Epidemiology and control of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) – China case | Duke Kunshan University
Epidemiology and control of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) – China case
Speaker: 
Biao Xu

Professor, the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, Fudan University

Feb 02nd 2016 12:00 to 13:00
Room 1079, Academic Building
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 18:45

Summary of Talk:

Starting with a brief introduction of global MDR-TB epidemiology and the End-TB strategy, Dr. Xu will use China’s TB/MDR-TB control program as a case to address the risk factors of MDR-TB epidemic and challenges towards global MDR-TB control. Dr. Xu will also introduce the research interests and progress on MDR-TB in the School of Public Health, Fudan University for further collaboration with DKU.

Brief Biography:

Dr. Biao Xu is the Vice-Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, Fudan University, China. From 2006, she chairs the Fudan University Tuberculosis Research Center. She is the PIs for several projects on infectious disease epidemiology and health system research granted by NIH (R01), European Commission, WHO/TDR, Global Fund, National Nature Science Foundation and SIDA. Dr. Xu is an executive committee Member of China Association against Tuberculosis; member of Expert Panel for National Tuberculosis Control Program under the Ministry of Health, China. She also chairs the Division of Public Health, Shanghai Medical Association. She was the member of the Disease Reference Group on TB, Leprosy and Buruli Ulcer under the WHO TDR in 2009-2011. She received the “Distinguished Professorship Award” by China Medical Board (USA) in 2009 and she was also awarded by Shanghai Municipal government for “May 1st Medal for Outstanding Women in Science”. She was the nominated Policy Fellow of the Writing Residency at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in 2012 for the Project on Impacts of equity in access to tuberculosis health care in a transitional society - rural China.