Tamsin Knox, MD, MPH

Position:

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

Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Research Center, Regulatory Group, Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Contact:

Tufts University School of Medicine
150 Harrison Avenue, Jaharis 2
Boston, MA 02111

Phone: 617.636.3558
Fax: 617.636.3810
Email: tamsin.knox@tufts.edu

Education

MD, Harvard Medical School
MPH, Yale University

Research Focus:

Tamsin Knox is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist interested in the interaction of HIV and nutrition and gastrointestinal function in HIV disease.  Her research interests include chronic liver disease such as chronic hepatitis C virus infection in the setting of HIV.

Tamsin is actively involved in regulatory aspects of clinical trials, particularly Data Safety and Monitoring Boards (DSMBs).  She leads the DSMB program for the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Tufts-CTSI) where she chairs numerous DSMBs for cancer trails, neonatal studies, surgical intervention trials, and trials in the correctional system.  Tamsin is a member of the national CTSA Collaborative DSMB Workgroup which has developed a manual and training for DSMB members with a focus on investigator-initiated studies.

Select Publications:

Wurcel AG, Chen DD, Chui KKH, Knox TA:  “Tweak Your Order Set!” Implementation of modified laboratory order set improves hepatitis C virus screening rates in people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus.  Open Forum Infectious Diseases.  2017; 4:ofx098 (
DOI:10.1093/ofid/ofx098)

Wurcel AG, Anderson JE, Chui KKH, Skinner S, Knox TA, Snydman DR, Stopka TJ:  Increasing infectious endocarditis admissions among young people who inject drugs.  Open Forum Infectious Diseases.  2016; 3:ofw157 (DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofw157)

Wurcel AG, Chen DD, Fitzpatrick RE, Grasberger PE, Kirshner CH, Anderson JE, Chui KKH, Knox TA:  Hepatitis C screening in people with HIV:  Lessons learned from syphilis screening.  Open Forum Infectious Diseases 2016; 3:ofv215.   (DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofv215)

Kohli R, Winston D, Sheehan H, Muzzio E, Benetucci J, Weissenbacher M, Wanke C, Knox T, Tang A:  Cholesterol levels in HIV and/or HCV-infected drug users living in Argentina.  American Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care 2016; 15:400-405.  (DOI: 10.1177/2325957415614650)

Jarrett OD, Wanke CA, Ruthazer R, Bica I, Isaac R, Knox TA:  Metabolic syndrome predicts all-cause mortality in persons with human immunodeficiency virus.  AIDS Patient Care and STDs 2013; 27:266-271.