Anna M. Mandalakas, MD, MSEpi
Associate Professor, Pediatrics Global Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Anna M. Mandalakas, MD, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Global Health, and Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She is Chief of the Division of Global Child Health, a multidisciplinary research, service and educational division of Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital that includes individuals with expertise in international adoption, refugee-immigrant health, pediatric disaster preparedness and infectious disease epidemiology. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Case Western Reserve University; medical degree from The Hahnemann School of Medicine; trained in Pediatrics and Global Health at Case Western Reserve University. She has been on the faculty at Case Western Reserve University since 2000.
Dr. Mandalakas is a recognized international expert in the area of international adoption and childhood Tuberculosis. She currently receives funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Thrasher Research Fund to examine the utility of novel Tuberculosis diagnostic tests in HIV-infected children living in impoverished communities of the Western Cape province of South Africa. The long-term aim of her work is to improve identification of children at risk of Tuberculosis and support the delivery of therapy to prevent TB disease in children.
Dr. Mandalakas has served on multiple national and international committees concerned with global child health, including those of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Academic Pediatric Association, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, and World Health Organization. She was recently awarded the Burtris Burr Breeze award by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society in recognition of her recently published work, Interpretation of repeat tuberculin skin testing in international adoptees: conversion or boosting, that was voted exemplary in the field of Infectious Disease Epidemiology.