Sylvia M. LaCourse, MD, MPH
Acting Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Faculty Information

Biography

Dr. LaCourse’s research focuses on improving TB screening and prevention in HIV-infected peripartum women and their children and has multiple ongoing research projects primarily in Kenya.

Dr. LaCourse is a GWACh (Global Women, Adolescent, and Child health) scientific lead, Kenya Research and Training Center (KRTC) faculty member, Tuberculosis Research & Training Center (TRTC) leadership committee member, and TB ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) faculty. She is committed to the inclusion of children and pregnant women in HIV/TB research as an IMPAACT (International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network) TB Scientific Committee mentored junior investigator, and International Union Against TB and Lung Disease Maternal Child Health Working Group Scientific Co-Lead.

She is an attending physician at the Madison HIV clinic and infectious diseases, general medicine, and HIV inpatient services at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Centers.

Education & Training: 
MD
University of Louisville School of Medicine (AOA)
Louisville KY
2007
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residency
Warren Alpert Medical School of Medicine, Brown University
Province RI
2007-2011
NIH Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellowship
UNC Project
Lilongwe, Malawi
2011-2012
Fellow
Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, University of Washington
Seattle WA
2012-2015
MPH Epidemiology
Global Health Track University of Washington
Seattle WA
2013-2015
Honors: 
AOA, University of Louisville, School of Medicine
2007
National Medicine/ Pediatrics Residency Association Advocacy/ Community Service Award
2009
CFAR International Pilot Project Award
2014
Firland Foundation Bridge Funding Award
2015
K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award
2016
AIDS 2016 Scholarship Award
2016
CFAR New Investigator Award
2016
Chair of Medicine Award
2018