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

HIV/AIDS Prevention, Screening and Referral Services
07/01/2010 - 06/30/2022 (PI)

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

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
2021 Bacterial and Host Heterogeneity in TB latency, persistence and progression 1U19AI162598-01
2021 Bacterial and host determinants of progression, manifestations and consequences of TB 1U19AI162598-01-6543
2021 FEND for TB 5U01AI152084-02
2021 Novel and Optimized Diagnostics for Pediatric TB 5R01AI152159-02
2021 Bacteria and Host in TB Transmission 5R01AI147345-02
2021 Training of Ugandans in Basic and Translational Research on TB and Emerging Infectious Diseases 5D43TW009093-08 5
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
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  1. Krishnamoorthy Y, Ezhumalai K, Murali S, Rajaa S, Jose M, Sathishkumar A, Govindarajan S, Horsburgh C, Hochberg N, Johnson E, Knudsen S, Salgame P, Ellner J, Prakash Babu S, Sarkar S. Prevalence and Risk Factors associated with Latent Tuberculosis Infection among Household Contacts of Smear Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis patients in South India. Trop Med Int Health. 2021 Oct 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34654061
  2. Cintron C, Narasimhan PB, Locks L, Babu S, Sinha P, Rajkumari N, Kaipilyawar V, Bhargava A, Maloomian K, Chandrasekaran P, Verma S, Joseph N, Johnson WE, Wanke C, Horsburgh CR, Ellner JJ, Sarkar S, Salgame P, Lakshminarayanan S, Hochberg NS. Tuberculosis-Learning the Impact of Nutrition (TB LION): protocol for an interventional study to decrease TB risk in household contacts. BMC Infect Dis. 2021 Oct 12; 21(1):1058.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34641820; PMCID: PMC8506078; DOI: 10.1186/s12879-021-06734-z;
  3. Bhatt K, Bhagavathula M, Verma S, Timmins GS, Deretic VP, Ellner JJ, Salgame P. Rapamycin modulates pulmonary pathology in a Murine model of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Dis Model Mech. 2021 Sep 06. PMID: 34486033
  4. Murali S, Krishnamoorthy Y, Knudsen S, Roy G, Ellner J, Horsburgh CR, Hochberg N, Salgame P, Prakash Babu S, Sarkar S. Comparison of profile and treatment outcomes between elderly and non-elderly tuberculosis patients in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, South India. PLoS One. 2021; 16(8):e0256773.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34449817; PMCID: PMC8396735; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0256773;
  5. Reddy D, Ma Y, Lakshminarayanan S, Sahu S, White LF, Reshma A, Roy G, Salgame P, Knudsen S, Cintron C, Ellner JJ, Horsburgh CR, Sarkar S, Hochberg NS. Severe undernutrition in children affects tuberculin skin test performance in Southern India. PLoS One. 2021; 16(7):e0250304.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34270546; PMCID: PMC8284816; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0250304;
  6. Roy N, Krishnamoorthy Y, Rajaa S, Ezhumalai K, Madhusudhanan S, Raghupathy K, Knudsen S, Horsburgh CR, Hochberg NS, Salgame P, Ellner J, Subitha L, Babu SP, Sarkar S. Health-related quality of life and its effect on TB treatment outcomes. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2021 04 01; 25(4):318-320.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33762076
  7. Kulkarni V, Queiroz ATL, Sangle S, Kagal A, Salvi S, Gupta A, Ellner J, Kadam D, Rolla VC, Andrade BB, Salgame P, Mave V. A Two-Gene Signature for Tuberculosis Diagnosis in Persons With Advanced HIV. Front Immunol. 2021; 12:631165. PMID: 33692804; PMCID: PMC7937880; DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2021.631165;
  8. Johnson WE, Odom A, Cintron C, Muthaiah M, Knudsen S, Joseph N, Babu S, Lakshminarayanan S, Jenkins DF, Zhao Y, Nankya E, Horsburgh CR, Roy G, Ellner J, Sarkar S, Salgame P, Hochberg NS. Comparing tuberculosis gene signatures in malnourished individuals using the TBSignatureProfiler. BMC Infect Dis. 2021 Jan 22; 21(1):106.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33482742; PMCID: PMC7821401; DOI: 10.1186/s12879-020-05598-z;
  9. 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;
  10. Manabe YC, Andrade BB, Gupte N, Leong S, Kintali M, Matoga M, Riviere C, Samaneka 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 Tuberculosis and Mortality in Advanced Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 12 17; 71(10):2645-2654.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31761933; PMCID: PMC7744990; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciz1147;
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clinical immunology
infectious diseases
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