Molly F Franke

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Improved retention associated with community-based accompaniment for antiretroviral therapy delivery in rural Rwanda
    Molly F Franke
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 56:1319-26. 2013
  2. doi request reprint High human immunodeficiency virus-free survival of infants born to human immunodeficiency virus-positive mothers in an integrated program to decrease child mortality in rural Rwanda
    Molly F Franke
    Partner In Health Inshuti Mu Buzima, Rwinkwavu, Rwanda
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:614-6. 2011
  3. pmc Food insufficiency is a risk factor for suboptimal antiretroviral therapy adherence among HIV-infected adults in urban Peru
    Molly F Franke
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:1483-9. 2011
  4. pmc Effectiveness of early antiretroviral therapy initiation to improve survival among HIV-infected adults with tuberculosis: a retrospective cohort study
    Molly F Franke
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 8:e1001029. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Community-based accompaniment and psychosocial health outcomes in HIV-infected adults in Rwanda: a prospective study
    Dana R Thomson
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 641 Huntington Avenue, 4th Floor, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    AIDS Behav 18:368-80. 2014
  6. pmc Aggressive regimens for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis reduce recurrence
    Molly F Franke
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 56:770-6. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Tuberculosis burden in households of patients with multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: a retrospective cohort study
    Mercedes C Becerra
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 377:147-52. 2011
  8. pmc Parasite infection and tuberculosis disease among children: a case-control study
    Molly F Franke
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts Partners In Health Socios En Salud Sucursal Peru, Lima, Peru Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño, Lima, Peru Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 90:279-82. 2014
  9. doi request reprint Reliability and construct validity of three health-related self-report scales in HIV-positive adults in rural Rwanda
    Henry M Epino
    Partners In Health Inshuti Mu Buzima, Rwinkwavu, Rwanda
    AIDS Care 24:1576-83. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Tuberculosis in children exposed at home to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
    Mercedes C Becerra
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:115-9. 2013

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  1. doi request reprint Improved retention associated with community-based accompaniment for antiretroviral therapy delivery in rural Rwanda
    Molly F Franke
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 56:1319-26. 2013
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  2. doi request reprint High human immunodeficiency virus-free survival of infants born to human immunodeficiency virus-positive mothers in an integrated program to decrease child mortality in rural Rwanda
    Molly F Franke
    Partner In Health Inshuti Mu Buzima, Rwinkwavu, Rwanda
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:614-6. 2011
    ..The cumulative 12-month infant survival probability was 0.97 (95% confidence interval: 0.94-0.99). The cumulative 12- to 18-month HIV-free survival probability was 0.95 (confidence interval: 0.91-0.97)...
  3. pmc Food insufficiency is a risk factor for suboptimal antiretroviral therapy adherence among HIV-infected adults in urban Peru
    Molly F Franke
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    AIDS Behav 15:1483-9. 2011
    ..R. per 5 point increase:0.91; C.I.:[0.85, 0.98]) and good baseline adherence self-efficacy (O.R.:0.25; C.I.:[0.09, 0.69]). Interventions that ensure food security for HIV-infected individuals may help sustain high levels of adherence...
  4. pmc Effectiveness of early antiretroviral therapy initiation to improve survival among HIV-infected adults with tuberculosis: a retrospective cohort study
    Molly F Franke
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Med 8:e1001029. 2011
    ..We aimed to examine whether early cART initiation improved survival among HIV-infected adults who were diagnosed with TB in a clinical setting...
  5. ncbi request reprint Community-based accompaniment and psychosocial health outcomes in HIV-infected adults in Rwanda: a prospective study
    Dana R Thomson
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, 641 Huntington Avenue, 4th Floor, Boston, MA, 02115, USA
    AIDS Behav 18:368-80. 2014
    ..Community-based accompaniment may represent an important intervention in HIV-infected populations with prevalent mental health morbidity. ..
  6. pmc Aggressive regimens for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis reduce recurrence
    Molly F Franke
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 56:770-6. 2013
    ..A better understanding of treatment-related factors associated with an elevated risk of recurrent tuberculosis after cure is urgently needed to optimize MDR tuberculosis therapy...
  7. doi request reprint Tuberculosis burden in households of patients with multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: a retrospective cohort study
    Mercedes C Becerra
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 377:147-52. 2011
    ..WHO recommends contact investigation in close contacts of patients with MDR and XDR tuberculosis. We aimed to assess the burden of tuberculosis disease in household contacts of such patients...
  8. pmc Parasite infection and tuberculosis disease among children: a case-control study
    Molly F Franke
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts Partners In Health Socios En Salud Sucursal Peru, Lima, Peru Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño, Lima, Peru Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 90:279-82. 2014
    ..We observed a statistically significant inverse linear dose-response relationship between Blastocystis hominis infection and TB. These findings should be confirmed in future prospective studies...
  9. doi request reprint Reliability and construct validity of three health-related self-report scales in HIV-positive adults in rural Rwanda
    Henry M Epino
    Partners In Health Inshuti Mu Buzima, Rwinkwavu, Rwanda
    AIDS Care 24:1576-83. 2012
    ..75 or above) for the scales overall and across subgroups of gender, literacy, and mode of ART delivery. The scales also demonstrated good convergent, discriminant, and known-group validity...
