Jerrold Ellner, MD
Adjunct Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Jerrold Ellner, MD is Adjunct Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases at Boston University School of Medicine and at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He has studied the immunopathogenesis of TB and TB in HIV through research collaborations in Uganda and Brazil. He has conducted clinical trials of the prevention of treatment of TB as well as the first HIV/AIDS Vaccine Trial in Africa. His research group was the first to show that TB accelerated the course of HIV infection by activating viral replication in latently infected cells. He was one of the principal architects of the Uganda-Case Western Reserve University Research Collaboration, a founding member of the Academic Alliance for AIDS Prevention and Care in Africa which developed the Infectious Diseases Institute at Makerere University, and the founding director of the TB Research Unit at Case Western Reserve University. He is PI of an International Collaboration for Infectious Diseases Research (ICIDR) program in Brazil and the TB – Clinical Diagnostics Research Consortium (CDRC). He has authored more than 250 publications on TB and has trained a number of current academic leaders in infectious diseases.

Adjunct Professor
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Infectious Diseases

2003-2018 Castle Connolly Guide: Top Doctor, Infectious Disease
2002-2006 New Jersey Monthly: Top Doctor, Infectious Disease
2001-2007 New York Magazine: Top Doctor, Infectious Disease
1997-1998 Northeast Ohio Life: Outstanding Achievement
1990 Infectious Diseases Society of America: Squibb Award

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Susan Weir
07/01/2010 - 09/30/2013 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Training of Ugandans in Basic and Translational Research on TB and Emerging Infectious Diseases
03/28/2019 - 12/31/2023 (PI)

Predictors of Resistance Emergence Evaluation in MDR-TB Patients on Treatment(PREEMPT)
08/15/2017 - 07/31/2022 (PI)
Trustees of Boston University NIH-NIAID

TBRU - Biomarkers and Mechanisms of Paucibacillary and Latent Tuberculosis
08/01/2014 - 07/31/2021 (PI)

(Prenotification) Ultra: Accuracy of the Xpert Ultra for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis
09/01/2017 - 01/31/2021 (PI)
Medical University of South Carolina NIH-NIAID

RePORT India: Common Protocol Support Supplement
09/23/2015 - 09/22/2020 (PI)
U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation National Science Fdn

HIV/AIDS Prevention, Screening and Referral Services
07/01/2010 - 06/30/2020 (PI)

Impact of Pregnancy on Tuberculosis - Supplemental Funding
08/01/2016 - 07/31/2019 (PI)

Training of Ugandans in Basic Research on TB and Emerging Infectious Diseases
03/12/2014 - 03/27/2019 (PI)

Impact of Pregnancy on Tuberculosis
08/25/2015 - 12/31/2018 (PI)

RePORT SA: The Clinical Research Unit (CRU) for Advancement of Tuberculosis Biomarkers
05/10/2016 - 09/30/2018 (PI)
U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation National Science Fdn

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2020 FEND for TB 1U01AI152084-01
2020 Novel and Optimized Diagnostics for Pediatric TB 1R01AI152159-01
2020 Bacteria and Host in TB Transmission 1R01AI147345-01
2020 Bacteria and Host in TB Transmission 1R01AI147345-01
2020 Accuracy of the Xpert Ultra for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis 5R01AI129411-04 1
2019 Accuracy of the Xpert Ultra for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis 5R01AI129411-03 1
2019 Biomarkers and Mechanisms of Paucibacillary and Latent Tuberculosis 5U19AI111276-07 34
2019 Training of Ugandans in Basic and Translational Research on TB and Emerging Infectious Diseases 2D43TW009093-06 5
2018 Accuracy of the Xpert Ultra for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis 7R01AI129411-02 1
2018 Impact of Pregnancy on Tuberculosis 5R01AI124217-04
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  1. 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 Jul 06.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32618243; DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0415;
  2. 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 May 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32458995
  3. Ayiraveetil R, Sarkar S, Chinnakali P, Jeyashree K, Vijayageetha M, Thekkur P, Lakshminarayanan S, Knudsen S, Hochberg NS, Horsburgh CR, Ellner J, Roy G. Household food insecurity among patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and its associated factors in South India: a cross-sectional analysis. BMJ Open. 2020 02 28; 10(2):e033798.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32114470
  4. Leong S, Zhao Y, Ribeiro-Rodrigues R, Jones-López EC, Acuña-Villaorduña C, Rodrigues PM, Palaci M, Alland D, Dietze R, Ellner JJ, Johnson WE, Salgame P. Cross-validation of existing signatures and derivation of a novel 29-gene transcriptomic signature predictive of progression to TB in a Brazilian cohort of household contacts of pulmonary TB. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2020 Jan; 120:101898.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32090859
  5. Manabe YC, Andrade BB, Gupte N, Leong S, Kintali M, Matoga M, Riviere C, Sameneka W, Lama JR, Naidoo K, Zhao Y, Johnson WE, Ellner JJ, Hosseinipour MC, Bisson GP, Salgame P, Gupta A. A Parsimonious Host Inflammatory Biomarker Signature Predicts Incident TB and Mortality in Advanced HIV. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 Nov 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31761933
  6. McIntosh AI, Jenkins HE, Horsburgh CR, Jones-López EC, Whalen CC, Gaeddert M, Marques-Rodrigues P, Ellner JJ, Dietze R, White LF. Partitioning the risk of tuberculosis transmission in household contact studies. PLoS One. 2019; 14(10):e0223966.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31639145
  7. Kubiak RW, Sarkar S, Horsburgh CR, Roy G, Kratz M, Reshma A, Knudsen S, Salgame P, Ellner JJ, Drain PK, Hochberg NS. Interaction of nutritional status and diabetes on active and latent tuberculosis: a cross-sectional analysis. BMC Infect Dis. 2019 Jul 16; 19(1):627.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31311495
  8. Acuña-Villaorduña C, Ayakaka I, Schmidt-Castellani LG, Mumbowa F, Marques-Rodrigues P, Gaeddert M, White LF, Palaci M, Ellner JJ, Dietze R, Joloba M, Fennelly KP, Jones-López EC. Host Determinants of Infectiousness in Smear-Positive Patients With Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2019 Jun; 6(6):ofz184.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31205972
  9. Hoyt KJ, Sarkar S, White L, Joseph NM, Salgame P, Lakshminarayanan S, Muthaiah M, Vinod Kumar S, Ellner JJ, Roy G, Horsburgh CR, Hochberg NS. Effect of malnutrition on radiographic findings and mycobacterial burden in pulmonary tuberculosis. PLoS One. 2019; 14(3):e0214011.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30917170
  10. Verma S, Bhatt K, Lovey A, Ribeiro-Rodrigues R, Durbin J, Jones-López EC, Palaci M, Vinhas SA, Alland D, Dietze R, Ellner JJ, Salgame P. Transmission phenotype of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains is mechanistically linked to induction of distinct pulmonary pathology. PLoS Pathog. 2019 03; 15(3):e1007613. PMID: 30840702
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clinical immunology
infectious diseases
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