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Courtney Yuen, Ph.D.

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Brown University, Providence, RIScB2003
Harvard University, Cambridge, MAPhD2009

Courtney Yuen, Ph.D, is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine and an Associate Epidemiologist in the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Dr. Yuen focuses on implementation research to improve the diagnosis and prevention of tuberculosis. She has worked with programs in the United States, Kenya, and Peru to implement and measure the impact of tuberculosis case-finding and preventive therapy interventions. In addition, she has contributed to several key epidemiologic estimates that improve our understanding of the global epidemiology of pediatric tuberculosis. Dr. Yuen previously worked in the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  1. Innovation Evergreen Fund Award Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Academic detailing to improve tuberculosis infection treatment in a high-TB-burden country
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. DP2MD015102 (YUEN, COURTNEY MINGMEN) Aug 23, 2019 - May 31, 2024
    New approaches to optimizing the application and measuring the impact of community-based tuberculosis interventions
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. EPIDZJ62 Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (TB Modelling and Analysis Consortium)
    Risk-benefit modeling of preventive therapy strategies to inform household contact management policies in high-burden countries
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. P2P-7713650 Oct 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2018
    Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
    Community engagement to address tuberculosis infection in persons experiencing homelessness
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. Child Health Research Award Jul 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2017
    Charles H. Hood Foundation
    A community-based system of delivering treatment to prevent tuberculosis in children
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Brooks MB, Millones AK, Puma D, Contreras C, Jimenez J, Tzelios C, Jenkins HE, Yuen CM, Keshavjee S, Lecca L, Becerra MC. Mapping local hot spots with routine tuberculosis data: A pragmatic approach to identify spatial variability. PLoS One. 2022; 17(3):e0265826. PMID: 35324987.
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  2. Tovar MA, Puma D, Palomino S, Peinado J, Llanos F, Martinelli C, Jimenez J, Calderon R, Yuen CM, Lecca L. Integrated screening and testing for TB and COVID-19 in Peru. Public Health Action. 2022 Mar 21; 12(1):7-9. PMID: 35317538.
  3. Galea JT, Puma D, Tzelios C, Valdivia H, Millones AK, Jiménez J, Brooks MB, Yuen CM, Lecca L, Becerra MC, Keshavjee S. A structured community engagement strategy to support uptake of TB active case-finding. Public Health Action. 2022 Mar 21; 12(1):18-23. PMID: 35317536.
  4. Brooks MB, Jenkins HE, Puma D, Tzelios C, Millones AK, Jimenez J, Galea JT, Lecca L, Becerra MC, Keshavjee S, Yuen CM. A role for community-level socioeconomic indicators in targeting tuberculosis screening interventions. Sci Rep. 2022 01 17; 12(1):781. PMID: 35039612.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  5. Onyango DO, Akelo V, van der Sande MAB, Ridzon R, Were JA, Agaya JA, Oele EA, Wandiga S, Igunza AK, Young PW, Blau DM, Joseph RH, Yuen CM, Zielinski-Gutierrez E, Tippett-Barr BA. Causes of death in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected children aged under-five years in western Kenya. AIDS. 2022 01 01; 36(1):59-68. PMID: 34586084.
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  6. Shaye DA, Nakarmi KK, Shakya P, Pradhan L, Bhattarai K, Rayamajhi B, Joshi HD, Yuen CM, Shrestha KK, Rai SM. Mobile Surgical Scouts Increase Surgical Access for Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate in Nepal. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2021 Sep 13. PMID: 34516932.
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  7. Yuen CM, Majidulla A, Jaswal M, Safdar N, Malik AA, Khan AJ, Becerra MC, Keshavjee S, Lu C, Hussain H. Cost of Delivering 12-Dose Isoniazid and Rifapentine Versus 6 Months of Isoniazid for Tuberculosis Infection in a High-Burden Setting. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 09 07; 73(5):e1135-e1141. PMID: 33289039.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Chiang SS, Brooks MB, Jenkins HE, Rubenstein D, Seddon JA, van de Water BJ, Lindeborg MM, Becerra MC, Yuen CM. Concordance of Drug-resistance Profiles Between Persons With Drug-resistant Tuberculosis and Their Household Contacts: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 07 15; 73(2):250-263. PMID: 32448887.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  9. Yuen CM, Puma D, Millones AK, Galea JT, Tzelios C, Calderon RI, Brooks MB, Jimenez J, Contreras C, Nichols TC, Nicholson T, Lecca L, Becerra MC, Keshavjee S. Identifying barriers and facilitators to implementation of community-based tuberculosis active case finding with mobile X-ray units in Lima, Peru: a RE-AIM evaluation. BMJ Open. 2021 07 07; 11(7):e050314. PMID: 34234000.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  10. Zeladita-Huaman J, Yuen CM, Zegarra-Chapoñan R, Curisinche-Rojas M, Egusquiza-Pozo V. Caregivers' knowledge and perceptions are associated with children's TB preventive treatment completion. Public Health Action. 2021 Jun 21; 11(2):85-90. PMID: 34159068.
