Tuberculosis Epidemiologic Studies Consortium (TBESC)
The Charles P. Felton National TB Center is a participating site
in TBESC which was established in September 2001. TBESC was designed
by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to build
scientific research capacities of state and metropolitan TB control
programs, participating laboratories, academic institutions, hospitals,
and both non- and for-profit organizations.
Twenty-two sites are members in TBESC. These sites are located
throughout the United States and Canada, and they, collectively,
are charged with designing, conducting, and evaluating programmatically
relevant epidemiologic, behavioral, economic, laboratory, and operational
research concerning the identification, diagnosis, prevention, and
control of active TB disease and latent TB infection. Principal
Investigator for the Charles P. Felton National TB Center is Dr.
The following projects are currently in progress: