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Jonathan E. Golub, M.P.H., Ph.D.

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  • Professor of Medicine


Jonathan E. Golub, PhD, MPH, is a Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and International Health. He received his Masters in Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and his PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research focuses on the epidemiology of tuberculosis in South Africa, Brazil and India with specific focus on the drivers of TB in these settings. He has led NIH and Gates funded clinical trials, cluster randomized trials and observational studies investigating strategies for preventing TB among HIV-infected patients (South Africa, Brazil), the interaction between TB and diabetes (India, South Africa, Brazil) and the impact of tobacco, indoor air pollution and alcohol use on TB and HIV (India, South Africa, Brazil). 

He has trained over 100 clinicians and public health researchers in Brazil, India and South Africa through his leadership of Fogarty training programs in these countries. In addition to Fogarty training, his interest in teaching extends to his Bloomberg School of Public Health course entitled "Epidemiologic Basis for TB Control" which is taught thrice yearly in online and in-person formats. more


  • Professor of Medicine

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  • M.P.H.; Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (New York) (1996)
  • Ph.D.; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Maryland) (2003)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Durovni B, Saraceni V, Moulton LH, Pacheco AG, Cavalcante SC, King BS, Cohn S, Efron A, Chaisson RE, Golub JE. Impact of tuberculosis and isoniazid preventive therapy on incidence of tuberculosis and death in patients with HIV infection receiving care in public clinics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: the Tuberculosis/HIV in Ri de Janeiro (THRio) study: a stepped wedge, cluster randomized trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2013; 13(10): 852-8

Golub JE, Cohn S, Saraceni V, Cavalcante SC, Pacheco AG, Moulton LH Durovni B, Chaisson RE. Long-term protection from isoniazid preventive therapy for tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients in a medium burden tuberculosis setting: the TB/HIV in Rio (THRio) study. Clin Infect Dis 2015; 60(4): 639-45. PMID 25365974

Elf J, Variava E, Chon S, Lebina L, Motlhaoleng K, Gupte N, Niaura R, Abrams D, Golub JE, Martinson N. Prevalence and correlates of smoking among people living with HIV in South Africa. Nicotine Tob Res 2017 Jun 21. PMID 29065199

Kendall EA, Durovni B, Martinson NA, Cavalcante S, Masonoke K, Saraceni V, Lebina L, Efron A, Cohn S, Chon S, Chaisson RE, Dowdy DW, Golub JE. Adherence to tuberculosis preventive therapy measured by urine metabolite testing among people with HIV. AIDS 2020; 34(1): 63-71

Golub JE, Yejin M, Hong S, Jung KJ, Jee SH, Samet JM. Diabetes and tuberculosis in Korean men and women: Impact on tuberculosis incidence, recurrence and mortality. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2019; 23(4): 507-13. PMID: 30164631

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