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Jodie L. Guest, Ph.D., MPH

Course Director: Epidemiology- Biostatistics, Analysis in Medical Writing
Director, HIV Research, Atlanta VA Medical Center, Associate Professor, Rollins School of Public Health

Email: Jodie.Guest@va.gov

Biography

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Epidemiology Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia: May 1999  

Master of Public Health, Epidemiology Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia: December 1992           

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Disorders Baylor University, Waco, Texas: 1990 Minors: English, Psychology, and German

Paramedic Certification  Texas A&M University at Scott and White Hospital, Temple, Texas: 1990

 Clinical Experience

Paramedic, Waco, TX

Paramedic examiner, TX

 Organizations

Society for Epidemiologic Research (1997-present)

International AIDS Society (1999-present)

Emory Center for AIDS Research (2006-present)

Antiretroviral Therapy Cohort Collaboration (ART-CC) (2007-present)

Leadership Atlanta (2010-2011)

 Teaching/Speaking

Academic Appointments

             Primary:            Associate Professor   Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Physician   Assistant Program, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta,  GA, 2009-present  

Joint:                Adjunct Associate Professor   Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2000-present



            Secondary:       Instructor Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiologic Intelligence Service, Atlanta, GA, 2009-present 

FORMAL TEACHING 

Emory University School of Medicine

Course Director, Introduction to Epidemiology, Physician Assistant Program (1999-2002) 

            Course Director, Analysis in Medicine, Physician Assistant Program (1999-present) 

            Course Director, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Physician Assistant Program (2003-present) 

Course Director, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Career Masters Program, Physician Assistant Program (2004-2006) 

Course Director, Analysis in Medicine, Career Masters Program, Physician Assistant Program (2004-2006) 

Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University

            Guest lecturer, Fundamentals of Epidemiology (1994) 

Instructor, Fundamentals of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health (1999-2007) 

Course Co-Director, Methods in HIV Epidemiology (2006-present)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Course Co-Director, CDC Epidemiology Intelligence Service Epidemiology Course (2009-present)  

Honors/Awards

1993     Shepard Award, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

1998     American Cancer Society, Georgia Division, Donation honoree for service to       public

2000     Thesis Advisor for Shepard Award Recipient, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

2000     Rollins School of Public Health Scholarship donation honoree for service to thesis students

2002     Thesis Advisor for Shepard Award Nominee, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

2002     Excellence in Teaching, Golden Apple Award, Emory School of Medicine, Emory University

2003       Who's Who in Health Sciences Education

2004       Special Contribution Award, Public Health Strategic Health Care Group, National VA

2007     Recognition for outstanding performance, Veterans Health Affairs

2008     Recognition for outstanding performance, Veterans Health Affairs

2010     Thesis Advisor for National PAEA/JAPPA Student Writing Competition 1st place award winner

2010     Thesis Advisor for National PAEA/JAPPA Student Writing Competition 3rd place award winner

2010     Recognition for outstanding performance, Veterans Health Affairs

2011     Crystal Apple award in "Excellence in Professional School Education" Emory University

Publications

Accepted in Peer-Reviewed Journals

1.         Brandt ME, Hutwagner LC, Kuykendall RJ, Pinner RW, and The Cryptococcal Disease Active Surveillance Group* (JL Otte, member). Comparison of multilocus enzyme electrophoresis and random amplified polymorphic DNA analysis for molecular subtyping of Cryptococcus neoformans. J Clin Microbiol 1995; 33:1890-1895.

2.         Cetron MS, Jernigan DB, Breiman RF, and The Drug-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae Working Group* (JL Otte, member). Action plan for drug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae. Emerg Infect Dis 1995; 1:64-65.

3.         Brandt ME, Hutwagner LC, Klug LA, Baughman WS, Rimland D, Graviss EA, Hamill RJ, Thomas C, Pappas PG, Reingold AL, Pinner RW, and The Cryptococcal Disease Active Surveillance Group* (JL Otte, member). Molecular subtype distribution of Cryptococcus neoformans in four areas of the United States.  J Clin Microbiol 1996; 34:912-917.

