Drucilla Roberts, M.D.
Physician Investigator (Cl)
Pathology, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School
Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital
|MD Harvard Medical School/Health Sciences and Technology Division 1985|
I am involved in providing pathology services and education to the developing world, especially sub-Saharan Africa. Current studies include looking at placental sequestration of malaria, effects of biomass on placental development via cooking fuels, alcohol exposure effects on the placenta, and causes of stillbirth. I am involved with humanitarian efforts that include building, equipping, and sustaining a clinical laboratory with fine needle aspiration services in Adua, Ethiopia.
In 2011, I directed the first Harvard CME Pathology course in Sub-Saharan Africa titled "The contribution of anatomic pathology to the health of women and children", and hope to offer more in African countries.
Another goal is to offer satellite availability for African pathologists to attend courses from our department in the United States. For more information about research concepts, co-authors, and to see a timeline, visit my profile at the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center.