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Center for Global Health Faculty

Alain Bernard Labrique, PhD

Dept of International Health / Dept of Epidemiology (jt)

Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

International Health
Division: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control
School of Medicine (Joint)
Epidemiology (Joint)

Contact Information

615 North Wolfe Street, Room E5543
Baltimore , Maryland   21205
US        

443-287-4744
+1-410-510-1055

Personal website : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c0S1EKjmcs; http://dhsi.med.jhmi.edu/videoarchive?f=DHSI09253_F6_256K

SciVal Experts Research Profile

Education

PhD , Johns Hopkins University , 2007
MHS , Johns Hopkins University , 1999
MS , University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill , 1997

Overview

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Dr. Alain Labrique is an infectious disease epidemiologist by training, with a background in molecular biology. Dr. Labrique serves on the faculty in the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program of the Department of International Health, with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology.  Having completed graduate research at UNC-Chapel Hill, studying centromere dynamics in yeast, Dr. Labrique shifted focus from the microscopic to human populations by pursuing a master’s and doctorate in Epidemiology at  the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

With colleagues at the ICDDR-B, Dr. Labrique conducted the first epidemiologic studies of hepatitis E virus infections in rural Bangladesh, characterizing this emerging pathogen. From 2001 to 2008, Dr. Labrique served as the resident JHU Project Scientist and Country Representative for the JiVitA Project, a large maternal and child health research project in northwestern rural Bangladesh, testing the impact of low-dose vitamin A supplementation during pregnancy and lactation on reducing maternal morbidity and mortality, as well as an infant mortality reduction trial through high-dose vitamin A supplementation of newborns.

In addition to teaching and mentoring students at the School, for which he was recently awarded an Excellence in Advising Award from President Ronald Daniels, and continued involvement as a Lead Investigator with the JiVitA micronutrient research projects, Dr. Labrique is working on defining the consequences of hepatitis E infections in pregnant women in South Asia, reducing nosocomial infections in hospitalized neonates, and exploring the role of intrapartum infections, such as bacterial vaginosis, on pregnancy outcomes and neonatal mortality. Dr. Labrique is also working to describe the “trajectories to mortality” in resource-limited settings experienced by women of reproductive age and infants, to identify novel opportunities for intervention.  Leading an interdisciplinary team spanning the Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Labrique and colleagues are exploring the potential for mobile information and communications technologies to facilitate timely emergency obstetric and neonatal care to reduce perinatal mortality and maternal morbidity in rural Bangladesh.

Dr. Labrique is also actively engaged in designing and exploring appropriate diagnostic and public health technologies, and is the inventor of a number of devices (3 patents pending), including the Portable Field Dark Adaptometer – a novel device currently being validated as a non-invasive method for vitamin A assessment.

Links to Lectures / Talks by Dr. Labrique (<-- CLICK HERE)

Honors and Awards

Fellow, NIH mHealth Summer Institute, La Jolla, CA (2011), Johns Hopkins Faculty Innovation Fund Awardee (2011), President's Award for Excellence in Advising (2011), Inaugural Member, International Consortium for Control and Prevention of Viral Hepatitis E (2010), American College of Epidemiology (Elected Member, 2010) Delta Omega Inductee (2010), Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Awardee (2008) Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Technology Transfer SEED Awardee (2005-2006) The David and Elinor Bodian Scholarship (JHU SPH) 2001-2002 Ruth Rice Puffer Award for International Students (JHU SPH) 2001 Charlotte Silverman Award for Outstanding Community Service (JHU SPH-Epidemiology) 2001 Delta Omega (Alpha Chapter) Scholarship Recipient 2001

  • Center for Human Nutrition
  • Center for Global Health
  • International Injury Research Unit
  • Community Trials
  • Neonatal and Maternal Mortality
  • Mortality in Women of Reproductive Age (Violence)
  • Field research methods
  • Integrated Health Systems Technologies
  • Health seeking behavior
  • Hepatitis E (HEV)
  • Maternal Morbidity
  • Pregnancy and Infection
  • Evil Spirits and Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health Technology
  • Appropriate Technology
  • Assessment and Diagnostics
  • New Media and Public Health
  • mHealth and Mobile P...
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  • Book Chapters

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  •  AB Labrique, MH Kuniholm, KE Nelson. The global impact of Hepatitis E – new horizons for an emerging virus. In: Scheld WM, Murray BE, Hughes JM, editors. Emerging Infections. 9th Edition. Virginia: ASM Press; 2010.
    Patents
    2.      AB Labrique, KP West, Jr. A. Sommer. A Portable Field Dark Adaptometer. July 30, 2010. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Provisional Patent Number 61/369,283.
    3.      AB Labrique. Automatic, Digital MUAC (Mid-Upper Arm Circumference) Measurement. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Provisional Patent Number  61/424,369
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    4.      AB Labrique, S Shaikh, KP West, Jr. Portable Acrylic Infant Length Board. February, 2011. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Provisional Patent Number 61/450,949.
    Peer Reviewed Journal Articles*[1]
    1.      AB Labrique, MW Merritt, LA Bartlett., Cultural and contextual challenges to validating consent to research. 2011. (JAMA, In Press).
     
