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Robert Gilman

Departmental Affiliations

Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room W5515

Research Interests

  • International Health
  • Disease control
  • Diarrheal and other enteric diseases
  • multidrug-resistant tuberculosis
  • parasitic infections
  • management and training for tropical disease prevention and interventions
  • community-based clinical trial for drugs
  • climate factors associated with infectious disease in developing countries
Experiences & Accomplishments
SUNY- Downstate Medical College

Disease control. Diarrheal and other enteric diseases; multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, parasitic infections; management and training for tropical disease prevention and interventions, community-based clinical trial for drugs; climate factors associated with infectious disease in developing countries.

1991-Present Professor, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University 1993 Investigator Professor, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (First such appointment) 1984-1991 Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and International Health, Johns Hopkins University 1982 Recipient of Indo-American Fulbright Fellowship 1982-1985 Chief of Infectious Disease, Wyman Park Hospital 1981-1982 United States Public Health Service, Internal Medicine 1978-1984 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, International Center for Medical Research 1976,79-81 Internal Medicine, V.A. Hospital, University of Maryland 1976-1978 Resident Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University, International Center for Medical Research 1975-1976 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, International Center for Medical Research 1975 Diplomate of Infectious Disease 1974-1975 Instructor & Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland Hospital 1973 Diplomate of Internal Medicine 1971-1973 Fellow, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland Hospital

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  • Moore DA, Evans CA, Gilman RH, Caviedes L, Coronel J, Vivar A, Sanchez E, Pinedo Y, Saravia JC, Salazar C, Oberhelman R, Hollm-Delgado MG, LaChira D, Escombe AR, Friedland JS. Microscopic-observation drug-susceptibility assay for the diagnosis of TB. N Engl J Med. 2006 Oct 12;355(15):1539-50. Nash TE, Singh G, White AC, Rajshekhar V, Loeb JA, Proano JV, Takayanagui OM, Gonzalez AE, Butman JA, DeGiorgio C, Del Brutto OH, Delgado-Escueta A, Evans CA, Gilman RH, Martinez SM, Medina MT, Pretell EJ, Teale J, Garcia HH. Treatment of neurocysticercosis: current status and future research needs. Neurology. 2006 Oct 10;67(7):1120-7. Eza D, Cerrillo G, Moore DA, Castro C, Ticona E, Morales D, Cabanillas J, Barrantes F, Alfaro A, Benavides A, Rafael A, Valladares G, Arevalo F, Evans CA, Gilman RH. Postmortem findings and opportunistic infections in HIV-positive patients from a public hospital in Peru. Pathol Res Pract. 2006 Sep 14. Torres-Slimming PA, Mundaca CC, Moran M, Quispe J, Colina O, Bacon DJ, Lescano AG, Gilman RH, Blazes DL. Outbreak of cyclosporiasis at a naval base in Lima, Peru. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Sep;75(3):546-8. Ganoza CA, Matthias MA, Collins-Richards D, Brouwer KC, Cunningham CB, Segura ER, Gilman RH, Gotuzzo E, Vinetz JM. Determining Risk for Severe Leptospirosis by Molecular Analysis of Environmental Surface Waters for Pathogenic Leptospira. PLoS Med. 2006 Aug 22;3(8). Pinedo-Cancino V, Sheen P, Tarazona-Santos E, Oswald WE, Jeri C, Vittor AY, Patz JA, Gilman RH. Limited diversity of Anopheles darlingi in the Peruvian Amazon region of Iquitos. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Aug;75(2):238-45. Fuselli S, Gilman RH, Chanock SJ, Bonatto SL, De Stefano G, Evans CA, Labuda D, Luiselli D, Salzano FM, Soto G, Vallejo G, Sajantila A, Pettener D, Tarazona-Santos E. Analysis of nucleotide diversity of NAT2 coding region reveals homogeneity across Native American populations and high intra-population diversity. Pharmacogenomics J. 2006 Jul 18; [Epub ahead of print] Mayta H, Calderon M, Taverna J, Montenegro S, Balqui J, Campos K, Tuero I, Arevalo J, Vivar A, Gilman RH. Use of a reliable PCR assay for the detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Peruvian patients. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2006 Aug;12(8):809-12. Saito M, Pan WK, Gilman RH, Bautista CT, Bamrah S, Martin CA, Tsiouris SJ, Arguello DF, Martinez-Carrasco G. Comparison of altitude effect on Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection between rural and urban communities in Peru. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Jul;75(1):49-54. Finger SA, Velapatino B, Kosek M, Santivanez L, Dailidiene D, Quino W, Balqui J, Herrera P, Berg DE, Gilman RH. Effectiveness of enterobacterial repetitive intergenic consensus PCR and Random amplified polymorphic DNA fingerprinting for Helicobacter pylori strain differentiation. Appl. Environ. Microbiology. July 2006, p.4713-16. Ramirez-Cardich ME, Kawai V, Oberhelman RA, Bautista CT, Castillo ME, Gilman RH. Clinical correlates of tuberculosis co-infection in HIV-infected children hospitalized in Peru. Int J Infect Dis. 2006 Jul;10(4):278-81. Uddin J, Gonzalez AE, Gilman RH, Garcia HH, Verastegui M, Moore LJ, Evans CA, Read RC, Friedland JS. Neurocysticercal antigens stimulate chemokine secretion from human monocytes via an NF-kappaB-dependent pathway. Microbes Infect. 2006 Jun;8(7):1732-40. Oberhelman RA, Soto-Castellares G, Caviedes L, Castillo ME, Kissinger P, Moore DA, Evans C, Gilman RH. Improved Recovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis From Children Using the Microscopic Observation Drug Susceptibility Method. Pediatrics. 2006 Jul;118(1):e100-6. Epub 2006 Jun 2. Oberhelman RA, Gilman RH, Sheen P, Cordova J, Zimic M, Cabrera L, Meza R, Perez J. An intervention-control study of corralling of free-ranging chickens to control campylobacter infections among children in a Peruvian periurban shantytown. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Jun;74(6):1054-1059. Cama V, Gilman RH, Vivar A, Ticona E, Ortega Y, Bern C, Xiao L. Mixed Cryptosporidium infections and HIV. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Jun;12(6):1025-8. Leon-Barua R, Recavarren-Arce S, Chinga-Alayo E, Rodriguez-Ulloa C, Taylor DN, Gotuzzo E, Kosek M, Eza D, Gilman RH. Helicobacter pylori-associated chronic atrophic gastritis involving the gastric body and severe disease by Vibrio cholerae. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2006 Jun;100(6):567-72. Epub 2005 Dec 22. Moore DA, Caviedes L, Gilman RH, Coronel J, Arenas F, Lachira D, Salazar C, Carlos Saravia J, Oberhelman RA, Hollm-Delgado MG, Escombe AR, Evans CA, Friedland JS. Infrequent MODS TB culture cross-contamination in a high-burden resource-poor setting. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2006 Sep;56(1):35-43. Epub 2006 May 6. Hernandez LS, Winch PJ, Parker K, Gilman RH. Understandings of reproductive tract infections in a peri-urban pueblo joven in Lima, Peru. BMC Womens Health. 2006 May 2;6(1):7. Garcia HH, Gonzalez AE, Gilman RH, Moulton LH, Verastegui M, Rodriguez S, Gavidia C, Tsang VC; Cysticercosis Working Group in Peru. Combined human and porcine mass chemotherapy for the control of T. solium. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2006 May;74(5):850-5. Rojas R, Caviedes L, Aponte JC, Vaisberg AJ, Lewis WH, Lamas G, Sarasara C, Gilman RH, Hammond GB. Aegicerin, the first oleanane triterpene with wide-ranging antimycobacterial activity, isolated from Clavija procera. J Nat Prod. 2006 May;69(5):845-6.

