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    Sanjay Mehta

    TitleAssistant Adjunct Professor
    SchoolUniversity of California, San Diego
    Address200 W. Arbor Drive #8208
    CA San Diego 92103
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      UCSD, San Diego2007Infectious Disease
      London School of Tropical Medicine, LondonDTM&H2002DTM&H
      University of Colorado, Denver2002Internal Medicine
      CWRU, ClevelandMD1999Medicine
      Johns Hopkins, BaltimoreBA1995Chemistry

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      Molecular Epidemiology of HIV-1 in the California-Mexico Border Region
      NIH/NIAID K23AI093163Feb 1, 2011 - Jan 31, 2016
      Role: Principal Investigator

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      1. Mehta S, Chaillon A, Gaines TL, Gonzalez-Zuniga PE, Stockman JK, Almanza-Reyes H, Chavez JR, Vera A, Wagner KD, Patterson TL, Scott B, Smith DM, Strathdee SA. Impact of Public Safety Policies on Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission Dynamics in Tijuana, Mexico. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 10; 66(5):758-764. PMID: 29045592.
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      2. Mehta S, Johns S, Stark P, Fierer J. Successful treatment of Aureobasidium pullulans central catheter-related fungemia and septic pulmonary emboli. IDCases. 2017; 10:65-67. PMID: 28951848.
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      3. Chaillon A, Nakazawa M, Wertheim JO, Little SJ, Smith DM, Mehta S, Gianella S. No Substantial Evidence for Sexual Transmission of Minority HIV Drug Resistance Mutations in Men Who Have Sex with Men. J Virol. 2017 Aug 09. PMID: 28794047.
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      4. Chaillon A, Avila-Ríos S, Wertheim JO, Dennis A, García-Morales C, Tapia-Trejo D, Mejía-Villatoro C, Pascale JM, Porras-Cortés G, Quant-Durán CJ, Lorenzana I, Meza RI, Palou EY, Manzanero M, Cedillos RA, Reyes-Terán G, Mehta S. Identification of major routes of HIV transmission throughout Mesoamerica. Infect Genet Evol. 2017 Oct; 54:98-107. PMID: 28645708.
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      5. Mehta S, Pérez-Santiago J, Hulgan T, Day TR, Barnholtz-Sloan J, Gittleman H, Letendre S, Ellis R, Heaton R, Patton S, Suben JD, Franklin D, Rosario D, Clifford DB, Collier AC, Marra CM, Gelman BB, McArthur J, McCutchan A, Morgello S, Simpson D, Connor J, Grant I, Kallianpur A. Cerebrospinal fluid cell-free mitochondrial DNA is associated with HIV replication, iron transport, and mild HIV-associated neurocognitive impairment. J Neuroinflammation. 2017 Mar 31; 14(1):72. PMID: 28359324.
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      6. Mehta S, Logan C, Kotton CN, Kumar D, Aslam S. Use of organs from donors with bloodstream infection, pneumonia, and influenza: Results of a survey of infectious diseases practitioners. Transpl Infect Dis. 2017 Feb; 19(1). PMID: 27910193.
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      7. Wertheim JO, Kosakovsky Pond SL, Forgione LA, Mehta S, Murrell B, Shah S, Smith DM, Scheffler K, Torian LV. Social and Genetic Networks of HIV-1 Transmission in New York City. PLoS Pathog. 2017 Jan; 13(1):e1006000. PMID: 28068413.
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      8. Chaillon A, Smith DM, Vanpouille C, Lisco A, Jordan P, Caballero G, Vargas M, Gianella S, Mehta S. HIV Trafficking Between Blood and Semen During Early Untreated HIV Infection. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Jan 01; 74(1):95-102. PMID: 27548440.
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      9. Mehta S, Estrada J, Ybarra J, Fierer J. Comparison of the BD MAX MRSA XT to the Cepheid™ Xpert® MRSA assay for the molecular detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from nasal swabs. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2017 Apr; 87(4):308-310. PMID: 28094151.
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      10. Pérez-Santiago J, De Oliveira MF, Var SR, Day TR, Woods SP, Gianella S, Mehta S. Increased cell-free mitochondrial DNA is a marker of ongoing inflammation and better neurocognitive function in virologically suppressed HIV-infected individuals. J Neurovirol. 2016 Dec 05. PMID: 27921220.
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      11. Vitomirov A, Ramirez-Gaona M, Mehta S, Pérez-Santiago J. Random shearing as an alternative to digestion for mitochondrial DNA processing in droplet digital PCR. Mitochondrion. 2017 Jan; 32:16-18. PMID: 27838478.
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      12. Hoenigl M, Chaillon A, Moore DJ, Morris SR, Mehta S, Gianella S, Amico KR, Little SJ. Rapid HIV Viral Load Suppression in those Initiating Antiretroviral Therapy at First Visit after HIV Diagnosis. Sci Rep. 2016 Sep 06; 6:32947. PMID: 27597312; PMCID: PMC5011704.
