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Jodie  Guest


Faculty, Epidemiology

Faculty, Executive MPH

Senior Vice Chair, Department of Epidemiology

Co-Director, WHSC Office of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice

2023 Society for Epidemiologic Research, Kenneth Rothman Career Accomplishment Award

2022 Rollins Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award

2022 Rollins Student Government Association Professor of the Year

2021 Emory's Martin Luther king Jr. Community Service Award

2020 Rollins Student Government Association Professor of the Year

Department of Epidemiology’s 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award

School of Medicine’s Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Award, 2019

Faculty of Excellence Award, Emory University School of Medicine, 2014

Crystal Apple Award for Excellence in Professional School Education, Emory University, 2011

Dean's Teaching Award (Golden Apple Award), Emory University School of Medicine, 2002

Dr. Guest joined the Rollins School of Public Health and School of Medicine at Emory University faculty full time as a professor in the fall of 2015.  Previously, she served as the Director of HIV Research at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and an associate professor at Emory University, both in the School of Medicine and Rollins School of Public Health.  She also serves as faculty for the CDC’s Epidemiology Intelligence Service program, is the Associate Program Director for the Emory PA Program and Director of the PA/MPH dual degree program. She is the co-founder of the HIV Atlanta VA Cohort Study (HAVACS) and has led more than 40 HIV-related studies.  

Dr. Guest is the faculty councilor for the Emory Board of Trustees Woodruff Health Sciences Committee and the Executive Committee of Health Emory.  She is the co-chair Woodruff Health Sciences Council on Interprofessional Education and a steering committee member for the Woodruff Health Educators Academy (WHEA). 

Dr. Guest was the chair of the 2019 National LGBTQ Health Conference held at Emory in May 2019 and is co-chair of the 2021 conference. She is on the Atlanta Mayor's LGBTQ Advisory Board including serving on the executive committee and as tri-chair of the city's LGBTQ Health Committee. She also serves as Atlanta's Public Health Advisor for monkeypox.

She lectures extensively on the use of epidemiologic study formats in the clinical medicine arena.  She is on the steering committee for the international cohort collaboration ART-CC, and is a reviewer for AIDS, Journal of AIDS, Pharmacotherapy, International Journal of Epidemiology and Clinical Infectious Diseases. She serves on the editorial board for International Scholarly Research Network AIDS, Journal of Epidemiology & Drug Research, International STD Research & Reviews. She has mentored more than 60 master’s students thesis work, eight doctoral students, multiple residents and fellows, as well as 54 MMSc PA students each year.

Dr. Guest leads the for Emory Farmworker Project held each year in South Georgia.  She is the Founder and Executive Director of Teen Corp, a medical and philanthropy organization created to bring experiential learning to youth leaders.

Dr. Guest is leading a COVID-19 outbreak response team in Hall County, Georgia and other hard hit communities across Georgia.  She serves on the leadership team for the Emory COVID Response Collaborative (ECRC) working on outbreak response testing to support state health districts.  Since the pandemic began, she has been a regular contributor to national media on the pandemic and is the host of Emory's weekly COVID-19 Facebook live updates. 

Dr. Guest has served as an advisor for multiple organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.  She was the COVID Czar for the 2021 and 2022 Iditarod Race, directing all prevention plans, testing and tracing for the 1,100 mile race, and now serves as the Iditarod Epidemiologist. 

Contact Information

1518 Clifton Road, NE

Atlanta , GA 30322


Phone: 404.727.7850


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Areas of Interest

  • Clinical Research
  • Community Based Research
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Outcomes
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Infectious Disease
  • Public Health Leadership
  • Public Health Preparedness and Response
  • Rural Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Vaccines


  • PhD 1999, Emory University
  • MPH 1992, Emory University
  • BA 1990, Baylor University

Courses Taught

  • EPI 546: HIV Epidemiology
  • EPI 799R: Research

Affiliations & Activities

University Senate, Secretary


Chair, 2019 National LGBTQ Health Conference

Faculty Council

Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Emory University School of Medicine

Emory Farmworker Project

Teen Corp Founder and Executive Director

Emory Board of Trustees, WHSC Committee

Antiretroviral Therapy Cohort Collaboration Steering Committee (ART-cc)

