Mass General researchers working to stop the spread of infectious disease are worried that proposed cuts to the NIH budget would eliminate a key resource for global health efforts.
Department of Infectious Diseases
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
- MPH, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
- MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
- Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
American Board Certifications
- Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
My work is focused on the relationship between the human gut microbiome and susceptibility to enteric infections. By studying cohorts of cholera and their household contacts, I investigate the functional relationships between gut microbial communities and enteric diseases, including identification of gut species that may protect against infection, relationships between gut microbial species and mucosal immune responses, and defining how the gut microbiota may influence immune responses to V. cholerae infection and vaccination. My long-term plans include study of interactions between the host, the environment, and enteric pathogens. Outside of research, I have held several leadership positions in medical education, including as a faculty advisor for an elective course at Harvard Medical School. I am active in mentoring aspiring doctors in both clinical practice and research.