Jeff Tornheim, MD, MPH

Baltimore, Maryland
Infectious Disease Fellow

Jeff Tornheim, MD, MPH, is a clinical fellow in the Division of Infectious Disease here at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After completing undergraduate studies in International Development and Economics at Brandeis University he moved to East Africa where he engaged in health system strengthening for returning refugees to South Sudan and worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the epidemiology of pneumonia and diarrhea in Western Kenya. He completed a joint MD/MPH at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, with his thesis evaluating the impact of water policy on rates of pediatric diarrhea in Bolivia. At the same time he worked at the Bureau of TB Control for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and was actively engaged in the operations of an East Harlem free clinic. As a Fogarty International Clinical Scholar, he established and managed operations for a Chagas Disease treatment program in rural Bolivia. After spending two years in Bolivia, he came back to the US to complete residencies in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Yale University.


His interest in clinical outcomes for underserved populations had led him to practice in physician training environments in Bolivia, Peru, South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, and the United States. He is now excited to join the CCGHE at Hopkins under the guidance of Dr. Amita Gupta, and is looking forward to exploring the application of new diagnostic technologies to improved health outcomes in the treatment of drug resistant tuberculosis among both adult and pediatric patients in India.