      13. Hoenigl M, Chaillon A, Mehta S, Smith DM, Graff-Zivin J, Little SJ. Screening for acute HIV infection in community-based settings: Cost-effectiveness and impact on transmissions. J Infect. 2016 Nov; 73(5):476-484. PMID: 27521468.
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      14. Chaillon A, Hoenigl M, Mehta S, Weibel N, Little SJ, Smith DM. A practical online tool to estimate antiretroviral coverage for HIV infected and susceptible populations needed to reduce local HIV epidemics. Sci Rep. 2016 Jun 24; 6:28707. PMID: 27337983; PMCID: PMC4919622.
      15. Mehta S, Murrell B, Anderson CM, Kosakovsky Pond SL, Wertheim JO, Young JA, Freitas L, Richman DD, Mathews WC, Scheffler K, Little SJ, Smith DM. Using HIV Sequence and Epidemiologic Data to Assess the Effect of Self-referral Testing for Acute HIV Infection on Incident Diagnoses in San Diego, California. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Jul 01; 63(1):101-107. PMID: 27174704; PMCID: PMC4901863 [Available on 07/01/17].
      16. Carter CC, Fierer J, Chiu WW, Looney DJ, Strain M, Mehta S. A Novel Shiga Toxin 1a-Converting Bacteriophage of Shigella sonnei With Close Relationship to Shiga Toxin 2-Converting Pages of Escherichia coli. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Apr; 3(2):ofw079. PMID: 27419156; PMCID: PMC4943565.
      17. Maia Z, Viana V, Muniz E, Gonçalves LO, Mendes CM, Mehta S, Badaro R. Risk Factors Associated with Human Visceral Leishmaniasis in an Urban Area of Bahia, Brazil. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2016 Jun; 16(6):368-76. PMID: 27074100.
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      18. Chin BS, Chaillon A, Mehta S, Wertheim JO, Kim G, Shin HS, Smith DM. Molecular epidemiology identifies HIV transmission networks associated with younger age and heterosexual exposure among Korean individuals. J Med Virol. 2016 Oct; 88(10):1832-5. PMID: 26990771.
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      19. Var SR, Day TR, Vitomirov A, Smith DM, Soontornniyomkij V, Moore DJ, Achim CL, Mehta S, Pérez-Santiago J. Mitochondrial injury and cognitive function in HIV infection and methamphetamine use. AIDS. 2016 Mar 27; 30(6):839-48. PMID: 26807965.
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      20. Hoenigl M, Chaillon A, Kessler HH, Haas B, Stelzl E, Weninger K, Little SJ, Mehta S. Characterization of HIV Transmission in South-East Austria. PLoS One. 2016; 11(3):e0151478. PMID: 26967154; PMCID: PMC4788428.
      21. Hoenigl M, Green N, Camacho M, Gianella S, Mehta S, Smith DM, Little SJ. Signs or Symptoms of Acute HIV Infection in a Cohort Undergoing Community-Based Screening. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Mar; 22(3):532-4. PMID: 26890854; PMCID: PMC4766914.
      22. Leite B, Mistro S, Carvalho C, Mehta S, Badaro R. Cohort study for evaluation of dose omission without justification in a teaching general hospital in Bahia, Brazil. Int J Qual Health Care. 2016 Jun; 28(3):288-93. PMID: 26874010.
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      23. Panichsillapakit T, Smith DM, Wertheim JO, Richman DD, Little SJ, Mehta S. Prevalence of Transmitted HIV Drug Resistance Among Recently Infected Persons in San Diego, CA 1996-2013. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Feb 01; 71(2):228-36. PMID: 26413846; PMCID: PMC4712087 [Available on 02/01/17].
      24. Geiger R, Smith DM, Little SJ, Mehta S. RETRACTED: Investigation of the GeneXpert® CT/NG assay for use with male pharyngeal and rectal swabs. Int J STD AIDS. 2016 Jan 01; 956462416665059. PMID: 27510643.
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      25. Shi Y, Wang J, Wang Y, Wang A, Guo H, Wei F, Mehta S, Espitia S, Smith DM, Liu L, Zhang Y, Chen D. A novel mutant 10Ala/Arg together with mutant 144Ser/Arg of hepatitis B virus X protein involved in hepatitis B virus-related hepatocarcinogenesis in HepG2 cell lines. Cancer Lett. 2016 Feb 28; 371(2):285-91. PMID: 26706415; PMCID: PMC4934374 [Available on 02/28/17].
