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Elizabeth Golub, PhD

  • Associate Scientist

Departmental Affiliations

  • Epidemiology
    • Division: General Epidemiology and Methodology

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street, room E7636
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins University, 2001
MPH, Columbia University



Primary research interests include the epidemiology and pathogenesis of HIV/AIDS, evaluating the effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy in observational studies, and the effects of HIV infection and treatment on women's reproductive health.

Dr. Golub is Principal Investigator of the data management and analysis center for the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), a nationwide cohort study of HIV-infected and uninfected women. She is also Director of the Epidemiology/Biostatistics Core for a NIH-funded program project to study HIV susceptibility and pathogenesis in the female genital tract, as well as co-investigator for the Center for the Analysis and Management of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS), a nationwide cohort study of HIV-infected and uninfected men.  She is also co-Investigator with the Epidemiology/Biostatistics Core for the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration of Research and Design (NA-ACCORD).

In addition to her research endeavors, Dr. Golub co-teaches Observational Epidemiology, both on-site and online, as well as two courses in Advanced Methods in Observational Studies (Design and Inference) in the Summer Epi Institute. Her educational work also includes serving as Chair of the Department of Epidemiology Curriculum Committee, as Epi Department representative on the School's Committee on Academic Standards, and as Departmental Faculty Liaison with the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Honors and Awards

2010 Elected Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Alpha Chapter, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2009 Awardee, National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program (renewal)

2008 Nominee, the Charles C. Shepard Science Award (Garfein RS, Golub ET, …, Thiede H. A peer-education intervention to reduce injection risk behaviors for HIV and hepatitis C virus infection in young injection drug users. AIDS 2007 Sept;21(14):1923-32)

2007 Awardee, National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program

2002 NIDA Director’s Travel Award, College on Problems of Drug Dependence 64th Annual Scientific Meeting, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

2001 NIDA Director's Travel Award, College on Problems of Drug Dependence 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting, Scottsdale, Arizona

2001-2003 National Institute on Drug Abuse Institutional NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University

  • Epidemiology
  • HIV
  • Women
  • Antiretroviral therapy
  • Injection drug users
  • HCV  

Click here for a complete list of Dr. Golub's PubMed citations

  • Landay A, Golub ET, Desai S, Zhang J, Winkelman V, Anastos K, Durkin H, Young M, Villacres MC, Greenblatt RM, Norris PJ, Busch MP for the Women’s Interagency HIV Study. HIV RNA Levels in Plasma and Cervical Vaginal Lavage Fluid in Elite Controllers and HAART Recipients. AIDS 2014 Mar 13;28(5):739-43. PMC4160049

  • Miranda AE, Pinto VM, Szwarcwald CL, Golub ET. Prevalence and correlates of preterm labor among young parturient women attending public hospitals in Brazil. Rev Panam Salud Publica.  2012;32(5):330–4.

  • Weinberg A, Allshouse AA, Mawhinney S, Canniff J, Benning L, Wentz EL, Minkoff H, Young M, Nowicki M, Greenblatt R, Cohen MH, Golub ET.  Responses to hepatitis A virus vaccine in HIV-infected women: Effect of hormonal contraceptives and HIV disease characteristics.  J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2012;60(1):e15-e18.  PMC3332075

  • Keating SM, Golub ET, Nowicki M, Young M, Anastos K, Crystal H, Cohen MH, Zhang J, Greenblatt RM, Desai S, Wu S, Landay AL, Gange SJ, Norris PJ; and the Women’s Interagency HIV Study.  The effect of HIV infection and HAART on inflammatory biomarkers in a population-based cohort of US women.  AIDS 2011 Sept 24;25(15):1823-1832.  PMC3314300.

  • Linas BS, Minkoff H, Cohen MH, Karim R, Cohan D, Wright RL, Young M, Watts DH, Golub ET.  Relative time to pregnancy among HIV-infected and uninfected women in the Women’s Interagency HIV Study, 2002-2009.  AIDS 2011 Mar 13;25(5):707-711. NIHMS417263 PMC3496791