Faculty Member

Amrita Daftary PhD, MPH, BS Pharm.

Email Address(es)
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Assistant Professor
Appointment Status
Status Only

Research Interests

  1. Tuberculosis, drug-resistant TB, HIV/AIDS
  2. Social determinants of health
  3. Health services research and evaluation
  4. Qualitative methods, mixed methods
  5. Implementation science, e-health interventions
  6. South Africa, Lesotho, Ethiopia, India, Canada

TRAINING & Education

2011-2014: Postdoctorate, ICAP, Columbia University

2006-2011: PhD, University of Toronto

2004-2006: MPH, Columbia University

1994-1999: BS Pharmacy, University of Manitoba

Other Affiliations

Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Honorary Research Associate, CAPRISA MRC HIV-TB Pathogenesis and Treatment Research Unit, University of KwaZulu Natal

Research Consultant, Columbia University

Honours & Awards

2011-2014: Fellowship, HIV/AIDS Health Services / Population Health, CIHR

2007-2010: Banting & Best Canada Graduate Scholarship, CIHR

2008-2009: Doctoral Research Award, IDRC

Current Research Projects

2017-2020: Standardized patients: an approach to understanding the realities of South Africa’s TB care cascade , BMGF (PI: Daftary A & Pai M)

2016-2021: Promoting Engagement in the Drug Resistant TB/HIV Care Continuum in South Africa (PRAXIS Study), NIH/NIAID. (PI: O’Donnell MR & Padayatchi N)

2015-2018: Engaging community pharmacists in India to enhance early case detection of TB, IC-IMPACTS. (PI: Pai M & Daftary A)

2016-2017: Enhancing adherence to treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis in South Africa through a locally informed, patient-centred model of care, CIHR. (PI: Calzavara L & Daftary A)

2013-2017: Understanding HIV transmission among persons from Africa and the Caribbean following their arrival in Canada (MSAFIRI Study), OHTN. (PI: Calzavara L, Tharao E & Daftary A)

2014-2017: HIV serodiscordant couples in Canada: a mixed methods study of risk management, health and wellbeing for people living with HIV and their partners (Positive Plus One Study), CIHR. (PI: Calzavara L)

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