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Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium Research Projects
Task OrderTask Order TitlePrincipal InvestigatorNumber of Sites
1TBES Consortium: Core Requirements21
2Prospective Evaluation of Immunogenetic and Immunologic Markers for Susceptibility to Tuberculosis Infection and Progression from M. Tuberculosisinfection to active TBMary Reichler
Tim Sterling
3Zero Tolerance for Pediatric TBMark Lobato3
4Models for Incorporating HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral into Tuberculosis Contact InvestigationsSuzanne Marks1
5Prevalence of Latent TB Infection Among High Risk Populations in the United StatesRachel Albalak3
6Regional Capacity-Building in Low-Incidence AreasPaul Tribble1
7Use of Network Analysis Methods to Characterize M. tuberculosis Transmission Patterns Among Women and Other High-Risk PopulationsPeter McElroy
Maureen Wilce
8An Analysis of Molecular Epidemiology of Multi-Drug Resistant M. tuberculosisin the United StatesEdward Graviss
Patrick Moonan
Jenny Flood
9Missed Opportunities for TB Prevention in Foreign-Born Population in the United States and CanadaDolly Katz
Randall Reves
Amy Davidow
10New Model for Assessing TB Surveillance and Action Performance and CostScott McNabb2
11Addressing TB Among African Americans in the Southeast: Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Treatment Adherence for Latent TB Infection and TB DiseaseWanda Walton
Rachel Royce
12Assessing the TB Knowledge, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices Among Private Providers Serving Foreign-born Populations at Risk for TBWanda Walton
Jenny Pang
13Factors Associated with Acceptance of, Adherence to and Toxicity From Treatment for Latent TB Infection and Pilot Study of Treatment for Latent TB Infection EffectivenessRobin Shrestha-Kuwahara
Stefan Goldberg
Paul Colson,
Yael Hirsch-Moverman
14Culturally Appropriate TB Educational Materials for Leaders and Staff of Hispanic Service OrganizationsWanda Walton1
15Enhancing TB Programs’ Capacity for Self-Evaluation: Testing New Tools and Developing an Evaluation ToolkitMaureen Wilce3
16Alt*African Refugee Women’s Health Improvement ProjectSue Etkind
Jennifer Cochran
17OF**Evaluation of the TK Medium: A New Rapid Solid Culture System for TuberculosisRick O'Brien
Rachel Albalak
Tom Shinnick
18Evaluation of New Interferon-y Release Assays in the Diagnosis of Latent TB Infection in Health Care WorkersDenise Garrett
Charles Daley
Susan Dorman
19Effectiveness of Quantiferon- TB Gold (QFT-G) in contact tracingLauren Lambert
Sharon Welbel
20Assessing 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
21Acquired Rifamycin-resistant TB among HIV infected patientsJesse Wing-
22Assessing the Integration of Social Network Analysis into Tuberculosis Contact Investigation PracticeMaryam Haddad1
23National Study of Determinants of Early Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of TB in the African-American CommunityRachel Royce
Dolly Katz
24Perceptions of TB among the Karen-Burmese: An Ethnographic StudyRobin Shrestha-Kuwahara1
25Tuberculosis Mortality in the United States: Epidemiology and Prevention Opportunities

Suzanne Beavers
Jenny Flood

26Improving the Utilization and Integration of TB Genotyping into Routine TB Program Practice: Analyzing the Impact Through Public Health Interventions

Roque Miramontes
Wendy Cronin

27Use of Nucleic Acid Amplification Test to Determine the Relative Infectiousness of Pulmonary TB PatientsSuzanne Marks4
28Treatment Practices, Outcomes and Cost of Multidrug-resistant (MDR TB) and Extensively Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (XDR TB) in the United StatesSuzanne Marks
Lori Armstrong
29Improving testing for TB and LTBI for Persons with HIV Infection at HRSA-funded HIV/AIDS ClinicsSuzanne Marks2
30Quantifying the risk of premature death in TB survivors

Suzanne Beavers
Thad Miller
Jenny Pang

31Evaluation of Interferon Gamma Release Assays in Overseas Immigration Examination of Children in Moderate- and High-burden CountriesDenise Garrett
John Painter
Drew Posey
Randall Reves
Dom: 1
Intl: 3
32The Current Cost of TB within urban United StatesJenny Pang
Thad Miller
Dolly Katz
*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 The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
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