Helen Jenkins, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Biostatistics

PhD, Imperial College London
MSc, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine




Helen Jenkins was selected as a Rafik Hariri Institute Junior Faculty Fellow beginning in Fall 2017. Helen has a M.Sc. in Biostatistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Ph.d. in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from Imperial College, London. She is interested in novel ways to analyze data that can have a public health impact in the field of infectious diseases. In recent years, she has focused on tuberculosis including developing new estimates of pediatric TB incidence and mortality, and spatial methods to understand geographic heterogeneity of TB.


New approaches to optimizing the application and measuring the impact of community-based tuberculosis interventions
08/23/2019 - 05/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NIMHD
1DP2MD015102-01

New approaches to optimizing the application and measuring the impact of community-based tuberculosis interventions
08/23/2019 - 05/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. NIH NIMHD
1DP2MD015102-01

Tracking drug-resistant tuberculosis patients through time in South Africa
02/01/2019 - 01/31/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
5R03AI144335-02

Evaluating the tuberculosis epidemic in South Africa using a novel ten year national cohort
04/01/2020 - 03/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
WITS Health Consortium (PTY) LTD NIH NIAID
1R01AI152149-01

Providence/Boston CFAR Developmental Award: Counting Kids: Enhancing Detection of Pediatric Tuberculosis in Ukraine
06/25/2018 - 12/24/2020 (Subcontract PI)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIAID
4P30AI042853-19

Understanding the spatial heterogeneity of drug resistant tuberculosis
06/06/2013 - 01/31/2019 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
5K01AI102944-06



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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2021 Tracking tuberculosis patients in Ukraine to understand pathways through care and the impact of geographic movements 1R03AI164123-01
2021 Evaluating the tuberculosis epidemic in South Africa using a novel ten-year cohort 5R01AI152126-02
2020 Evaluating the tuberculosis epidemic in South Africa using a novel ten-year cohort 1R01AI152126-01
2020 Tracking drug-resistant tuberculosis patients through time in South Africa 5R03AI144335-02
2019 Tracking drug-resistant tuberculosis patients through time in South Africa 1R03AI144335-01
2017 Understanding spatial heterogeneity of drug resistant tuberculosis 5K01AI102944-06 23
2016 Understanding spatial heterogeneity of drug resistant tuberculosis 5K01AI102944-05 23
2015 Understanding spatial heterogeneity of drug resistant tuberculosis 7K01AI102944-04 23
2015 Understanding spatial heterogeneity of drug resistant tuberculosis 5K01AI102944-03 23
2014 Understanding spatial heterogeneity of drug resistant tuberculosis 5K01AI102944-02 23
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  1. Chiang SS, Brooks MB, Jenkins HE, Rubenstein D, Seddon JA, van de Water BJ, Lindeborg MM, Becerra MC, Yuen CM. Concordance of Drug-resistance Profiles Between Persons With Drug-resistant Tuberculosis and Their Household Contacts: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 07 15; 73(2):250-263. PMID: 32448887
     
  2. Hamer DH, White LF, Jenkins HE, Gill CJ, Landsberg HE, Klapperich C, Bulekova K, Platt J, Decarie L, Gilmore W, Pilkington M, MacDowell TL, Faria MA, Densmore D, Landaverde L, Li W, Rose T, Burgay SP, Miller C, Doucette-Stamm L, Lockard K, Elmore K, Schroeder T, Zaia AM, Kolaczyk ED, Waters G, Brown RA. Assessment of a COVID-19 Control Plan on an Urban University Campus During a Second Wave of the Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 06 01; 4(6):e2116425.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34170303; PMCID: PMC8233704; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.16425;
     
  3. Chiang SS, Jenkins HE. Shedding Light on Tuberculosis Deaths in Children and Adolescents. Pediatrics. 2021 04; 147(4). PMID: 33692160; PMCID: PMC8015144; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-039404;
     
  4. Leavitt SV, Jenkins HE, Sebastiani P, Lee RS, Horsburgh CR, Tibbs AM, White LF. Estimation of the generation interval using pairwise relative transmission probabilities. Biostatistics. 2021 Feb 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33527996
     
  5. Leavitt SV, Jacobson KR, Ragan EJ, Bor J, Hughes J, Bouton TC, Dolby T, Warren RM, Jenkins HE. Decentralized Care for Rifampin-Resistant Tuberculosis, Western Cape, South Africa. Emerg Infect Dis. 2021; 27(3):728-739.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33622466; PMCID: PMC7920662; DOI: 10.3201/eid2703.203204;
     
  6. Kan CK, Ragan EJ, Sarkar S, Knudsen S, Forsyth M, Muthuraj M, Vinod K, Jenkins HE, Horsburgh CR, Salgame P, Roy G, Ellner JJ, Jacobson KR, Sahu S, Hochberg NS. Alcohol use and tuberculosis clinical presentation at the time of diagnosis in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India. PLoS One. 2020; 15(12):e0240595.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33332367; PMCID: PMC7746146; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0240595;
     
  7. Ma Y, Jenkins HE, Sebastiani P, Ellner JJ, Jones-López EC, Dietze R, Horsburgh CR, White LF. Using Cure Models to Estimate the Serial Interval of Tuberculosis With Limited Follow-up. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 11 02; 189(11):1421-1426.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32458995; PMCID: PMC7731991; DOI: 10.1093/aje/kwaa090;
     
  8. Benedum CM, Shea KM, Jenkins HE, Kim LY, Markuzon N. Weekly dengue forecasts in Iquitos, Peru; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Singapore. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 10; 14(10):e0008710. PMID: 33064770; PMCID: PMC7567393; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0008710;
     
  9. Chiang SS, Dolynska M, Rybak NR, Cruz AT, Aibana O, Sheremeta Y, Petrenko V, Mamotenko A, Terleieva I, Horsburgh CR, Jenkins HE. Clinical manifestations and epidemiology of adolescent tuberculosis in Ukraine. ERJ Open Res. 2020 Jul; 6(3).View Related Profiles. PMID: 32964003; PMCID: PMC7487357; DOI: 10.1183/23120541.00308-2020;
     
  10. Zhou TJ, Lakshminarayanan S, Sarkar S, Knudsen S, Horsburgh CR, Muthaiah M, Kan CK, Salgame P, Ellner JJ, Roy G, Jenkins HE, Hochberg NS. Predictors of Loss to Follow-Up among Men with Tuberculosis in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 09; 103(3):1050-1056.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32618243; PMCID: PMC7470548; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0415;
     
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