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Matthew Magee

Assistant Professor    

Ph.D., 2013, Emory University, Epidemiology
MPH, 2006, University of Illinois, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
B.A., 2001, Grinnell College, Sociology
B.A., 2001, Grinnell College, Spanish


Matthew Magee is an assistant professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics for the School of Public Health. He  received a BA in sociology and Spanish from Grinnell College, graduating in 2001. After Grinnell, he received a Thomas J Watson Fellowship to study hepatitis C epidemiology in Italy, India, and Australia.

In 2006, Matthew earned his MPH in epidemiology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and then worked for the Asian Health Coalition of Illinois for three years as Senior Program Manager. He received his PhD in 2013 from the Department of Epidemiology at Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health.

Matthew also conducted a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Departments of Epidemiology and Global Health at Emory University. Matthew’s research interests focus on the intersection of metabolic disorders and infectious diseases, principally the relation between diabetes mellitus and tuberculosis.


AD Salindri, M Kipiani, RR Kempker, NR Gandhi, L Darchia, N Tukvadze, HM Blumberg, MJ Magee. Diabetes reduces the rate of sputum culture conversion in patients with newly diagnosed multidrug resistant tuberculosis. Open Forum Infectious Disease, In press.

MJ Magee, M Foote, SM Ray, NR Gandhi, RR Kempker. Diabetes mellitus and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis: Site distribution and risk of mortality. Epidemiology & Infection, 2016 Mar 1:1-18. PMID 26926092.

RL Hensel, RR Kempker, J Tapia, A Oladele, HM Blumberg, MJ Magee. Increased risk of latent tuberculosis infection among persons with pre-diabetes and diabetes mellitus. International Journal of TB and Lung Disease, 2016 Jan; 20(1):71-79. PMID 26688531.

Magee MJ, Kempker RR, Kipiani M, Gandhi NR, Darchia L, Tukvadze N, Howards PP, Narayan KM, Blumberg HM. Diabetes mellitus is associated with cavities, smear grade, and multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Georgia. International Journal of TB and Lung Disease, 2015 Jun 19(6):685-692. PMID 25946360.

Kipiani M, Mirtskhulava V, Tukvadze N, Magee M, Blumberg HM, Kempker RR. Significant Clinical Impact of a Rapid Molecular Diagnostic Test (Genotype MTBDRplus Assay) to detect Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. Clinical Infectious Diseases (in press).

Ali MK, Magee MJ, Dave JA, Ofotokun I, Tungsiripat M, Jones TK, Levitt NS, Rimland D, Armstrong WS. HIV and metabolic, body, and bone disorders: What we know from low- and middle-income countries. JAIDS, 2014 Sep 1;67 Suppl 1:S27-39. PMID 25117959

MJ Magee, RR Kempker, M Kipiani, N Tukvadze, PP Howards, KM Narayan, HM Blumberg. Diabetes mellitus, smoking, and time to sputum culture conversion in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients. PLOS ONE, 2014 Apr 15;9(4)e94890 PMID 24736471

MJ Magee, M Foote, DM Maggio, PP Howards, KM Narayan, HM Blumberg, SM Ray, RR Kempker. Diabetes mellitus and risk of all-cause mortality among patients with tuberculosis in the state of Georgia, 2009-2012. Annals of Epidemiology, 2014 May;24 (5):369-75 PMID 24613196

M Djibuti, E Mirvelashvili, N Makharashvilil, MJ Magee. Household income and poor treatment outcome among patients with tuberculosis in Georgia: A cohort study. BMC Public Health, 2014 Jan 29; 14(1):88 PMID 24476154.

Lomtadze N, Kupreishvil L, Salakaia A, Kalandadze I, Vashakidze S, Sharvadze L, RR Kempker, MJ Magee, C del Rio, HM Blumberg. Hepatitis C Virus Co-Infection Increases the Risk of Anti-Tuberculosis Drug-Induced Hepatotoxicity among Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis. PLOS ONE, 2013 Dec 19;8(12):e83892 PMID: 24367617

Magee MJ and KM Venkat Narayan. Global Confluence of Infectious and Non-communicable Diseases – The Case of Type 2 Diabetes. Preventive Medicine, 2013 Jun 6 doi: 10.1016 PMID: 23747356

M Magee, E Bloss, S Shin, C Contreras, H Arbanil Huaman, J Calderon Ticona, J Bayona, C Bonilla, M Yagui, O Jave, P Cegielski. Clinical characteristics, drug resistance and treatment outcomes among tuberculosis patients with diabetes in Peru. International Journal of Infectious Disease, 2013 Jun;17(6):e404-12 PMID: 23434400

Leeds I, Magee M, Kurbatova E, del Rio C, Blumberg H, Leonard M, Kraft C. Site of extrapulmonary tuberculosis is associated with HIV infection. Clinical Infectious Diseases; 2012 Jul 55(1):75-81. PMID 22423123.

M Gegia, I Kalandadze, R Kempker, M Magee, H Blumberg. Adjunctive surgery improves treatment outcomes among patients with multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2012 May 16(5):e391-6. PMID 22425494.


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