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Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium Research Projects
Task Order Task Order Title Principal Investigator Number of Sites
1 TBES Consortium: Core Requirements   21
2 Prospective Evaluation of Immunogenetic and Immunologic Markers for Susceptibility to Tuberculosis Infection and Progression from M. Tuberculosisinfection to active TB Mary Reichler
Tim Sterling
9
3 Zero Tolerance for Pediatric TB Mark Lobato 3
4 Models for Incorporating HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral into Tuberculosis Contact Investigations Suzanne Marks 1
5 Prevalence of Latent TB Infection Among High Risk Populations in the United States Rachel Albalak 3
6 Regional Capacity-Building in Low-Incidence Areas Paul Tribble 1
7 Use of Network Analysis Methods to Characterize M. tuberculosis Transmission Patterns Among Women and Other High-Risk Populations Peter McElroy
Maureen Wilce
3
8 An Analysis of Molecular Epidemiology of Multi-Drug Resistant M. tuberculosisin the United States Edward Graviss
Patrick Moonan
Jenny Flood
17
9 Missed Opportunities for TB Prevention in Foreign-Born Population in the United States and Canada Dolly Katz
Randall Reves
Amy Davidow
20
10 New Model for Assessing TB Surveillance and Action Performance and Cost Scott McNabb 2
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
12 Assessing the TB Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices Among Private Providers Serving Foreign-born Populations at Risk for TB Wanda Walton
Jenny Pang
1
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
14 Culturally Appropriate TB Educational Materials for Leaders and Staff of Hispanic Service Organizations Wanda Walton 1
15 Enhancing TB Programs’ Capacity for Self-Evaluation: Testing New Tools and Developing an Evaluation Toolkit Maureen Wilce 3
16Alt* African Refugee Women’s Health Improvement Project Sue Etkind
Jennifer Cochran
1
17OF** Evaluation of the TK Medium: A New Rapid Solid Culture System for Tuberculosis Rick O'Brien
Rachel Albalak
Tom Shinnick
3
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
4
19  Effectiveness of Quantiferon- TB Gold (QFT-G) in contact tracing Lauren Lambert
Sharon Welbel
2
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 
1
21 Acquired Rifamycin-resistant TB among HIV infected patients Jesse Wing -
22 Assessing the Integration of Social Network Analysis into Tuberculosis Contact Investigation Practice Maryam Haddad 1
23 National Study of Determinants of Early Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of TB in the African-American Community Rachel Royce
Dolly Katz 
7
24 Perceptions of TB among the Karen-Burmese: An Ethnographic Study Robin Shrestha-Kuwahara 1
25 Tuberculosis Mortality in the United States: Epidemiology and Prevention Opportunities

Suzanne Beavers
Jenny Flood

12
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

3
27 Use of Nucleic Acid Amplification Test to Determine the Relative Infectiousness of Pulmonary TB Patients Suzanne Marks 4
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
3
29 Improving testing for TB and LTBI for Persons with HIV Infection at HRSA-funded HIV/AIDS Clinics Suzanne Marks 2
30 Quantifying the riskĀ  of premature death in TB survivors

Suzanne Beavers
Thad Miller
Jenny Pang

3
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
Domestic:
Randall Reves
Dom: 1
Intl: 3
32 The Current Cost of TB within urban United States Jenny Pang
Thad Miller
Dolly Katz
5
*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
 
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