Andrew Edmonds, PhD
Andrew Edmonds is an infectious disease epidemiologist with expertise in the use of observational cohort data, in concert with advanced methods, to answer high priority research questions. A co-investigator and the analytic director of the MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study at UNC, as well as the Central Africa regional representative for the International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Pediatric Working Group and the CIPHER Global Cohort Collaboration, he has two decades of experience researching adults and children living with or at risk for HIV in sub-Saharan Africa and in the United States. His areas of interest include the impacts of insurance and area-level factors on health outcomes, and evaluation of clinical and programmatic indicators among HIV-exposed infants.
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
2009, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• EPID 757, HIV in Developing Countries
• EPID 894, Infectious Disease Seminar
• PUBH 711, Critical Issues in Global Health
• EPID 710, Fundamentals of Epidemiology
• EPID 757, HIV in Developing Countries
• EPID 213, Fundamentals of Public Health Surveillance
• EPID 690, Principles and Methods of Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology
International epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS, Pediatric / Mother and Infant Working Groups (Central Africa representative)
DECIPHER (Data Evaluation and CIPHER Preparation for an HIV Exposed Uninfected Child Cohort CollaboRation) Project Team
MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study, Data Analysis and Methods / Clinical Outcomes and Epidemiology / Data Management Working Groups
Fulbright Scholar, Zambia
Peer reviewer of manuscripts and research proposals
Master’s and doctoral committees
Tutor for elementary, middle, and high school students
Epidemiologist, Maricopa County Department of Public Health (infectious disease surveillance core)
Health Insurance and Initiation of Direct-Acting Antivirals for Hepatitis C in US Women with HIV. Edmonds A, Haley DF, Edwards JK, Ramirez C, French AL, Tien PC, Plankey M, Sharma A, Augenbraun M, Seaberg EC, Workowski K, Alcaide ML, Albrecht S, Adimora AA. (2023). Clin Infect Dis.
Clinical and programmatic outcomes of HIV-exposed infants enrolled in care at geographically diverse clinics, 1997-2021: A cohort study. Edmonds A, Brazier E, Musick BS, Yotebieng M, Humphrey J, Abuogi LL, Adedimeji A, Keiser O, Msukwa M, Carlucci JG, Maia M, Pinto JA, Leroy V, Davies MA, Wools-Kaloustian KK. (2022). PLoS Med, 19(9), e100408.
Impacts of Medicaid Expansion on Health Insurance and Coverage Transitions among Women with or at Risk for HIV in the United States. Edmonds A, Belenky N, Adedimeji AA, Cohen MH, Wingood G, Fischl MA, Golub ET, Johnson MO, Merenstein D, Milam J, Konkle-Parker D, Wilson TE, Adimora AA. (2022). Womens Health Issues, 32(5), 450-460.
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 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.
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.
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.
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), 90-8.
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 Med, 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). Int J Epidemiol, 38(6), 1612-21.
- 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