Elizabeth Fair, PhD, MPH
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||550 16th. Street|
San Francisco CA 94158
|Stanford University||PhD||2005||School of Medicine|
|Columbia University||MPH||1998||School of Public Health|
|Harvard University||AB||1996||Anthropology and African Studies|
Elizabeth Fair, PhD, MPH is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a primary appointment in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and affiliated faculty appointments with Global Health Sciences and the Curry International Tuberculosis Center. Dr. Fair’s research interests include tuberculosis (TB), TB/HIV, global health, and implementation/operational research. Her current work focuses on public health interventions for intensified TB case finding in high-burden settings.
With funding from NIH/NIAID K01 Mentored Research Scientist Award, Dr. Fair has worked since 2009 with the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program (NTLP) and National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) in Tanzania to design and implement TB contact investigation under program conditions, and to evaluate the feasibility, yield, and cost-effectiveness of TB contact investigation in Dar es Salaam. Findings from this project led to implementation of TB contact investigation in Iringa, a rural district of Tanzania (NIH U01 ICIDR award), as well as plans for scaling-up TB contact investigation within the NTLP in Dar es Salaam (USAID funding). Using her K01 research project as a platform, she received additional funding to pilot home-based HIV testing during TB contact investigation.
She currently is working on projects exploring TB stigma in Bangladesh and is co-Investigator on an R01 grant investigating the use of mobile health for implementation of TB contact investigation in Kampala, Uganda. Dr. Fair serves as a regular consultant for the American Thoracic Society (ATS), World Health Organization (WHO), and the Dutch Tuberculosis Group (KNCV). She serves on WHO Steering Committees to develop new policies related to TB case finding and TB international standards of care (ISTC), and through the USAID funded CHALLENGE TB mechanism provides technical assistance for Indonesia, Tanzania, and Mozambique.
Dr. Fair also serves an Associate Program Director of the Master of Science (MS) in Global Health with UCSF Global Health Sciences. She co-teaches a year-long seminar series on Global Health Practice (GHS 203) and mentors and advises students.
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