      26. Pérez-Santiago J, Schrier RD, de Oliveira MF, Gianella S, Var SR, Day TR, Ramirez-Gaona M, Suben JD, Murrell B, Massanella M, Cherner M, Smith DM, Ellis RJ, Letendre SL, Mehta S. Cell-free mitochondrial DNA in CSF is associated with early viral rebound, inflammation, and severity of neurocognitive deficits in HIV infection. J Neurovirol. 2016 Apr; 22(2):191-200. PMID: 26428514; PMCID: PMC4862614 [Available on 04/01/17].
      27. Ene L, Voinea C, Stefanescu C, Sima D, Duiculescu D, Mehta S. Cervical HPV infection in Romanian women infected with HIV during early childhood. Int J STD AIDS. 2016 Oct; 27(12):1079-1085. PMID: 26404111.
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      28. Hoenigl M, Anderson CM, Green N, Mehta S, Smith DM, Little SJ. Repeat HIV-testing is associated with an increase in behavioral risk among men who have sex with men: a cohort study. BMC Med. 2015 Sep 11; 13:218. PMID: 26444673; PMCID: PMC4596465.
      29. Mehta S, Wertheim JO, Brouwer KC, Wagner KD, Chaillon A, Strathdee S, Patterson TL, Rangel MG, Vargas M, Murrell B, Garfein R, Little SJ, Smith DM. HIV Transmission Networks in the San Diego-Tijuana Border Region. EBioMedicine. 2015 Oct; 2(10):1456-63. PMID: 26629540; PMCID: PMC4634195.
      30. Gianella S, Scheffler K, Mehta S, Little SJ, Freitas L, Morris SR, Smith DM. Seminal Shedding of CMV and HIV Transmission among Men Who Have Sex with Men. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Jul 07; 12(7):7585-92. PMID: 26198239; PMCID: PMC4515676.
      31. Hoenigl M, Green N, Mehta S, Little SJ. Risk Factors for Acute and Early HIV Infection Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) in San Diego, 2008 to 2014: A Cohort Study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Jul; 94(30):e1242. PMID: 26222863; PMCID: PMC4554110.
      32. Wang X, Wu Y, Mao L, Xia W, Zhang W, Dai L, Mehta S, Wertheim JO, Dong X, Zhang T, Wu H, Smith DM. Targeting HIV Prevention Based on Molecular Epidemiology Among Deeply Sampled Subnetworks of Men Who Have Sex With Men. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Nov 01; 61(9):1462-8. PMID: 26129754; PMCID: PMC4599390 [Available on 11/01/16].
      33. Hoenigl M, Weibel N, Mehta S, Anderson CM, Jenks J, Green N, Gianella S, Smith DM, Little SJ. Development and validation of the San Diego Early Test Score to predict acute and early HIV infection risk in men who have sex with men. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Aug 01; 61(3):468-75. PMID: 25904374; PMCID: PMC4542926.
      34. Little SJ, Kosakovsky Pond SL, Anderson CM, Young JA, Wertheim JO, Mehta S, May S, Smith DM. Using HIV networks to inform real time prevention interventions. PLoS One. 2014; 9(6):e98443. PMID: 24901437; PMCID: PMC4047027.
      35. Karris MY, Beekmann SE, Mehta S, Polgreen PM. Reply to Sachdev et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Jun; 58(12):1788. PMID: 24729555; PMCID: PMC4809992.
      36. Mehta S, Vinterbo SA, Little SJ. Ensuring privacy in the study of pathogen genetics. Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 Aug; 14(8):773-777. PMID: 24721230; PMCID: PMC4111774.
      37. Robertson AM, Garfein RS, Wagner KD, Mehta S, Magis-Rodriguez C, Cuevas-Mota J, Moreno-Zuniga PG, Strathdee SA. Evaluating the impact of Mexico's drug policy reforms on people who inject drugs in Tijuana, B.C., Mexico, and San Diego, CA, United States: a binational mixed methods research agenda. Harm Reduct J. 2014 Feb 12; 11:4. PMID: 24520885; PMCID: PMC3944401.
      38. Karris MY, Beekmann SE, Mehta S, Anderson CM, Polgreen PM. Are we prepped for preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP)? Provider opinions on the real-world use of PrEP in the United States and Canada. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Mar; 58(5):704-12. PMID: 24319083; PMCID: PMC3922214.
      39. Chaillon A, Gianella S, Wertheim JO, Richman DD, Mehta S, Smith DM. HIV migration between blood and cerebrospinal fluid or semen over time. J Infect Dis. 2014 May 15; 209(10):1642-52. PMID: 24302756; PMCID: PMC3997580.
      40. Wertheim JO, Leigh Brown AJ, Hepler NL, Mehta S, Richman DD, Smith DM, Kosakovsky Pond SL. The global transmission network of HIV-1. J Infect Dis. 2014 Jan 15; 209(2):304-13. PMID: 24151309; PMCID: PMC3873788.
