• An epidemiologist with post-graduate training in clinical medicine and public health. Skilled in data management, analysis and SAS programming with a strong record of published research. Experienced in public health and clinical research with knowledge of epidemiological and statistical issues. Trained in developing study proposals/grants, designing research questionnaire and
    overall conduct of research studies in national and international settings.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 Sexually transmitted infection screening to prevent adverse birth and newborn outcomes: study protocol for a randomized-controlled hybrid-effectiveness trialTrials.  23. 2022
    2022 Safer in care: A pandemic-tested model of integrated HIV/OUD careDrug and Alcohol Dependence.  231. 2022
    2021 Testing strategies for couple engagement in prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and family health in Kenya: study protocol for a randomized controlled trialTrials.  22. 2021
    2021 Prevalence of and Factors Associated with Genital and Extragenital Chlamydia and Gonorrhea among Transgender Women in HIV Care in the United States, 2005 to 2016Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  48:410-416. 2021
    2021 Epidemiology of readmissions in early infancy following nonelective cesarean deliveryJournal of Perinatology.  41:24-31. 2021
    2020 Direct acting antivirals in hepatitis c-infected kidney transplant recipients: Associations with long-term graft failure and patient mortalityPathogens and Immunity.  5:275-290. 2020
    2019 An Updated Conceptual Model on the Pathogenesis of Bacterial VaginosisJournal of Infectious Diseases.  220:1399-1405. 2019
    2019 Brief Report: Kidney Dysfunction Does Not Contribute Significantly to Antiretroviral Therapy Modification in Treatment-Naive PLWH Receiving Initial ART 2019
    2019 Erectile Dysfunction Medication Prescription: STI and Risk Behavior in Men with HIV 2019
    2019 Incidence and predictors of reinfection with trichomoniasis based on nucleic acid amplification testing results in HIV-infected patientsInternational Journal of STD and AIDS.  30:344-352. 2019
    2019 Short Communication: Association of Vitamin D Insufficiency and Protective Tenofovir Diphosphate Concentrations with Bone Toxicity in Adolescent Boys and Young Men Using Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate/Emtricitabine for HIV Pre-Exposure ProphylaxisAIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.  35:123-128. 2019
    2018 Racial disparities in the prevalence and control of hypertension among a cohort of HIV-infected patients in the southeastern United StatesPLoS One.  13. 2018
    2018 Trends in antiretroviral therapy prescription, durability and modification: New drugs, more changes, but less failureAIDS.  32:347-355. 2018
    2018 Mental health service utilization is associated with retention in care among persons living with HIV at a university-affiliated HIV clinicAIDS Research and Therapy.  15. 2018
    2017 Correction to: Prevalence odds ratio versus prevalence ratio: choice comes with consequences: Prevalence odds ratio versus prevalence ratio (Statistics in Medicine, (2016), 35, 30, (5730-5735), 10.1002/sim.7059)Statistics in Medicine.  36:3760. 2017
    2017 Direct-acting antivirals in kidney transplant patients: Successful hepatitis c treatment and short-term reduction in urinary protein/creatinine ratiosPathogens and Immunity.  2:366-375. 2017
    2017 Comparative effectiveness of faecal microbiota transplant by route of administrationJournal of Hospital Infection.  96:349-352. 2017
    2017 Antiretroviral therapy initiation and changes in self-reported depressionClinical Infectious Diseases.  64:1791-1794. 2017
    2017 Clinical manifestations of punta toro virus species complex infections, Panama, 2009 2017
    2016 Prevalence odds ratio versus prevalence ratio: choice comes with consequencesStatistics in Medicine.  35:5730-5735. 2016
    2016 Characterizing failure to establish hepatitis C care of baby boomers diagnosed in the emergency departmentOpen Forum Infectious Diseases.  3. 2016
    2016 Adjunctive azithromycin prophylaxis for cesarean deliveryNew England Journal of Medicine.  375:1231-1241. 2016
    2016 Low quality of dying and death in patients with septic shock as perceived by nurses and resident physicians.Death Studies.  40:486-493. 2016
    2016 Unanticipated effects of new drug availability on antiretroviral durability: Implications for comparative effectiveness researchOpen Forum Infectious Diseases.  3. 2016
    2016 Factors Associated with Prescription of Opioids and Co-prescription of Sedating Medications in Individuals with HIVAIDS and Behavior.  20:687-698. 2016
    2016 Cost considerations in the current antiretroviral eraAIDS.  30:2215-2219. 2016
