Yukari Manabe

Yukari Manabe

Yukari Manabe, MD, is currently the Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation within the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, a Professor of Medicine, International Health, and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, and a faculty member of both the Center for Tuberculosis Research and Center for Clinical Global Health Education.

From 2007 until 2012, she was the Head of Research at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) in Kampala, Uganda, where she built research infrastructure, improved research regulatory compliance, enlarged the pool of statistical expertise, began a translational research lab to build basic science research, and streamlined scientific research at the IDI which has led to increased academic productivity and formal recognition of the IDI as a Research Center of Excellence. She also consolidated and built the research capacity building programs which has trained numerous Ugandan masters and PhD students within country. Her own research is in health systems strengthening and implementation science particularly in the area of TB-HIV infection and point-of-care diagnostics and their impact on patient-centered outcomes.

Dr. Manabe is an author of more than 120 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Manabe obtained her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She joined the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty in 1999 after completing her residency in internal medicine and fellowship in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


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