Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Research in India

Drs. Christine Wanke and Alice Tang are collaborating with Drs. Suniti Solomon, N. Kumarasamy and colleagues at the Y. R. Gaitonde Center for AIDS Research and Education in Chennai, India to investigate nutritional and metabolic complications of HIV and antiretroviral therapy in South India.  Learn more about the Y. R. Gaitonde Center.

In addition, these investigators are working with the National Institute of Epidemiology of the Indian Council of Medical Research and one of the SAHAI Trust community health centers in North Chennai, to investigate the nutritional and metabolic status and hepatitis B and C co-infection of HIV-positive and HIV-negative injecting drug users (IDUs) in Chennai, India as part of the Tufts TNC CDAAR program.

Drs. Honorine Ward and Christine Wanke are collaborating with Drs. Gagandeep Kang, Sitara Rao Ajjampur and Rita Isaac at the Christian Medical College and Hospital in Vellore India and Dr. Elena Naumova at Tufts University School of Medicine to investigate:

  • Immune responses in cryptosporidiosis in children and HIV-infected adults
  • The intestinal microbiotia in children and HIV-infected adults

Learn more about the Christian Medical College and Hospital in Vellore, India.

Drs. Jeffrey Griffiths and Jeffrey Mariner, of the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, collaborate with Dr. Rajeev Dhere and colleagues at the Serum Institute of India to develop an ultrathermostable measles vaccine. Other collaborators include Drs. William Bellini and Paul Rota of the Centers for Diseases Control.

Learn more about the Serum Institute of India.

Christine Wanke, MD
Honarine Ward, MD
Roberta O’Conner, MD
Jeffrey Griffiths, MD 
Alice Tang, PhD

Phone: 617-636-7001
Fax: 617-636-8525