Robert Horsburgh is a physician with more than 30 years of experience in public health and medicine. He served as the chairman of the Department of Epidemiology, as well as holding faculty positions in the Department of Biostatistics and the Department of Medicine at Boston University. His research focuses on clinical trials and epidemiological studies of tuberculosis,nontuberculous mycobacterial infections and opportunistic infections in persons with HIV/AIDS. He is Chairman of the U.S. Tuberculosis Trials Consortium’s MDR/XDR-TB Working Group and President-Elect of the North American Region of the IUATLD. He is also the co-chairman of the IUATLD Drug-Resistant TB Working Group. Dr. Horsburgh teaches courses in the Epidemiology of AIDS and the Epidemiology of Tuberculosis. He was previously at the Centers for Disease Control, Emory University, the University of Colorado and National Jewish Hospital.