• Ellen Eaton, MD, is Assistant Professor in the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases, a 2017-2019 Fellow of the National Academy of Medicine, and a UAB PCOR K12 Scholar with an interest in HIV/STI health outcomes and policy. Her current research evaluates patient preferences related to HIV treatment options and the use of decision analyses to compare the effectiveness of HIV treatments and STI testing strategies. Dr. Eaton recently conducted a study looking at the budgetary impact of compliance with STI Screening Guidelines in Persons Living with HIV. This work was presented as an oral presentation at the 2016 annual ID week in New Orleans, LA and recently published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (JAIDS). Dr. Eaton is currently preparing a K23 submission to NIH.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2020 Substantial decline in heavily treated therapy-experienced persons with HIV with limited antiretroviral treatment optionsAIDS.  34:2051-2059. 2020
    2020 An Integrated Hospital Protocol for Persons With Injection-Related Infections May Increase Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Use but Challenges RemainJournal of Infectious Diseases.  222:S499-S505. 2020
    2020 Management of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease in the Inpatient SettingInfectious Disease Clinics of North America.  34:511-524. 2020
    2020 Sexually transmitted infections and sexual behaviors of men who have sex with men in an American Deep South PrEP clinicInternational Journal of STD and AIDS.  31:127-135. 2020
    2020 Beyond antibiotics: A practical guide for the infectious disease physician to treat opioid use disorder in the setting of associated infectious diseasesOpen Forum Infectious Diseases.  7. 2020
    2020 In-Hospital illicit drug use and patient-directed discharge: Barriers to care for patients with injection-related infectionsOpen Forum Infectious Diseases.  7. 2020
    2020 Quantitative evaluation on the challenges and opportunities in the recruitment of young Black men who have sex with men for sexual health research in the southern USSexual Health.  17:87-90. 2020
    2019 Brief Report: Kidney Dysfunction Does Not Contribute Significantly to Antiretroviral Therapy Modification in Treatment-Naive PLWH Receiving Initial ART 2019
    2019 A 9-Point Risk Assessment for Patients Who Inject Drugs and Require Intravenous Antibiotics: Focusing Inpatient Resources on Patients at Greatest Risk of Ongoing Drug UseClinical Infectious Diseases.  68:1041-1043. 2019
    2019 Incidence and predictors of reinfection with trichomoniasis based on nucleic acid amplification testing results in HIV-infected patientsInternational Journal of STD and AIDS.  30:344-352. 2019
    2018 Do young black men who have sex with men in the deep south prefer traditional over alternative STI testing?PLoS ONE.  13. 2018
    2018 Psychosocial stressors and sexual health among Southern African American women who have sex with womenLGBT Health.  5:234-241. 2018
    2018 Reverse syphilis screening algorithm fails to demonstrate cost effectiveness in persons living with HIVInternational Journal of STD and AIDS.  29:563-567. 2018
    2018 Potential kidney toxicity from the antiviral drug tenofovir: New indications, new formulations, and a new prodrugCurrent Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension.  27:102-112. 2018
    2018 Trends in antiretroviral therapy prescription, durability and modification: New drugs, more changes, but less failureAIDS.  32:347-355. 2018
    2018 Mental health service utilization is associated with retention in care among persons living with HIV at a university-affiliated HIV clinicAIDS Research and Therapy.  15. 2018
    2018 Patterns of efavirenz use as first-line antiretroviral therapy in the United States: 1999-2015Antiviral Therapy.  23:363-372. 2018
    2017 Patient preferences for antiretroviral therapy: Effectiveness, quality of life, access and novel delivery methodsPatient Preference and Adherence.  11:1585-1590. 2017
    2017 Antiretroviral therapy initiation and changes in self-reported depressionClinical Infectious Diseases.  64:1791-1794. 2017
    2017 Budgetary impact of compliance with sti screening guidelines in persons living with HIV 2017
    2017 The relationship between efavirenz as initial antiretroviral therapy and suicidal thoughts among HIV-infected adults in routine care 2017
    2016 Editorial Commentary: Affordable Care Act, Medicaid Expansion ... or Not: Ryan White Care Act Remains Essential for Access and EquityClinical Infectious Diseases.  63:404-406. 2016
    2016 Unanticipated effects of new drug availability on antiretroviral durability: Implications for comparative effectiveness researchOpen Forum Infectious Diseases.  3. 2016
    2016 Cost considerations in the current antiretroviral eraAIDS.  30:2215-2219. 2016
    2015 Immunization costs and programmatic barriers at an urban HIV clinicClinical Infectious Diseases.  61:1726-1731. 2015
    2014 Barrier Methods for Human Immunodeficiency Virus PreventionInfectious Disease Clinics of North America.  28:585-599. 2014
    2014 Engagement in human immunodeficiency virus care: Linkage, retention, and antiretroviral therapy adherenceInfectious Disease Clinics of North America.  28:355-369. 2014
    2012 Profound neurotoxicity and treatment response following one cycle of bortezomib therapy in an elderly male with multiple myeloma 2012
    2011 West Nile virus encephalitis acquired via liver transplantation and clinical response to intravenous immunoglobulin: Case report and review of the literatureTransplant Infectious Disease.  13:312-317. 2011

    Education And Training

  • Master of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2017
  • Doctor of Medicine in Internal Medicine Residency Program, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2007
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Vanderbilt University 2003
  • Stanford University Medical Center, Residency 2011
  • Stanford University Medical Center, Residency 2010
  • UAB, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2016
  • Full Name

  • Ellen Eaton