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GLOBAL HEALTH

 

DIPT Drinkers Intervention to Prevent Tuberculosis

Globally, approximately 25% of persons with HIV are heavy drinkers, and heavy alcohol use is associated with a 3-fold higher risk of TB disease compared to no alcohol use. Thus, HIV-infected persons who drink alcohol are at high risk for TB. As a Co-Investigator, Dr. McDonell provides his expertise as the investigative team and research staff in Uganda use an incentive- based intervention to reduce alcohol use and increase medication safety in Uganda using ethyl glucuronide (EtG) dipsticks to test for alcohol use. The aim of this study is to provide new information on low-cost strategies to reduce alcohol use and increase isoniazid preventative therapy adherence in low-income countries.

PARTNERS

 

University of California, San Francisco

Judith Hahn, Ph.D., Principal Investigator

 

University of California, San Francisco

Gabriel Chamie, MD, Principal Investigator

Infectious Disease Research Collaboration (IDRC)

Dalsone Kwarisiima, MBChB, MPH

Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital, Mbarara Uganda

Winnie Muyindike, MBChB, MMED

Mbarara, Uganda Contact

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY TEAM:

 

Investigator
Michael McDonell, Ph.D.

 

 

Combating Drug Use in Brazil

The BHI Team and colleagues at Washington State University (Drs. Roll and McPherson) are partnering with São Paulo, Brazil to promote effective substance use treatment and public health practices.

PARTNERS

 

Yale School of Medicine

Andre Miguel, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Federal University of São Paulo

Clarice Madruga, Ph.D.

Public Health Official and Assistant Director

 

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY TEAM

 

Investigators
Sterling McPherson, Ph.D.

Michael McDonell, Ph.D.

John Roll, Ph.D.

Oladunni Oluwoye, Ph.D.