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Meet the Hub

  • Daria Szkwarko

    Daria Szkwarko, DO, MPH

    LTBI Course Director, Co-facilitator

    Daria Szkwarko, DO, MPH is the Course Director and Co-facilitator for the UMass Latent TB Infection ECHO and a board-certified Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine physician. She is an Assistant Professor in Family Medicine at Brown University and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts. She is passionate about TB prevention care and research globally. Domestically, she is interested in expanding upon latent TB infection testing and treatment. She is an appointed member of the Massachusetts Advisory Committee for the Elimination of TB

  • John Bernardo

    John Bernardo, MD

    LTBI Hub Team; Clinical Expert
  • Jennifer Cochran

    Jennifer Cochran, MPH

    LTBI Hub Team

    Jennifer Cochran, MPH, Director, Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease Prevention, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health

  • Pat Iyer

    Pat Iyer, MSN, RN, BC

    LTBI Hub Team

    Pat Iyer, MSN, RN, BC is currently the Director of Disease Investigation and Case Management at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Division of Global Populations and Infectious Disease Prevention and provides supervision and direction to the State TB Public Health Nurses. Pat is the Division’s CDC TB Education and Training Focal Point bridging clinical expertise to TB education.

  • Liisa Randall, PhD

    LTBI Hub Team

    Liisa M. Randall, PhD, directs the Office of Health Care Planning within the Bureau of Infections Disease and Laboratory Sciences, Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In this position she leads development and implementation of policy and strategies to strengthen public health infrastructure and capacity for public health response; directs evaluation of new strategies to prevent and control infectious disease and to advance integration of public health and primary care; and leads capacity building and quality improvement activities.

  • Rebecca Thal

    Rebecca Thal, NP-C, AAHIVS

    Assistant Course Director, Co-facilitator

    Rebecca Thal, NP-C, AAHIVS, is Assistant Course Director and Co-facilitator for the UMass Latent Tuberculosis Infection ECHO. Rebecca is a primary care provider at Family Health Center of Worcester. She graduated from the UMass Community-Based HIV and Viral Hepatitis Fellowship, with additional concentration in LTBI, in 2019.