  11. Zegarra-Chapoñan R, Bonadonna LV, Yuen CM, Martina-Chávez MB, Zeladita-Huaman J. Implementation of isoniazid preventive therapy in southern Lima, Peru: an analysis of health center characteristics. Infect Dis Poverty. 2021 May 07; 10(1):63. PMID: 33962691.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Dodd PJ, Yuen CM, Jayasooriya SM, van der Zalm MM, Seddon JA. Quantifying the global number of tuberculosis survivors: a modelling study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2021 07; 21(7):984-992. PMID: 33640076.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Yuen CM, Millones AK, Puma D, Jimenez J, Galea JT, Calderon R, Pages GS, Brooks MB, Lecca L, Nicholson T, Becerra MC, Keshavjee S. Closing delivery gaps in the treatment of tuberculosis infection: Lessons from implementation research in Peru. PLoS One. 2021; 16(2):e0247411. PMID: 33606824.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  14. Yuen CM, Millones AK, Galea JT, Puma D, Jimenez J, Lecca L, Becerra MC, Keshavjee S. Toward patient-centered tuberculosis preventive treatment: preferences for regimens and formulations in Lima, Peru. BMC Public Health. 2021 01 11; 21(1):121. PMID: 33430823.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Maalouf FT, Alrojolah L, Ghandour L, Afifi R, Dirani LA, Barrett P, Nakkash R, Shamseddeen W, Tabaja F, Yuen CM, Becker AE. Building Emotional Resilience in Youth in Lebanon: a School-Based Randomized Controlled Trial of the FRIENDS Intervention. Prev Sci. 2020 07; 21(5):650-660. PMID: 32363411.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Yuen CM, Seddon JA, Keshavjee S, Dodd PJ. Risk-benefit analysis of tuberculosis infection testing for household contact management in high-burden countries: a mathematical modelling study. Lancet Glob Health. 2020 05; 8(5):e672-e680. PMID: 32353315.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  17. Malik AA, Fuad J, Siddiqui S, Amanullah F, Jaswal M, Barry Z, Jabeen F, Fatima R, Yuen CM, Salahuddin N, Khan AJ, Keshavjee S, Becerra MC, Hussain H. Tuberculosis Preventive Therapy for Individuals Exposed to Drug-resistant Tuberculosis: Feasibility and Safety of a Community-based Delivery of Fluoroquinolone-containing Preventive Regimen. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 04 15; 70(9):1958-1965. PMID: 31190072.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  18. Warria K, Nyamthimba P, Chweya A, Agaya J, Achola M, Reichler M, Cowden J, Heilig CM, Borgdorff MW, Cain KP, Yuen CM. Tuberculosis disease and infection among household contacts of bacteriologically confirmed and non-confirmed tuberculosis patients. Trop Med Int Health. 2020 06; 25(6):695-701. PMID: 32170771.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  19. Marastuti A, Subandi MA, Retnowati S, Marchira CR, Yuen CM, Good BJ, Good MD. Development and Evaluation of a Mental Health Training Program for Community Health Workers in Indonesia. Community Ment Health J. 2020 10; 56(7):1248-1254. PMID: 32062716.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Mchembere W, Agaya J, Yuen CM, Okelloh D, Achola M, Opole J, Cowden J, Muttai H, Heilig CM, Borgdorff MW, Cain KP. High yield of new HIV diagnoses during active case-finding for tuberculosis. AIDS. 2019 12 01; 33(15):2431-2435. PMID: 31764108.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  21. Yuen CM, Agaya J, Mchembere W, Okelloh D, Achola M, Opole J, Cowden J, Heilig CM, Borgdorff MW, Cain KP. Optimizing the efficiency of tuberculosis active case-finding in health facilities and communities. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2019 07 01; 23(7):844-849. PMID: 31439117.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  22. Okelloh D, Achola M, Opole J, Ogwang C, Agaya J, Sifuna P, Mchembere W, Cowden J, Heilig M, Borgdorff MW, Yuen CM, Cain KP. Lessons learned from community-based tuberculosis case-finding in western Kenya. Public Health Action. 2019 Jun 21; 9(2):53-57. PMID: 31417853.
