Philip Lederer


Philip Lederer
Member since:
20 Mar, 2010


I am a second year infectious diseases fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. My research involves the control of tuberculosis in resource-limited conditions with a focus on drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), airborne transmission, and control in hospitals with the goal of reducing transmission to patients and health care workers. I am working with Dr. Edward Nardell and colleagues to test interventions to prevent transmission of DR-TB in a unique experimental facility in South Africa in which large numbers of sentinel guinea pigs serve to sample the air from a six-bed ward. Experiments are studying the impact of germicidal irradiation (UVGI) to reduce airborne transmission. Additional research is in Peruvian health facilities implementing the “FAST” approach (Find cases Actively based on cough surveillance, Separate temporarily, and Treat effectively based on molecular drug-susceptibility testing [DST]). I am a member of “TB Proof" (, an advocacy organization working to make health care facilities safer for health care workers and patients. I also keep an active blog (

Role(s) / Profession(s)

  • Academic
  • Epidemiologist
  • Physician


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • TB Proof

Work Location(s)

  • United States


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish