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Catherine R. Lesko, PhD

  • Research Associate

Departmental Affiliations

  • Epidemiology (Primary)
    • Division: Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health, 2015
MPH, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 2006


Dr. Lesko received her Master of Public Health in 2006 from Emory University and then spent five years working in governmental public health, at both a local and state level, before returning to get her Doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina in 2015. She has been on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University since 2015. 

Dr. Lesko's research interests include causal inference, clinical outcomes for persons living with HIV, and improving and monitoring progress through the HIV care continuum. 

Honors and Awards

2015   Delta Omega Honorary Society in the Public Health Theta Chapter

2015   CROI Young Investigator Scholarship

2015   Cornoni-Huntley Scholarship

  • causal inference
  • HIV clinical outcomes
  • HIV care continuum
  • Lesko CR, Sampson LA, Miller WC, Clymore J, Leone PA, Swygard H, Powers KA. Measuring the HIV care continuum using public health surveillance data in the United States. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr, 2015; 70(5): 489-494.

  • Nevo ON, Lesko CR, Colwell B, Ballard C, Cole SR, Mathews WC. Outcomes of pharmacist assisted management of antiretroviral therapy in HIV infected patients: A risk-adjusted analysis. Am J Health Syst Pharm, 2015; 72(17): 1463-1470. 

  • Lesko CR, Cole SR, Hall HI, Westreich D, Miller WC, Eron JJ, Li J, Mugavero MJ, for the CNICS investigators. The effect of antiretroviral therapy on all-cause mortality, generalized to persons diagnosed with HIV in the United States, 2009-2011. Int J Epidemiol. In press.

  • Lesko CR, Cole SR, Zinski A, Poole C, Mugavero MJ. A systematic review and meta-regression of temporal trends in adult CD4+ cell count at presentation to HIV care, 1992-2011 (with Discussion). Clin Infect Dis, 2013; 57(7): 1027-1037.