null Kevin Schwartzman, MD MPH

Senior Scientist, RI-MUHC , 5252 de Maisonneuve

Translational Research in Respiratory Diseases Program

Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

Department of Medicine, Division of Respiratory Medicine, MUHC



tuberculosis • epidemiology • public health • respiratory disease • health economics

Research Focus

My research focuses on designing more effective and cost-effective interventions for tuberculosis care and prevention, using predictions based on current knowledge of benefits, costs, and impacts including those on patients' quality of life. My current research focuses on the assessment of potential tuberculosis prevention strategies in Inuit communities using computer simulation techniques.

Selected Publications

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  • Rossi C1, Zwerling A, Thibert L, Rivest P, McIntosh F, Behr MA, Benedetti A, Menzies D, Schwartzman K. Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission over an 11-year period in a low-incidence, urban setting. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2012;16(3):312-8. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.11.0204. Epub 2012 Jan 5. PMID: 22230764.

  • Sugarman J, Alvarez GG, Schwartzman K, Oxlade O. Sputum induction for tuberculosis diagnosis in an Arctic setting: a cost comparison. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2014 Oct;18(10):1223-30. doi: 10.5588/ijtld.14.0163. PMID: 25216837.

  • Bauer M, Ahmed S, Benedetti A, Greenaway C, Lalli M, Leavens A, Menzies D, Vadeboncoeur C, Vissandjée B, Wynne A, Schwartzman K. The impact of tuberculosis on health utility: a longitudinal cohort study. Qual Life Res. 2015 Jun;24(6):1337-49. doi: 10.1007/s11136-014-0858-6. Epub 2014 Nov 13. PMID: 25391490.

  • Ditkowsky JB, Schwartzman K. Potential cost-effectiveness of a new infant tuberculosis vaccine in South Africa--implications for clinical trials: a decision analysis. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 15;9(1):e83526. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083526. eCollection 2014. PMID: 24454706.

  • Schwartzman K, Oxlade O, Barr RG, Grimard F, Acosta I, Baez J, Ferreira E, Melgen RE, Morose W, Salgado AC, Jacquet V, Maloney S, Laserson K, Mendez AP, Menzies D. Domestic returns from investment in the control of tuberculosis in other countries. N Engl J Med. 2005 Sep 8;353(10):1008-20. PMID: 16148286.