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Thomas
Quinn
,
MD

Professor

Contact Info

855 N. Wolfe Street, Room 531
Baltimore
Maryland
21205
US        
410-614-9775

Research Interests

HIV; AIDS; STDs; STI; epidemiology; global health; infectious diseases; pathogenesis; viral infections; chlamydia; developing countries; resource-limited settings;
Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
MD
Northwestern University School of Medicine
1974
MS
Notre Dame University
1970
Overview
Investigation of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and clinical features of HIV/AIDS internationally. Interaction between STDs and tropical diseases on the natural history and spread of HIV/AIDS in developing countries. Recent research has examined the viral kinetics and transmission probabilities of HIV among discordant couples with the subsequent design and application of interventions including therapy to prevent transmission of HIV. Molecular studies have mapped the molecular epidemic of HIV on a global basis, linking virologic changes to the spread of HIV and measuring the demographic impact of the epidemic. Implementation of clinical care programs for HIV, STDs, and other infectious diseases while advocating for improved clinical education for African physicians and implementing public health policy from these and other research findings. He serves as advisor/consultant on HIV and STDs to the World Health Organization, Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (PEPFAR), UNAIDS, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.   In 2004 he became a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science. He is a founding member of the Academic Alliance for AIDS Care and Prevention in Africa; founding director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health.He is an author of approximately 900 publications on HIV, STDs, and infectious diseases.
Honors & Awards
1969-72 U.S.P.H.S. Research Training Award from NIAID, NIH 1970-74 Northwestern Univ Medical School Health Professions Award 1979-81 U.S.P.H.S. Career Development Award 1980 U.S.P.H.S. Special Assignment Award 1985 U.S.P.H.S. Commendation Award, NIAID, NIH 1987 A.O.A. Epidemiology Research Award 1987 State of Maryland Annual Distinguished Physician Lectureship 1988 U.S.P.H.S. Outstanding Service Award, NIAID, NIH 1989 U.S.P.H.S. Outstanding Unit Citation, NIAID, NIH 1990 UCLA Lester Breslow Distinguished Lectureship Epidemiology 1990 UCLA John F. Kessel Distinguished Lectureship Tropical Med 1990 University of Florida Commemorative Award Presentation 1994 Charles C. Shepard Award Outstanding Scientific Publication 1994 National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Special Recognition Award 1994 James H. Nakano Citation Outstanding Scientific Publication 1995 American College of Preventive Medicine Award for Best Scientific Presentation 1995 U.S.P.H.S. Meritorious Service Award 1996 Stephen Gross HIV Lectureship Award, Cedars-Sinai Hospital 1996 U.S.P.H.S. Meritorious Service Award, NIAID, NIH 1996-99 Best Doctors in America, Infectious Diseases, HIV and STDs 1998 Special Opening Plenary Lecture, IDSA 1998 U.S.P.H.S. Bicentennial Unit Commendation 1999 ASTDA Lifetime Achievement Award 1999 Indiana Univ School of Medicine Award in Infectious Diseases 1999 U.S.P.H.S. Distinguished Service Award 2000 Duncan Catterall Memorial Lecture, British Association for Sexual Health and HIV 2000 Sommer Memorial Lecture, Portland, Oregon 2000 U.S.P.H.S. Distinguished Service Award 2000 IAPAC Heroes in Medicine Award 2002 Dowling Memorial Visiting Professorship, University of Illinois Medical Ctr 2003 Harold C. Neu Visiting Professorship, Columbia University 2003 Harry C. Dascomb Memorial Visiting Scholar Lectureship, Louisiana State University 2003 Plenary Lectdureship, 12th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Nova Scotia, Canada 2004 Morris M. Gollow Keynote Lectureship, Australasian Sexual Health Conference 2004 Elected Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences 2007 Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2007 John F. Ender Lecture, IDSA, 2007 NIAID Special Act or Service Award for Coordinating International Research Activities, 2007 Massachusetts General Hospital David Brudnoy Visiting Professorship, 2008 Elected to Fellow of the American Association for Advancement in Science, 2008 FDA Office of Women’s Health, Certificate of Appreciation, 2009 Distinguished Visiting Lectureship Award, University of Manitoba, 2009 Distinguished Visiting Professor in Global Health, Duke University, 2010 ACP Maryland Chapter Mary Betty Stevens Award for Clinical Research, 2010 Ed Nowakowski Senior Memorial Clinical Virology Award, 2011The Thomas Parran Award of the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association, 2011Benjamin Keane Lecture, Weill Cornell School of Medicine, 2012 University of Notre Dame Distinguished Alumnus Award and 2012 Commencment Speaker for the University of Notre Dame Graduate School