Leadership Atlanta

Leadership Georgia

Georgia Humanities

Emory's COVID-19 Outbreak Response Team

Emory COVID19 Response Collaborative

Atlanta Mayor's LGBTQ Advisory Board

Woodruff Health Sciences Interprofessional Council, co-chair


  • , , Cause-specific mortality after diagnosis of cancer among HIV-positive patients: a collaborative analysis of cohort studies, International Journal of Cancer, ,
  • , , Detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA and antibodies in diverse samples: Protocol to validate the sufficiency of provider-observed home-collected blood, saliva and oropharyngeal samples, JMIR, ,
  • , , Detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA and antibodies in diverse samples: Protocol to validate the sufficiency of provider-observed home-collected blood, saliva and oropharyngeal samples. , JMIR Public Health Surveillance , 6,
  • , , Participant response to self collection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA samples. , PLoS One , ,
  • , , Similarities and differences in COVID-19 awareness, concern, and symptoms by race and ethnicity in the United States: A cross-sectional survey. , J Med Internet Res , ,
  • , , Suitability and sufficiency of telehealth clinician-observed participant-collected samples for SARS-CoV-2 testing the iCollect Cohort Pilot Study, JMIR, ,
  • , , Suitability and sufficiency of telehealth clinician-observed participant-collected samples for SARS-CoV-2 testing: the iCollect Cohort Pilot Study. , JMIR Public Health Surveillance , ,
  • , , The Three Steps Needed to End the COVID-19 Pandemic: Bold Public Health Leadership, Rapid Innovations, and Courageous Political Will, JMIR, ,
  • , , Update on COVID-19 Among Workers in Meat and Poultry Processing Facilities ? United States, April–May 2020, MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep, ,
  • , , HIV infection and incidence of cardiovascular diseases: an analysis of a large healthcare database, Journal of American Heart Association , ,
  • , , Determinants of Restoration of CD4 and CD8 Cell Counts and their Ratio in HIV-1 Positive Individuals with Sustained Virological Suppression on Antiretroviral Therapy, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, ,
  • , , Identifying Risk of Viral Failure in Treated HIV-Infected Patients Using Different Measures of Adherence: The Antiretroviral Therapy Cohort Collaboration. , Journal of Clinical Medicine, ,
  • , , Increased non-AIDS mortality among persons with AIDS-defining events after antiretroviral therapy initiation, Journal of International AIDS Society, ,
  • , , Long term trends in CD4+ cell counts, CD8+ cell counts, and the CD4+;CD8+ ratio, AIDS, ,
  • , , Reducing HIV Vulnerability through a multilevel life skills intervention for adolescent men: the iREACH project, JMIR Research Protocols, ,
  • , , The association between monetary and sexual delay discounting and risk sexual behavior in an online sample of men who have sex with men, AIDS Care , ,
  • , , The prevalence of pre-exposure prophylaxis use and the pre-exposure prophylaxis–to-need ratio in the fourth quarter of 2017, United States, Annals of Epidemiology, ,
  • , , Trends in the use of oral emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate for pre-exposure prophylaxis against HIV infection, United States, 2012–2017, Annals of Epidemiology, ,
  • , , CD4:CD8 ratio and CD8 count as prognostic markers for mortality in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients on antiretroviral therapy: the Antiretroviral Therapy Cohort Collaboration (ART-CC), Clinical Infectious Diseases , ,
  • , , Concordance between monetary and sexual delay discounting in men who have sex with men, Sexual Health , ,
  • , , Kawasaki syndrome recurrence among children in the United States and in Japan. , Pediatrics International, ,
  • , , Risk Factors for Vitamin D Deficiency among Veterans with and without HIV Infection., PLOS One, 21,
  • , , Using observational data to emulate a randomized trial of dynamic treatment-switching strategies: an application to antiretroviral therapy., International Journal of Epidemiology, PMID: 26721599,
  • , , Circulating progenitor cells are reduced in HIV-positive, anti-retroviral naïve patients., International Journal of Cardiology, 176, 1150-1152
  • , , Comparison of colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis in HIV-positive and HIV-negative veterans. , AIDS Care, 26,
  • , , Immunodeficiency at the Start of Combination Antiretroviral Therapy in Low-, Middle- and High-Income Countries. , Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, 65, e8-e16