    Citations: 1     
  23. Yuen CM, Millones AK, Contreras CC, Lecca L, Becerra MC, Keshavjee S. Tuberculosis household accompaniment to improve the contact management cascade: A prospective cohort study. PLoS One. 2019; 14(5):e0217104. PMID: 31100097.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  24. Malik AA, Brooks MB, Siddiqui S, Fuad J, Peloquin CA, Amanullah F, Jaswal M, Becerra MC, Hussain H, Yuen CM. Pharmacokinetics of Levofloxacin in Children Treated for Exposure to Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2019 05; 63(5). PMID: 30803975.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  25. Mitnick CD, Yuen CM. Tuberculosis active case-finding: more than just finding cases. Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 05; 19(5):456-457. PMID: 30910430.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Surie D, Borgdorff MW, Cain KP, Click ES, DeCock KM, Yuen CM. Assessing the impact of antiretroviral therapy on tuberculosis notification rates among people with HIV: a descriptive analysis of 23 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, 2010-2015. BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 26; 18(1):481. PMID: 30257667.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Dodd PJ, Yuen CM, Becerra MC, Revill P, Jenkins HE, Seddon JA. Potential effect of household contact management on childhood tuberculosis: a mathematical modelling study. Lancet Glob Health. 2018 12; 6(12):e1329-e1338. PMID: 30266570.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Onyango DO, Yuen CM, Masini E, Borgdorff MW. Epidemiology of Pediatric Tuberculosis in Kenya and Risk Factors for Mortality during Treatment: A National Retrospective Cohort Study. J Pediatr. 2018 10; 201:115-121. PMID: 29885751.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Jenkins HE, Yuen CM. The burden of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in children. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2018 05 01; 22(5):3-6. PMID: 29665947.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Brumwell A, Noyes E, Kulkarni S, Lin V, Becerra MC, Yuen CM. A rapid review of treatment literacy materials for tuberculosis patients. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2018 03 01; 22(3):336-341. PMID: 29471913.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Onyango DO, Yuen CM, Cain KP, Ngari F, Masini EO, Borgdorff MW. Reduction of HIV-associated excess mortality by antiretroviral treatment among tuberculosis patients in Kenya. PLoS One. 2017; 12(11):e0188235. PMID: 29145454.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Dodd PJ, Yuen CM, Sismanidis C, Seddon JA, Jenkins HE. The global burden of tuberculosis mortality in children: a mathematical modelling study. Lancet Glob Health. 2017 09; 5(9):e898-e906. PMID: 28807188.
    Citations: 91     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Rodriguez CA, Sasse S, Yuengling KA, Azzawi S, Becerra MC, Yuen CM. A systematic review of national policies for the management of persons exposed to tuberculosis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2017 08 01; 21(8):935-940. PMID: 28786803.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  34. Lecca L, Galea J, Contreras CC, Millones AK, Clendenes M, Yuen CM. Challenges in tuberculosis/HIV management in a country with a concentrated HIV epidemic. AIDS. 2017 06 01; 31(9):1207-1209. PMID: 28492390.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  35. Lecca L, Galea J, Contreras CC, Millones AK, Clendenes M, Yuen CM. Challenges in TB/HIV management in a country with a concentrated HIV epidemic. AIDS. 2017 Mar 28. PMID: 28353540.
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  36. Contreras CC, Millones AK, Santa Cruz J, Aguilar M, Clendenes M, Toranzo M, Llaro K, Lecca L, Becerra MC, Yuen CM. Addressing tuberculosis patients' medical and socio-economic needs: a comprehensive programmatic approach. Trop Med Int Health. 2017 04; 22(4):505-511. PMID: 28117937.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Jenkins HE, Yuen CM, Rodriguez CA, Nathavitharana RR, McLaughlin MM, Donald P, Marais BJ, Becerra MC. Mortality in children diagnosed with tuberculosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 03; 17(3):285-295. PMID: 27964822.
