Home Institution: Duke University
Fellowship Site: Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Research Topic: Evaluation of chronic hypoxemia from cardiopulmonary disease among patients in Western Kenya and perspectives on oxygen therapy
Dr. Navuluri will spend her fellowship year at AMPATH/MTRH in Eldoret under the mentorship of Peter Kussin, MD, Nathan Thielman, MD, MPH and David Murdoch, MD. Her research will focus on investigating the epidemiology and etiologies of chronically low oxygen levels among hospitalized patients in western Kenya.
Dr. Navuluri is a fellow in Pulmonary and Critical Care and Global Health at Duke University. She completed her medical and public health training at the University of Texas School of Medicine in San Antonio and her internal medicine residency training at Columbia University. Her capstone clinical experience at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda during residency helped inform her current interest in global critical care and the management of chronic lung disease in sub-Saharan Africa.
Dr. Navuluri aims to be an independent clinical researcher with a focus on implementation science, especially as it relates to improving capacity for long term oxygen therapy and treatments for respiratory failure in resource-constrained settings.