• Dr. Jodie Dionne is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases, Chief of Women's Health at the 1917 HIV Clinic, and the Associate Director of Global Health in the UAB Center for Women's Reproductive Health. As a physician-scientist who joined the faculty at UAB in 2013, Dr. Dionne leads clinical trials to identify new ways to treat and prevent infections in women and pregnancy.

    Dr. Dionne's global health studies focus on preventing syphilis and hepatitis B among pregnant women in Cameroon and Zambia. She also leads multicenter clinical trials in the US to test new tools and/or new regimens to treat and prevent of syphilis and gonorrhea. She is co-chair of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Validation Committee for the Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B (EMTCT+), a member of the CDC/HRSA advisory committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment and the Alabama STD Medical Advisory Council. Dr. Dionne also teaches and mentors students and trainees working to improve pregnancy infection outcomes.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2023 Prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium infection and macrolide resistance in pregnant women receiving prenatal careInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.  160:341-344. 2023
    2022 Changes in Testing and Diagnoses of Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV During the COVID-19 PandemicSexually Transmitted Diseases.  49:851-854. 2022
    2022 Pulmonary Function Trajectories in People with HIV: Analysis of the Pittsburgh HIV Lung CohortAnnals of the American Thoracic Society.  19:2013-2020. 2022
    2022 COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and perceived risk among pregnant and non-pregnant adults in Cameroon, AfricaPLoS One.  17. 2022
    2022 Intermittent preventive treatment with Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) is associated with protection against submicroscopic P. falciparum infection in pregnant women during the low transmission dry season in southwestern Cameroon: A Semi - longitudinal studyPLoS One.  17. 2022
    2022 Syphilis Testing and Diagnosis Among People With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Engaged in Care at 4 US Clinical Sites, 2014-2018Clinical Infectious Diseases.  75:483-492. 2022
    2022 Coinfection with Chlamydial and Gonorrheal Infection among US Adults with Early SyphilisSexually Transmitted Diseases.  49:E87-E89. 2022
    2022 Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes Associated with the Omicron Variant of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) InfectionObstetrics and Gynecology.  140:262-265. 2022
    2022 Trends in Bacterial Vaginosis Prevalence in a Cohort of U.S. Women with and at Risk for HIVJournal of Women's Health.  31:726-732. 2022
    2022 Associations between HIV, antiretroviral therapy and preterm birth in the US Women’s Interagency HIV Study, 1995–2018: a prospective cohortHIV Medicine.  23:406-416. 2022
    2022 Treatment and prevention of viral hepatitis in pregnancyAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  226:335-346. 2022
    2022 Association between Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhea, Mycoplasma genitalium, and Trichomonas vaginalis and Secondary Infertility in Cameroon: A case-control studyPLoS One.  17. 2022
    2022 Factors associated with syphilis seroprevalence in women with and at-risk for HIV infection in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (1994-2015)Sexually Transmitted Infections.  98:4-10. 2022
    2022 The Association Between HIV Status, Estradiol, and Sex Hormone Binding Globulin Among Premenopausal Women in the Women's Interagency HIV StudyJournal of Women's Health.  31:183-193. 2022
    2021 Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes Associated With the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Delta (B.1.617.2) VariantObstetrics and Gynecology.  138:842-844. 2021
    2021 Contraception Requirements in Clinical Trials: Considerations from Studies on Sexually Transmitted InfectionsJournal of the American Medical Association.  326:2007-2008. 2021
    2021 Single Dose of Oral Azithromycin With or Without Amoxicillin to Prevent Peripartum Infection in Laboring, High-Risk Women in Cameroon: A Randomized Controlled TrialObstetrics and Gynecology.  138:703-713. 2021
    2021 Screening for Chlamydia and GonorrheaJournal of the American Medical Association.  326:913-915. 2021
    2021 Limited Utility of Reverse Algorithm Syphilis Testing in HIV Clinic among Men Who Have Sex with MenSexually Transmitted Diseases.  48:675-679. 2021
    2021 Pragmatic Experience with Risk-based versus Universal Hepatitis C Screening in Pregnancy: Detection of Infection and Postpartum Linkage to CareAmerican Journal of Perinatology.  38:1109-1116. 2021
    2021 Prevalence of and Factors Associated with Genital and Extragenital Chlamydia and Gonorrhea among Transgender Women in HIV Care in the United States, 2005 to 2016Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  48:410-416. 2021
    2021 Chlamydia Prevalence by Age and Correlates of Infection among Pregnant WomenSexually Transmitted Diseases.  48:37-41. 2021
    2021 The impact of epidemiology on fertility and prenatal care during the COVID-19 pandemicAmerican Journal of Epidemiology.  190:701-706. 2021
    2020 High rates of persistent and recurrent chlamydia in pregnant women after treatment with azithromycin 2020
    2020 Intersecting Epidemics: Incident Syphilis and Drug Use in Women Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the United States (2005-2016)Clinical Infectious Diseases.  71:2405-2413. 2020