  • , , Impact of risk factors for specific causes death in the first and subsequent years of ART among HIV-infected patients. , Clinical Infectious Diseases, 59, 287-297
  • , , Long term mortality of those virally suppressed for more than 3 years. , Clinical Infectious Diseases, 58, 1312-1321
  • , , Mortality in Patients with HIV-1 Infection Starting Antiretroviral Therapy in South Africa, Europe, or North America: A Collaborative Analysis of Prospective Studies. , PLOS One, 11,
  • , , Sex differences in overall and cause-specific mortality among HIV-infected adults on antiretroviral therapy in Europe, Canada and the US. , Antiviral Therapy, ,
  • , , Tools to Enhance Variable Selection in HIV Cohort Analyses., PLOS One, ,
  • , , A Comparison of HAART Outcomes Between the US Military HIV Natural History Study (NHS) and HIV Atlanta Veterans Affairs Cohort Study (HAVACS). , PLOS One, ,
  • , , Cohort profile: Antiretroviral Therapy Cohort Collaboration (ART-CC)., International Journal of Epidemiology, ,
  • , , Influence of geographical origin and ethnicity on mortality in patients on antiretroviral therapy in Canada, Europe and the United States. , Clinical Infectious Diseases, 56, 1800-1809
  • , , Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Colonization of the Groin and Risk for Clinical Infection among HIV-infected Adults. , Emerging Infectious Diseases, 19,
  • , , Durability of first ART regimen and risk factors for modification, interruption or death in HIV-positive patients starting ART in Europe and N. America. , AIDS, ,
  • , , Heterogeneity in outcomes of treated HIV-positive patients in Europe and North America: relation with patient and cohort characteristics. , International Journal of Epidemiology, 41, 1807-1820
  • , , Comparative effectiveness of initial antiretroviral therapy regimens: ACTG 5095 and 5142 clinical trials relative to ART-CC cohort study., Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, 58, 253-260
  • , , Evaluation of the Impact of direct plating, broth enrichment, and specimen source on recovery and diversity of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among HIV-Positive outpatients. , Journal of Clinical Microbiology , 49, 4126-4130
  • , , Prevalence and predictors of food insecurity in a population of migrant and seasonal farmworkers in south Georgia. , American Journal of Public Health , 101, 831-833
  • , , Causes of death in HIV-1-infected patients treated with antiretroviral therapy, 1996-2006: Collaborative analysis of 13 HIV cohort studies. , Clinical Infectious Diseases , 50, 1387-1396
  • , , Death rates in HIV-positive antiretroviral-naïve patients with CD4 cell count greater than 350 cells per mL in Europe and North America: a pooled cohort observational study., Lancet , 6736, 60932-60934
  • , , Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization in HIV-infected outpatients is common and detection is enhanced by groin culture., Epidemiology and Infection , 15, 1-11
  • , , Hepatitis B and HIV coinfection: relationship of different serologic patterns on survival and liver disease. , HIV Medicine , 8, 271-279
  • , , Antiretroviral therapy in HIV positive women is associated with increased ApoC-III, triglycerides and total cholesterol. , Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, 42, 307-313
  • , , Antiretroviral therapy in HIV-positive men is associated with increased apolipoprotein CIII in triglyceride-rich lipoproteins. , HIV Medicine , 6, 326-333
  • , , Invasive infection with multidrug-resistant Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium definitive type 104 among HIV-infected adults., Clinical Infectious Diseases , 40, 1016-1021
  • , , Response to hepatitis A vaccine in HIV patients in the HAART era. , AIDS, 19, 1702-1704
  • , , The hepatitis C and HIV coinfected patient, pre- and post-HAART differences in survival in the HAVACS cohort., CONTAGION, 2, 360-364
  • , , Rates of treated diarrhea in patients on either a Kaletra- or a Nelfinavir-containing regimen: data from HAVACS., Pharmacotherapy, 24, 727-735
  • , , The effect of hepatitis C coinfection on survival in the HIV Atlanta Veterans Affairs Cohort Study (HAVACS) in the post HAART era., Clinical Infectious Diseases , 39, 1507-1513
  • , , Does hepatitis C virus really have no effect on survival in cases of infection with Human Immunodeficiency Virus?, Clinical Infectious Diseases, 30, 409-410
  • , , Patterns of inpatient surgeries for the top four cancers in the United States, National Hospital Discharge Survey: 1988-1995., Cancer Causes Control, 11, 497-512