Moderators

Bio

Captain, U.S. Public Health Service Engineer Director Division of Tuberculosis Elimination (DTBE) National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) Office of Infectious Diseases (OID) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mail Stop E-10 Atlanta, Georgia 30333 USA

Work Location

  • United States

Organization

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC

Bio

Pulmonologist with a special interest in tuberculosis; trained in pulmonary medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital with additional research training at Boston University School of Medicine. While at Boston City Hospital, Dr. Nardell became director of tuberculosis control for the City of Boston. In 1981 he became chief of pulmonary medicine and director of tuberculosis control for the city of Cambridge, positions he held until 2005. His principal academic appointment is as associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, with secondary parallel appointments in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health. In the early 1980's, Dr Nardell was also appointed medical director of tuberculosis control for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, a position he held for 18 years. In 2002 he joined Partners In Health as Director of Tuberculosis Research. In 2005 he left Cambridge Hospital to assume a full-time research position in the Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham & Women's Hospital. His research interests include the control of multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Peru, Russia, and other high-burden countries, with a special research interest in airborne TB transmission and control. Dr. Nardell is currently conducting a research project in South Africa studying the transmission of MDR-TB using large numbers of guinea pigs to quantify the infectiousness of MDR-TB patients and the effectiveness of various control interventions, including ultraviolet germicidal irradiation. [Edward Nardell] With funding from WHO, NIH, USAID, and the Gates Foundation, Dr. Nardell organized and co-chaired the first two-week post-graduate course of its kind designed to build technical capacity for implm in high-burden countries, “Engineering Methods to Control Airborne Infections – an International Perspective,”. He is past-president of the Massachusetts Thoracic Society and the North American Region, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. (Source: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/socialmedicine/Nardellbio.aspx) PubMed Articles: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed&cmd=search&term=Nardell+E+&log$=activity

Work Location

  • United States

Organizations

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Partners In Health - PIH

Bio

Dr. Grigory Vasilievich Volchenkov, is specialist in TB control on regional level and TB infection control and Head Doctor at Vladimir Oblast Tuberculosis Dispensary. He was born in 1962 in Murom, Russia. He graduated Ivanovo State Medical Institute, Russia, in 1985. He worked in Vladimir Cardiology Hospital as cardiologist, intensive cardiology care specialist and medical director in 1985 – 1999. In 1999 – 2002 he was working for Oblast Department of Health as a chief internal medicine specialist of Vladimir oblast. At that time he became responsible for TB and HIV control in the oblast. Since 2002 until now he is head of Vladimir Oblast Tuberculosis Dispensary and director of oblast TB control program. In 2002 – 2003 he moved the dispensary to new building and implemented there intensive TB infection control program supported by CDC USA and WHO TB control program in Russian Federation resulted in substantial reduction of occupational TB among healthcare workers. Since 2008 Vladimir Oblast TB Dispensary became Center of Excellence for TB Infection Control for Russian Federation, supported by CDC, TB control program of WHO in Russian Federation and Central TB Research Institute (Moscow). Grigory Volchenkov is author of several poster and oral presentations for IUATLD World and European Conferences in 2005 – 2010 dedicated to TB case finding, DRS, MDR and XDR TB epidemiology and TB infection control. He also coordinated and lectured in postgraduate courses on TB infection control in 2006 - 2010 Annual World IUATLD Conferences. He coordinated poster session on TB control in high burden countries in Cape Town IUATLD Conference in 2007. Since 2006 he implemented Green Light Committee approved MDR TB project in Vladimir oblast. TB Alliance included Vladimir Oblast TB Dispensary into the list of potential research and trial centers. Grigory Volchenkov is regional coordinator of multicenter international PETTS study. Dr. Volchenkov as a faculty participated in a Harvard University continuing education courses, Building Design and Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control, held in Boston in 2008 – 2010. Grigory Volchenkov was invited by WHO, FILHA, KNCV and other international organizations to lecture on TB infection Control in Amaty, Kazakhstan, Minsk Belarus, Tartu, Estonia, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Petrozavodsk and other regional centers of Russia. As a TB infection control consultant Dr. Volchenkov conducted WHO technical assistance missions to Myanmar, Nepal, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and other countries.

Work Location

  • Russian Federation

Organization

  • Vladimir Oblast Tuberculosis Dispensary
Isabel Ochoa Delgado

Isabel Ochoa Delgado

Moderator Emeritus

Bio

Isabel Ochoa is an Architect and Urban Planning, graduated in Brazil; with 16 years of experience on Health sector. She is enrolled in a specialized postgraduate Master in Public Health Management, Peru. Received her Biosafety in Health Specialty by Oswaldo Cruz Foundation and a Training Course of Infection Control for International TB-Consultants in Botswana. She worked in the Institute of Management of Health Services such as Head in the Unit of Infrastructure and Equipment for healthcare facilities. In charge of assessment, development design, maintenance, building and consulting, related to her role. In several countries, Isabel serves as a Temporal Consultant in the prevention and control TB transmission inside healthcare facilities; specifically, infection engineering controls, on behalf of PAHO/ WHO.

Work Location

  • Peru

Organizations

  • Independent (Contractor, Freelance, Consultant)
  • Ministry of Health, Peru
  • National Institutes of Health - NIH
Martín Yagui, MD

Martín Yagui, MD

Moderator Emeritus

Bio

Médico-Cirujano, con especialidad en Patología Clínica (UNMSM) Egresado de la Maestría en Ciencias Médicas con mención en Epidemiología Hospitalaria y control de infecciones Profesor de la Sección de Epidemiología y Estadística de la UNMSM Médico del Instituto Nacional de Salud Oficina General de Investigación y Transferencia Tecnológica

Work Location

  • Peru

Organizations

  • Instituto Nacional de Salud, Perú
  • Sociedad Peruana de Epidemiología - SPE