New Insights In The Epidemiology And Control Of T. Solium Taeniasis/Cysticercosis
H. Pylori Population Genetics And Genome Evolution
Infectious Diseases Training Program In Peru
A Demonstration Project To Eliminate Cysticercosis In Peru, Develop A Model By Which The Disease Can Be Eradicated In Other Parts Of The World
The Potential Use Of Allicin From Garlic To Control Multiple Drug Resistant Tuberculosis
Molecular Genotyping of Plasmodium vivaz in the Peruvian Amazon
Johns Hopkins short term training grant in Infectious and Tropical Diseases in Peru
Serological assessment of burden of diarrheal disease in children under 5 years old
An Assessment of Water Quality in Lima’s Peri-Urban Neighborhoods
Screening and Risk Factors for Congenital Chagas Disease in Bolivia
Global Disease Research Training in Peru
Novel techniques for the detection of Pediatric TB in Ethiopia
Development and Testing of Human Brucellosis Diagnostics in an Endemic Country
Human Reservoirs of Plasmodium Vivax Transmission in the Peruvian Amazon
Prevalence of asthma and underlying risk factors in two Peruvian cities
Short term training: Infectious Diseases & Tropical Diseases in Peru
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Addressing geographical variation the progression of non-communicable diseases in Peru
International Centers of Excellence for Malaria Research - CORE C
Early Detection of Congenital Chagas Disease
Global Health Activities in Developing Countries to Combat NonCommunicable Chronic Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases (CVPD)- COE
Cough - A Rapid Indicator of Response to Therapy in Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Family Cluster Analysis of Norovirus Variants by Multiple-region Sequence Typing
Development & Evaluation of Assays to Assess Mucosal Immunity for Vaccine Studies
Implementation of Foot Thermometry & SMS to Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcer
Inter-American Training for Innovations in Emerging Infectious Diseases
Training in Infectious Diseases in Peru
Predicting Risk of Human Leptospirosis by Environmental Surveillance
Disrupting Vector-borne Disease Transmission in Complex Urban Environments
The Macrophage polarization and glutathione levels in the TB-helminth co-infecti
Peruvian/Brazilian Amazon Center of Excellence in Malaria: OFF Campus
Veterinarian Training in Zoonotic Diseases in Developing Countries
Natural infection of norovirus, sapovirus and ETEC in a birth cohort in a Peruvian community