Timothy Rodwell

Associate Professor, Global Public Health, UC San Diego School of Medicine

Timothy Rodwell is an Associate Professor and physician in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine at UCSD and Senior Scientific Advisor at FIND, Switzerland. He is trained in medicine, infectious disease ecology, molecular epidemiology and global health.

Dr. Rodwell’s research is primarily focused on infectious disease diagnostics with an emphasis on the development and implementation of rapid molecular diagnostics for TB. He is currently leading several large multinational study to develop and field test novel diagnostics for clinical diagnosis of TB and XDR-TB, and is PI on a cutting edge NIH funded study evaluating targeted Next Generation Sequencing for clinical diagnosis of drug resistant TB. He is also a co-investigator on several NIH studies and a DoD funded study investigating the utility of human and Mtb biomarkers for rapid diagnosis of TB from direct clinical samples; as well as a clinical trial to demonstrate the effectiveness of mobile phone-based TB therapy monitoring.

SPECIALTIES:
Molecular Epidemiology of Tuberculosis and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Drug Resistant TB Rapid Diagnostics
Point-of-Care Diagnostics for TB Based on Biomarkers
Point-of-Care Diagnostics