The Global Childhood TB Program has forged strategic partnerships with strong leaders in academia and program implementation to position the TB Program to be a powerful leader in developing innovations in childhood TB globally. The program Director, Dr. Mandalakas, participates in many international working groups. She is an active participant in international research networks including the International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Network and in the CFAR РSub Saharan Africa Working Group. Members of the TB Program have facilitated group discussions with the Sentinel Group in Dubai, UAE, and the WHO AFRO regional meetings in 2015.


Texas Children’s Hospital

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)

Baylor-UT Houston Center for AIDS Research (Baylor-UT CFAR)

Swaziland Ministry of Health

Dartmouth College

Columbia University (ICAP)

University of the Philippines-Manila

World Health Organization (WHO)


McGill University

The Cochrane Collaboration

Dr. Jeffrey Starke
Pediatrics-Infectious Disease
Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Andrea Cruz
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Audrea Burns
Asst Dir, Reg Affairs
Pediatrics-Human Immunobiology
Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. George Makedonas
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics-Human Immunobiology
Baylor College of Medicine