W73. Social Interventions to Increase TB Treatment Adherence
Session: Premeeting Workshop: TB Workshop ($)
Wednesday, October 3, 2018: 9:00 AM
Room: W 2001-2003
Amrita Daftary, PhD, MPH, Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Amrita Daftary, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. She is a social and behavioral health scientist with expertise in health services research, global implementation science, and qualitative research methods. Amrita’s research focuses on health care seeking behaviors and care giving practices in TB and HIV. Her work informs the design and evaluation of digital, psychosocial and programmatic interventions aimed to reduce diagnostic delay, promote treatment adherence and improve quality of care. Amrita is also well cited for her research on the social and structural dimensions of TB and TB-HIV stigma. She has led and contributed to several mixed-methods studies in South Africa, Canada, India, Ethiopia and Lesotho. Amrita holds adjunct appointments at the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) at the University of KwaZulu Natal, and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She earned her PhD from the University of Toronto, and MPH from Columbia University. Her primary training was in pharmacy.


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A. Daftary, None

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