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Samantha Kaplan

Samantha Kaplan is a recent graduate from University of Washington’s Internal Medicine Residency Program and will be starting Infectious Disease Fellowship in July 2021. She received her MD at Yale University. During medical school, she was a Fogarty Global Health Fellow in Cape Town, South Africa, conducting research on the risk factors and outcomes of HIV patients who disengaged from antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Khayelitsha, South Africa. While in residency at University of Washington, Sam has worked with Dr. Sylvia LaCourse on the Mother Infant TB Infection Prevalence and Incidence Study (“MITIPS”), comparing the response to the tuberculosis (TB) Interferon Gamma Release Assay between HIV infected and uninfected pregnant women. Her ongoing interests include global public health, epidemiology, TB, HIV, and emerging infections.