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Assistant Scientist
Heather McKay

Departmental Affiliations

General Epidemiology and Methodology

Contact Info

111 Markest Place , 1008

Research Interests

epidemiology and epidemiologic methods; infectious disease; HIV/AIDS; cholera; biomarkers of inflammation and immune activation
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Columbia University
Columbia University of New York
Honors & Awards
Excellence in Teaching/Outstanding Teaching Faculty, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2016, 2017 Johns Hopkins Sommer Scholar, 2008 Elected Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Alpha Chapter, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2015 Elected Fellow, U.S.-Japan Leadership Foundation, 2002-present
Select Publications
Selected publications:
  • Subramanya V, McKay HS, Brusca RM, et al. Inflammatory biomarkers and subclinical carotid atherosclerosis in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected men in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study. PLoS One. 2019;14(4):e0214735. Published 2019 Apr 4. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0214735 PMC6448851
  • McKay, H.S., Bream, J.H., Margolick, J.B., Martínez-Maza, O., Phair, J.P., Rinaldo, C.R., Abraham, A.G., Jacobson, L.P. Host factors associated with serologic inflammatory markers assessed using multiplex assays. Cytokine. 2016 Sep;85:71-9. Epub 2016 Jun 10. doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2016.05.016.
  • McKay, H.S., Margolick, J.B., Martínez-Maza, O., Phair, J.P., Lopez, J., Rappocciolo, G., Denny, T.N., Magpantay, L.I., Jacobson, L.P., Bream, J.H. Multiplex assay reliability and long-term intra-individual variation of serologic inflammatory biomarkers. Cytokine, Volume 90, February 2017, p. 185-192.
  • Lessler J., Moore, S.M., Luquero F.J., McKay H.S., Grais R., Henkens M., Mengel M., Dunoyer J., M’bangombe M., Lee E.C., Djingaey M.H., Sudre B., Bompangue D., Fraser R. S. M., Abubaker A., Perea W., Legros D., Azman A. S., Mapping the burden of cholera in sub-Saharan Africa and implications for control: an analysis of data across geographical scales. The Lancet. March 01, 2018, 0140-6736, p. 1-8.
  • Abraham, A.G., Darilay, A., McKay, H.S., Margolick, J. B., Estrella, M. M., Palella, F. J., Detels, R., Rinaldo Jr., C. R., Jacobson, L. P. Kidney dysfunction and markers of inflammation in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study. J Infect Dis. 2015 Oct 1;212(7):1100-10.
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