Select Publications
Reent publications -- see URL for complete listing.
  • Quinn TC, Serwadda D. The future of HIV/AIDS in Africa: a shared responsibility. Lancet 2011;377:1133-1134.
  • Prodger JL, Lai J, Reynolds SJ, Keruly JC, Moore RD, Kasule J, Kityamuweesi T, Buule P, Serwadda D, Nason M, Capoferri AA, Porcella SF, Siliciano RF, Redd AD, Siliciano JD, Quinn TC. Reduced Frequency of Cells Latently Infected with Replication-Competent HIV-1 in Virally Suppressed Individuals Living in Rakai, Uganda. Clin Infect Dis. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Oct 15;65(8):1308-1315.
  • Grabowski MK, Serwadda DM, Gray RH, Nakigozi G, Kigozi G, Kagaayi J, Ssekubugu R, Nalugoda F, Lessler J, Lutalo T, Galiwango RM, Makumbi F, Kong X, Kabatesi D, Alamo ST, Wiersma S, Sewankambo NK, Tobian AAR, Laeyendecker O, Quinn TC, Reynolds SJ, Wawer MJ, Chang LW; Rakai Health Sciences Program. HIV Prevention Efforts and Incidence of HIV in Uganda. N Engl J Med. 2017 Nov 30;377(22):2154-2166.
  • Redd AD, Doria-Rose NA, Weiner JA, Nason M, Seivers M, Schmidt SD, Laeyendecker O, Martens C, Bruno D, Keele BF, Raju N, Georgiev IS, Lamers SL, Astemborski J, Kirk GD, Mascola JR, Ackerman ME, Mehta SH, Quinn TC. Longitudinal antibody responses in people who inject drugs infected with similar HIV strains. J Infect Dis. 2019 Oct 4. pii: jiz503.
  • soti B, Mwinnyaa G, Hahn E, Rao A, Black J, Chen V, Clark K, Clarke W, Eisenberg AL, Fernandez R, Iruedo J, Laeyendecker O, Maharaj R, Mda P, Miller J, Mvandaba N, Nyanisa Y, Reynolds SJ, Redd AD, Ryan S, Stead DF, Wallis LA, Quinn TC. Targeting the HIV Epidemic in South Africa: The Need for Testing and Linkage to Care in Emergency Departments. EClinicalMedicine. 2019 Aug 19;15:14-22.
Projects
Prevention of Maternal -to- Infant HIV Transmission In India
HIV Dementia in Uganda: Response to Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy
Infectious Diseases Institute At Makerere University in Kampala Uganda
Clinical Algorithms to Monitor HIV Treatment in Uganda
Immunopathogenesis Of Chlamydia trachomatis Infection
ARV effects on HIV epidemiology & behaviors, Rakai Uganda (through the Rakai Health Sciences Program)
NIMH Collaborative HIV/STD Prevention Trial-- International STD Reference Laboratory
HSV-2 serology among a low-risk population in pari-urban Hanoi, Vietnam
Natural history of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea infections in the Rakai cohort
A randomized, controlled trial of short cycle intermittent versus continuous HAART for the treatment of chronic HIV infection in Uganda
Validation of filter paper methodology to perform HIV-1 PCR and HIV-1 genotyping for patients on HAART
Viral and immunologic factors contributing to the lack of HIV transmission among couples (through the Rakai Health Sciences Program)
Fever in Ugandan Outpatients: A Microbiological Survey of Causative Organisms and Clinical Determinants (through the Rakai Health Sciences Program)
International Studies Of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
Comparison of CD4 monitoring alone versus CD4 monitoring plus viral load monitoring for individuals on antiretroviral therapy in Africa
The effect of HIV subtype and coreceptor tropism on transmission and progression of diseases
Validation of algorithm for monitoring the virological efficacy of antiretroviral therapy in Africa
Response to Retroviral Therapy in the Mulago Hospital AIDS Clinic/Infectious Disease Institute: A Prospective Evaluation of Alternative, Inexpensive Laboratory Techniques to Measure CD4 Lymphocyte Count and HIV Viral Load
NIH/Johns Hopkins Bench to Bedside Project: Hepatitis B and HIV Co-Infection
Evaluation of a pilot cluster-randomized mobile phone intervention used by peer educators in a rural antiretroviral care program in Rakai, Uganda (through the Rakai Health Sciences Program)
Yearly Mass Treatment C. Trachomatis for Trachoma Control in Tanzania
Partnership for Building the Capacity of Makerere University to Improve Health Outcomes in Uganda
Algorithms for improved cross sectional incidence testing for HIV
Effects of Male Circumcision (MC) in the Community, with Nested Clinical Research
Post-trial surveillance, male circumcision for HIV prevention (through the Rakai Health Sciences Program)
Laboratory support for Rakai Program research activities (through the Rakai Health Sciences Program)
Development of a rapid test for clinical laboratory diagnosis of Human Chlamydia trachomatis
HIV Prevention Trials Network: STD Core
LC: HIV Prevention Trials Network: STD Core
A Randomized, controlled trial of Acyclovir prophylaxis versus placebo among HIV/HSV-2 co-infected individuals (through the Rakai Health Sciences Program)