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Megan Murray, ScD, MD
Ronda Stryker and William Johnston Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School
Director of Research, Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Megan Murray is an epidemiologist and an infectious disease physician with over 25 years of experience studying tuberculosis and other emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. Dr. Murray is the Ronda Stryker and William Johnston Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. She is also the director of the Research Core in the Department of Global health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
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Dr. Murray’s research focuses on host and pathogen specific determinants of TB infection, disease and treatment outcomes. Much of her research is done in collaboration with the non-governmental organization Partners in Health and its Peru-based sister organization Socios en Salud. The joint team uses bacterial and human genetic and genomic tools to identify variants of interest and to understand the mechanisms of their interactions.

In addition to her work in Peru, Dr. Murray has conducted field studies in South Africa, Russia, the US, India, Indonesia, Sierra Leone, Pakistan, Niger and Rwanda. She serves as an editor for PLoS Medicine and for the European Journal of Epidemiology. She is currently a member of the Mass Consortium for Pathogen Readiness leadership team as well as Harvard University’s Covid Monitoring Committee. She has also served on numerous other committees, including the WHO’s TB-STAG, the Stop TB MDR Working Group, Harvard University Human Subjects Committee, the University’s Pandemic Flu Advisory Committee, the Institute of Medicine committee on Gulf War and Infectious Diseases, and multiple NIH study sections.

COVID-19 preparedness in Malawi: a national facility-based critical care assessment.
Authors: Authors: Sonenthal PD, Masiye J, Kasomekera N, Marsh RH, Wroe EB, Scott KW, Li R, Murray MB, Bukhman A, Connolly E, Minyaliwa T, Katete M, Banda G, Nyirenda M, Rouhani SA.
Lancet Glob Health
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Isoniazid Preventive Therapy in Contacts of Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis.
Authors: Authors: Huang CC, Becerra MC, Calderon R, Contreras C, Galea J, Grandjean L, Lecca L, Yataco R, Zhang Z, Murray M.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med
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A positively selected FBN1 missense variant reduces height in Peruvian individuals.
Authors: Authors: Asgari S, Luo Y, Akbari A, Belbin GM, Li X, Harris DN, Selig M, Bartell E, Calderon R, Slowikowski K, Contreras C, Yataco R, Galea JT, Jimenez J, Coit JM, Farroñay C, Nazarian RM, O'Connor TD, Dietz HC, Hirschhorn JN, Guio H, Lecca L, Kenny EE, Freeman EE, Murray MB, Raychaudhuri S.
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RISK6, a 6-gene transcriptomic signature of TB disease risk, diagnosis and treatment response.
Authors: Authors: Penn-Nicholson A, Mbandi SK, Thompson E, Mendelsohn SC, Suliman S, Chegou NN, Malherbe ST, Darboe F, Erasmus M, Hanekom WA, Bilek N, Fisher M, Kaufmann SHE, Winter J, Murphy M, Wood R, Morrow C, Van Rhijn I, Moody B, Murray M, Andrade BB, Sterling TR, Sutherland J, Naidoo K, Padayatchi N, Walzl G, Hatherill M, Zak D, Scriba TJ.
Sci Rep
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Estimated Demand for US Hospital Inpatient and Intensive Care Unit Beds for Patients With COVID-19 Based on Comparisons With Wuhan and Guangzhou, China.
Authors: Authors: Li R, Rivers C, Tan Q, Murray MB, Toner E, Lipsitch M.
JAMA Netw Open
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Peripheral blood mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells in tuberculosis patients and healthy Mycobacterium tuberculosis-exposed controls.
Authors: Authors: Suliman S, Gela A, Mendelsohn SC, Iwany SK, Tamara KL, Mabwe S, Bilek N, Darboe F, Fisher M, Corbett AJ, Kjer-Nielsen L, Eckle SBG, Huang CC, Zhang Z, Lewinsohn DM, McCluskey J, Rossjohn J, Hatherill M, León SR, Calderon RI, Lecca L, Murray M, Scriba TJ, Van Rhijn I, Moody DB.
J Infect Dis
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A Benchtop Automated Sputum-to-Genotype System Using a Lab-on-a-Film Assembly for Detection of Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Authors: Authors: Kukhtin AV, Norville R, Bueno A, Qu P, Parrish N, Murray M, Chandler DP, Holmberg RC, Cooney CG.
Anal Chem
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The demand for inpatient and ICU beds for COVID-19 in the US: lessons from Chinese cities.
Authors: Authors: Li R, Rivers C, Tan Q, Murray MB, Toner E, Lipsitch M.
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Mycobacterium tuberculosis Beijing Lineage and Risk for Tuberculosis in Child Household Contacts, Peru.
Authors: Authors: Huang CC, Chu AL, Becerra MC, Galea JT, Calderón R, Contreras C, Yataco R, Zhang Z, Lecca L, Murray MB.
Emerg Infect Dis
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Patients' perspectives of tuberculosis treatment challenges and barriers to treatment adherence in Ukraine: a qualitative study.
Authors: Authors: Aibana O, Dauria E, Kiriazova T, Makarenko O, Bachmaha M, Rybak N, Flanigan TP, Petrenko V, Becker AE, Murray MB.
BMJ Open
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