    Citations: 60     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  38. Montepiedra G, Yuen CM, Rich ML, Evans SR. Totality of outcomes: A different paradigm in assessing interventions for treatment of tuberculosis. J Clin Tuberc Other Mycobact Dis. 2016 Aug; 4:9-13. PMID: 28042610.
    Citations: 3     
  39. Yuen CM, Jenkins HE, Chang R, Mpunga J, Becerra MC. Two methods for setting child-focused tuberculosis care targets. Public Health Action. 2016 Jun 21; 6(2):83-96. PMID: 27358801.
    Citations: 15     
  40. Yuen CM, Kammerer JS, Marks K, Navin TR, France AM. Recent Transmission of Tuberculosis - United States, 2011-2014. PLoS One. 2016; 11(4):e0153728. PMID: 27082644.
    Citations: 66     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  41. Yuen CM, Kurbatova EV, Tupasi T, Caoili JC, Van Der Walt M, Kvasnovsky C, Yagui M, Bayona J, Contreras C, Leimane V, Ershova J, Via LE, Kim H, Akksilp S, Kazennyy BY, Volchenkov GV, Jou R, Kliiman K, Demikhova OV, Vasilyeva IA, Dalton T, Cegielski JP. Association between Regimen Composition and Treatment Response in Patients with Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Prospective Cohort Study. PLoS Med. 2015 Dec; 12(12):e1001932. PMID: 26714320.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  42. Yuen CM, Amanullah F, Dharmadhikari A, Nardell EA, Seddon JA, Vasilyeva I, Zhao Y, Keshavjee S, Becerra MC. Turning off the tap: stopping tuberculosis transmission through active case-finding and prompt effective treatment. Lancet. 2015 Dec 05; 386(10010):2334-43. PMID: 26515675.
    Citations: 59     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  43. Yuen CM, Jenkins HE, Rodriguez CA, Keshavjee S, Becerra MC. Global and Regional Burden of Isoniazid-Resistant Tuberculosis. Pediatrics. 2015 Jul; 136(1):e50-9. PMID: 26034243.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. Yuen CM, Rodriguez CA, Keshavjee S, Becerra MC. Map the gap: missing children with drug-resistant tuberculosis. Public Health Action. 2015 Mar 21; 5(1):45-58. PMID: 26400601.
    Citations: 2     
  45. Yuen CM, Krapivina TM, Kazennyy BY, Kiryanova EV, Aksenova VA, Gordina A, Finlay AM, Cegielski JP. Annual risk of tuberculous infection measured using serial skin testing, Orel Oblast, Russia, 1991-2005. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2015 Jan; 19(1):39-43. PMID: 25519788.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  46. Yuen CM, Weyenga HO, Kim AA, Malika T, Muttai H, Katana A, Nganga L, Cain KP, De Cock KM. Comparison of trends in tuberculosis incidence among adults living with HIV and adults without HIV--Kenya, 1998-2012. PLoS One. 2014; 9(6):e99880. PMID: 24937804.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Jenkins HE, Tolman AW, Yuen CM, Parr JB, Keshavjee S, Pérez-Vélez CM, Pagano M, Becerra MC, Cohen T. Incidence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis disease in children: systematic review and global estimates. Lancet. 2014 May 03; 383(9928):1572-9. PMID: 24671080.
    Citations: 93     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Alami NN, Yuen CM, Miramontes R, Pratt R, Price SF, Navin TR. Trends in tuberculosis - United States, 2013. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Mar 21; 63(11):229-33. PMID: 24647398.
    Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  49. Yuen CM, Kurbatova EV, Click ES, Cavanaugh JS, Cegielski JP. Association between Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex phylogenetic lineage and acquired drug resistance. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e83006. PMID: 24376623.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  50. Shah NS, Yuen CM, Heo M, Tolman AW, Becerra MC. Yield of contact investigations in households of patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis: systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Feb; 58(3):381-91. PMID: 24065336.
    Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  51. Yuen CM, Tolman AW, Cohen T, Parr JB, Keshavjee S, Becerra MC. Isoniazid-resistant tuberculosis in children: a systematic review. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 May; 32(5):e217-26. PMID: 23348808.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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