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Elaine J. Abrams

Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
School: 
College of Physicians and Surgeons , Public Health
Department: 
Epidemiology Department
Office: 
Mailman School of Public Health/ICAP 722 West 168th Street New York NY 10032 United States
Email: 
eja1@columbia.edu
Phone: 
212-342-0543
Biography

Elaine Abrams, MD, is a professor of epidemiology and pediatrics at Columbia University and the senior director for research at ICAP. At ICAP Dr Abrams leads a large and varied research portfolio that addresses critical scientific questions in HIV prevention, care and treatment. She is also responsible for the development and implementation of pediatric and perinatal prevention initiatives within ICAP supported programs in Sub Saharan Africa. Dr Abrams has been an active investigator in the field of maternal-infant HIV transmission and the natural history of HIV disease in infants, children and youth children since the recognition of the epidemic in the United States. She developed a comprehensive research and care program for woman and children with HIV infection in Central Harlem, the Family Care Center; has been actively involved in the development of international, national and local guidelines and policies for care and treatment; has conducted multiple studies, clinical trials and implementation science studies in the area of maternal and child HIV. She is currently the chair of the HIV treatment scientific committee of the NIH funded IMPAACT clinical trials. She also co-chairs the maternal-child health committee of the World Health Organization 2013 HIV guidelines group.

Research & Other Works
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Determinants of Mortality and Loss to Follow-Up among Adults Enrolled in HIV Care Services in Rwanda
Article
Systemic delays in the initiation of antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy do not improve outcomes of HIV-positive mothers: a cohort study
Article
Adherence and virologic suppression during the first 24 weeks on antiretroviral therapy among women in Johannesburg, South Africa - a prospective cohort study
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Comparing two service delivery models for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV during transition from single-dose nevirapine to multi-drug antiretroviral regimens
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Introducing a multi-site program for early diagnosis of HIV infection among HIV-exposed infants in Tanzania
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Immunological response to highly active antiretroviral therapy following treatment for prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV-1: a study in Côte d'Ivoire
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Incidence and risk factors of severe adverse events with nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected women. MTCT-Plus program, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Article
Family-centred approaches to the prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV
Article
Low Rates of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission in a Routine Programmatic Setting in Lilongwe, Malawi
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Case report: Severe central nervous system manifestations associated with aberrant efavirenz metabolism in children: the role of CYP2B6 genetic variation
Article
Self-Reported Side Effects and Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy in HIV-Infected Pregnant Women under Option B+: A Prospective Study
Article
Why Did I Stop? Barriers and Facilitators to Uptake and Adherence to ART in Option B+ HIV Care in Lilongwe, Malawi
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Antiretroviral Treatment and Prevention of Peripartum and Postnatal HIV Transmission in West Africa: Evaluation of a Two-Tiered Approach
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Impact of Antiretroviral Therapy on Incidence of Pregnancy among HIV-Infected Women in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cohort Study
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Characteristics and outcomes of adult Ethiopian patients enrolled in HIV care and treatment: a multi-clinic observational study
Article
Risk factors for loss to follow-up prior to ART initiation among patients enrolling in HIV care with CD4+ cell count ≥200 cells/μL in the multi-country MTCT-Plus Initiative
Article
Reviewing progress: 7 year trends in characteristics of adults and children enrolled at HIV care and treatment clinics in the United Republic of Tanzania
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Sex differences in responses to antiretroviral treatment in South African HIV-infected children on ritonavir-boosted lopinavir- and nevirapine-based treatment
Article
Population genetic estimation of the loss of genetic diversity during horizontal transmission of HIV-1
Article
The art and science of preventing and treating HIV disease in children: a life cycle approach
 
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