Topics: Epidemiology,Infectious Diseases,Public Health,Tuberculosis (TB)
Countries: South Africa,United States
Dr. Yuri van der Heijden is an Infectious Diseases physician with joint appointments at The Aurum Institute in Johannesburg, South Africa and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He has a long-standing interest in global health. His primary research objective is to optimize the care of patients with tuberculosis, with a focus on multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. He is currently collaborating with several investigators in different areas of South Africa to study the clinical and molecular epidemiology of drug-resistant tuberculosis, limitations and opportunities for improvement in programmatic tuberculosis data, and the influence of co-morbidities on tuberculosis outcomes. His medical and masters of public health degrees are from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and he has a bachelor of science degree from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
M.D., M.P.H, Vanderbilt University