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L Gayani Tillekeratne

Assistant Research Professor, Global Health
Medical Instructor, Division of Infectious Diseases
School of Medicine
Medicine: Infectious Diseases

Trent 213
(919) 681-4616
gayani.tillekeratne@duke.edu

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Gayani Tillekeratne

Summary

Prior to joining the DGHI faculty, Gayani Tillekeratne, MD, MSc, completed the Global Health Residency/Fellowship Pathway through DGHI's Hubert Yeargan Center for Global Health, a Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellowship, and a Master of Science in Global Health at Duke. Dr. Tillekeratne's work centers on identifying causes of acute febrile respiratory tract infections and using rapid diagnostics to improve antibiotic stewardship and decrease antimicrobial resistance in Sri Lanka. She received her medical degree from Duke University and completed her Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases training at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Teaching

Title Number Level Semester Requirements Fulfilled
Infectious Disease Epidemiology in Global Settings-- Surveillance, Prevention, and Control

Focus on communicable diseases in global settings, spanning individual level of diagnosis & treatment of infectious cases to population-level disease surveillance, prevention & control. Examines relationships between infectious disease & environmental health, including veterinary health. Expands upon topics introduced in MSc-GH core graduate coursework to build towards integrated understanding of infectious disease epidemiology. Three modules: 1) Foundations in Infectious Disease Epidemiology, 2) Disease Surveillance & Prevention, 3) Disease Treatment & Control. Course taught exclusively on-line. Open to graduate students at Duke and DKU only.

Course Notes:
GLHLTH 777
Was: GLHLTH 5839
GRAD Only SPRING 2017 MSC: Elective

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Recent Publications

Tillekeratne LG, Bodinayake CK, Nagahawatte, A, Vidanagama, D, Devasiri, V, Kodikara Arachchi, W, Kurukulasooriya, R, De Silva, D, Ostbye, T, Reller ME, Woods, CW. Use of Rapid Influenza Testing to Reduce Antibiotic Prescriptions Among Outpatients with Influenza-Like Illness in Southern Sri Lanka. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (in press). View

Tillekeratne LG, Bodinayake CK, Nagahawatte, A, Vidanagama, D, Devasiri, V, Kodikara Arachchi, W, Kurukulasooriya, R, De Silva, D, Ostbye, T, Reller ME, Woods, CW. An Under-Recognized Influenza Epidemic Identified by Rapid Influenza Testing, Southern Sri Lanka, 2013. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Vol 92: 5, 1023-9, 2015. View