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Regina Celeste LaRocque, MD, MPH

  • Phone: 617-643-5557
Departments
Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
Clinical Interests
Infectious disease
Travel medicine
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Duke University School of Medicine
Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certifications
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Foreign Languages
Spanish
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
Yes

ResearchAs a faculty member of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital, my research focuses on the field of enteric infections, particularly cholera. Along with other colleagues in the Division, I collaborate with the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Dhaka, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) on a large field study of Vibrio cholerae infection in an endemic setting. My particular interest is the identification of human genetic factors that relate to the risk of cholera in the Bangladeshi population.

Half of those travelling internationally not aware of potential health risks

International travel is the primary way many infections traverse the world. Despite these potential risks, a recent study conducted by the Division of Infectious Diseases found that 46 percent of travelers to resource-limited countries did not seek health advice or vaccinations prior to departure.

Genetic signals reflect the evolutionary impact of cholera

An international research team has used a novel approach to identify genetic factors that appear to influence susceptibility to cholera. The findings indicate the importance of pathways involved in regulating water loss in intestinal cells and of the innate immune system in the body's response to the bacteria that causes cholera.

CDC, Mass. General study reveals that preventing malaria in travelers to West Africa reduces health costs

Not only do U.S. travelers to West Africa who consult health providers before they leave and take prescribed preventive medications substantially reduce their risk of contracting malaria, they also reduce costs to their health insurance providers and, in most cases, to themselves.

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Phone: 617-643-5557
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