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Mercedes Becerra, ScD
Jeffrey Cheah Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine

Dr. Becerra's research focuses on the treatment and epidemiology of tuberculosis. She studies the burden of tuberculosis in the child and adult household contacts of tuberculosis patients. She also studies strategies to improve tuberculosis screening and treatment in children and high-risk households.

A role for community-level socioeconomic indicators in targeting tuberculosis screening interventions.
Authors: Authors: Brooks MB, Jenkins HE, Puma D, Tzelios C, Millones AK, Jimenez J, Galea JT, Lecca L, Becerra MC, Keshavjee S, Yuen CM.
Sci Rep
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Mapping local hot spots with routine tuberculosis data: A pragmatic approach to identify spatial variability.
Authors: Authors: Brooks MB, Millones AK, Puma D, Contreras C, Jimenez J, Tzelios C, Jenkins HE, Yuen CM, Keshavjee S, Lecca L, Becerra MC.
PLoS One
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Age-specific effectiveness of a tuberculosis screening intervention in children.
Authors: Authors: Brooks MB, Dubois MM, Malik AA, Ahmed JF, Siddiqui S, Khan S, Brohi M, Das Valecha T, Amanullah F, Becerra MC, Hussain H.
PLoS One
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Prediction Tool to Identify Children at Highest Risk of Tuberculosis Disease Progression Among Those Exposed at Home.
Authors: Authors: Brooks MB, Lecca L, Contreras C, Calderon R, Yataco R, Galea J, Huang CC, Murray MB, Becerra MC.
Open Forum Infect Dis
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Identifying barriers and facilitators to implementation of community-based tuberculosis active case finding with mobile X-ray units in Lima, Peru: a RE-AIM evaluation.
Authors: Authors: Yuen CM, Puma D, Millones AK, Galea JT, Tzelios C, Calderon RI, Brooks MB, Jimenez J, Contreras C, Nichols TC, Nicholson T, Lecca L, Becerra MC, Keshavjee S.
BMJ Open
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Predictors of unsuccessful tuberculosis treatment outcomes in children from a prospective cohort study in Pakistan.
Authors: Authors: Brooks MB, Malik A, Khan S, Ahmed JF, Siddiqui S, Jaswal M, Saleem S, Amanullah F, Becerra MC, Hussain H.
J Glob Health
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Toward patient-centered tuberculosis preventive treatment: preferences for regimens and formulations in Lima, Peru.
Authors: Authors: Yuen CM, Millones AK, Galea JT, Puma D, Jimenez J, Lecca L, Becerra MC, Keshavjee S.
BMC Public Health
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Closing delivery gaps in the treatment of tuberculosis infection: Lessons from implementation research in Peru.
Authors: Authors: Yuen CM, Millones AK, Puma D, Jimenez J, Galea JT, Calderon R, Pages GS, Brooks MB, Lecca L, Nicholson T, Becerra MC, Keshavjee S.
PLoS One
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Cost of delivering 12-dose isoniazid and rifapentine versus 6 months of isoniazid for tuberculosis infection in a high-burden setting.
Authors: Authors: Yuen CM, Majidulla A, Jaswal M, Safdar N, Malik AA, Khan AJ, Becerra M, Keshavjee S, Lu C, Hussain H.
Clin Infect Dis
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Prevention care cascade in people exposed to drug-resistant TB.
Authors: Authors: van de Water BJ, Vance AJ, Ramangoaela L, Botha M, Becerra MC.
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis
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Complete list of Dr. Mercedes Becerra's publications on MyBibiliography.