    2.      AB Labrique, K Zaman, M Yunus, Z Hossain, A Hossain, T Azim, J Ticehurst, KE Nelson. Epidemiology of acute hepatitis E illness in a rural population – a case control study. 2011. (PLOS One, In Press).
     
    3.      AB Labrique, BL Kmush, KE Nelson. The emerging threat of Hepatitis E virus infections in developed countries and among immunocompromised populations. (Expert Reviews of Anti-infective Therapy, 2011, in Press)
     
    4.      RD Merrill, AA Shamim, H Ali, N Jahan, AB Labrique, K Schulze, P Christian, KP West, Jr., Iron Status of Women Is Associated with the Iron Concentration of Potable Groundwater in Rural Bangladesh. Journal of Nutrition, 2011. jn.111.138628
     
    5.      AB Labrique, RW Klemm, M Rashid, AA Shamim, A Massie, J Katz, P Christian, KP West Jr. A Cluster-Randomized Maternal Vitamin A or Beta-Carotene Supplementation Trial in Bangladesh: Design and Methods. Trials, 2011. 12:102 (21 April 2011)
     
    6.      KP West, Jr., P Christian, AB Labrique, M Rashid, AA Shamim, RDW Klemm, A Massie, S Mehra, K Schulze, H Ali, B Ullah, L Wu, J Katz, H Banu, A Sommer. Vitamin A or beta-carotene supplementation and mortality related to pregnancy: A cluster-randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled trial in Bangladesh.  2010. (JAMA, In Press).
     
    7.      KP West Jr., P Christian, J Katz, AB Labrique, R Klemm, A Sommer. Effect of vitamin A supplementation on maternal survival. The Lancet. 2010; 376(9744); 873-874.
     
    8.      *J Sugimoto, AB Labrique, S Ahmad, M Rashid, AA Shamim, B Ullah, RDW Klemm, P Christian, KP West, Jr. Epidemiology of a tornado in rural northern Bangladesh: Risk factors for death and injury. Disasters 2011; 35(2); 329-345.
     
    9.      AB Labrique, KE Nelson. Hepatitis E Virus Infections Among U.S. Military Personnel Deployed to Afghanistan. JID. 2010; 202(9); 1297-9.
     
    10.  RD Merrill, AA Shamim, H Ali, N Jahan, AB Labrique, P Christian, KP West, Jr. Groundwater iron assessment and consumption by women in rural northwestern Bangladesh. IJVNR. 2010. Accepted.
     
    11.  S Shaikh, KJ Schulze, H Ali, AB Labrique, AA Shamim, M Rashid, S Mehra, P Christian, KP West, Jr.. Bioelectrical impedance among Rural Bangladeshi Women during Pregnancy and in the Postpartum Period. EJCN. 2010. Accepted.
     
    12.  AA Shamim, P Christian, KJ Schulze, H Ali, A Kabir, M Rashid, AB Labrique, Q Salamatullah, KP West Jr. Iodine status in pregnancy and household salt iodine content in rural Bangladesh. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 2010. In Press.
    13.  AB Labrique, K Zaman, Z Hossain, P Saha, M Yunus, A Hossain, J Ticehurst, KE Nelson. Epidemiology and Risk Factors of Incident Hepatitis E Virus Infections in Rural Bangladesh. AJE. 2010 Aug; 172(8): 952-961.
     
    14.  * S Gunnsteinsson, AB Labrique, KP West Jr., P Christian, S Mehra, AA Shamim, M Rashid, J Katz, RDW Klemm. Constructing indices of rural living standards in Northwestern Bangladesh. JHPN. 2010 Oct; 28(5):509-519.
     
    15.  MW Merritt, AB Labrique, J Katz, KP West, Jr., J Pettit. A Field Training Guide for Human Subjects Research Ethics. PLoS Med. 2010; 7 (10). e1000349.
     
    16.  AB Labrique, WK Pan. Diagnostic Tests: Understanding results, assessing utility and predicting performance (Editorial).. Am J Opthalmol. 2010 Jun; 149(6):878-881.e2.
     
