Elizabeth Fair, PhD, MPH

Title(s)Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th Street, #3508
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Harvard UniversityAB1996Anthropology and African Studies
    Columbia University School of Public HealthMPH1998Population and Family Health
    Stanford University School of MedicinePhD2005Epidemiology and Infectious Disease
    University of California, San FranciscoPostdoctoral Fellow2008Tuberculosis and Global Health
    University of California, San Francisco2022Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    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 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. She holds affiliated faculty appointments with the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) and the UCSF Curry International Tuberculosis Center.

    Dr. Fair’s research interests include tuberculosis (TB), TB/HIV, global health, and implementation and operational research. Her current work focuses on developing and evaluating public health interventions aimed at finding undiagnosed or under-reported TB, specifically intensified TB case finding and TB contact investigation in high-burden settings. Recent collaborations include projects exploring feasibility and acceptability of mobile health applications for implementation of TB contact investigation in Mozambique; use of drones and new technologies to find, diagnose, and treat TB in remote Madagascar; and causes of TB stigma in Bangladesh. She has consulted for the American Thoracic Society (ATS), World Health Organization (WHO), the Dutch Tuberculosis Group (KNCV) and is a technical consultant for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global TB team. Dr. Fair co-leads the NIH funded TB Research and Mentoring Program (TB RAMP) dedicated to mentoring early-stage investigators, based within the UCSF Center for Tuberculosis.

