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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: Postdoc, 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, School of Health Policy & Management, Faculty of Health, York University

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

Research Consultant, Columbia University

Course Director, Qualitative Methods in Global Infectious Diseases Research, Global Health Programs Summer Institute, McGill University

Honours & Awards

2018-2019: FRQS Junior 1 Research Scholar Award, 1st rank

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

2019-2020: Addressing stigma in people living with drug-resistant TB in India: a photovoice study, MSF (PI)

2018-2020: Evaluating a multimodal behavioral intervention to reduce stigma in HIV/drug resistant TB in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, NIH/NIAID (Co-I)

2017-2020: Standardized patients: an approach to understanding the realities of South Africa’s health care cascade, BMGF (PI)

2016-2021: Promoting Engagement in the Drug Resistant TB/HIV Care Continuum in South Africa (PRAXIS Study), NIH/NIAID. (Co-I)

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