Jeannie Collins, Principal Research Associate

Jeannie is an epidemiologist who has worked in HIV research since 2003, focusing on maternal and child health.  She joined the Unit in 2014 and co-leads the paediatric component of the European Pregnancy and Paediatric Infections Cohort Collaboration (EPPICC).  She is co-investigator in the International AIDS Society Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) Global Cohort Collaboration, which pools data from large paediatric HIV cohort networks across the world to address global research and policy questions.  She is also co-investigator on the HCVAVERT study exploring treatment options for pregnant women living with hepatitis C.

Before joining the Unit, Jeannie coordinated HIV clinical trials and one of the first antiretroviral treatment programmes in Thailand, which also served as an observational cohort study to inform national scale-up efforts. She has an MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries and a PhD in Epidemiology and Health Economics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


Selected publications

The Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) Global Cohort Collaboration. (2020). Outcomes of second‐line antiretroviral therapy among children living with HIV: a global cohort analysis. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 23 (4). https://doi.org/10.1002/jia2.25477


The European Pregnancy and Paediatric HIV Cohort Collaboration (EPPICC) study group (2019). Prevalence and clinical outcomes of poor immune response despite virologically suppressive antiretroviral therapy among children and adolescents with HIV in Europe and Thailand: cohort study. Clinical Infectious Diseases;70(3):404-415. https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz253

Freriksen, JM., van Seyen, M., Judd, A., Gibb, DM, Collins, IJ., Greupink, R, Russel, F, Drenth J, Colbers A, Burger, D. M. (2019). Review article: Direct-acting antivirals for the treatment of HCV during pregnancy and lactation: implications for maternal dosing, foetal exposure, and safety for mother and childAlimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics: 50(7): 738-750. https://doi.org/10.1111/apt.15476

The European Pregnancy and Paediatric HIV Cohort Collaboration (EPPICC) study group. (2019). Height and timing of growth spurt during puberty in young people living with vertically acquired HIV in Europe and Thailand. AIDS: 33(12):1897-1910. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAD.0000000000002294

Collins IJ, Foster C, Tostevin A, Tookey P, Riordan A, Dunn D, Gibb DM, Judd A (2017).  Clinical status of adolescents with perinatal HIV at transfer to adult care in the UK/Ireland.  Clinical Infectious Diseases; 64(8): 1105-1112.  PMID: 28329212.  DOI: 10.1093/cid/cix063




Research Areas

  • HIV
  • HCV

 



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