    Dr. Fair is a member of the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences (IGHS) Faculty Leadership Team and is Director of the PhD Program in Global Health Sciences, where she teaches global health research practice and global health equity, develops innovative curricula, and mentors doctoral students.
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    TB Research And Mentorship Program (TB RAMP)
    NIH R25AI147375Aug 19, 2020 - Jul 31, 2025
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Utility of Contact Investigation of Drug Susceptible and Resistant TB in Tanzani
    NIH K01AI080717Sep 18, 2009 - Aug 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Authorship equity in global health research: who gets the credit at University of California, San Francisco? BMJ Glob Health. 2023 10; 8(10). Kaufman R, Fair E, Reid M, Mirzazadeh A. PMID: 37848271; PMCID: PMC10583030.
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    2. One Health timeliness metrics to track and evaluate outbreak response reporting: A scoping review. EClinicalMedicine. 2022 Nov; 53:101620. Fieldhouse JK, Randhawa N, Fair E, Bird B, Smith W, Mazet JAK. PMID: 36097540; PMCID: PMC9463558.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2  
    3. The yield of tuberculosis contact investigation in low- and middle-income settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Infect Dis. 2021 Sep 27; 21(1):1011. Velleca M, Malekinejad M, Miller C, Abascal Miguel L, Reeves H, Hopewell P, Fair E. PMID: 34579667; PMCID: PMC8474777.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    4. A Randomized Study to Assess the Effect of Including the Graduate Record Examinations Results on Reviewer Scores for Underrepresented Minorities. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 09 01; 190(9):1744-1750. Dang KV, Rerolle F, Ackley SF, Irish AM, Mehta KM, Bailey I, Fair E, Miller C, Bibbins-Domingo K, Wong-Moy E, Glymour MM, Morris MD. PMID: 33738464; PMCID: PMC8408352.
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    5. Drones and digital adherence monitoring for community-based tuberculosis control in remote Madagascar: A cost-effectiveness analysis. PLoS One. 2020; 15(7):e0235572. Bahrainwala L, Knoblauch AM, Andriamiadanarivo A, Diab MM, McKinney J, Small PM, Kahn JG, Fair E, Rakotosamimanana N, Grandjean Lapierre S. PMID: 32634140; PMCID: PMC7340291.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Evaluating the use of educational videos to support the tuberculosis care cascade in remote Madagascar. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2020 01 01; 24(1):28-35. Reeves H, Grandjean Lapierre S, Razafindrina K, Andriamiadanarivo A, Rakotosamimanana N, Razafindranaivo T, Seimon T, Blalock B, Bello-Bravo J, Pittendrigh B, McKinney J, Small PM, Knoblauch AM, Fair E. PMID: 32005304.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Home-based tuberculosis contact investigation in Uganda: a household randomised trial. ERJ Open Res. 2019 Jul; 5(3). Davis JL, Turimumahoro P, Meyer AJ, Ayakaka I, Ochom E, Ggita J, Mark D, Babirye D, Okello DA, Mugabe F, Fair E, Vittinghoff E, Armstrong-Hough M, Dowdy D, Cattamanchi A, Haberer JE, Katamba A. PMID: 31367636; PMCID: PMC6661318.
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    8. Impact of Choice of Test for Latent Tuberculosis Infection on Treatment Acceptance and Completion. Microbiol Insights. 2018; 11:1178636118811311. Lambert LA, Katz D, Feng PJ, Djojonegoro BM, Fair E, Jasuja S, Marantz S, Horsburgh CR, Ho C. PMID: 30505150; PMCID: PMC6259069.
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    9. Linking private, for-profit providers to public sector services for HIV and tuberculosis co-infected patients: A systematic review. PLoS One. 2018; 13(4):e0194960. Hudson M, Rutherford GW, Weiser S, Fair E. PMID: 29634772; PMCID: PMC5892869.
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    10. Drop-out from the tuberculosis contact investigation cascade in a routine public health setting in urban Uganda: A prospective, multi-center study. PLoS One. 2017; 12(11):e0187145. Armstrong-Hough M, Turimumahoro P, Meyer AJ, Ochom E, Babirye D, Ayakaka I, Mark D, Ggita J, Cattamanchi A, Dowdy D, Mugabe F, Fair E, Haberer JE, Katamba A, Davis JL. PMID: 29108007; PMCID: PMC5673209.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 31     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    11. 'It makes the patient's spirit weaker': tuberculosis stigma and gender interaction in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2017 11 01; 21(11):42-48. Miller C, Huston J, Samu L, Mfinanga S, Hopewell P, Fair E. PMID: 29025484.
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    12. Identifying barriers to and facilitators of tuberculosis contact investigation in Kampala, Uganda: a behavioral approach. Implement Sci. 2017 03 09; 12(1):33. Ayakaka I, Ackerman S, Ggita JM, Kajubi P, Dowdy D, Haberer JE, Fair E, Hopewell P, Handley MA, Cattamanchi A, Katamba A, Davis JL. PMID: 28274245; PMCID: PMC5343292.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 66     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Tuberculosis contact investigation in low- and middle-income countries: standardized definitions and indicators. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2015 Mar; 19(3):269-72. Fair E, Miller CR, Ottmani SE, Fox GJ, Hopewell PC. PMID: 25686131.
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    14. Updating the International Standards for Tuberculosis Care. Entering the era of molecular diagnostics. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Mar; 11(3):277-85. Hopewell PC, Fair EL, Uplekar M. PMID: 24673691.
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    15. Recommendations for investigating contacts of persons with infectious tuberculosis in low- and middle-income countries. 2012. World Health Organization.
    16. International Standards for Tuberculosis Care: revisiting the cornerstones of tuberculosis care and control. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2007 Feb; 5(1):61-5. Fair E, Hopewell PC, Pai M. PMID: 17266454.
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    17. Handbook for Using the International Standards for Tuberculosis Care. 2007. Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance.
    18. Microevolution of the direct repeat locus of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a strain prevalent in San Francisco. J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Apr; 44(4):1558-60. Aga RS, Fair E, Abernethy NF, Deriemer K, Paz EA, Kawamura LM, Small PM, Kato-Maeda M. PMID: 16597893; PMCID: PMC1448666.
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    19. Molecular epidemiologic investigation of tuberculosis in an area of increasing incidence in inner-city Dublin. Ir Med J. 2006 Mar; 99(3):87-90. Fair E, O'Meara M, Corbally N, Keogh B, Hannan M. PMID: 16700262.
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    20. Younger age at vaccination may increase risk of varicella vaccine failure. J Infect Dis. 2002 Jul 01; 186(1):102-5. Galil K, Fair E, Mountcastle N, Britz P, Seward J. PMID: 12089668.
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    21. Philosophic objection to vaccination as a risk for tetanus among children younger than 15 years. Pediatrics. 2002 Jan; 109(1):E2. Fair E, Murphy TV, Golaz A, Wharton M. PMID: 11773570.
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    22. Intussusception among infants given an oral rotavirus vaccine. N Engl J Med. 2001 Feb 22; 344(8):564-72. Murphy TV, Gargiullo PM, Massoudi MS, Nelson DB, Jumaan AO, Okoro CA, Zanardi LR, Setia S, Fair E, LeBaron CW, Wharton M, Livengood JR, Livingood JR, Rotavirus Intussusception Investigation Team. PMID: 11207352.
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