    2016 International Congress of Drug Therapy in HIV Infection 23-26 October 2016, Glasgow, UK.Journal of the International AIDS Society.  19:21487. 2016
    2015 Achieving Core Indicators for HIV Clinical Care among New Patients at an Urban HIV Clinic 2015
    2015 Preventing infectious pulmonary tuberculosis among foreign-born residents of the United StatesAmerican Journal of Public Health.  105:e81-e88. 2015
    2015 Factors Associated With Smoking Status among HIV-Positive Patients in Routine Clinical Care.Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research.  6. 2015
    2015 Short communication: Viral suppression is associated with increased likelihood of colorectal cancer screening among persons living with HIV/AIDSAIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.  31:519-524. 2015
    2015 Impact of poor retention in HIV medical care on hepatitis B vaccinationJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care.  14:185-190. 2015
    2015 Simple regression for correcting δCt bias in RT-qPCR low-density array data normalizationBMC Genomics.  16. 2015
    2015 Training endosonographers in cytopathology: Improving the results of EUS-guided FNAGastrointestinal Endoscopy.  81:104-110. 2015
    2014 Complementary and alternative medicine use in African Americans with rheumatoid arthritisArthritis Care and Research.  66:180-189. 2014
    2013 Comparison of the disease activity score using erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein in African Americans with rheumatoid arthritisJournal of Rheumatology.  40:1812-1822. 2013
    2013 Point-of-care HIV testing and linkage in an urban cohort in the southern USAIDS Research and Treatment.  2013. 2013
    2013 Ratio of pancreatic duct caliber to width of pancreatic gland by endosonography is predictive of pancreatic cancerPancreas.  42:670-679. 2013
    2013 Maraviroc observational study: The impact of expanded resistance testing and clinical considerations for antiretroviral regimen selection in treatment-experienced patientsAIDS Research and Human Retroviruses.  29:105-111. 2013
    2012 Underutilization of aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease among HIV-infected patientsClinical Infectious Diseases.  55:1550-1557. 2012
    2012 Pulmonary tuberculosis in Mumbai, India: Factors responsible for patient and treatment delaysInternational Journal of Preventive Medicine.  3. 2012
    2012 Unusual, metastatic, or neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas: A diagnosis with endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration and immunohistochemistrySaudi Journal of Gastroenterology.  18:99-105. 2012
    2012 Paired-data analysis is required in the study by May et alEndoscopy.  44:220. 2012
    2011 Analytical concerns regarding complications of elective liver resections in a center with low mortalityJAMA Surgery.  146:1455. 2011
    2011 Case-control or cohort study?British Journal of Ophthalmology.  95:1175. 2011
    2010 Association of IL4R single-nucleotide polymorphisms with rheumatoid nodules in African Americans with rheumatoid arthritisArthritis Research and Therapy.  12. 2010
    2010 Radiographic severity of rheumatoid arthritis in African Americans: Results from a multicenter observational studyArthritis Care and Research.  62:624-631. 2010
    2010 A large single-center experience of EUS-guided FNA of the left and right adrenal glands: diagnostic utility and impact on patient managementGastrointestinal Endoscopy.  71:745-753. 2010
    2010 Latent TB infection treatment acceptance and completion in the United States and CanadaChest.  137:401-409. 2010
    2010 Successful stenting in ductal disruption favorably impacts treatment outcomes in patients undergoing transmural drainage of peripancreatic fluid collectionsJournal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  25:526-531. 2010
    2009 Predictors of smear-negative pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV-infected patients, Battambang, CambodiaInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.  13:347-354. 2009
    2009 Prospective assessment of diagnostic utility and complications of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration: Results from a newly developed academic endoscopic ultrasound program 2009
    2009 Cervical esophageal perforations at the time of endoscopic ultrasound: A prospective evaluation of frequency, outcomes, and patient managementAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology.  104:53-56. 2009
    2008 Prospective randomized trial comparing EUS and EGD for transmural drainage of pancreatic pseudocysts (with videos)Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  68:1102-1111. 2008
