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

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
2022 Bacterial and host determinants of progression, manifestations and consequences of TB 5U19AI162598-02-6543
2022 Bacterial and Host Heterogeneity in TB latency, persistence and progression 5U19AI162598-02
2022 FEND for TB 5U01AI152084-03
2022 Novel and Optimized Diagnostics for Pediatric TB 5R01AI152159-03
2022 Bacteria and Host in TB Transmission 3R01AI147345-03S1
2022 Bacteria and Host in TB Transmission 5R01AI147345-03
2022 Training of Ugandans in Basic and Translational Research on TB and Emerging Infectious Diseases 5D43TW009093-09
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
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  1. Barathi A, Krishnamoorthy Y, Sinha P, Horsburgh C, Hochberg N, Johnson E, Salgame P, Govindarajan S, Senbagavalli PB, Lakshinarayanan S, Roy G, Ellner J, Sarkar S. Effect of treatment adherence on the association between sex and unfavourable treatment outcomes among tuberculosis patients in Puducherry, India: a mediation analysis. J Public Health (Oxf). 2022 Jun 11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35692180
  2. Queiroz ATL, Araújo-Pereira M, Barreto-Duarte B, Gomes-Silva A, Costa AG, Andrade AMS, Miguez-Pinto JP, Spener-Gomes R, Souza AB, Benjamin A, Sant'Anna F, Figueiredo MC, Mave V, Salgame P, Ellner JJ, Sterling TR, Cordeiro-Dos-Santos M, Andrade BB, Rolla VC. Immunologic Biomarkers in Peripheral Blood of Persons With Tuberculosis and Advanced HIV. Front Immunol. 2022; 13:890003. PMID: 35757685; PMCID: PMC9226490; DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2022.890003;
  3. Acuña-Villaorduña C, Jones-López EC, Marques-Rodrigues P, Fregona G, Gaeddert M, Ribeiro-Rodrigues R, Vinhas S, Palaci M, Salgame P, Dietze R, Ellner J. Sustained effect of isoniazid preventive therapy among household contacts in Brazil. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2022 May 01; 26(5):406-411. PMID: 35505475
  4. Lawal IO, Mokoala KMG, Mathebula M, Moagi I, Popoola GO, Moeketsi N, Nchabeleng M, Hikuam C, Ellner JJ, Hatherill M, Fourie BP, Sathekge MM. Correlation Between CT Features of Active Tuberculosis and Residual Metabolic Activity on End-of-Treatment FDG PET/CT in Patients Treated for Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Front Med (Lausanne). 2022; 9:791653. PMID: 35295606; PMCID: PMC8920557; DOI: 10.3389/fmed.2022.791653;
  5. Lovey A, Verma S, Kaipilyawar V, Ribeiro-Rodrigues R, Husain S, Palaci M, Dietze R, Ma S, Morrison RD, Sherman DR, Ellner JJ, Salgame P. Early alveolar macrophage response and IL-1R-dependent T cell priming determine transmissibility of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains. Nat Commun. 2022 02 16; 13(1):884. PMID: 35173157; PMCID: PMC8850437; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-28506-2;
  6. Kaipilyawar V, Zhao Y, Wang X, Joseph NM, Knudsen S, Babu SP, Muthaiah M, Hochberg NS, Sarkar S, Horsburgh CR, Ellner JJ, Johnson WE, Salgame P. Development and validation of a parsimonious TB gene signature using the digital NanoString nCounter platform. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Jan 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35015839
  7. Krishnamoorthy Y, Ezhumalai K, Murali S, Rajaa S, Jose M, Sathishkumar A, Soundappan G, Horsburgh C, Hochberg N, Johnson WE, 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 12; 26(12):1645-1651.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34654061
  8. Khambati N, Olbrich L, Ellner J, Salgame P, Song R, Bijker EM. Host-Based Biomarkers in Saliva for the Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Children: A Mini-Review. Front Pediatr. 2021; 9:756043. PMID: 34760853; PMCID: PMC8575443; DOI: 10.3389/fped.2021.756043;
  9. Rajaa S, Krishnamoorthy Y, Knudsen S, Roy G, Ellner J, Horsburgh CR, Hochberg NS, Salgame P, S G, Prakash Babu S, Sarkar S. Prevalence and factors associated with diabetes mellitus among tuberculosis patients in South India-a cross-sectional analytical study. BMJ Open. 2021 10 22; 11(10):e050542.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34686553; PMCID: PMC8543642; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-050542;
  10. Sabin LL, Thulasingam M, Carwile M, Babu SP, Knudsen S, Dong L, Stephens J, Fernandes P, Cintron C, Horsburgh CR, Salgame P, Ellner JJ, Sarkar S, Hochberg NS. 'People listen more to what actors say': A qualitative study of tuberculosis-related knowledge, behaviours, stigma, and potential interventions in Puducherry, India. Glob Public Health. 2021 Oct 16; 1-13.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34657567
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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
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clinical immunology
infectious diseases
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