Dr. Song's research focuses on global health, particularly pediatric TB and TB/HIV in high-burden settings. He is specifically interested in improved approaches to TB screening and TB diagnosis among children with and without HIV. He is currently working on a pediatric TB diagnostic study in Kenya, in collaboration with the CDC, to assess promising and novel emerging diagnostic tools for both TB disease and TB infection. Dr. Song has been previously involved in clinical and epidemiologic research studies on pediatric TB in various countries in sub-Saharan Africa, South-East Asia, South America and in the Pacific. His research work has lead to revised WHO guidelines on TB screening among children with HIV.
About Rinn Song
Rinn Song, MD MPH is an Instructor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in pediatrics. Dr. Song earned his undergraduate medical degree from the Humboldt University in Berlin/Germany and his medical degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich/Germany. Dr. Song also obtained a Doctorate in Medicine with a focus on health services research from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. He trained as a resident in pediatrics at New York University. Dr. Song then completed further training in applied epidemiology and public health as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the CDC, where he was working in the International Research and Programs Branch of the Division of TB Elimination. Subsequently, he completed training in pediatric infectious diseases at Children's Hospital Boston, where he joined the division as faculty in 2012. He received an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2012.