Elizabeth Fair, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor, School of Medicine

Biography

Elizabeth Fair, PhD, MPH is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a primary appointment in the Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and affiliated faculty appointments with the Institute for Global Health Sciences and the Curry International Tuberculosis Center.
Dr. Fair’s research interests include tuberculosis (TB), TB/HIV, global health, and implementation/operational research. Her current work focuses on public health interventions for intensified TB case finding in high-burden settings. She is collaborating with colleagues in Mozambique and WHO to test the feasibility of a new mobile health application to improve quality and yield of TB contact investigation.
Dr. Fair worked from 2009-2015 with the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Program (NTLP) and National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) in Tanzania to design and implement TB contact investigation under program conditions, and to evaluate the implementation of TB contact investigation in Dar es Salaam (NIH/NIAID K01 Mentored Research Scientist Award). Findings from this project led to implementation of TB contact investigation in Iringa, a rural district of Tanzania (NIH U01 ICIDR award), as well as programmatic scale-up TB contact investigation within the NTLP in Dar es Salaam (USAID funding).
Recent collaborations include projects evaluating the feasibility of mobile health for implementation of TB contact investigation in Uganda and Mozambique; exploring the use of drones and a package of new technologies to find, diagnose, and treat TB in remote Madagascar; and exploring TB stigma in Bangladesh,
Dr. Fair has consulted for the American Thoracic Society (ATS), World Health Organization (WHO), the Dutch Tuberculosis Group (KNCV), and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
As an educator Dr. Fair serves as Director of the PhD Program in Global Health in the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences, where she teaches global health research methods. Her interest in TB research and mentoring early stage investigators comes together in a newly awarded NIH/NIAID R25 award titled “TB Research and Mentorship Program (TB RAMP)” that she co-leads.

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  1. Dang KV, Rerolle F, Ackley SF, Irish AM, Mehta KM, Bailey I, Fair E, Miller C, Bibbins-Domingo K, Wong-Moy E, Glymour MM, Morris MD. A Randomized Study to Assess the Effect of Including the Graduate Record Examinations Results on Reviewer Scores for Underrepresented Minorities. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 09 01; 190(9):1744-1750. View on Pubmed
  2. Bahrainwala L, Knoblauch AM, Andriamiadanarivo A, Diab MM, McKinney J, Small PM, Kahn JG, Fair E, Rakotosamimanana N, Grandjean Lapierre S. Drones and digital adherence monitoring for community-based tuberculosis control in remote Madagascar: A cost-effectiveness analysis. PLoS One. 2020; 15(7):e0235572. View on Pubmed
  3. Reeves H, Grandjean Lapierre S, Razafindrina K, Andriamiadanarivo A, Rakotosamimanana N, Razafindranaivo T, Seimon T, Blalock B, Bello-Bravo J, Pittendrigh B, McKinney J, Small PM, Knoblauch AM, Fair E. Evaluating the use of educational videos to support the tuberculosis care cascade in remote Madagascar. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2020 01 01; 24(1):28-35. View on Pubmed
  4. Davis JL, Turimumahoro P, Meyer AJ, Ayakaka I, Ochom E, Ggita J, Mark D, Babirye D, Okello DA, Mugabe F, Fair E, Vittinghoff E, Armstrong-Hough M, Dowdy D, Cattamanchi A, Haberer JE, Katamba A. Home-based tuberculosis contact investigation in Uganda: a household randomised trial. ERJ Open Res. 2019 Jul; 5(3). View on Pubmed
  5. Lambert LA, Katz D, Feng PJ, Djojonegoro BM, Fair E, Jasuja S, Marantz S, Horsburgh CR, Ho C. Impact of Choice of Test for Latent Tuberculosis Infection on Treatment Acceptance and Completion. Microbiol Insights. 2018; 11:1178636118811311. View on Pubmed
  6. Hudson M, Rutherford GW, Weiser S, Fair E. Linking private, for-profit providers to public sector services for HIV and tuberculosis co-infected patients: A systematic review. PLoS One. 2018; 13(4):e0194960. View on Pubmed
  7. Armstrong-Hough M, Turimumahoro P, Meyer AJ, Ochom E, Babirye D, Ayakaka I, Mark D, Ggita J, Cattamanchi A, Dowdy D, Mugabe F, Fair E, Haberer JE, Katamba A, Davis JL. Drop-out from the tuberculosis contact investigation cascade in a routine public health setting in urban Uganda: A prospective, multi-center study. PLoS One. 2017; 12(11):e0187145. View on Pubmed
  8. Miller C, Huston J, Samu L, Mfinanga S, Hopewell P, Fair E. 'It makes the patient's spirit weaker': tuberculosis stigma and gender interaction in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2017 11 01; 21(11):42-48. View on Pubmed
  9. Ayakaka I, Ackerman S, Ggita JM, Kajubi P, Dowdy D, Haberer JE, Fair E, Hopewell P, Handley MA, Cattamanchi A, Katamba A, Davis JL. Identifying barriers to and facilitators of tuberculosis contact investigation in Kampala, Uganda: a behavioral approach. Implement Sci. 2017 03 09; 12(1):33. View on Pubmed
  10. Fair E, Miller CR, Ottmani SE, Fox GJ, Hopewell PC. Tuberculosis contact investigation in low- and middle-income countries: standardized definitions and indicators. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2015 Mar; 19(3):269-72. View on Pubmed
  11. Hopewell PC, Fair EL, Uplekar M. Updating the International Standards for Tuberculosis Care. Entering the era of molecular diagnostics. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Mar; 11(3):277-85. View on Pubmed
  12. World Health Organization. Recommendations for investigating contacts of persons with infectious tuberculosis in low- and middle-income countries. 2012. View on Pubmed
  13. Fair E, Hopewell PC, Pai M. International Standards for Tuberculosis Care: revisiting the cornerstones of tuberculosis care and control. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2007 Feb; 5(1):61-5. View on Pubmed
  14. Tuberculosis Coalition for Technical Assistance. Handbook for Using the International Standards for Tuberculosis Care. 2007. View on Pubmed
  15. Aga RS, Fair E, Abernethy NF, Deriemer K, Paz EA, Kawamura LM, Small PM, Kato-Maeda M. Microevolution of the direct repeat locus of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a strain prevalent in San Francisco. J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Apr; 44(4):1558-60. View on Pubmed
  16. Fair E, O'Meara M, Corbally N, Keogh B, Hannan M. Molecular epidemiologic investigation of tuberculosis in an area of increasing incidence in inner-city Dublin. Ir Med J. 2006 Mar; 99(3):87-90. View on Pubmed
  17. Galil K, Fair E, Mountcastle N, Britz P, Seward J. Younger age at vaccination may increase risk of varicella vaccine failure. J Infect Dis. 2002 Jul 01; 186(1):102-5. View on Pubmed
  18. Fair E, Murphy TV, Golaz A, Wharton M. Philosophic objection to vaccination as a risk for tetanus among children younger than 15 years. Pediatrics. 2002 Jan; 109(1):E2.
  19. Murphy TV, Gargiullo PM, Massoudi MS, Nelson DB, Jumaan AO, Okoro CA, Zanardi LR, Setia S, Fair E, LeBaron CW, Wharton M, Livengood JR, Livingood JR, Rotavirus Intussusception Investigation Team . Intussusception among infants given an oral rotavirus vaccine. N Engl J Med. 2001 Feb 22; 344(8):564-72.