    2020 Cervicitis: Balancing the Goals of Empiric Therapy and Antimicrobial Stewardship to Improve Women's HealthSexually Transmitted Diseases.  47:387-388. 2020
    2020 Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction in a Postpartum Patient with Superimposed Preeclampsia and COVID-19American Journal of Perinatology Reports.  10:E165-E168. 2020
    2020 Coverage and effectiveness of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) on adverse pregnancy outcomes in the Mount Cameroon area, South West CameroonMalaria Journal.  19. 2020
    2020 Performance of 4 Molecular Assays for Detection of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea in a Sample of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men.Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  47:158-161. 2020
    2019 A comparative analysis of documented contraceptive use among women aged 18–30 living with and without HIV in AlabamaContraception.  100:275-278. 2019
    2019 Miscarriage among women in the United States Women's Interagency HIV Study, 1994–2017American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  221:347.e1-347.e13. 2019
    2019 Prevalence of group B streptococcus anogenital colonization and feasibility of an intrapartum screening and antibiotic prophylaxis protocol in Cameroon, AfricaInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.  146:238-243. 2019
    2019 Erectile Dysfunction Medication Prescription: STI and Risk Behavior in Men with HIV 2019
    2019 HIV Status and Contraceptive Utilization among Women in CameroonJournal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care.  18. 2019
    2019 HIV status and other risk factors for prevalent and incident sexually transmitted infection during pregnancy (2000-2014)Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  2019. 2019
    2018 Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevalence in Women with HIV: Is There a Role for Targeted Screening?Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  45:762-769. 2018
    2018 Large Outbreak of Hepatitis C Virus Associated with Drug Diversion by a Healthcare TechnicianClinical Infectious Diseases.  67:845-853. 2018
    2018 Elimination of Vertical Transmission of Hepatitis B in Africa: A Review of Available Tools and New Opportunities 2018
    2018 A decision analytic model for prevention of hepatitis B virus infection in Sub-Saharan Africa using birth-dose vaccinationInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.  141:126-132. 2018
    2018 High prevalence of multidrug-resistant mycoplasma genitalium in human immunodeficiency virus-infected men who have sex with men in AlabamaClinical Infectious Diseases.  66:796-798. 2018
    2018 Hepatitis B virus contact disclosure and testing in Lusaka, Zambia: A mixed-methods studyBMJ Open.  8. 2018
    2018 Predictors of Infant Hepatitis B Immunization in Cameroon: Data to Inform Implementation of a Hepatitis B Birth Dose 2018
    2017 Predictors of the use of interventions to prevent malaria in pregnancy in CameroonMalaria Journal.  16. 2017
    2016 #38: Hepatitis B in pregnancy screening, treatment, and prevention of vertical transmissionAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  214:6-14. 2016
    2016 Factors associated with PMTCT cascade completion in four african countriesAIDS Research and Treatment.  2016. 2016
    2016 Hepatitis B, HIV, and Syphilis Seroprevalence in Pregnant Women and Blood Donors in CameroonInfectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  2016. 2016
    2016 Retention in Care among HIV-Infected Pregnant Women in Haiti with PMTCT Option BAIDS Research and Treatment.  2016. 2016
    2015 Normal T-cell activation in elite controllers with preserved CD4 + T-cell countsAIDS.  29:2245-2254. 2015
    2015 Law and the public’s health: Taken to court: Defending public health authority to access medical records during an outbreak investigationPublic Health Reports.  130:278-283. 2015
    2015 Preventing vertical transmission of hepatitis B: Guidance on management of pregnant patients with acute and chronic infectionContemporary OB/GYN.  60:44-50. 2015
    2015 Taken to court: defending public health authority to access medical records during an outbreak investigation.Public Health Reports.  130:278-283. 2015
    2014 Adapting and implementing a community program to improve retention in care among patients with hiv in southern haiti: "Group of 6"AIDS Research and Treatment.  2014. 2014
    2014 Performance of the OraQuick HCV rapid antibody test for screening exposed patients in a hepatitis c outbreak investigationJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  52:2650-2652. 2014
    2013 Fungal infections associated with contaminated methylprednisolone injections.New England Journal of Medicine.  369:1598-1609. 2013
    2013 Reply to Yang et alClinical Infectious Diseases.  57:1212-1213. 2013
    2013 Syphilis treatment response among HIV-discordant couples in Zambia and RwandaClinical Infectious Diseases.  56:1829-1837. 2013
    2013 Decrease in varicella incidence after implementation of the 2-dose recommendation for varicella vaccine in New Hampshire 2013
    2012 Exposure to nitrogen dioxide in an indoor ice arena - New Hampshire, 2011 2012
    2011 Antimicrobial resistant gonorrhea in Atlanta: 1988-2006Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  38:780-782. 2011
    2010 Gastrointestinal anthrax after an animal-hide drumming event - New Hampshire and Massachusetts, 2009. 2010
    2009 Acute hepatitis C and HIV coinfectionLancet Infectious Diseases.  9:775-783. 2009
    2007 Posaconazole treatment for Apophysomyces elegans rhino-orbital zygomycosis following trauma for a male with well-controlled diabetesJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  45:1648-1651. 2007


