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Isaac Bogoch

Role: Senior Programme Committee
Affiliation: ‎University of Toronto, Canada

Biography:

Dr. Bogoch completed medical school and internal medicine training at the University of Toronto. He then pursued an infectious diseases fellowship through the Harvard Partners program, and an HIV fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He holds a Masters degree in clinical epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Gorgas Memorial Institute and the Instituto de Medicina Tropical in Lima, Peru.

Dr. Bogoch’s clinical and research interests are in Tropical Diseases and HIV. He works with an international and interdisciplinary team that develops and implements innovative diagnostic tools for neglected tropical diseases in resource-constrained settings. He is also a clinician-investigator in the HIV Prevention Unit, with a focus on developing non-occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis delivery models.

Abstract:

Typhoid fever (from Salmonella Typhi or Paratyphi infection) infects over 10 million people causing approximately 100,000 deaths per year, globally, and is a major cause of illness in Nepal. Most incidence data for this infection stem from urban surveillance studies and is extrapolated to peri-urban and rural settings. A need to understand infection dynamics across more diverse settings is crucial inform treatment and prevention approaches. We use available large data sets from Nepal and created surveillance networks to better characterize the burden of illness in rural and peri-urban settings, with the goal of facilitating pragmatic and informed prevention strategies, such as vaccination campaigns.