Research Summary

My cancer-related research centers around Kaposi sarcoma (KS) and its etiologic agent, Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), with work both in the US and in Africa.

My qualifications for research include both theoretical background and practical experience. I am Director of the UCSF Training in Clinical Research (TICR) Program, which provides graduate-level didactic training in clinical, epidemiologic, and translational research methods to graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty members at UCSF. The TICR Program, which is supported by the UCSF NIH-sponsored Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), includes 33 different courses spanning “laboratory to human subjects” translational research, traditional clinical and epidemiologic research, and “evidence to practice” implementation science research. In direct teaching, I am the course director of “Epidemiologic Methods,” the program’s foundational course in research methods, and the “Master’s Program Seminar Series.” On a practical level, I have extensive experience in both observational and experimental research in both the US and Africa. In the US, I am Co-Director of the Population and Clinical Sciences Core of the UCSF NIH-sponsored Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), which manages the 1800-subject UCSF SCOPE cohort, a vehicle that has supported collaborative research leading to over 200 publications since 2000. In Africa, I am the Principal Investigator (PI) for U54 CA190153 (a project which focuses on the early detection and prevention of KS in Uganda); PI for the UCSF component of the East Africa International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Consortium (U01 AI069911), in which I direct the working group on cancer; PI for the recently completed R01 CA119903 (a randomized trial for the therapy of KS in Africa); PI for the recently completed D43 CA153717 (a training grant related to KS in Uganda); and Director of the Data Coordinating Center for the 750-subject Mbarara-based Uganda AIDS Rural Treatment Outcomes (UARTO) Cohort. UARTO, which has spun off over 50 publications from collaborative projects since 2006, is a microscopic complement of IeDEA. In all of this work, I have had broad experience with study design, instrument development, study recruitment/ retention, data collection, quality enhancement, data reporting, biostatistical analysis, manuscript preparation, and financial management.

Research Funding

  • July 13, 2020 - June 30, 2025 - United States-East Africa HIV-Associated Malignancy Research Center (USEAHAMRC) for Career Development and the Prevention, Early Detection and Efficient Linkage to Care for Virus-related Cancers, Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: U54CA254571
  • August 10, 2019 - April 30, 2024 - Training in Clinical and Epidemiological Research for Liberia (TRACER), Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/FIC, Sponsor Award ID: U2RTW011281
  • August 17, 2016 - July 31, 2022 - Early Stage Diagnosis of Kaposi's Sarcoma in Limited Resource Settings using KS-Detect, Co-Principal Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NCI, Sponsor Award ID: UH3CA202723
  • September 24, 2001 - August 31, 2021 - Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, Co-Investigator. Sponsor: NIH/NIMH, Sponsor Award ID: P30MH062246

Education

Johns Hopkins University; Baltimore, Maryland, BA, 1979-83, Biology
University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, MD, 1983-88, Medicine
UC, San Francisco, 1988-89, Medicine - Internship
UC, San Francisco, 1989-91, Medicine - Residency 
UC, San Francisco, 1991-92, Medicine - Chief Residency
UC, Berkeley, MPH, 1992-93, Epidemiology
UC, San Francisco, 1993-97, Infectious Diseases - Fellowship
UC, San Francisco, 1993-97, AIDS Prevention - Fellowship

Honors & Awards

  • 1982
    Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1988
    Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 1988
    Merck Manual Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • 1989
    Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1991
    Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 1996
    Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Infectious Diseases
  • 1998
    New Investigator Award, UCSF Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
  • 2009
    Stephen B. Hulley Award for Excellence in Instruction in Methods of Clinical Research at UCSF