4.         Brandt ME, Pfaller MA, Hajjeh RA, Graviss EA, Rees J, Spitzer ED, Pinner RW, Mayer LW, and The Cryptococcal Disease Active Surveillance Group* (JL Otte, member). Molecular subtypes and antifungal susceptibilities of serial Cryptococcus neoformans isolates in human immunodeficiency virus-associated cryptococcosis. J Infect Dis 1996; 174:812-820.

5.         Urwin G, Krohn JA, Deaver-Robinson K, Wenger JD, Farley MM, and the Haemophilus influenzae Study Group* (JL Otte, member). Invasive disease due to Haemophilus influenzae serotype f: clinical and epidemiologic characteristics in the H. influenzae serotype b vaccine era. Clin Infect Dis 1996; 22:1077-1078.

6.         Wingo PA, Guest JL, McGinnis L, Miller DS, Rodriguez C, Cardinez CL, Thun MJ.  Patterns of inpatient surgeries for the top four cancers in the United States, National Hospital Discharge Survey: 1988-1995. Cancer Causes Control 2000;11:497-512.

7.         Rimland D, Guest JL, Marston BJ. Reply. Clin Infect Dis 2000;30:410.

8.         Rimland D, Navin TR, Lennox J, Jernigan JA, Kaplan J, Erdman D, Morrison CJ, Wahlquist SP, and the Pulmonary Opportunistic Infection Study Group* (JL Guest, member). Prospective study of etiologic agents of community-acquired pneumonia in patients with HIV infection. AIDS 2002;16:85-95.

9.         Volberding PA. Levine AM. Dieterich D. Mildvan D. Mitsuyasu R. Saag M. Anemia in HIV Working Group* (JL Guest, member). Anemia in HIV infection: clinical impact and evidence-based management strategies. Clin Infect Dis 2004; 38:1454-1463.

10.      Guest JL, Ruffin C, DeSilva KE, Tschampa JM, Rimland D. Rates of treated diarrhea in patients on either a Kaletra- or a Nelfinavir-containing regimen: data from HAVACS. Pharmacotherapy 2004;24(6):727-735.

11.      *Anderson KB, Guest JL, Rimland D. The effect of hepatitis C coinfection on survival in the HIV Atlanta Veterans Affairs Cohort Study (HAVACS) in the post HAART era. Clin Infect Dis 2004;39:1507-1513.

12.      *Fisk TL, Lundberg BE, Guest JL, Ray S, Barrett TJ, Holland B, Stamey K, Angulo FJ, Farley MM. Invasive infection with multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium definitive type 104 among HIV-infected adults. Clin Infect Dis 2005;40:1016-1021.

13.      Guest JL, Anderson KB, Rimland D. The hepatitis C and HIV coinfected patient, pre- and post-HAART differences in survival in the HAVACS cohort. Contagion 2005;2:360-364.

14.      Rimland D, Guest JL.  Response to hepatitis A vaccine in HIV patients in the HAART era. AIDS 2005;19:1702-1704.

15.      Rimland D, Guest JL, Hernandez I, del Rio C, Le NA, Brown WV.  Antiretroviral therapy in HIV-positive men is associated with increased apolipoprotein CIII in triglyceride-rich lipoproteins. HIV Med 2005;6:326-333.

16.      Rimland D, Guest JL, Hernandez I, del Rio C, Le NA, Brown WV.  Antiretroviral therapy in HIV positive women is associated with increased ApoC-III, triglycerides and total cholesterol. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2006;42:307-313.

17.      Mildvan D, Creagh T, Leitz G and The Anemia Prevalence Study Group (JL Guest, member). Prevalence of anemia and correlation with biomarkers and specific antiretroviral regimens in 9690 human-immunodeficiency-virus-infected patients: findings of the Anemia Prevalence Study. Curr Med Res & Opin 2007;23:343-355.

18.      *Osborn M, Guest JL, Rimland D. Hepatitis B and HIV coinfection: relationship of different serologic patterns on survival and liver disease. HIV Med 2007; 8:271-279.

