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Associate Research Professor
Jim Aizire

Departmental Affiliations

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E7132B

Research Interests

Infectious Diseases; HIV; HBV; Clinical Trials; Epidemiology
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Makerere University
Dr. Aizire is committed to improving public health through advancing medical and infectious disease research, and teaching epidemiology. He has more than 15 years experience conducting multi-center international collaborative research studies including clinical trials and epidemiological studies.

Dr. Aizire's current collaborative research relates to HIV: prevention; ART; reproductive health; HIV-exposed-uninfected (HEU) child morbidity and survival; and co-infections such as HBV, TB among others. He is a Co-investigator and the Coordinator of the JHU-Blantyre Clinical Trial Unit (CTU); the multi-country PEPFAR PROMOTE Cohort Study; and the HIV and Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Uganda: the H2U Consortium.
Honors & Awards
2015 - Dr. Charlotte Ferencz Innovation Research Award, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH)
2015 - Teaching Assistant (TA) Students' Assembly Recognition Award (2015-16), JHBSPH
2015 - Dr. Abraham Lilienfeld Teaching Assistant Fellowship Award (2015-16), Department of Epidemiology, JBSPH
2014 - Dr. and Mrs. Roscoe M. Moore, Jr., Scholarship’, Department of Epidemiology, JHBSPH
2014 - Dr. Robert Dyar Award for outstanding contributions to maternal and child health, Department of Epidemiology, JHBSPH
2013 - International Scholarship Award, 20th Conference on Retroviruses & Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Atlanta, Georgia
2009 - Early Investigator Award, US National Institutes of Health (NIH), International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network
2008 - International Scholarship Award’, 15th Conference on Retroviral & Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Boston, Massachusetts
2001 - US National Institutes of Health (NIH), Fogarty International Fellow’, AIDS International Training and Research Program, JHBSPH, Baltimore, MD
2000 - Outstanding Intern-Doctor Award (Honors), Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Mulago National Referral hospital, Kampala, Uganda
1994 - Government of Uganda Scholarship Award, Makerere University Medical School, Kampala, Uganda
Select Publications
Select publications which represent Dr. Aizire's research interests.
  • Aizire J, Brooks KM, Mirochnick M, Flynn PM, Butler K, Kiser JJ, Siberry GK, Fenton T, Cababasay M, Fowler MG; PROMISE Study Team. Antenatal Intracellular Concentrations of Tenofovir Diphosphate and Emtricitabine Triphosphate and Associations Between Tenofovir Diphosphate and Severe Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: IMPAACT-PROMISE (1077BF) Trial. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2020 Feb 1;83(2):173-180. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002247. PMID: 31929405
  • Aizire J, Sikorskii A, Ogwang LW, Kawalazira R, Mutebe A, Familiar-Lopez I, Mallewa M, Taha T, Boivin MJ, Fowler MG; PROMISE-NEURODEV study team. Decreased growth among antiretroviral drug and HIV-exposed uninfected versus unexposed children in Malawi and Uganda. AIDS. 2020 Feb 1;34(2):215-225. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002405. PMID: 31634154
  • Aizire J, Dadabhai S, Taulo F, Makanani B, Gadama L, Sun J, Tsui A, Taha TE. Use of effective family planning methods and frequency of sex among HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected African women. Contracept Reprod Med. 2018 Jul 9;3:10. doi: 10.1186/s40834-018-0063-z. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30002871
  • Aizire J, McConnell MS, Mudiope P, Mubiru M, Matovu F, Parsons TL, Elbireer A, Nolan M, Janoff EN, Fowler MG. Kinetics of nevirapine and its impact on HIV-1 RNA levels in maternal plasma and breast milk over time after perinatal single dose nevirapine. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2012 Aug 15;60(5):483-8
  • Aizire J, Fowler MG, Coovadia MH. Operational Issues and Barriers to Implementation of Prevention of Mother-to Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa. Current HIV Research. 2013 Mar;11(2):144-59. Review
HIV and Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Uganda: H2U Consortium
JHU-Blantyre Clinical Trials Unit (CTU)