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Tonya Arscott-Mills, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Botswana UPenn Partnership
214 Independence Avenue
Gaborone, Botswana,
Office: +267-75149720
Lab: +267-317-0933
BS (Biology)
Furman University, 1997.
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 2001.
MPH (Public Health)
University of London- London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2014.
Post-Graduate Training
Pediatric Intern & Resident, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, 2001-2004.
World Medical Mission Post-residency International Fellow, Cure International Hospital, Kabul, Afghanistan, 2004-2006.
Diplomat of American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), 2004.
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Selected Publications

Kelly MS, Wirth KE, Steenhoff AP, Cunningham C, Arscott-Mills T, Boiditswe, S, Patel M, Shah S, Finalle R, Makone I, Feemster K: Treatment Failures and Excessive Mortality Among HIV-exposed, Uninfected Children with Pneumonia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 4(4): e117-26, December 2015.

Pernica JM, Steenhoff AP, Welch H, Mokomane 4, Quaye I, Arscott-Mills T, Mazhani L, Lechiile K, Mahony J, Smieja M, Goldfarb DM.: Correlation of Clinical Outcomes With Multiplex Molecular Testing of Stool From Children Admitted to Hospital With Gastroenteritis in Botswana Ped Infect Dis J ahead of print online May 16 2015.

Kelly, M. S., Smieja, M., Luinstra, K., Wirth, K. E., Goldfarb, D. M., Steenhoff, A. P., Arscott-Mills, T., Cunningham, C. K., Boiditswe, S., Sethomo, W., Shah, S. S., Finalle, R., Feemster, K. A.: Association of respiratory viruses with outcomes of severe childhood pneumonia in Botswana. PLoS One 10(5): e0126593, 2015.

Kelly, M. S., Wirth, K. E., Madrigano, J., Feemster, K. A., Cunningham, C. K., Arscott-Mills, T., Boiditswe, S., Shah, S. S., Finalle, R., Steenhoff, A. P.: The effect of exposure to wood smoke on outcomes of childhood pneumonia in Botswana. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 19(3): 349-55, 2015.

Matthew S. Kelly, Kathleen E. Wirth, Tonya Arscott-Mills, Jaime Madrigano, Marek Smieja, Coleen Cunningham, Kristen Feemster, Andrew P. Steenhoff: The effect of exposure to wood smoke on treatment outcomes for childhood pneumonia in Botswana. Abstract PD-517-3001 at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health, Barcelona, Spain October 2014.

Firth J, Lijinsky C, Arscott-Mills T, Phelps BR, Powell C. : Improving estimates of the burden of childhood TB: Diagnostic algorithms and age-disaggregated reporting. Abstract EP-130-01 at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health, Barcelona, Spain October 2014.

Firth J, Lijinsky C, Arscott-Mills T, Phelps BR, Powell C. : Decentralization of ART care through Option B+: An opportunity to Improve IPT uptake for children? Abstract PD-512-30 at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health, Barcelona, Spain October 2014.

LaCourse, S. M., Chester, F. M., Preidis, G., McCrary, L. M., Arscott-Mills, T., Maliwichi, M., James, G., McCollum, E. D., Hosseinipour, M. C.: Use of Xpert for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in severely malnourished hospitalized Malawian children. Pediatr Infect Dis J 33(11): 1200-2, 2014.

Lo T, Arscott-Mills T, Ntshimane L, Mugisha K, Lere T, Ho-Foster A, Boyd R, Cavanaugh J, Menzies H, Steenhoff AP, Ncube R.: Outcomes of children diagnosed with tuberculosis based on gastric aspirates in Botswana, 2008-2012. World Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Cape Town, South Africa, November 2013.

Alami NN, Arscott-Mills T, Masole L, Machao G, Cavanaugh S, Menzies H, Steenhoff AP, Ncube R: The burden of childhood tuberculosis in Botswana – 2008 to 2012. Abtsract OPP-430-01 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris, France. November 2013.

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