Neelima Navuluri, MD, MPH


Eldoret, Kenya

Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital

Neelima Navuluri, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care
Assistant Research Professor of Global Health

Dr. Neelima Navuluri is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Duke Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care and the Duke Global Health Institute.

Her interest in global health is rooted in childhood summers in rural India and growing up in rural New Mexico. She completed her undergraduate degree at Duke University, majoring in International Comparative Studies and completed her MD/MPH degrees at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Navuluri did her residency training in internal medicine at Columbia University, with a capstone clinical experience at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. She completed her fellowship training in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Global Health at Duke in 2020.

Her research during the Global Health Pathway focused on understanding the epidemiology of chronic hypoxemia at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret, Kenya and exploring options to improve capacity for long-term oxygen therapy in resource-constrained settings. This work was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Fogarty International Center, and CHEST Foundation. This in turn helped inform her current interests in management of chronic hypoxemia in resource limited settings and post-tuberculosis lung disease.

Dr. Navuluri joined faculty at Duke and DGHI in July 2020. As part of the HYC, she has played an important role in strategic and site capacity development in Eldoret, Kenya.  She has also received HYC funding for her ongoing work on the epidemiology of chronic hypoxemia and is currently an investigator on the NIH U01-funded East Africa International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (EA-IeDEA) Tuberculosis Sentinel Research Network (TB-SRN).

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