royce, J. Golub for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium.  Time to diagnosis as a risk factor for transmission of tuberculosis infection.  American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Francisco, May 2012.


P.W. Colson, C.D. Rouse, M. Howley, D. Katz, Y. Hirsch-Moverman, R. Royce for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium.  Differences in tuberculosis knowledge and attitudes among non-Hispanic black and white US-born tuberculosis patients.   Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, San Antonio, January 2014.


Oral presentations
R. Royce.  The epidemiology of tuberculosis in African-Americans.  National TB Controllers Association, Atlanta, June 2011.

D. Katz. National study of determinants of early diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of TB in the African-American community. Vanderbilt University Medical School Grand Rounds. Nashville, July 2012.

D. Katz.  National study of determinants of early diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of TB in the African-American community. CDC Third Thursdays Lunch and Learn Health Equity Lecture Series. Atlanta, October 2012.

Task Order 24

Scientific product

  • Promoting cultural sensitivity: a practical guide for tuberculosis programs providing services to persons from Burma

Document published on DTBE website:
http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/guidestoolkits/EthnographicGuides/default.htm

Task Order 26

Abstracts
J.S. Kammerer, S.G. Chatterjee, P.K. Moonan, R. Miramontes, W.A. Cronin, T.R. Navin for the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consoritum. A statistical method to prioritize M. tuberculosis genotype clusters for tuberculosis control programs’ use in the United States. International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, New Orleans, May 2010.

Task Order 27

Peer reviewed manuscripts
Marks SM, Cronin W, Venkatappa T, Maltas G, Chon S, Sharnprapai S, Gaeddert M, Tapia J, Dorman SE, Etkind S, Crosby C, Blumberg HM, Bernardo J. The health-system benefits and cost-effectiveness of using Mycobacterium tuberculosis direct nucleic acid amplification testing to diagnose tuberculosis disease in the United States. Clin Infect Dis 2013;57(4):532-42. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit3362013.


Abstracts
Marks SM, Cronin W, Venkatappa T, Maltas G, Chon S, Sharnprapai S, Gaeddert M, Tapia J, Dorman SE, Etkind S, Crosby C, Blumberg HM, Bernardo J. The health-system benefits and cost-effectiveness of using Mycobacterium tuberculosis direct nucleic acid amplification testing to diagnose tuberculosis disease in the United States. Infectious Diseases Society of America Conference, San Diego, October 2012.

 
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