Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Overview

Dr. Silvia Chiang is a physician-researcher who works on childhood and adolescent tuberculosis. She is board cetified in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and General Pediatrics, and attends on the pediatric infectious disease service and the Tuberculosis Clinic at Hasbro Children's Hospital.

After graduating from Stanford University, Dr. Chiang worked as a Peace Corps community health volunteer in rural Peru. She then attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University. In 2012, during her last year of pediatrics residency in Boston, she returned to Peru to work with Socios En Salud (Partners In Health-Peru) on tuberculosis research. She continued her collaboration with Socios En Salud throughout her pediatric infectious diseases fellowship, which she completed at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital.

Dr. Chiang currently has NIH and foundation grants to conduct adolescent tuberculosis research in Peru. She has additional ongoing research collaborations on pediatric tuberculosis in Ukraine.

In 2021, Dr. Chiang collaborated on evidence reviews to inform the upcoming World Health Organization guideline updates on managing tuberculosis in children and adolescents. This work included leading experts from over 18 different countries to produce consensus recommendations on caring for adolescents with tuberculosis.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Chiang has been interviewed about COVID-19 by The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Scientific American, The Associated Press, local news channels including Telemundo, and other media outlets.

With Dr. Delma-Jean Watts, Dr. Chiang co-directs the Global Health Scholarly Concentration at Alpert Medical School.

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