|Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Consortium for Global Health Fellows (VECDor)|
NIH R25TW009337Apr 4, 2012 - Jun 30, 2017
Role: Predoctoral Scholar
Role Description: In northern Tanzania, bacterial zoonoses (e.g. brucellosis, leptospirosis, and Q fever) are more common causes of febrile illness than malaria, yet much is still unknown about epidemiologic trends and strategies for treatment of these infections in Africa. As part of a multi-year effort to study these infections at a tertiary care center in Northern Tanzania, Dr. Vanderburg investigated the burden of Q fever, including leading systematic review of all published epidemiologic studies of Q fever in animals and humans in Africa. This work served as a foundation for future OneHealth research to address this neglected tropical disease.