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Jonathan Golub, MPH, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and International Health
Jonathan Golub, PhD, MPH brings more than 20 years of experience focusing on the epidemiology, detection, and prevention of TB in low and middle-income countries and the many drivers associated with TB acquisition, progression, and treatment outcomes. He is a Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and International Health at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health. He is experienced in developing and implementing research studies for TB in Brazil, South Africa and India, leading and managing large research teams in these countries.
Current NIH grants that he is leading include: implementation of a new test and treat strategy for latent TB infection among people with HIV in Brazil (PREVINE); an RCT comparing strategies for detecting recurrent TB among people who have completed TB treatment in India, and extent of pulmonary impairment at the end of TB treatment and beyond (TB Aftermath); an RCT comparing strategies for pulmonary rehabilitation for reducing pulmonary impairment among people with TB in India (TB PuRe); and an RCT comparing smoking cessation interventions among people with HIV in South Africa (Tlogela).
Previously, he has led smoking cessation studies and tobacco prevalence studies among people with HIV and people with TB patients in several LMICs and he has also investigated the impact of diabetes on TB outcomes in India. He is currently leading implementation research studies looking at novel ways to increase TB preventive therapy among HIV-infected patients in several African countries through Unitaid’s IMPAACT4TB.
He is currently the JHU Research Development Team Lead Investigator, overseeing the SMART4TB Technical Area teams at JHU and with partners for the USAID funded project. He has served on WHO expert panels for operational research and guideline development groups for developing TB screening guidelines. He is actively involved in Fogarty training grants in India and South Africa (currently site-PI with University of Witswatersrand) and was PI for 11 years for a Fogarty HIV/TB training program in Brazil, which was expanded to include trainees from Mozambique, India and Brazil. He is currently Director of the Developmental Core for the JHU Tuberculosis Research Advancement Center (TRAC). Finally, he has taught the Epidemiologic Basis for Tuberculosis Control at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for 18 years and has taught the course in South Africa, Brazil and India as well.