Towards a better understanding of pulmonary tuberculosis outcomes in São Paulo State, Brazil: a feasible and practical clinical prediction model


  • Dr Otavio Ranzani

    Universidade de São Paulo

Project summary

Otavio is a physician with an interest in epidemiology and public health. His Fellowship project aims to develop clinical models for predicting the risk of unfavourable outcomes for patients with tuberculosis. By identifying patients who are at high risk of poor outcomes, Otavio believes it will be possible to overcome barriers in treatment, including cost-effectiveness. He will use data from the Tuberculosis Control Program in São Paulo State, which has the highest burden of tuberculosis in Brazil, linking geographical and social aspects. Otavio collaborates with Dr Laura Rodrigues at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where this Fellowship will support him to pursue a Master's in Epidemiology.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Master's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.