Salmaan A. Keshavjee
Salmaan A. Keshavjee, MD, PhD, ScM
Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine

Keshavjee is a professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and director of Harvard Medical School’s Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai. 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 the Boston-based non-profit, Partners In Health, on the implementation of a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) treatment program in Tomsk, Russia. Between 2006 and 2008, Keshavjee set up the first community-based treatment 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 helped countries gain access to high-quality second-line anti-TB drugs so they can provide treatment for people with MDR-TB. He is a co-founder of Advance Access & Delivery, a non-profit committed to addressing critical challenges in access to medicines and the delivery of comprehensive healthcare, particularly for economically and socially marginalized groups.

Dr. Keshavjee’s anthropological work focuses on the anthropology of policy and healthcare delivery. He is the author of Blind Spot: How Neoliberalism Infiltrated Global Health (2014).

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, affiliate and Executive Committee member at Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and a Steering Committee member at the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University

Affiliations:

Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Partners In Health

Address: 

641 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

Moving toward Tuberculosis Elimination. Critical Issues for Research in Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Tuberculosis Infection.
Authors: Authors: Keshavjee S, Amanullah F, Cattamanchi A, Chaisson R, Dobos KM, Fox GJ, Gendelman HE, Gordon R, Hesseling A, Le Van H, Kampmann B, Kana B, Khuller G, Lewinsohn DM, Lewinsohn DA, Lin PL, Lu LL, Maartens G, Owen A, Protopopova M, Rengarajan J, Rubin E, Salgame P, Schurr E, Seddon JA, Swindells S, Tobin DM, Udwadia Z, Walzl G, Srinivasan S, Rustomjee R, Nahid P.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med
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Tuberculosis household accompaniment to improve the contact management cascade: A prospective cohort study.
Authors: Authors: Yuen CM, Millones AK, Contreras CC, Lecca L, Becerra MC, Keshavjee S.
PLoS One
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Use of predicted vital status to improve survival analysis of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis cohorts.
Authors: Authors: Brooks MB, Keshavjee S, Gelmanova I, Zemlyanaya NA, Mitnick CD, Manjourides J.
BMC Med Res Methodol
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Turning Off the Tap: Using the FAST Approach to Stop the Spread of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in the Russian Federation.
Authors: Authors: Miller AC, Livchits V, Ahmad Khan F, Atwood S, Kornienko S, Kononenko Y, Vasilyeva I, Keshavjee S.
J Infect Dis
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Executive Summary: Official American Thoracic Society/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Infectious Diseases Society of America Clinical Practice Guidelines: Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis.
Authors: Authors: Nahid P, Dorman SE, Alipanah N, Barry PM, Brozek JL, Cattamanchi A, Chaisson LH, Chaisson RE, Daley CL, Grzemska M, Higashi JM, Ho CS, Hopewell PC, Keshavjee SA, Lienhardt C, Menzies R, Merrifield C, Narita M, O'Brien R, Peloquin CA, Raftery A, Saukkonen J, Schaaf HS, Sotgiu G, Starke JR, Migliori GB, Vernon A.
Clin Infect Dis
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Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment failure detection depends on monitoring interval and microbiological method.
Authors: Authors: Mitnick CD, White RA, Lu C, Rodriguez CA, Bayona J, Becerra MC, Burgos M, Centis R, Cohen T, Cox H, D'Ambrosio L, Danilovitz M, Falzon D, Gelmanova IY, Gler MT, Grinsdale JA, Holtz TH, Keshavjee S, Leimane V, Menzies D, Migliori GB, Milstein MB, Mishustin SP, Pagano M, Quelapio MI, Shean K, Shin SS, Tolman AW, van der Walt ML, Van Deun A, Viiklepp P.
Eur Respir J
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Official American Thoracic Society/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Infectious Diseases Society of America Clinical Practice Guidelines: Treatment of Drug-Susceptible Tuberculosis.
Authors: Authors: Nahid P, Dorman SE, Alipanah N, Barry PM, Brozek JL, Cattamanchi A, Chaisson LH, Chaisson RE, Daley CL, Grzemska M, Higashi JM, Ho CS, Hopewell PC, Keshavjee SA, Lienhardt C, Menzies R, Merrifield C, Narita M, O'Brien R, Peloquin CA, Raftery A, Saukkonen J, Schaaf HS, Sotgiu G, Starke JR, Migliori GB, Vernon A.
Clin Infect Dis
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Aggressive Regimens Reduce Risk of Recurrence After Successful Treatment of MDR-TB.
Authors: Authors: Ahmad Khan F, Gelmanova IY, Franke MF, Atwood S, Zemlyanaya NA, Unakova IA, Andreev YG, Berezina VI, Pavlova VE, Shin SS, Yedilbayev AB, Becerra MC, Keshavjee S.
Clin Infect Dis
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Double Standards in Global Health: Medicine, Human Rights Law and Multidrug-Resistant TB Treatment Policy
Authors: Authors: Shakow, A., Admay,C., Nicholson, T., Keshavjee, S
Health and Human Rights Journal
Turning off the tap: stopping tuberculosis transmission through active case-finding and prompt effective treatment.
Authors: Authors: Yuen CM, Amanullah F, Dharmadhikari A, Nardell EA, Seddon JA, Vasilyeva I, Zhao Y, Keshavjee S, Becerra MC.
Lancet
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