Sarita Shah, MD MPH

CPS Core Co-Director

Sarita Shah, MD, MPH is the Co-Director of the Clinical and Population Sciences (CPS) Core of the TRAC.  She is an Associate Professor in the Rollins School of Public Health (Global Health and  Epidemiology) and School of Medicine (Infectious Diseases). Her research and public health work have focused on drug-resistant TB and TB/HIV co-infection for the past fifteen years in several high-burden settings, including South Africa, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya and Vietnam. She is also a clinical care provider for people with HIV at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Shah has conducted a number of original clinical research studies to describe optimal methods for TB screening in people with HIV, TB transmission in hospitals and households, use of existing and novel diagnostic assays in adults and children, and treatment outcomes of patients with HIV and TB con-infection. In 2017, she received the Union Scientific Prize for her broad-reaching, collaborative work on drug-resistant TB in Africa. Dr. Shah has served in multiple leadership positions and working groups, including the TB Transformative Science Group in the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) network, TB subject group lead for the NIH-CDC-HIVMA/IDSA Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections in HIV-infected Adults and Adolescents, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), and he Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. She has combined her leadership and research experience to help train the next generation of TB scientists, serving as a mentor for students, residents, fellows, and public health professionals in the US and internationally.