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Andrew Edmonds, PhD

Andrew Edmonds

Andrew Edmonds, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
  • 123 W. Franklin Street
  • Building C, Suite 310
  • CB #8050
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Andrew Edmonds is an infectious disease epidemiologist with expertise in the use of observational clinical cohort data, in concert with innovative methodological approaches, to answer priority research questions. He has over 15 years of experience researching adults and children living with, affected by, and at risk for HIV, both in sub-Saharan Africa and in the United States. Dr. Edmonds is the Central Africa regional representative for the International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Pediatric Working Group and the CIPHER Global Cohort Collaboration, and currently leads a multiregional IeDEA concept on clinical and programmatic outcomes of HIV-exposed infants across the global consortium. Additionally, he is a co-investigator and the analytic director for the MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study at UNC, with concepts including “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
Pediatric / Mother and Infant Working Groups (Central Africa representative)
MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study, Data Analysis and Methods / Clinical Outcomes and Epidemiology / Data Management Working Groups

Service Activities

Peer reviewer of manuscripts and research proposals
Master’s and doctoral committees
Infectious Disease Epidemiology Journal Club

Practice Activities

Formerly:

Epidemiologist, Maricopa County Department of Public Health (infectious disease surveillance core)
Developer/manager of Fiches Syntheses and Registre Mere-Enfant databases, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Key Publications

Poverty, Deprivation, and Mortality Risk Among Women With HIV in the United States. Edmonds A, Breskin A, Cole SR, Westreich D, Ramirez C, Cocohoba J, Wingood G, Cohen MH, Golub ET, Kassaye SG, Metsch LR, Sharma A, Konkle-Parker D, Wilson TE, Adimora AA. (2021). Epidemiology, 32(6), 877-885.

Associations between HIV, antiretroviral therapy and preterm birth in the US Women's Interagency HIV Study, 1995-2018: a prospective cohort. Venkatesh KK, Edmonds A,* Westreich D, Dionne-Odom J, Weiss DJ, Sheth AN, Cejtin H, Seidman D, Kassaye S, Minkoff H, Atrio J, Rahangdale L, Adimora AA. (2021). HIV Med.

Direct-Acting Antiviral Hepatitis C Treatment Cascade and Barriers to Treatment Initiation Among US Men and Women With and Without HIV. Haley DF, Edmonds A,* Ramirez C, French AL, Tien P, Thio CL, Witt MD, Seaberg EC, Plankey MW, Cohen MH, Adimora AA. (2021). J Infect Dis, 223(12), 2136-2144.

Associations between population density and clinical and sociodemographic factors in women living with HIV in the Southern United States. Edmonds A, Haley DF, Tong W, Kempf MC, Rahangdale L, Adimora AA, Anastos K, Cohen MH, Fischl M, Wilson TE, Wingood G, Konkle-Parker D. (2021). AIDS Care, 33(2), 229-238.

Gone But Not Lost: Implications for Estimating HIV Care Outcomes When Loss to Clinic Is Not Loss to Care. Edwards JK, Lesko CR, Herce ME, Murenzi G, Twizere C, Lelo P, Anastos K, Tymejczyk O, Yotebieng M, Nash D, Adedimeji A, Edmonds A. (2020). Epidemiology, 31(4), 570-577.

Implementation and Operational Research: 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., 70(4), e130-9.

Effects of Health Insurance Interruption on Loss of Hypertension Control in Women With and Women Without HIV. Edmonds A, Ludema C, Eron JJ Jr, Cole SR, Adedimeji AA, Cohen MH, Cooper HL, Fischl M, Johnson MO, Krause DD, Merenstein D, Milam J, Wilson TE, Adimora AA. (2017). J Womens Health (Larchmt), 26(12), 1292-1301.

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

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