C. Robert Horsburgh, MD

Professor, Epidemiology

C. Horsburgh
(617) 638-7775
715 Albany St Talbot Building

Biography

Dr. Horsburgh has 30 years of experience in public health and medicine. He currently holds faculty positions in the Department of Biostatistics, the Department of GLobal Health and the Department of Medicine. Dr. Horsburgh teaches courses in the Epidemiology of AIDS and the Epidemiology of Tuberculosis. His research focuses on tuberculosis, nontuberculous mycobacterial infections and opportunistic infections in AIDS. Currently, he is involved in research in Brazil, India, Peru, South Africa and Tanzania. He has served as the National Steering Committee Co-Chairman of the Tuberculosis Trials Consortium and the Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium. He is currently the Chairman of the Steering Committee of RESIST-TB, an international organization dedicated to improving MDR-TB treatment through Clinical Trials (www.resisttb.org). His office is located in the Center for Global Health and Development at BU School of Public Health.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Global Health, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Professor, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Boston Medical Center

Websites

    Education

    • Case Western Reserve University, MD
    • Yale University, MS
    • Princeton University, AB

    Classes Taught

    • SPH EP764
    • SPH EP784
    • SPH EP911
    • SPH EP912

    Publications

    • Published on 10/16/2017

      Tasillo A, Salomon JA, Trikalinos TA, Horsburgh CR, Marks SM, Linas BP. Cost-effectiveness of Testing and Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Residents Born Outside the United States With and Without Medical Comorbidities in a Simulation Model. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Oct 16. PMID: 29049814.

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    • Published on 9/9/2017

      Assoumou SA, Tasillo A, Leff JA, Schackman BR, Drainoni ML, Horsburgh CR, Barry MA, Regis C, Kim AY, Marshall A, Saxena S, Smith PC, Linas BP. The cost-effectiveness of one-time hepatitis C screening strategies among adolescents and young adults in primary care settings. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Sep 09. PMID: 29020317.

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    • Published on 8/23/2017

      Hochberg NS, Sarkar S, Horsburgh CR, Knudsen S, Pleskunas J, Sahu S, Kubiak RW, Govindarajan S, Salgame P, Lakshminarayanan S, Sivaprakasam A, White LF, Joseph NM, Ellner JJ, Roy G. Comorbidities in pulmonary tuberculosis cases in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India: Opportunities for intervention. PLoS One. 2017; 12(8):e0183195. PMID: 28832615.

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    • Published on 8/15/2017

      Van Ness SE, Chandra A, Sarkar S, Pleskunas J, Ellner JJ, Roy G, Lakshminarayanan S, Sahu S, Horsburgh CR, Jenkins HE, Hochberg NS. Predictors of delayed care seeking for tuberculosis in southern India: an observational study. BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Aug 15; 17(1):567. PMID: 28806911.

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    • Published on 5/3/2017

      Reddy D, Walker J, White LF, Brandeis GH, Russell ML, Horsburgh CR, Hochberg NS. Latent Tuberculosis Infection Testing Practices in Long-Term Care Facilities, Boston, Massachusetts. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jun; 65(6):1145-1151. PMID: 28467605.

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    • Published on 3/31/2017

      Simonsen DF, Farkas DK, Horsburgh CR, Thomsen RW, Sørensen HT. Increased risk of active tuberculosis after cancer diagnosis. J Infect. 2017 Jun; 74(6):590-598. PMID: 28366685.

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    • Published on 3/15/2017

      Dheda K, Gumbo T, Maartens G, Dooley KE, McNerney R, Murray M, Furin J, Nardell EA, London L, Lessem E, Theron G, van Helden P, Niemann S, Merker M, Dowdy D, Van Rie A, Siu GK, Pasipanodya JG, Rodrigues C, Clark TG, Sirgel FA, Esmail A, Lin HH, Atre SR, Schaaf HS, Chang KC, Lange C, Nahid P, Udwadia ZF, Horsburgh CR, Churchyard GJ, Menzies D, Hesseling AC, Nuermberger E, McIlleron H, Fennelly KP, Goemaere E, Jaramillo E, Low M, Jara CM, Padayatchi N, Warren RM. The epidemiology, pathogenesis, transmission, diagnosis, and management of multidrug-resistant, extensively drug-resistant, and incurable tuberculosis. Lancet Respir Med. 2017 Mar 15. PMID: 28344011.

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    • Published on 1/13/2017

      Moro RN, Sterling TR, Saukkonen J, Vernon A, Horsburgh CR, Chaisson RE, Hamilton CD, Villarino ME, Goldberg S. Factors associated with non-completion of follow-up: 33-month latent tuberculous infection treatment trial. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2017 Mar 01; 21(3):286-296. PMID: 28087928.

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    • Published on 12/27/2016

      Linas BP, Morgan JR, Pho MT, Leff JA, Schackman BR, Horsburgh CR, Assoumou SA, Salomon JA, Weinstein MC, Freedberg KA, Kim AY. Cost Effectiveness and Cost Containment in the Era of Interferon-Free Therapies to Treat Hepatitis C Virus Genotype 1. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017; 4(1):ofw266. PMID: 28480259.

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    • Published on 12/9/2016

      McAnaw SE, Hesseling AC, Seddon JA, Dooley KE, Garcia-Prats AJ, Kim S, Jenkins HE, Schaaf HS, Sterling TR, Horsburgh CR. Pediatric multidrug-resistant tuberculosis clinical trials: challenges and opportunities. Int J Infect Dis. 2017 Mar; 56:194-199. PMID: 27955992.

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