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Anna Mandalakas

Anna is a Professor of Pediatrics and Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine where she serves as Chief of the Division on Global and Immigrant Health and directs the Global Tuberculosis Program of Texas Children’s Hospital. She serves as adjunct Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston’s School of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Science. She holds a prestigious Leibniz Chair at the Research Center Borstel, Borstel, Germany where she is also a member of the Clinical Infectious Disease Group of the German Center for Infectious Research (DZIF) Clinical TB Unit. For nearly three decades, her translational research has focused on identification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, TB diagnostics, and prevention of TB disease in children living in TB high and low burden settings. Since joining Baylor College of Medicine in 2012, Anna has collaborated with colleagues to develop research capacity and enhance the care and treatment of TB and TB/HIV affected children and adolescents living in over a dozen countries home to Baylor initiatives.

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