    17.  * RD Merrill, AB Labrique, AA Shamim, K Schulze, P Christian, RK Merrill, KP West, Jr. Elevated and variable groundwater iron in rural northwest Bangladesh. Journal of Water and Health. 8: 818-825. 2010.
    18.  * MH Kuniholm, AB Labrique, KE Nelson. Should HIV-Infected Patients with Unexplained Chronic Liver Enzyme Elevations Be Tested For Hepatitis E Virus ? Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2010 Jun 1; 50(11): 1545-6.
     
    19.  JH Rah, AA Shamim, UT Arju, AB Labrique, RDW Klemm, M Rashid, P Christian. Difference in ponderal growth and body composition among pregnant versus never-pregnant adolescents varies by birth outcomes. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 6(1). 27-37(11). January 2010.
     
    20.  AB Labrique, K Zaman, M Yunus, Z Hossain, A Hossain, T Azim, J Ticehurst, KE Nelson. Seroprevalence of HEV antibodies in rural Bangladesh. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 81(5). p875-881. 2009.
     
    21.  JH Rah, AA Shamim, UT Arju, AB Labrique, M Rashid, P Christian. Age of Onset and Nutritional and Seasonal Variations in Menarche in Rural Bangladesh. JHPN 2009 Dec; 27(6). 802-807.
     
    22.  JH Rah, AA Shamim, UT Arju, AB Labrique, RDW Klemm, M Rashid, P Christian. Predictors of stunting and thinness in post-menarcheal adolescent girls in rural Bangladesh. Public Health Nutrition. 12(12), 2400-2409. 2009.
     
    23.  RD Merrill, AA Shamim, AB Labrique, H Ali, K Schulze, M Rashid, P Christian, K.P. West, Jr. Validation of Two Portable Instruments to Measure Iron Concentration in Groundwater in Rural Bangladesh. JPHN 2009; 27(3):414-8.
    24.  JH Rah, P Christian, AA Shamim, UT Arju, AB Labrique, M Rashid. Pregnancy and Lactation Hinder Growth and Nutritional Status of Adolescent Girls in Rural Bangladesh. J Nutr. 2008; 138: 1505-1511. 
    25.  RW Klemm, AB Labrique, P Christian, M Rashid, AA Shamim, J Katz, A Sommer, KP West Jr. Newborn Vitamin A Supplementation Reduced Infant Mortality in Rural Bangladesh, Pediatrics 2008; 122; e242-e250.
    26.  * JD Sugimoto, AB Labrique, S Ahmad, M Rashid, RW Klemm, P Christian, KP West Jr. Development and Management of a Geographic Information System for Health Research in a Developing-country Setting: A Case Study from Bangladesh. JHPN 2007: 25(4):436-447.
    27.  * JD Sugimoto, S Ahmad, M Rashid, AA Shamim, AB Labrique. A Low-cost Method to Identify Tubewells for Longitudinal Research on Arsenic in Groundwater. JHPN 2007: 25(3):377-381.
    28.  KP West Jr, P Christian, R Klemm, AB Labrique, M Rashid, AA Shamim, J Katz, A Sommer. The JiVitA Bangladesh Project: Research to improve nutrition and health among mothers and infants in rural South Asia. Sight and Life, Newsletter 1/2006. PO box 2116, 4002 Basel, Switzerland. http://sightandlife.org 
    29.  C Beyrer, MH Razak, AB Labrique, R Brookmeyer.  Assessing the magnitude of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Burma.  J AIDS  2003;32:311-317.
    30.  AB Labrique, DL Thomas, SK Stoszek, KE Nelson. Hepatitis E: An Emerging Infectious Disease. Epidemiologic Reviews. Vol.21(2): 162-179. 1999.
    31.  AB Labrique, HE Elnaggar. The Grameen Experience, 1992. Grameen Bank: Dhaka, Bangladesh.
     

    1.  AB Labrique, MH Kuniholm, KE Nelson. The global impact of Hepatitis E – new horizons for an emerging virus. In: Scheld WM, Murray BE, Hughes JM, editors. Emerging Infections. 9th Edition. Virginia: ASM Press; 2010.

  • Patents
    1.      AB Labrique, KP West, Jr. A. Sommer. A Portable Field Dark Adaptometer. July 30, 2010. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Provisional Patent Number 61/369,283.

    2.      AB Labrique. Automatic, Digital MUAC (Mid-Upper Arm Circumference) Measurement. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Provisional Patent Number  61/424,369.

      
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