GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
Dr. Keshavjee’s research spans four areas: (1) multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment and policy; (2) health-sector reform and access to health care and medical technology in transitional societies, with a special focus on countries of the former Soviet Union (Central Asia and the Russian Federation); (3) the role of non-governmental organizations in globalization and the formation of trans-border civil society; and (4) modernity, social institutions, civil society, and health in the Middle East and Central Asia. In addition to being an active clinician, his methodological expertise is in ethnography, participant-observation, and qualitative interview techniques. Dr. Keshavjee has led efforts in Tomsk, Siberia, which is the first systematic effort to treat MDR-TB in the Russian Federation in accordance with international clinical practice standards. Between 2006 and 2008 he led the effort to treat MDR-TB/HIV co-infection in Lesotho, which was the first of its kind in this Sub-Saharan African country.
Dr. Keshavjee is an associate professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as a physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He conducted doctoral research in medical anthropology at Harvard University on the health transition in post-Soviet Tajikistan. He has worked with the Division of Global Health Equity and Partners In Health on the implementation of a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment program in Tomsk, Russia. Between 2000 and 2008, Dr. Keshavjee set up a program to treat patients co-infected with HIV and MDR-TB in Lesotho. Between 2007 and 2010, Dr. Keshavjee served as the chair of the Green Light Committee Initiative, a Stop TB Partnership/WHO initiative which helps countries gain access to high-quality second-line anti-TB drugs so they can provide treatment for people with MDR-TB in line with the WHO guidelines, the latest scientific evidence, and country experiences. He is currently a member of the Stop TB Partnership’s MDR-TB Working Group Core Group.
Dr. Keshavjee received his ScM from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1993, his PhD in Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University in 1998, and his MD from Stanford University in 2001. He completed his clinician-scientist residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Social Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 2005. In addition to his appointment with the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Dr. Keshavjee serves on the faculty of the Division of Global Health Equity (DGHE) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). He is also an attending physician in the Department of Medicine at BWH. He is an affiliate and Steering Committee member at the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, May 8, 2016
Lancet (London, England), November 4, 2015
Lancet (London, England), October 26, 2015
Pediatrics, June 1, 2015
Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in medicine, April 27, 2015
The Lancet. Respiratory medicine, February 26, 2015
PLoS medicine, September 30, 2014
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, June 18, 2014
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, April 11, 2014
Lancet (London, England), March 24, 2014
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
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