Selected Publications

  1. Digitale JC, Martin JN, Glymour MM. Tutorial on directed acyclic graphs. J Clin Epidemiol. 2021 Aug 08.  View on PubMed
  2. Peluso MJ, Deitchman AN, Torres L, Iyer NS, Munter SE, Nixon CC, Donatelli J, Thanh C, Takahashi S, Hakim J, Turcios K, Janson O, Hoh R, Tai V, Hernandez Y, Fehrman EA, Spinelli MA, Gandhi M, Trinh L, Wrin T, Petropoulos CJ, Aweeka FT, Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Kelly JD, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Greenhouse B, Rutishauser RL, Henrich TJ. Long-term SARS-CoV-2-specific immune and inflammatory responses in individuals recovering from COVID-19 with and without post-acute symptoms. Cell Rep. 2021 08 10; 36(6):109518.  View on PubMed
  3. Peluso MJ, Takahashi S, Hakim J, Kelly JD, Torres L, Iyer NS, Turcios K, Janson O, Munter SE, Thanh C, Donatelli J, Nixon CC, Hoh R, Tai V, Fehrman EA, Hernandez Y, Spinelli MA, Gandhi M, Palafox MA, Vallari A, Rodgers MA, Prostko J, Hackett J, Trinh L, Wrin T, Petropoulos CJ, Chiu CY, Norris PJ, DiGermanio C, Stone M, Busch MP, Elledge SK, Zhou XX, Wells JA, Shu A, Kurtz TW, Pak JE, Wu W, Burbelo PD, Cohen JI, Rutishauser RL, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Henrich TJ, Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Greenhouse B. SARS-CoV-2 antibody magnitude and detectability are driven by disease severity, timing, and assay. Sci Adv. 2021 Jul; 7(31).  View on PubMed
  4. Truong HM, Fatch R, Deeks SG, Krone M, Martin JN, Hunt PW, Lum PJ. Accumulation of HIV-1 Drug Resistance Mutations and Methamphetamine Use. Curr HIV Res. 2021 Jun 24.  View on PubMed
  5. Siedner MJ, Bibangambah P, Kim JH, Lankowski A, Chang JL, Yang IT, Kwon DS, North CM, Triant VA, Longenecker C, Ghoshhajra B, Peck RN, Sentongo RN, Gilbert R, Kakuhikire B, Boum Y, Haberer JE, Martin JN, Tracy R, Hunt PW, Bangsberg DR, Tsai AC, Hemphill LC, Okello S. Treated HIV Infection and Progression of Carotid Atherosclerosis in Rural Uganda: A Prospective Observational Cohort Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Jun 15; 10(12):e019994.  View on PubMed
  6. McCluskey SM, Kamelian K, Musinguzi N, Kigozi S, Boum Y, Bwana MB, Muzoora C, Brumme ZL, Carrington M, Carlson J, Foley B, Hunt PW, Martin JN, Bangsberg DR, Harrigan PR, Siedner MJ, Haberer JE, Lee GQ. Pre-treatment integrase inhibitor resistance is uncommon in antiretroviral therapy-naive individuals with HIV-1 subtype A1 and D infections in Uganda. AIDS. 2021 06 01; 35(7):1083-1089.  View on PubMed
  7. Schnittman SR, Deitchman AN, Beck-Engeser G, Ahn H, York VA, Hartig H, Hecht FM, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Aweeka FT, Hunt PW. Abnormal Levels of Some Biomarkers of Immune Activation Despite Very Early Treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus. J Infect Dis. 2021 May 20; 223(9):1621-1630.  View on PubMed
  8. Schnittman SR, Byakwaga H, Boum Y, Kabakyenga J, Matthews LT, Burdo TH, Huang Y, Tracy RP, Haberer JE, Kembabazi A, Kaida A, Moisi D, Lederman MM, Bangsberg DR, Martin JN, Hunt PW. Changes in Immune Activation During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period in Treated HIV Infection. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jun; 8(6):ofab245.  View on PubMed
  9. Baer SL, Colombo RE, Johnson MH, Wakade S, Pacholczyk G, Newman-Whitlow C, Thompson SA, Saag MS, Martin JN, Floris-Moore M, Huang L, Mellor AL. Indoleamine 2,3 dioxygenase, age, and immune activation in people living with HIV. J Investig Med. 2021 Aug; 69(6):1238-1244.  View on PubMed
  10. Santiago-Rodriguez EI, Maiorana A, Peluso MJ, Hoh R, Tai V, Fehrman EA, Hernandez Y, Torres L, Spinelli MA, Gandhi M, Kelly JD, Martin JN, Henrich TJ, Deeks SG, Sauceda JA. Characterizing the COVID-19 illness experience to inform the study of post-acute sequelae and recovery: a qualitative study. medRxiv. 2021 Mar 24.  View on PubMed