19.      Antiretroviral Therapy Cohort Collaboration (JL Guest, member).  Importance of baseline prognostic factors with increasing time since initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy, collaborative analysis of cohorts of HIV-1 infected patients. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2007; 46:607-615.

20.      Antiretroviral Therapy Cohort Collaboration (JL Guest, member). Life expectancy of individuals on combination antiretroviral therapy in high-income countries: a collaborative analysis of 14 cohort studies. Lancet 2008; 372:293-299.

21.      Antiretroviral Therapy Cohort Collaboration (JL Guest, member). Causes of death in HIV-1-infected patients treated with antiretroviral therapy, 1996-2006: Collaborative analysis of 13HIV cohort studies. Clin Infect Dis 2010; 50(10): 1387-1396.

22.      Study Group on Death Rates at High CD4 Count in Antiretroviral Naïve Patients (JL Guest, Analysis and Writing Committee). Death rates in HIV-positive antiretroviral-naïve patients with CD4 cell count greater than 350 cells per mL in Europe and North America: a pooled cohort observational study. Lancet 2010; 6736(10):60932-4.

23.      Antiretroviral Therapy Cohort Collaboration (JL Guest, member). The clinical significance of short-term immunologic response to antiretroviral therapy varies with baseline CD4 cell counts. (in press)

24.      Antiretroviral Therapy Cohort Collaboration (JL Guest, member). When to start HAART; a lead-time analysis.  (in press)

25.      *Hill BG, Goebertus A. Himelich T, Mize T, Guest JL. Prevalence and predictors of food insecurity in a population of migrant and seasonal farmworkers in south Georgia.  (in press)

26.      Peters P, Brooks J, Guest JL, Mindley R, Rimland D. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization among HIV-infected outpatients is common and detection is enhanced by groin culture. (in press)

 Personal Profile

 Jodie L. Guest is the Director of HIV Research at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and holds faculty positions at Emory University, both in the School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health, where she teaches three classes each year.  Dr. Guest received her doctorate in Epidemiology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1999.  Jodie also has her Masters in Public Health with a specialty in Epidemiology from Emory University where she graduated with Distinction in Research in 1992.   She manages the clinical and research database of 3,600 HIV+ patients and designs and analyzes research protocols for the HIV Atlanta VA Cohort Study (HAVACS).  She is currently working on studies addressing the issues of antiretroviral-induced lipid abnormalities, nephrotoxicity, inflammatory markers of endothelial cell activation, hepatitis c coinfection, MRSA, and food insecurity.  She lectures extensively on the use of epidemiologic study formats and statistics in the clinical medicine arena.  She is the Principle Investigator or Co-Investigator for more than 30 HIV-related studies and is well published at international scientific conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.  In 2002 she won the Golden Apple for Excellence in Teaching Award for Emory University’s School of Medicine.   She is on the steering committee for the international cohort collaboration, ART-cc, and is a reviewer for AIDS, Journal of AIDS, Pharmacotherapy and Clinical Infectious Diseases.  Starting in 2009, she was selected to teach a summer course to each new class of CDC Epidemiology Intelligence Service officers.  She has mentored more than fourteen master’s students, three doctoral students and multiple residents and fellows and serves as the new chair of the Sub-Committee on Research and Development at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

 Dr. Guest is also involved in her community through both her children’s school and her church.  She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees at St. Martin’s Episcopal School and is leading a ten million dollar capital campaign.   She was honored to be named to the 2011 class of Leadership Atlanta.  She has been the lead fundraiser for SMartStart, an outreach program to fund educational opportunities for single mothers founded at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church and additionally serves on the Strategic Planning Committee for the church.   In 2005, she founded a team that participates yearly in at least one Susan G. Koman for the Cure 3-Day Breast Cancer Walk.  To date, her team, Wild Women Walking, has raised more than $250,000.  In addition, she volunteers as a lead communications trail director at the Iditarod and heads the research component for the South Georgia Farmworker Health Project each year.  She resides in Brookhaven with her husband, Tom, and her two children, Gavin (10) and Annie (6).


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