Sally McFall, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
Northwestern University

Aditya Khanna, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
The University of Chicago

Monday, February 8, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m. CT
Livestream Only
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Drs. Sally McFall and Aditya Khanna will present the results of their Third Coast CFAR pilot projects.

Sensitivity and specificity testing of a qPCR-based tuberculosis detection method that approaches the sensitivity of culture”

Dr. Sally McFall, is a MPI of the Center for Innovation in Point-of-Care Technology for HIV/AIDS at Northwestern (C-THAN), and Director of the Technology Development/Refinement Core. Dr. McFall is Director of Research, Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies (CIGHT) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Sciences. Dr. McFall has extensive experience in leading point-of-care technology development projects for infectious diseases such as HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis designed specifically for low- and middle-income countries.

“Identifying Peer Change Agents for HIV Prevention on a Large Social Network”

Dr. Khanna is a computational epidemiologist and statistician at the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE) in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. He directs a multidisciplinary team that develops biosocial network models to inform policies to increase population health equity. Dr. Khanna’s substantive research is in reducing HIV/STI incidence in sexual and gender minority communities, and increasing breast cancer screening among African American women. He uses a combination of agent-based modeling, network analysis, and predictive methods, and disseminates research results across academic, governmental and community-based stakeholders.