Rebecca Dillingham, MD

Rebecca Dillingham, MD

Rebecca Dillingham
Rebecca  Dillingham
Degree(s): MD
Graduate School: University of Missouri, Columbia
Primary Appointment: Associate Professor, Medicine, Infectious Diseases and International Health
Research Interests:
Mobile technologies to improve adherence to HIV medications in rural populations
Email Address: rd8v@virginia.edu

Research Description

Dr. Dillingham is currently funded by a K23 award for her work on enteric infections in individuals affected by HIV in Haiti. Her perspective as a recent graduate of the program make her an effective adviser to trainees about best steps for successful evolution from fellow to faculty. Her substantial and ongoing field experience in Haiti and South Africa and her engagement in the development of global health curriculum for trainees at all levels makes her an important asset to those trainees who wish to pursue opportunities in global health research. Her activities in clinical HIV research at the University of Virginia’s Ryan White Clinic also provide important domestic opportunities for trainees to participate in ongoing research and to design their own projects.


Selected Publications

Mellor JE, Smith JA, Learmonth GP, Netshandama VO, Dillingham RA.  Modeling the complexities of water, hygiene, and health in limpopo province, South Africa. Environ Sci Technol. 2012 Dec 18;46(24):13512-20. doi: 10.1021/es3038966. Epub 2012 Dec 6.

Dillingham RA, Pinkerton R, Leger P, Severe P, Guerrant RL, Pape JW, Fitzgerald DW.  High early mortality in patients with chronic acquired immunodeficiency syndrome diarrhea initiating antiretroviral therapy in Haiti: a case-control study. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Jun;80(6):1060-4.

Bushen OY, Davenport JA, Lima AB, Piscitelli SC, Uzgiris AJ, Silva TM, Leite R, Kosek M, Dillingham RA, Girao A, Lima AA, Guerrant RL.  Diarrhea and reduced levels of antiretroviral drugs: improvement with glutamine or alanyl-glutamine in a randomized controlled trial in northeast Brazil. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Jun 15;38(12):1764-70. Epub 2004 May 26. Erratum in: Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Aug 15;39(4):607.

Guerrant RL, Carneiro-Filho BA, Dillingham RA. Cholera, diarrhea, and oral rehydration therapy: triumph and indictment. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Aug 1;37(3):398-405. Epub 2003 Jul 22. Review.

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