Andrew Edmonds, PhD

Research Instructor Department of Epidemiology

T:(919) 843-7647

aedmonds@email.unc.edu

137 East Franklin Street

Suite 306, CVS Plaza

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Chapel Hill, NC 27599

USA

Andrew Edmonds is an infectious disease epidemiologist who uses observational clinical cohort data to answer priority research questions. With routinely collected data from programs implemented in resource-deprived settings, his studies in the Democratic Republic of Congo have demonstrated the causal effects of antiretroviral therapy on survival, CD4 percentage and incident tuberculosis in HIV-infected children, developed a pediatric mortality risk scoring system, and compared delivery of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission and HIV-exposed infant interventions at primary health care centers and specialized HIV clinics.

Dr. Edmonds collaborates with the Central Africa International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS, and as an investigator and the data manager for the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) at UNC, is currently pursuing a concept entitled “Health insurance and underexamined health-related outcomes among HIV-infected and -uninfected women in the WIHS.”

Honors and Awards

Greenberg Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research
2012, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Berton H. Kaplan Student Publication Award
2010, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Elizabeth Reaves Martin Moore Scholarship
2010, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Cornoni-Huntley Scholarship
2009, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Teaching Interests

Guest Lecturer:
EPID 757 (HIV in Developing Countries)

Teaching Assistant:
EPID 757 (HIV in Developing Countries)
EPID 710 (Fundamentals of Epidemiology)
EPID 213 (Fundamentals of Public Health Surveillance)

Course Developer:
EPID 690 (Principles and Methods of Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology)

Research Activities

International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS, Pediatric Working Group
Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (Central Africa representative)
Women’s Interagency HIV Study, Data Management and Epidemiology Working Groups
Global MUAC Cutoffs Technical Advisory Group

Service Activities

Diversity and Inclusion Committee (Department of Epidemiology)
International AIDS Society, abstract mentor
Peer reviewer of manuscripts and research proposals
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate
Student Global Health Committee

Practice Activities

Team Epi-Aid

Key Publications

Decentralization does not assure optimal delivery of PMTCT and HIV-exposed infant services in a low prevalence setting. Edmonds A, Feinstein L, Okitolonda V, Thompson D, Kawende B, Behets F (2015). J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr.

Implementation and Operational Research: Maternal Combination Antiretroviral Therapy Is Associated With Improved Retention of HIV-Exposed Infants in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Feinstein L, Edmonds A, Okitolonda V, Cole SR, Van Rie A, Chi BH, Ndjubu P, Lusiama J, Chalachala JL, Behets F (2015). J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 69(3), e93-99.

Quantification of CD4 responses to combined antiretroviral therapy over five years among HIV-infected children in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Edmonds A, Yotebieng M, Lusiama J, Matumona Y, Kitetele F, Nku D, Napravnik S, Cole SR, Van Rie A, Behets F. (2012). J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 61(1), 90-98.

The effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy on the survival of HIV-infected children in a resource-deprived setting: a cohort study. Edmonds A, Yotebieng M, Lusiama J, Matumona Y, Kitetele F, Napravnik S, Cole SR, Van Rie A, Behets F. (2011). PLoS medicine, 8(6), e1001044.

Anti-retroviral therapy reduces incident tuberculosis in HIV-infected children. Edmonds A, Lusiama J, Napravnik S, Kitetele F, Van Rie A, Behets F. (2009). International Journal of Epidemiology, 38(6), 1612-1621.

Education

PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011

MSPH, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007

BS, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona, 2001