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Section II. Presentations and Panel Discussion
Welcome Address: Opening Remarks
Welcome Address: Behavioral and Social Science Research in Tuberculosis Control
Keynote Session: When Sacred Cows Become the Tiger’s Breakfast: Defining A Role for the Social Sciences in Tuberculosis Control
Keynote Session: Behavior, Society and Tuberculosis Control
Preliminary Results from the Tuberculosis Behavioral and Social Science Literature Review
Neighborhood Health Messengers: Using Local Knowledge, Trust, and Relationships to Create Culturally Effective Tuberculosis Education and Care for Immigrant and Refugee Families
Psychosocial, Social Structural, and Environmental Determinants of Tuberculosis Control
Community Perspectives in Tuberculosis Control and Elimination: The Personal Experiences of Patients and Providers Panel Discussion
Group Discussion of Themes and Issues from Day One
Breakout Group Sessions I: Identifying Research Gaps and Needs
Turning Research into Practice Panel Discussion
Sharpening the Focus on Turning Research into Practice: The Promise of Participatory Research Approaches
Two CDC Models from HIV Prevention: Replicating Effective Programs and Diffusion of Effective Behavioral Interventions
Effective Intervention for Asthma
Potential Funding Opportunities
Closing Remarks: Maintaining the Momentum on Development of a Tuberculosis Research Agenda
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The Tuberculosis Behavioral and Social Science Research Forum Proceedings

Section II. Presentations and Panel Discussions


Welcome Address: Opening Remarks

Harold Jaffe, M.D.
Director, National Center for HIV, STD, and Tuberculosis Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Day 1, Morning Session

Dr. Jaffe’s opening remarks highlighted behavioral and social science research contributions to understanding the behavior of patients and providers in several health fields and their relevance to TB control and prevention. Early social science research has contributed to our understanding that cultural differences, race, gender, and ethnicity are as important as individual-level differences in predicting the success of health and disease prevention efforts. Behavioral sciences have been critical to U.S. and international activities addressing HIV/AIDS, STDs, and TB. For HIV/AIDS, behavioral sciences have enhanced our understanding of attitudes, health-seeking behaviors, treatment adherence, and prevention strategies. This research makes clear that “one size does not fit all” when developing prevention programs, a point that is also applicable to TB treatment and control strategies.

More recently, the Institute of Medicine report Ending Neglect: Eliminating Tuberculosis in the United States called for studies to understand how interventions can be tailored to particular high-risk populations. Clearly, there is an expanding role for behavioral and social science research in informing the fight against tuberculosis. This Forum marks the continuation and refinement of efforts to set an agenda for TB control and prevention research in these disciplines.














Released October 2008
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