    2008 Graded dilation technique for EUS-guided drainage of peripancreatic fluid collections: an assessment of outcomes and complications and technical proficiency (with video)Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  68:656-666. 2008
    2008 Patient perception of natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery as a technique for cholecystectomyGastrointestinal Endoscopy.  67:854-860. 2008
    2008 Pulmonary tuberculosis among patients visiting a voluntary confidential counseling and testing center, CambodiaInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.  12. 2008
    2008 Questions regarding the statistical analysisGastrointestinal Endoscopy.  67:577. 2008
    2008 Matched-sample analysis: Sensitivity, specificity, and P valuesClinical Infectious Diseases.  46:474-475. 2008
    2008 Prospective evaluation of adjunctive ketamine on sphincter of Oddi motility in humansJournal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  23. 2008
    2008 Protocol-based medical management of post-ERCP pancreatitisJournal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.  23:385-392. 2008
    2007 Role of EUS in drainage of peripancreatic fluid collections not amenable for endoscopic transmural drainageGastrointestinal Endoscopy.  66:1107-1119. 2007
    2007 Histopathologic correlates of noncalcific chronic pancreatitis by EUS: a prospective tissue characterization studyGastrointestinal Endoscopy.  66:501-509. 2007
    2007 Prospective randomized trial evaluating ketamine for advanced endoscopic procedures in difficult to sedate patientsAlimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics.  25:987-997. 2007
    2006 Agreement between rapid onsite and final cytologic interpretations of EUS-guided FNA specimens: Implications for the endosonographer and patient managementAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology.  101:2841-2847. 2006
    2006 Evaluation of dextrose 50% as a medium for injection-assisted polypectomyEndoscopy.  38:907-912. 2006
    2006 Frequency of major complications after EUS-guided FNA of solid pancreatic masses: A prospective evaluationGastrointestinal Endoscopy.  63:622-629. 2006
    2005 Cytologic grade independently predicts survival of patients with pancreatic adenocarcinomaAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology.  124:697-707. 2005
    2005 Yield of EUS-guided FNA of pancreatic masses in the presence or the absence of chronic pancreatitisGastrointestinal Endoscopy.  62:728-736. 2005
    2005 EUS-guided FNA combined with flow cytometry in the diagnoses of suspected or recurrent intrathoracic or retroperitoneal lymphomaGastrointestinal Endoscopy.  62:508-513. 2005
    2005 Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration in patients with non-small cell lung cancer and prior negative mediastinoscopyAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  80:1231-1239. 2005
    2005 EUS-guided FNA of solid pancreatic masses: A learning curve with 300 consecutive proceduresGastrointestinal Endoscopy.  61:700-708. 2005
    2004 EUS-guided FNA of the left adrenal gland in patients with thoracic or GI malignanciesGastrointestinal Endoscopy.  59:627-633. 2004

    Investigator On

  • ATN Coordinating Center  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS
  • Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Enhancing Information, Motivation, and Behavioral Skills to Promote Antihypertensive Medication Adherence Among Persons Living with HIV  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Extension of Combination Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis (eCombiRx)  awarded by MT. SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
  • Microbial Interactions between Gardnerella, Prevotella, and Atopobium Prior to Incident Bacterial Vaginosis  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Mitochondrial-Based Determinants of Sex Differences in Acute Kidney Injury  awarded by National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • Private Grant  awarded by GlaxoSmithKline
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gilead Sciences ^
  • Private Grant  awarded by GlaxoSmithKline
  • The Impact of Testosterone Use on the Vaginal Microbiota in Transgender Men, including Susceptibility to Bacterial Vaginosis  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB Center for AIDS Research - Biostats Core D  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) (3 Linked Awards UL1, KL2, TL1)  awarded by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH/DHHS
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2013
  • Master of Science in Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2004
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Mumbai 2000
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS), 1996
  • Full Name

  • Ashutosh Tamhane