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.