Infectious disease awardees
Emory’s Dr. Sarita Shah and Dr. Neel Gandhi were awarded the 2023 Roger and Detels Distinguished Researcher in Infectious Disease Award by the Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER). Shah and Gandhi are professors in the Department of Epidemiology at Emory University’s School of Medicine and were nominated for the award for their work in tuberculosis (TB) prevention and control in low-resource settings. Shah’s research focused on drug-resistant TB and TB/HIV co-infection in highburden settings in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Gandhi leads a research team that seeks to improve care for TB patients and study the transmission of and susceptibility to TB. Gandhi is the co-director of the Emory/Georgia Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC), and Shah is the co-director of the Clinical & Population Science Core for TRAC.
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