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Ari Robert Ho-Foster, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine
Epidemiologist, Botswana UPenn Partnership Program
Operations Director, Botswana UPenn Partnership Program
Department: Medicine

Contact information
Botswana-UPenn Partnership
UB Main Campus - Block 244G, Room 107
P O Box AC 157 ACH
Gaborone,
Office: +267 355 4855
Fax: +267 393 2267
Education:
BSc (Biology)
McMaster University, 1998.
MSc (Applied Epidemiology)
Autonomous University of Guerrero - Tropical Disease Research Center, 2003.
Post-Graduate Training
AIDS prevention trials and the use of epidemiology in planning (2-four week and 1-one week module), CIET Trust (Botswana), 2007-2009.
Principles of Clinical Epidemiology (1 week), University of Pretoria (South Africa), 2011-2011.
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Selected Publications

Arscott-Mills Tonya, Ho-Foster Ari, Lowenstein Margaret, Jibril Haruna, Masunge Japhter, Mweemba Phanuel, Nashara Paul, Makombe Robert, Chirenda Joconiah, Friedman Harvey M, Steenhoff Andrew P, Harari Nurit: Yield of Screening for TB and HIV among Children Failing to Thrive in Botswana. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics Aug 2013.

Ha, YP, Littman-Quinn, R, Antwi, A, Seropola, G, Green, RS, Tesfalul, MA, Ho-Foster, A, Luberti, AA, Holmes, JH, Steenhoff, AP, Kovarik, CL.: A mobile health approach to tuberculosis contact tracing in resource-limited settings. 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Copenhagen, Denmark. August 2013 Notes: Abstract No. 758.

Puryear S, Seropola G, Ho-Foster A, Arscott-Mills T, Mazhani L, Firth J, Goldfarb D M, Ncube R, Bisson G P, Steenhoff A P: Yield of contact tracing from pediatric tuberculosis index cases in Gaborone, Botswana. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease : the official Journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 17(8): 1049-55, Aug 2013.

Patlakwe, TM, Steenhoff, AP, Chakalisa, UA, Sebina, K, Kung, S-J, Arscott-Mills, T, Ho-Foster, A, Amati, S, Chiba, A, Mogotsi, T, Chise, M, Monokwane-Thupiso, B, Makone, I, Mazhani, L.: Introduction of a child mortality audit system to improve paediatric care in Botswana - initial results from Princess Marina Hospital. CUGH (Consortium of Universities for Global Health) Conference March 2013.

Ha Yoonhee P, Littman-Quinn Ryan, Antwi Cynthia, Seropola Gorewang, Green Rebecca S, Tesfalul Martha A, Ho-Foster Ari, Luberti Anthony A, Holmes John H, Steenhoff Andrew P, Kovarik Carrie L: A mobile health approach to tuberculosis contact tracing in resource-limited settings. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 192: 1188, 2013.

Arscott-Mills, T, Ho-Foster, A, Lowenstein, M, Jibril, H, Masunge, J, Mweemba, P, Nashara, P, Makombe, R, Chirenda, J, Friedman, H, Steenhoff, AP. : Screening for TB and HIV Among Children Failing to Thrive in Botswana. 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 2012 Notes: Poster Presentation (PC-303-17).

Mudakha, S, Kestler, M, Ho-Foster, A, Macgregor, R, Pelaelo, G, Friedman, HF. : Pilot for developing a TB screening tool for coughers admitted for in-patient care in an area of high TB prevalence. 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 2012 Notes: Poster Presentation (PC-303-17).

Greenberger, E, Ho-Foster, A, Chandra, A, Molapisi, L, Poloko, J, Gouwe, T, Friedman, HM, Haas, MK.: High Mortality Among Adults Presenting With Pneumonia in Botswana. 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 2012 Notes: Oral Presentation No. OP-128-15.

Puryear S, Seropola G, Ho-Foster A, Arscott-Mills T, Mazhani L, Ncube R, Bisson GP, Steenhoff AP. : Yield of contact tracing among household contacts of children diagnosed with TB in Gaborone, Botswana. 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 2012 Notes: Abstract No. PC-636-17.

Dipesalema, J, Steenhoff, A, Phelps, R, Ho-Foster, A, Mullen, P, Mabikwa, V, Tolle, MA, Anabwani, G.: Sputum induction for paediatric tuberculosis in Botswana: programme description and findings. 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia November 2012 Notes: Poster Presentation (PC-654-16).

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Last updated: 09/13/2013
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