  10. doi request reprint Tuberculosis in children exposed at home to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
    Mercedes C Becerra
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:115-9. 2013
    ..With limited access to MDR-TB treatment, likely millions of children share the experience of chronic exposure to an infectious patient...
  11. doi request reprint Excellent clinical outcomes and high retention in care among adults in a community-based HIV treatment program in rural Rwanda
    Michael L Rich
    Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 59:e35-42. 2012
    ..We report clinical and programatic outcomes at 24 months for a cohort of patients enrolled in a community-based ART program in southeastern Rwanda under collaboration between Partners In Health and the Rwandan Ministry of Health...
  12. pmc Aggressive regimens for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis decrease all-cause mortality
    Carole D Mitnick
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e58664. 2013
    ..Analysis of observational data may inform the definition of an optimized regimen...
  13. pmc Comprehensive treatment of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
    Carole D Mitnick
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 359:563-74. 2008
    ..We describe the management of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis and treatment outcomes among patients who were referred for individualized outpatient therapy in Peru...
  14. ncbi request reprint Reduced paediatric hospitalizations for malaria and febrile illness patterns following implementation of a community-based malaria control programme in rural Rwanda
    Amy C Sievers
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    World Hosp Health Serv 44:28-35. 2008
    ..More accurate diagnosis and management of febrile illnesses is critically needed both now and as fever aetiologies change with further reductions in malaria...
  15. doi request reprint Validation and abbreviation of an HIV stigma scale in an adult spanish-speaking population in urban Peru
    Molly F Franke
    Partners In Health, Boston, MA, 02199, USA
    AIDS Behav 14:189-99. 2010
    ..The resulting abridged scale contained 21 of the 40 original items and revealed properties similar to the full Spanish version...
  16. doi request reprint Recurrence after treatment for pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
    Mercedes C Becerra
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 51:709-11. 2010
    ..2% (95% confidence interval, 3.0%-8.2%) experienced true relapse. This is an upper-bound estimate of relapse on which new regimens must improve...
  17. pmc Risk factors for in-hospital mortality among children with tuberculosis: the 25-year experience in Peru
    Peter C Drobac
    Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 130:e373-9. 2012
    ..We examined factors associated with in-hospital death among children with tuberculosis (TB). We hypothesized that a negative response to tuberculin skin testing (TST) would predict decreased survival...
  18. pmc Multiple introductions of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis into households, Lima, Peru
    Ted Cohen
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:969-75. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that community exposure to MDR TB in Lima occurs frequently. Rapid drug sensitivity testing of strains from household contacts of known MDR TB patients is needed to identify optimal treatment regimens...
  19. pmc Implementation of genotype MTBDRplus reduces time to multidrug-resistant tuberculosis therapy initiation in South Africa
    Karen R Jacobson
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 56:503-8. 2013
    ..We sought to determine whether implementation of the rapid MTBDRplus diagnostic shortened the time from specimen collection to patient MDR tuberculosis therapy initiation...
  20. pmc Malaria parasitemia and CD4 T cell count, viral load, and adverse HIV outcomes among HIV-infected pregnant women in Tanzania
    Molly F Franke
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 82:556-62. 2010
    ..1-6.0; P test for heterogeneity = 0.05). Further study is warranted to determine whether or not parasitemia is especially detrimental to individuals with lower levels of immunosuppression or chronic low parasitemia...
  21. doi request reprint Modifiable factors associated with tuberculosis disease in children: a case-control study
    Molly F Franke
    From the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA Partners In Health, Boston, MA Socios En Salud Sucursal Peru, Lima, Peru Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño, Lima, Peru Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA and Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 33:109-11. 2014
    ..Consumption of fruits/vegetables ≥5 days/week was associated with a lower rate. Isoniazid uptake was low among children with a known contact. ..
  22. pmc Reduced paediatric hospitalizations for malaria and febrile illness patterns following implementation of community-based malaria control programme in rural Rwanda
    Amy C Sievers
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Malar J 7:167. 2008
    ..This study attempted to measure the impact of these interventions on paediatric hospitalizations for malaria and on laboratory markers of disease severity...
  23. doi request reprint Clinical outcomes of a comprehensive integrated program for HIV-exposed infants: a 3-year experience promoting HIV-free survival in rural Rwanda
    Neil Gupta
    Partners In Health, Rwinkwavu, Rwanda Division of Global Health Equity, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA HIV AIDS, STIs and Other Blood Borne Infections Division, Rwanda Biomedical Center, Kigali, Rwanda
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 62:e109-14. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to report program outcomes and identify predictors of program retention...
  24. pmc Development of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis during multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment
    Sonya S Shin
    Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 182:426-32. 2010
    ..Preventing this amplification of resistance will likely improve clinical outcomes and delay the secondary spread of XDR-TB...
  25. pmc Risk factors and mortality associated with default from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment
    Molly F Franke
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 46:1844-51. 2008
    ....
  26. doi request reprint Retention among ART patients in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea: evaluating the PAPUA model
    Sarthak Das
    Clinton Health Access Initiative, Goroka, Papua New Guinea Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and National Department of Health, Highlands Region, Papua New Guinea
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 65:e67-73. 2014
    ..The model emphasizes coordinated patient and provider support along with decentralized services to rural districts in the Highlands...