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Matthew Rubach

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Assistant Research Professor, Global Health
School of Medicine
Medicine: Infectious Diseases

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Matt Rubach


Dr. Rubach is a specialist in clinical infectious diseases with medical training in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Medical Microbiology. As Co-Director of the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre-Duke University Health Research Collaboration in Moshi, Tanzania, he conducts clinical research on causes of severe febrile illness, serves as Medical Director of the laboratory that supports the site's clinical studies, and provides medical care & training in HIV clinics.



Recent Publications

Rubach, M.P. & Hanson, K.E. ID Learning Unit-- Diagnostics Update: Current Laboratory Methods for Rapid Pathogen Identification in Patients with Bloodstream Infections Matthew P. Rubach; Kimberly E. HansonOpen Forum Infectious Diseases 2015. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofv174

Nichols C, Cruz Espinoza LM, von Kalckreuth V, Aaby P, Ahmed El Tayeb M, Ali M, Aseffa A, Bjerregaard-Andersen M, Breiman RF, Cosmas L, Crump JA, Dekker DM, Gassama Sow A, Gasmelseed N, Hertz JT, Im J, Kabore LP, Keddy KH, Konings F, Valborg Løfberg S, Meyer CG, Montgomery JM, Niang A, Njariharinjakamampionona A, Olack B, Pak GD, Panzner U, Park JK, Park SE, Rabezanahary H, Rakotondrainiarivelo JP, Rakotozandrindrainy R, Raminosoa TM, Rubach MP, Teferi M, Seo HJ, Sooka A, Soura A, Tall A, Toy T, Yeshitela B, Clemens JD, Wierzba TF, Baker S, Marks F. Bloodstream Infections and Frequency of Pretreatment Associated With Age and Hospitalization Status in Sub-Saharan Africa.Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Nov 1;61 Suppl 4:S372-9. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ730.PMID: 26449954

Rubach, M.P., Maro, V.P., Bartlett, J.A. & Crump, J.A. (2015). Etiologies of illness among patients meeting Integrated Management of Adolescent and Adult Illness District Clinician Manual criteria for severe infections in northern Tanzania: implications for empiric antimicrobial therapy. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 92:454-462. PMCID: PMC4347355

Rubach, M.P., Mukemba, J., Florence, S., Lopansri, B.K., Hyland, K., Volkheimer, A.D., Yeo, T.W., Anstey, N.M., Weinberg, J.B., Mwaikambo, E.D. & Granger, D.L. (2015). Impaired systemic tetrahydrobiopterin bioavailability and increased oxidized biopterins in pediatric falciparum malaria: association with disease severity. PLoS Pathogens, 11:e1004655. PMCID: PMC4357384