Ruvandhi Nathavitharana

Ruvandhi Nathavitharana, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School and vice chair of TB Proof. A tuberculosis (TB) researcher and attending physician in infectious diseases, Nathavitharana’s research is focused on TB diagnostics and transmission prevention. She is passionate about working with communities to use evidence-based approaches to advocate for high quality care for all people affected by TB and to amplify the voices of TB survivors in these efforts.


Afraid to Die, Afraid to Go to the Clinic

Amplifying tuberculosis survivor perspectives to encourage men to seek care for COVID-19 in South Africa and elsewhere