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Rashmi Rao, MD, discusses socioeconomic factors determining likelihood of tuberculosis infections, her approach to screening typical patient groups in private practice and public hospitals, and the better specificity and greater patient convenience when using an interferon gamma release assay.

Presented by: Rashmi Rao, MD

MAHealth Sciences Assistant Clinical ProfessorDepartment of Obstetrics & GynecologyDivision of Maternal Fetal MedicineDavid Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Rashmi Rao is Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed her medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology residency at UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Rao completed her Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at UCLA. Her clinical and research interests intersect and include high-risk pregnancy, prenatal ultrasound, rare diseases of pregnancy (maternal and fetal), and maternal mental health. Dr. Rao is a recipient of the National Institute of Health Rare Disease Clinical Research Training Program Grant.

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