  11. Peluso MJ, Kelly JD, Lu S, Goldberg SA, Davidson MC, Mathur S, Durstenfeld MS, Spinelli MA, Hoh R, Tai V, Fehrman EA, Torres L, Hernandez Y, Williams MC, Arreguin MI, Bautista JA, Ngo LH, Deswal M, Munter SE, Martinez EO, Anglin KA, Romero MD, Tavs J, Rugart PR, Chen JY, Sans HM, Murray VW, Ellis PK, Donohue KC, Massachi JA, Weiss JO, Mehdi I, Pineda-Ramirez J, Tang AF, Wenger M, Assenzio M, Yuan Y, Krone M, Rutishauser RL, Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Greenhouse B, Sauceda JA, Gandhi M, Hsue PY, Henrich TJ, Deeks SG, Martin JN. Rapid implementation of a cohort for the study of post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection/COVID-19. medRxiv. 2021 Mar 12.  View on PubMed
  12. Peluso MJ, Takahashi S, Hakim J, Kelly JD, Torres L, Iyer NS, Turcios K, Janson O, Munter SE, Thanh C, Nixon CC, Hoh R, Tai V, Fehrman EA, Hernandez Y, Spinelli MA, Gandhi M, Palafox MA, Vallari A, Rodgers MA, Prostko J, Hackett J, Trinh L, Wrin T, Petroplolous CJ, Chiu CY, Norris PJ, DiGermanio C, Stone M, Busch MP, Elledge SK, Zhou XX, Wells JA, Shu A, Kurtz TW, Pak JE, Wu W, Burbelo PD, Cohen JI, Rutishauser RL, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Henrich TJ, Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Greenhouse B. SARS-CoV-2 antibody magnitude and detectability are driven by disease severity, timing, and assay. medRxiv. 2021 Mar 05.  View on PubMed
  13. Peluso MJ, Deitchman AN, Torres L, Iyer NS, Nixon CC, Munter SE, Donatelli J, Thanh C, Takahashi S, Hakim J, Turcios K, Janson O, Hoh R, Tai V, Hernandez Y, Fehrman E, Spinelli MA, Gandhi M, Trinh L, Wrin T, Petropoulos CJ, Aweeka FT, Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Kelly JD, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Greenhouse B, Rutishauser RL, Henrich TJ. Long-Term SARS-CoV-2-Specific Immune and Inflammatory Responses Across a Clinically Diverse Cohort of Individuals Recovering from COVID-19. medRxiv. 2021 Mar 01.  View on PubMed
  14. Sun B, Tang N, Peluso MJ, Iyer NS, Torres L, Donatelli JL, Munter SE, Nixon CC, Rutishauser RL, Rodriguez-Barraquer I, Greenhouse B, Kelly JD, Martin JN, Deeks SG, Henrich TJ, Pulliam L. Characterization and Biomarker Analyses of Post-COVID-19 Complications and Neurological Manifestations. Cells. 2021 02 13; 10(2).  View on PubMed
  15. Rutishauser RL, Deguit CDT, Hiatt J, Blaeschke F, Roth TL, Wang L, Raymond KA, Starke CE, Mudd JC, Chen W, Smullin C, Matus-Nicodemos R, Hoh R, Krone M, Hecht FM, Pilcher CD, Martin JN, Koup RA, Douek DC, Brenchley JM, Sékaly RP, Pillai SK, Marson A, Deeks SG, McCune JM, Hunt PW. TCF-1 regulates HIV-specific CD8+ T cell expansion capacity. JCI Insight. 2021 02 08; 6(3).  View on PubMed
  16. Hellmuth J, Barnett TA, Asken BM, Kelly JD, Torres L, Stephens ML, Greenhouse B, Martin JN, Chow FC, Deeks SG, Greene M, Miller BL, Annan W, Henrich TJ, Peluso MJ. Persistent COVID-19-associated neurocognitive symptoms in non-hospitalized patients. J Neurovirol. 2021 02; 27(1):191-195.  View on PubMed
  17. Bacchus-Souffan C, Fitch M, Symons J, Abdel-Mohsen M, Reeves DB, Hoh R, Stone M, Hiatt J, Kim P, Chopra A, Ahn H, York VA, Cameron DL, Hecht FM, Martin JN, Yukl SA, Mallal S, Cameron PU, Deeks SG, Schiffer JT, Lewin SR, Hellerstein MK, McCune JM, Hunt PW. Relationship between CD4 T cell turnover, cellular differentiation and HIV persistence during ART. PLoS Pathog. 2021 01; 17(1):e1009214.  View on PubMed
  18. VanderWeele TJ, Martin JN, Mathur MB. E Values and Incidence Density Sampling. Epidemiology. 2020 11; 31(6):e51-e52.  View on PubMed
  19. McLaughlin MM, Ma Y, Scherzer R, Rahalkar S, Martin JN, Mills C, Milush J, Deeks SG, Hsue PY. Association of Viral Persistence and Atherosclerosis in Adults With Treated HIV Infection. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 10 01; 3(10):e2018099.  View on PubMed
  20. Benitez AE, Musinguzi N, Bangsberg DR, Bwana MB, Muzoora C, Hunt PW, Martin JN, Haberer JE, Petersen ML. Super learner analysis of real-time electronically monitored adherence to antiretroviral therapy under constrained optimization and comparison to non-differentiated care approaches for persons living with HIV in rural Uganda. J Int AIDS Soc. 2020 03; 23(3):e25467.  View on PubMed

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