null Amrita Daftary, PhD

Scientist, RI-MUHC , 5252 de Maisonneuve

Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University



Social determinants of health • gender and equity • infectious disease • implementation science • qualitative research • TB-HIV stigma

Research Focus

My expertise is in social and behavioural research, qualitative methods, global implementation science, and health services research and evaluation. My research focuses on health care seeking and caregiving practices for HIV and TB to inform the design and evaluation of multi-level interventions in a number of settings, including South Africa, India and Canada. A current emphasis of my work is on stigma associated with TB, including drug-resistant TB and TB-HIV coinfection.

Selected Publications

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  • Law S, Daftary A, O'Donnell M, Padayatchi N, Calzavara L, Menzies D. Interventions to improve retention-in-care and treatment adherence among patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis: a systematic review. The European respiratory journal. 2018; PubMed [journal] PMID: 30309972.

  • Daftary A, Mitchell EMH, Reid MJA, Fekadu E, Goosby E. To End TB, First-Ever High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis Must Address Stigma. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. 2018; 99(5):1114-1116. PubMed [journal] PMID: 30226149.

  • Daftary A, Hirsch-Moverman Y, Kassie GM, Melaku Z, Gadisa T, Saito S, Howard AA. A Qualitative Evaluation of the Acceptability of an Interactive Voice Response System to Enhance Adherence to Isoniazid Preventive Therapy Among People Living with HIV in Ethiopia. AIDS and behavior. 2017; 21(11):3057-3067. NIHMSID: NIHMS833040 PubMed [journal] PMID: 27221743.

  • Daftary A, Calzavara L, Padayatchi N. The contrasting cultures of HIV and tuberculosis care. AIDS (London, England). 2015; 29(1):1-4. NIHMSID: NIHMS761311 PubMed [journal] PMID: 25387315.

  • Daftary A. HIV and tuberculosis: the construction and management of double stigma. Social science & medicine (1982). 2012; 74(10):1512-9. PubMed [journal] PMID: 22444460.