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Rupak Shivakoti, PhD
Instructor of Medicine
Rupak Shivakoti, PhD, MSPH, is Instructor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and a member of the faculty at the Johns Hopkins CCGHE. His formal training is in immunology, infectious diseases, and epidemiology.
Dr. Shivakoti’s primary research interest focuses on epidemiological studies that assess the role of immunology and nutrition in the context of HIV and TB. Since 2013, he has studied how micronutrient deficiencies and inflammation affect HIV treatment outcomes in adults from multiple resource-limited countries. In other studies, Dr. Shivakoti is evaluating risk factors for various infant outcomes among HIV-infected and uninfected maternal-infant populations from Pune, India.
Recently, he was awarded the Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00 grant) to serve as the principal investigator (PI) of a study of HIV-infected and uninfected pregnant women from India. The goal of this study is to determine the association of maternal inflammation, diet, and gut microbiome during pregnancy with adverse birth outcomes, including preterm birth. Dr. Shivakoti is also PI of two Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) grants, including one on the temporal dynamics of the gut microbiome during pregnancy among HIV-infected and uninfected women. More about Dr. Shivakoti's work can be found in the tabs below.
After completing his undergraduate degree in biology from DePauw University, Dr. Shivakoti received a MSPH in international health and a PhD in molecular microbiology and immunology from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His PhD thesis, under the direction of Dr. Diane Griffin, focused on the innate and adaptive immune responses to the measles virus and measles vaccine. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at JHU CCGHE with Dr. Amita Gupta serving as his mentor.
Up Close with Rupak Shivakoti. 2016-04-01