Janet Forrester, PhD, MSc


Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Nutrition and Infection Unit


Tufts University School of Medicine
136 Harrison Ave, Stearns 203
Boston, MA 02111

Phone: 617.636.2978
Fax:     617.636.2728
E-mail: janet.forrester@tufts.edu


PhD, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McGill University
MSc, Parasitology, McGill University

Research Focus:

Her research interests focus on the interactions of infectious diseases and nutrition in children and persons with HIV/AIDS. Dr. Forrester has extensive knowledge and experience in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) research and policy, as well as the role of infectious diseases in settings with limited access to resources, including One Health.           

Selected Publications:

  1. Gerges DI, LaPlant WG, Hyde JN, Previl H, Forrester JE. Semi-quantitative estimation of Eschericia coli levels in public drinking water sources in northern Haiti. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (2016). DOI: 10.2166/washdev.2016.043 

  2. Forrester, JE. Putting meaning back into the mean: A comment on the misuse of elementary statistics in a sample of manuscripts submitted to Clinical Therapeutics. Clinical Therapeutics 2015; 12: 2614-8.

  3. Kapulsky L, Tang AM, Forrester JE. Food insecurity, depression, and social support in HIV-Infected Hispanic Individuals. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 2015; 17: 408-13.

  4. Rollet SR, Siew E, Forrester JE. Prevalence of malnutrition in children under 5 and school-age children in Milot Valley, Haiti. Public Health 2014 128: 1094-8.

  5. Pierce L, Shannon A, Sonnenfeld J, Pearlmutter M, Previl H, Forrester JE  Hypertension Prevalence and Knowledge Assessment in Rural Haiti. Ethnicity and Disease 2014; 24: 213-9.

  6. Forrester JE, Rhee MS, McGovern BH, Sterling RK, Knox TA, Terrin, N. The association of HIV viral load to indirect markers of liver injury. Journal of Viral Hepatitis 2012 19: e 202-11.

  7. Blackard JT, Martin CM, Sengupta S, Forrester JE. Limited infection with occult hepatitis B in drug users in the United States. Hepatology Research  2012; 43: 413-7.

  8. Forrester JE, Sztam K. Micronutrients in HIV/AIDS:  Is there evidence to change the World Health Organization 2003 recommendations? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2011; 94(6):1683S-9S.