Molly F Franke

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Validation of 2 Spanish-Language Scales to Assess HIV-Related Stigma in Communities
    Molly F Franke
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Partners In Health Socios En Salud, Lima, Peru
    J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care 14:527-35. 2015
  2. 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
  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. 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
  6. doi 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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  1. doi request reprint Validation of 2 Spanish-Language Scales to Assess HIV-Related Stigma in Communities
    Molly F Franke
    Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Partners In Health Socios En Salud, Lima, Peru
    J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care 14:527-35. 2015
    ..Formal training of health care workers, especially treatment supporters, may raise awareness and reduce stigma toward HIV. ..
  2. 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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  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. 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)...
  6. doi 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. ..
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  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. 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...
  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. 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...
  18. pmc Time to culture conversion and regimen composition in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment
    Dylan B Tierney
    Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America Socios En Salud Sucursal Peru, Lima, Peru
    PLoS ONE 9:e108035. 2014
    ..These results support the use of an aggressive regimen as the optimized background regimen in trials of new anti-TB drugs. ..
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. doi request reprint Counting pyrazinamide in regimens for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
    Molly F Franke
    1 Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
    Ann Am Thorac Soc 12:674-9. 2015
    ..Whether this regimen should be supplemented in the absence of likely PZA effectiveness is an open question...
  22. 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. ..
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. doi request reprint Depression, adherence and attrition from care in HIV-infected adults receiving antiretroviral therapy
    Alexis A Krumme
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 69:284-9. 2015
    ..We examined whether depression was associated with attrition from care in a cohort of 610 HIV-infected adults in rural Rwanda and whether this relationship was mediated through suboptimal adherence to treatment...
  26. pmc Effectiveness of reactive oral cholera vaccination in rural Haiti: a case-control study and bias-indicator analysis
    Louise C Ivers
    Department of Medicine, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Boston, MA, USA Partners In Health, Boston, MA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet Glob Health 3:e162-8. 2015
    ..We aimed to assess the effectiveness of the vaccine in a case-control study and to assess the likelihood of bias in that study in a bias-indicator study...
  27. 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...
  28. doi request reprint Gyrase Mutations Are Associated with Variable Levels of Fluoroquinolone Resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
    Maha R Farhat
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Clin Microbiol 54:727-33. 2016
    ..Further, the differential effects of gyr mutations on the activity of early- and later-generation fluoroquinolones requires further investigation and could inform the selection of a fluoroquinolone for treatment. ..
  29. 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...
  30. 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...
  31. 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
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  32. doi request reprint Depression and patterns of self-reported adherence to antiretroviral therapy in Rwanda
    Emily B Wroe
    Department of Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA Partners In Health Inshuti Mu Buzima, Rwinkwavu, Rwanda
    Int J STD AIDS 26:257-61. 2015
    ..Mental health interventions incorporated into routine HIV care may lead to improvements in mental health and adherence. ..
  33. pmc Immunogenicity of a killed bivalent (O1 and O139) whole cell oral cholera vaccine, Shanchol, in Haiti
    Richelle C Charles
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8:e2828. 2014
    ..There is a need to assess the immunogenicity of the vaccine in Haiti and other populations without historical exposure to Vibrio cholerae...
  34. pmc Cholera vaccination campaign contributes to improved knowledge regarding cholera and improved practice relevant to waterborne disease in rural Haiti
    Omowunmi Aibana
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 7:e2576. 2013
    ..We evaluated the impact of an OCV campaign on knowledge and health practice in rural Haiti...
  35. pmc Plasma Leptin Levels in Children Hospitalized with Cholera in Bangladesh
    Brie Falkard
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts Center for Vaccine Sciences, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Bangladesh icddr, B, Dhaka, Bangladesh Partners In Health, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Division of Infectious Disease, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Department of Immunology and Infectious Disease, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 93:244-9. 2015
    ..cholerae lipopolysaccharide, a T cell-independent antigen. Our results suggest that leptin levels may be associated with cholera, including the development of immune responses to T cell-dependent antigens. ..
  36. 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...