"Prospects for Tuberculosis Elimination in the US and Globally"
Elimination of tuberculosis in the United States has been an explicit public health policy goal since the 1980s. Globally, the World Health Organization has established ambitious targets to reduce deaths from tuberculosis by 95% before 2035. In this seminar we will explore results from TB epidemic simulation models to shed light on the potential short-term and long-term trajectories of TB in the US under a range of different policy scenarios, and will consider relevant epidemiological and policy trends in global TB control. We will describe ongoing work to translate models into decision tools for US state-level TB planners, and to model key interdependencies between US and global TB control.
Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record unless otherwise noted. Any information about methodology and/or results are embargoed until publication.