    Year Title Altmetric
    2017 Pituitary abscess: An uncommon condition requiring multidisciplinary care.  423-431. 2017
    2012 Tick-borne Illness 2012
    2009 Access to culturally competent care for patients living with HIV/AIDS.  69-82. 2009

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Dionne's research focus is to optimize the prevention and treatment of infections in women and pregnancy. Current studies test novel regimens to prevent malaria and STI in pregnant women with HIV (PREMISE Trial) and perinatal hepatitis B transmission (REVERT-B Trial) with support from NIH/NICHD and strong collaboration between UAB and scientists at the University of Buea in Cameroon. Clinical trials are conducted by a robust Cameroon Health Initiative Team (CHI UAB) with dedicated study staff who enroll participants at four busy research sites.

    Dr. Dionne also leads UAB research efforts as part of the NIAID-supported STI Clinical Trials Group with studies of promising new prevention options for gonorrhea (meningococcal group B vaccine), syphilis treatment options, and a new oral medication to treat gonorrhea (zoliflodacin). She is a Principal Investigator of the NIH MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study for women and men living with HIV. Dr. Dionne also works at UAB to help prevent vertical transmission of HIV and study the impact of COVID-19 in pregnancy.
  • Investigator On

  • 75N93019F00131 TA02 TO9 Development of a Protocol, Clinical Trial Implementation, Closeout and Analysis of a Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Eficacy of rMenB+OMV NZ (Bexsero, GSK) in Preventing Neisseria Gonorrhoese Infection  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • 75N93019F00132 TA1 TO15 Overall Administrative and Support Activities for the STI CTG to Include Procedures to Identify, Discuss, and Develop Scientific Concepts  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • AIDS Clinical Trials Group: Protocol Funds FTE Funding  awarded by Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gilead Sciences ^
  • Private Grant  awarded by GlaxoSmithKline
  • Private Grant  awarded by ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATIONS INC
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gilead Sciences ^
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gilead Sciences ^
  • Private Grant  awarded by Gilead Sciences ^
  • Private Grant  awarded by VIIV HEALTHCARE COMPANY
  • Private Grant  awarded by VIIV HEALTHCARE COMPANY
  • Private Grant  awarded by MERCK & COMPANY, INC. ^
  • Private Grant  awarded by VIIV HEALTHCARE COMPANY
  • Private Grant  awarded by ORACLE CORPORATION
  • Rectal and Oropharyngeal Swabs to Diagnose Gonococcal and Chlamydial Infection in Men and Women  awarded by University of California, San Francisco
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinical Trials Group (STI CTG)  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • T013 HHSN27200012 TA1 TO11 Overall Admin and Support Activities for the STI CTG to Include Procedures to Identify, Discuss and Develop Scientific Concepts  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • T016 HHSN27200014 TA2 TO8 A Phase III Comparative Trial of Benzathine Penicillin G, 2.4 Million Units Administered as a Single Dose Versus Three Sucessive Weekly Doses for Treatment of Early Syphilis in Persons with and without HIV  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS
  • UAB-MISS MACS/WIHS Combined Cohort Study (MACS/WIHS-CCS)  awarded by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute/NIH/DHHS
  • Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Dionne is a highly-rated teacher, mentor and public speaker about infectious diseases. She teaches medical students, housestaff, and graduate students about infection in pregnancy and women's health.
  • Education And Training

  • New York University Medicine, Chief Resident
  • New York University School of Medicine Medicine, Internship
  • New York University Medicine, Residency
  • Emory University Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • National Institutes of Health, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Medicine, Dartmouth College 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology, University of Rochester 1998
  • Full Name

  • Jodie Dionne