      41. Hightower GK, May SJ, Pérez-Santiago J, Pacold ME, Wagner GA, Little SJ, Richman DD, Mehta S, Smith DM, Pond SL. HIV-1 clade B pol evolution following primary infection. PLoS One. 2013; 8(6):e68188. PMID: 23840830; PMCID: PMC3695957.
      42. Mehta S, Kuo A. Risk stratification for Hepatitis B treatment in the molecular age. Hepatobiliary Surg Nutr. 2013 Jun; 2(3):129-31. PMID: 24570930; PMCID: PMC3924671.
      43. Gianella S, Mehta S, Strain MC, Young JA, Vargas MV, Little SJ, Richman DD, Kosakovsky Pond SL, Smith DM. Impact of seminal cytomegalovirus replication on HIV-1 dynamics between blood and semen. J Med Virol. 2012 Nov; 84(11):1703-9. PMID: 22997072; PMCID: PMC3472447.
      44. Gianella S, Mehta S, Young JA, Vargas MV, Little SJ, Richman DD, Kosakovsky Pond SL, Smith DM. Sexual transmission of predicted CXCR4-tropic HIV-1 likely originating from the source partner's seminal cells. Virology. 2012 Dec 05; 434(1):2-4. PMID: 23040890; PMCID: PMC3485073.
      45. Mehta S, Kosakovsky Pond SL, Young JA, Richman D, Little S, Smith DM. Associations between phylogenetic clustering and HLA profile among HIV-infected individuals in San Diego, California. J Infect Dis. 2012 May 15; 205(10):1529-33. PMID: 22448013; PMCID: PMC3415817.
      46. Maia Z, Lírio M, Mistro S, Mendes CM, Mehta S, Badaro R. Comparative study of rK39 Leishmania antigen for serodiagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis: systematic review with meta-analysis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2012 Jan; 6(1):e1484. PMID: 22303488; PMCID: PMC3269412.
      47. Cannella AP, Nguyen BM, Piggott CD, Lee RA, Vinetz JM, Mehta S. A cluster of cutaneous leishmaniasis associated with human smuggling. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Jun; 84(6):847-50. PMID: 21633017; PMCID: PMC3110366.
      48. Green JS, Abeles SR, Uslan DZ, Mehta S. Persistent neutrophilic meningitis in an immunocompetent patient after basilar skull fracture: case report. BMC Infect Dis. 2011 May 19; 11:136. PMID: 21595944; PMCID: PMC3115869.
      49. Mehta S, Nguyen VT, Osorio G, Little S, Smith DM. Evaluation of pooled rapid HIV antibody screening of patients admitted to a San Diego Hospital. J Virol Methods. 2011 Jun; 174(1-2):94-8. PMID: 21513744; PMCID: PMC3095723.
      50. Mehta S, Wertheim JO, Delport W, Ene L, Tardei G, Duiculescu D, Pond SL, Smith DM. Using phylogeography to characterize the origins of the HIV-1 subtype F epidemic in Romania. Infect Genet Evol. 2011 Jul; 11(5):975-9. PMID: 21439403; PMCID: PMC3104099.
      51. Mehta S, Delport W, Brouwer KC, Espitia S, Patterson T, Pond SK, Strathdee SA, Smith DM. The relatedness of HIV epidemics in the United States-Mexico border region. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2010 Dec; 26(12):1273-7. PMID: 20977301; PMCID: PMC3011998.
      52. Mehta S, Zhang XQ, Badaro R, Spina C, Day J, Chang KP, Schooley RT. Flow cytometric screening for anti-leishmanials in a human macrophage cell line. Exp Parasitol. 2010 Dec; 126(4):617-20. PMID: 20540940; PMCID: PMC2939291.
      53. Manosuthi W, Butler DM, Pérez-Santiago J, Poon AF, Pillai SK, Mehta S, Pacold ME, Richman DD, Pond SK, Smith DM. Protease polymorphisms in HIV-1 subtype CRF01_AE represent selection by antiretroviral therapy and host immune pressure. AIDS. 2010 Jan 28; 24(3):411-6. PMID: 20009919; PMCID: PMC2913588.
      54. Mehta S, MacGruder C, Looney D, Johns S, Smith DM. Differences in tuberculin reactivity as determined in a veterans administration employee health screening program. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2009 Apr; 16(4):541-3. PMID: 19225075; PMCID: PMC2668276.
      55. Mehta S, Huang R, Yang M, Zhang XQ, Kolli B, Chang KP, Hoffman RM, Goto Y, Badaro R, Schooley RT. Real-time in vivo green fluorescent protein imaging of a murine leishmaniasis model as a new tool for Leishmania vaccine and drug discovery. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2008 Dec; 15(12):1764-70. PMID: 18945882; PMCID: PMC2593180.
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