Ongoing Research Support

  • Role and Regulation of TSLP in Childhood Allergic Diseases. Co-Investigator. R01AI127392- NIH/NIAID. 12/06/2017-11/20/2022.
    *This proposal aims to demonstrate how TSLP expression is regulated and how common genetic variation in the TSLP locus relaxes this regulation and results in progression to asthma.
  • Children’s Respiratory and Environmental Workgroup (CREW). Co-Investigator. UG3 OD023282- NIH/Office of the Director. 09/01/2016-08/31/2023.
    *This consortium proposes to identify phenotypes of childhood asthma, and identify targets for future efforts aimed at preventing childhood asthma across 12 US birth cohorts.

Completed Research Support

  • Case Studies in Global Health. PI. Course Development Grant. 11/01/2017-12/31/2018.
    *This project aimed to develop new courses for inclusion in the UC MPH Program concentration in Global Health curriculum.
  • Patient pathways to care and provider utilization of diagnostic technologies: Operational considerations for diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis in the private sector in India. PI. 2013GHFRA- Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health. 04/01/2013 - 03/31/2014.
    *This project investigated patient behaviors and provider practices for TB diagnosis in the Indian private sector to provide data to model the impact of different strategies for deploying TB diagnostics in India.
  • Target Product Profiles for Point-of-Care TB Testing. Project Manager. BMFG4989- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 08/01/2012 - 07/31/2013.
    *This modeling project assisted India’s national TB program in deciding whether to scale-up a novel TB diagnostic test in centralized versus decentralized fashion.
  • A User-Friendly Epidemic-Economic Model of Diagnostic Tests for Tuberculosis. Research Assistant. R21AI101152- NIH/NIAID. 07/06/2012 - 06/30/2014.
  • Predictors of false positive rapid HIV tests from a clade A HIV endemic city. PI. 2009GHRA- O.C. Hubert Charitable Foundation Global Health Research Award, Emory University. 04/01/2009 – 03/01/2010.
    *This proposal aimed to determine risk factors for indeterminate or false positive rapid HIV tests to inform improvements in the HIV testing and treatment algorithms.