Regional Prospective Observational Research for TB - Brazil (RePORT - Brazil)

Investigations focused on understanding the pathogenesis of progression from M. tuberculosis infection to TB disease are urgently needed. Such investigations require biological specimens collected from well-characterized latent and active TB patients. This requires a high quality biorepository of clinically well-documented samples, collected serially from participants from the time of diagnosis, through treatment and to a final determination of cure versus relapse. TB experts in Brazil in collaboration with researchers from Vanderbilt, are dedicated to establishing a cohort of well-defined TB cases and their contacts in Brazil which will allow investigations on relevant epidemiologic, clinical and pathogenesis questions through The Regional Prospective Observational Research for TB- Brazil (RePORT- Brazil) project.

Timothy Sterling [Email]
Infectious Disease

Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, and Manaus, Brazil


For all interests in Dr. Sterling's TB related projects, please contact VUMC TB Center Program Coordinator Hilary Vansell
Other staff: Marina Cruvinel Figueiredo

Program Type


Funding Type



Central and South America

Global Health Topics

Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases


Post-doctoral students, residents, or trainees; Faculty members

Program Length

Flexible, depending on the individuals interests and needs

VU Affiliation

The program is affiliated with Vanderbilt.


Portuguese very helpful if Central/South America