Argita Salindri, MPH
Home Institution: Georgia State University
Fellowship Site: National Center for TB and Lung Disease (NCTLD), Tbilisi, Georgia
Research Topic: An evaluation of hyperglycemia and stress hyperglycemia among patients with TB in Tbilisis, Georgia and its impact on sputum culture conversion
Ms. Salindri will spend her fellowship year at the National Center for Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (NCTLD) in Tbilisi under the mentorship of Russell Kempker, MD, MSc, Maia Kipiani, MD and Matthew Magee, PhD. Her research will focus on evaluating hyperglycemia and stress hyperglycemia among patients with tuberculosis and its impact on sputum culture conversion. Ms. Salindri is a doctoral student at Georgia State University School of Public Health (GSU SPH). She has a B. S. in Public Health from Universities Airlangga, Indonesia, and she was a Fulbright Fellow in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at GSU SPH where she earned her MPH in 2015.
Ms. Salindri was inspired to pursue her research and career in global tuberculosis (TB) epidemiology after conducting short voluntary work at a multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) clinic in Surabaya, Indonesia. Her primary research interests focus on the intersection of tuberculosis and chronic non-communicable diseases. As part of her training, Ms. Salindri has participated in several tuberculosis research projects including in Indonesia, Taiwan, and the state of Georgia.