Dr. Ruvandhi Nathavitharana is an infectious diseases physician and research fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. She graduated from Imperial College Medical School in London with honors and subsequently obtained her MPH from Harvard School of Public Health as a UK Kennedy Scholar. Ruvandhi completed her internal medicine residency at New York University/Bellevue Hospital and trained in Infectious Diseases at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School in Boston. Her research interests center around optimizing diagnostic strategies to decrease TB transmission, with a particular emphasis on evaluating not only the clinical efficacy of novel diagnostic tests but also their cost-effectiveness and implementation. Her clinical work is focused on the care of patients with TB and non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections. Ruvandhi is also an active member of TB Proof, an advocacy organization that seeks to destigmatize occupational TB and decrease TB transmission.