Publications



Student and faculty perceptions on the rapid scale-up of medical students in Ethiopia.
BMC Med Educ 2017 Jan 13;17(1):11. Epub 2017 Jan 13.
Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd, Rm 510, Atlanta, GA, 30322, USA.

Diabetes Reduces the Rate of Sputum Culture Conversion in Patients With Newly Diagnosed Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis.
Open Forum Infect Dis 2016 Sep 16;3(3):ofw126. Epub 2016 Jun 16.
Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Georgia State University; Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

The Challenge of Latent TB Infection.
JAMA 2016 Sep;316(9):931-3
Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Department of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York5Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York6Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York.

Efficacy and Safety of Glutamine-supplemented Parenteral Nutrition in Surgical ICU Patients: An American Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial.
Ann Surg 2016 Apr;263(4):646-55
*Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA †Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA ‡Emory University Hospital Nutrition and Metabolic Support Service, Atlanta, GA §Department of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN ¶Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA ||Department of Surgery, Virginia Technical Institute Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA **Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA ††Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA ‡‡Department of Nutritional Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA §§Department of Surgery, Miriam Hospital, Providence, RI ¶¶Department of Surgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA ||||Department of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI ***Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA †††Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; Hubert Department of Global Health Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA ‡‡‡National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, Bethesda, MD §§§Department of Anesthesiology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO.

Macronutrient intake and body composition changes during anti-tuberculosis therapy in adults.
Clin Nutr 2016 Feb 26;35(1):205-12. Epub 2015 Feb 26.
Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Nutrition and Health Sciences Graduate Program, Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States; Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, United States; Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States. Electronic address:

Contacts of retreatment tuberculosis cases with a prior poor treatment outcome are at increased risk of latent tuberculosis infection.
Int J Infect Dis 2016 Feb 25;43:49-50. Epub 2015 Dec 25.
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Disseminated emm Type 12 Group A Streptococcus and Review of Invasive Disease.
Am J Med Sci 2015 Nov;350(5):429-31
Department of Medicine (ALH, JMP), Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia; Division of Infectious Diseases (HMB, DSW, EKS, SWS, JLS), Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia; and Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center (SWS), Decatur, Georgia.

High-dose vitamin D3 in adults with pulmonary tuberculosis: a double-blind randomized controlled trial.
Am J Clin Nutr 2015 Nov 23;102(5):1059-69. Epub 2015 Sep 23.
Divisions of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipids and Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; Departments of


A culture-specific nutrient intake assessment instrument in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.
Clin Nutr 2013 Dec 5;32(6):1023-8. Epub 2013 Mar 5.
Doctoral Program in Nutrition and Health Sciences, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA.

Poor agreement between interferon-gamma release assays and the tuberculin skin test among HIV-infected individuals in the country of Georgia.
BMC Infect Dis 2013 Nov 1;13:513. Epub 2013 Nov 1.
Infectious Diseases, AIDS and Clinical Immunology Research Center, 16 Al, Kazbegi Avenue, Tbilisi, 0160, Georgia.



Additional drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from resected cavities among patients with multidrug-resistant or extensively drug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis.
Clin Infect Dis 2012 Mar 23;54(6):e51-4. Epub 2011 Dec 23.
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA.

Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among patients admitted to adult intensive care units: the STAR*ICU trial.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2011 Nov 20;32(11):1057-63. Epub 2011 Sep 20.
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30303, USA.

A multicenter study on optimizing piperacillin-tazobactam use: lessons on why interventions fail.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2009 Aug;30(8):794-6
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta Veterans' Affairs Medical Center, GA, USA.

Knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors regarding piperacillin-tazobactam prescribing practices: results from a multicenter study.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2006 Nov 23;27(11):1274-7. Epub 2006 Oct 23.
Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA.

Emergence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus USA300 genotype as a major cause of health care-associated blood stream infections.
Clin Infect Dis 2006 Mar 25;42(5):647-56. Epub 2006 Jan 25.
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA.




Hepatitis C virus co-infection increases the risk of anti-tuberculosis drug-induced hepatotoxicity among patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.
PLoS One 2013 19;8(12):e83892. Epub 2013 Dec 19.
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America ; Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America ; Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

No association of cryptococcal antigenemia with poor outcomes among antiretroviral therapy-experienced HIV-infected patients in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
PLoS One 2014 21;9(1):e85698. Epub 2014 Jan 21.
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

Diabetes mellitus, smoking status, and rate of sputum culture conversion in patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a cohort study from the country of Georgia.
PLoS One 2014 15;9(4):e94890. Epub 2014 Apr 15.
Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America; Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America; Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

Cost analysis of a nucleic acid amplification test in the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis at an urban hospital with a high prevalence of TB/HIV.
PLoS One 2014 11;9(7):e100649. Epub 2014 Jul 11.
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America; Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America; Department of Epidemiology, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America; Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

Plasma metabolomics in human pulmonary tuberculosis disease: a pilot study.
PLoS One 2014 15;9(10):e108854. Epub 2014 Oct 15.
Nutrition and Health Sciences, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Laney Graduate School, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America; Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America; Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

High utility of contact investigation for latent and active tuberculosis case detection among the contacts: a retrospective cohort study in Tbilisi, Georgia, 2010-2011.
PLoS One 2014 7;9(11):e111773. Epub 2014 Nov 7.
Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America; Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America.

Cavitary penetration of levofloxacin among patients with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother 2015 16;59(6):3149-55. Epub 2015 Mar 16.
Division of Infectious Diseases Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health, Emory Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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