Mary Foote, MD, MPH

Fellow, Infectious Diseases, Emory University

Fellowship Site: Madras Diabetes Research Foundation

Research Interests: Exploring the diabetes and tuberculosis connection through bidirectional screening in India

Dr. Foote will spend her fellowship year at Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) in Mysore and Chennai, under the mentorship of K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA. Her research will focus on investigating the epidemiological links between diabetes mellitus and tuberculosis infection.

Dr. Foote grew up in Tucson, Arizona and was greatly influenced by her experiences growing up in a multicultural border region. She earned her MD/MPH from the University
of Arizona before going on to a residency in social internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY. She is currently a Fellow in Infectious Diseases at Emory University with research interests in TB/HIV and their relations to social determinants of health and chronic diseases. Dr. Foote has been a traveler from an early age and believes that a career in global health is the perfect combination of her interests.