Karin Nielsen, MD, MPH
Karin Nielsen, MD, MPH (Faculty Mentor) is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at UCLA Children’s Hospital. Dr. Nielsen has been Co-Principal Investigator in the Los Angeles Pediatric Brazil AIDS Consortium Award through the NIAID since its inception in 2000. She chaired a number of international HIV clinical studies including HPTN 040/ PACTG 1043, a clinical study of neonatal HIV prophylaxis in Brazil, South Africa and the U.S., and was co-chair of HPTN 052. She has an active collaboration in Porto Alegre, Brazil with the Conceição Hospital Group and in Rio de Janeiro with the Servidores Hospital. Originally from Brazil, she is the Director of the UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies and a faculty member of the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program for the Brazilian Higher Council of Education (CAPES/ Ministry of Education-Brazil).
Pediatric HIV infection
Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT)
Yeganeh N, Watts HD, Camarca M, Soares G, Joao E, Pilotto JH, Gray G, Theron G, Santos B, Fonseca R, Kreitchmann R, Pinto J, Mussi-Pinhata M, Ceriotto M, Machado DM, Veloso VG, Grinsztejn B, Morgado MG, Bryson, Y, Mofenson LM, Nielsen-Saines K. Syphilis in HIV-infected mothers and infants: Results from the NICHD/ HPTN 040 Study. The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal. 34(3):e52-e57, March 2015
Grinsztejn B, Hosseinipour, MC, Ribaudo H, Swindells S, Eron J, Chen YQ, Wang L, Anderson M, McCauley M, Gamble T, Kumarasamy N, Hakim JG, Kumwenda J, Pilotto JHS, Godbole SV, Chariyalertsak S, Melo M, Mayer KH, Eshleman S, Piwowar-Manning E, Makhema J, Mills LA, Panchia R, Sanne I, Gallant J, Hoffman I, Taha T, Nielsen-Saines K, Celentano D, Essex M, Havlir D, Cohen MS, and the HPTN 052-ACTG Study Team. Effects of Early versus Delayed Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy on HIV Clinical Outcomes. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2014 Apr; 14(4):281-90.
Nielsen-Saines K, Komarow L, Cu-Uvin S, Jourdain G, Klingman K, Shapiro D, Mofenson L, Campbell T, Hittti J, Fiscus S, Judith Currier, and the A5190/ P1054 Protocol Team. Assessment of Safety and Toxicity among Infants Born To HIV-1-Infected Women Enrolled in Antiretroviral Treatment Protocols in Diverse Areas of the World. Pediatrics 2012;129(6):e1525-e1532
Nielsen-Saines K, Watts DH, Veloso VG, et al. for the NICHD HPTN 040/ PACTG 1043 Protocol Team. Safety and Efficacy of Three Antiretroviral Regimens for Prevention Of Intrapartum HIV-1 Transmission. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2012; 366:2368-79.