Derek Johnson, MPH

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Telephone:  978.549.8936
Department:  Epidemiology
Primary Mentor:  Eric Chamot, MD, PhD
Secondary Mentor:  Sadeep Shrestha, PhD, MHS, MS

Originally from Bolton, Massachusetts, Derek Jonson received his B.S. in Biology and a B.A in Philosophy from Northeastern University in 2004.  He completed his MPH. at Drexel University in 2006. From 2006 to 2008 Derek Johnson was a fellow at the National Center for Health Statistics. In 2010 Derek Johnson received a Fogarty scholarship to research the feasibility of Tenofovir as a first-line drug for treating HIV in Malawi. Derek is currently a doctoral student in the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Epidemiology department where he researches the social determinants of HPV infection in Nepali migrant workers.

Dissertation Title:  The Social Determinants and Distribution of High-Risk Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Types in Nepali Migrant Workers.

Selected Courses/Conferences Attended    

  • D. Johnson, C. Feldacker, H. Tweya, S. Phiri, M. Hosseinipour. Starting on time: Factors associated with initiation of antiretroviral treatment in two HIV clinics in Lilongwe, Malawi. Presented at International AIDS Society, July 17th, Rome, Italy
  • D. Johnson, C. Chasela, M. Maliwichi, A. Mwafongo, A. Akinkuotu, A. Moses, Denise. J. Jamieson, A. P. Kourtis, C. C. King, C. van der Horst, M. C. Hosseinipour. Renal Insufficiency among HIV-infected, ART-naïve Individuals in Lilongwe, Malawi:  Implications for Tenofovir use in antiretroviral treatment and prevention of mother-to child-transmission programs.  Presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), Febuary 27, 2011, Boston, MA.

Selected Publications  

  • D. Johnson, C. Feldacker, H. Tweya, S. Phiri, M. Hosseinipour. Starting on time: Factors associated with initiation of antiretroviral treatment in two HIV clinics in Lilongwe, Malawi PLoS ONE (2012). July 7(7).
  • D. Johnson, C. Chasela, M. Maliwichi, A. Mwafongo, A. Akinkuotu, A. Moses, Denise. J. Jamieson, A. P. Kourtis, C. C. King, C. van der Horst, M. C. Hosseinipour. Renal Insufficiency among HIV-infected, ART-naïve Individuals in Lilongwe, Malawi:  Implications for Tenofovir use in antiretroviral treatment and prevention of mother-to child-transmission programs (Accepted at International Journal of STD & AIDS as of June 23rd, 2012)
  • D. Johnson, M. Kempf, C. Wilson, S. Shrestha. The Effects of Hormone Contraceptive use in HIV Positive Female Adolescents on Antiviral Medication. HIV & AIDS Review (2011) Vol. 10 pp65-69.
  • D. Johnson, M. Polansky, M. Matosky, M. Teti. Psychosocial Factors Associated with Successful Transition into HIV Case Management for those without Primary Care in an Urban Area. AIDS and Behavior (2010) Apr; 14(2): 459-68.

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