Amrita Daftary

Amrita Daftary, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor (Research)
EBOH, Faculty of Medicine
McGill University

amrita.daftary [at]



- Qualitative research and evaluation 

- Social and behavioural contexts of tuberculosis, particularly M/XDR-TB and TB-HIV coinfection in resource-limited settings


tuberculosis, MDR-TB, XDR-TB, HIV/AIDS, implementation science, health services research and evaluation, social determinants of health, health behaviour

Selected Publications

Hirsch-Moverman Y, Daftary A, Yuengling KA, Saito S, Ntoane M, Frederix K, Maama LB, Howard AA. Using mHealth for HIV/TB Treatment Support in Lesotho: Enhancing Patient-Provider Communication in the START Study. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 2017; 74 Suppl 1:S37-S43

Daftary A, Padayatchi N. Provider perspectives on drug-resistant tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus care in South Africa: a qualitative case study. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2016 Nov;20(11):1483-1488

Craig GM, Daftary A, Engel N, O'Driscoll S, Ioannaki A. Tuberculosis stigma as a social determinant of health: a systematic mapping review of research in low incidence countries. Int J Infect Dis. 2016 Oct 27. pii: S1201-9712(16)31195-X

Cazabon D, Alsdurf H, Satyanarayana S, Nathavitharana R, Subbaraman R, Daftary A, Pai M. Quality of tuberculosis care in high burden countries: the urgent need to address gaps in the care cascade. Int J Infect Dis. 2016 Oct 26. pii: S1201-9712(16)31200-0

Howard AA, Hirsch-Moverman Y, Frederix K, Daftary A, Saito S, Gross T, Wu Y, Maama LB. The START Study to evaluate the effectiveness of a combination intervention package to enhance antiretroviral therapy uptake and retention during TB treatment among TB/HIV patients in Lesotho: rationale and design of a mixed-methods, cluster-randomized trial. Glob Health Action. 2016 Jun 27;9:31543

Daftary A, Jha N, Pai M. Enhancing the role of pharmacists in the cascade of tuberculosis care. J Epidemiol Glob Health. 2016 May 31.

Daftary A, Hirsch-Moverman Y, Kassie GM, Melaku Z, Gadisa T, Saito S, Howard AA. A qualitative evaluation of the acceptability of an interactive voice response system to enhance adherence to isoniazid preventive therapy in Ethiopia. AIDS and Behavior, 2016; May 24.

Daftary A, Calzavara L, Padayatchi N. The contrasting cultures of HIV and tuberculosis care. AIDS, 2015; 29(1):1-4.

Daftary A, Padayatchi N, O’Donnell MR. Preferential adherence to antiretroviral therapy over tuberculosis treatment: a qualitative study of drug-resistant TB/HIV coinfected patients in South Africa. Global Public Health, 2014; 9(9):1107-16.

Daftary A. HIV and tuberculosis: the construction and management of double stigma. Social Science & Medicine, 2012; 74(10):1512-9.

Hirsch-Moverman Y, Daftary A, Franks J, Colson P. Adherence to treatment for latent tuberculosis infection: a systematic review of studies in the U.S. and Canada. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2008; 12(11):1235-54.