TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
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    TitleAssistant Professor
    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDepartment of Medicine
    DivisionMedicine-Infectious Disease

    TitleAssistant Professor
    InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
    DepartmentDepartment of Molecular Virology & Microbiology
    DivisionMolecular Virology & Microbiology

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    Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MIBA06/2005Health Sciences
    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MIMD05/2009Medicine
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TXResidency06/2013Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residency
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TXFellowship06/2017Combined Adult and Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TXDTM&H11/2016Tropical Medicine
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TXMSc06/2017parasite immunology
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TXPhD11/2020Immunoparasitology
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    2020Outstanding Lecturer in Immunology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine
    2020BCM GSBS Dean's Excellence Award, BCM
    2020Faculty of the Year, BCM, Infectious Disease Fellowship
    2019 - 2021NIH Loan Repayment Program, NIH
    2017Faculty of AAP, AAP
    2022Women of Excellence Award, Baylor College of Medicine
    2022Junior Investigator Award, American Committee of Molecular, Cellular and Immunoparasitoology

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    I am an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine in the Sections of Pediatric Tropical Medicine, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Adult Infectious Diseases at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), board certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, pediatric infectious diseases, and adult infectious disease with a sub-specialty certificate in tropical medicine and travelers health. As a physician-scientist, my clinical and scientific work is motivated by my passion and determination to improve the lives of millions of people living in parasite-endemic, poverty-stricken communities around the world. I believe I can best do this by applying my unique clinical and scientific skill set to answer clinically relevant basic scientific questions related to parasite-induced morbidity and to educate and encourage clinicians and scientists to play an active role in their global community. I have developed an active translational research platform that investigates the underlying pathways that cause parasite-induced morbidity in the lungs and that aims to discover interventions that will prevent the development of devastating, life-long disease as a result of parasite infections in children. This work has the potential to advance our current understanding of the parasite-host interface and lead to significant reduction of severe lung morbidity in millions of people globally. I serve as an educator and academic advisor to all levels of medical and scientific trainees. I teach didactically on topics related infectious diseases, tropical medicine and global health as well as lab-based parasitology techniques as the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the National School of Tropical Medicine (NSTM) at BCM. I provide in-patient and out-patient care at Ben Taub Hospital and the Tropical Medicine Clinic as part of the Harris Country Health System which services uninsured and underinsured residents in Houston, TX. I have dedicated my clinical and research training to gaining a mastery of parasitology, tropical medicine and global health to provide care to underserved populations locally and globally. My career goal is to become a leader in academic medicine in order to positively impact our global community through performing high-quality translational research in tropical medicine and investing in the global health education of future generations of academic trainees.
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    K08AI143968     (WEATHERHEAD, JILL ELIZABETH)Feb 20, 2020 - Jan 31, 2025
    Discovering the Immunologic Mechanism of Ascaris-induced Allergic Airway Disease.
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Fortini MB, Erickson TA, Leining LM, Robinson KM, Carey MN, Smith SJ, Sullivan B, Nelson AR, Gunter SM, Weatherhead JE. Review of Toxocariasis at a Children's Hospital Prompting Need for Public Health Interventions. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2023 10 01; 42(10):862-866. PMID: 37625080; PMCID: PMC10754417.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
    2. Nwanosike H, Green FM, Murray KO, Weatherhead JE, Ronca SE. Protocol of Detection of West Nile Virus in Clinical Samples. Methods Mol Biol. 2023; 2585:119-125. PMID: 36331770.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    3. Ness TE, Martin-Blais R, Weatherhead JE. How I Approach Leishmaniasis: Diagnosis and Treatment in the United States. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2022 Dec 05; 11(11):525-532. PMID: 36043874; PMCID: PMC9720369.
    4. Ness TE, Erickson TA, Diaz V, Grimes AB, Rochat R, Anvari S, Hajjar J, Weatherhead J. Pediatric Eosinophilia: A Review and Multiyear Investigation into Etiologies. J Pediatr. 2023 02; 253:232-237.e1. PMID: 36195311.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    5. Wu Y, Duffey M, Alex SE, Suarez-Reyes C, Clark EH, Weatherhead JE. The role of helminths in the development of non-communicable diseases. Front Immunol. 2022; 13:941977. PMID: 36119098; PMCID: PMC9473640.
    6. Kaplan J, Centeno FH, Hayon J, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ, Weatherhead JE, Clark E, Woc-Colburn L. Reviewing a Decade of Outpatient Tropical Medicine in Houston, Texas. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2022 Apr 06; 106(4):1049-1056. PMID: 35226869; PMCID: PMC8991353.
      Citations:    Fields:    
    7. Wu Y, Li E, Knight M, Adeniyi-Ipadeola G, Song LZ, Burns AR, Gazzinelli-Guimaraes AC, Fujiwara R, Bottazzi ME, Weatherhead JE. Transient Ascaris suum larval migration induces intractable chronic pulmonary disease and anemia in mice. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 12; 15(12):e0010050. PMID: 34914687; PMCID: PMC8717995.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    8. Rosenthal R, Kaplan J, Ahmed M, Mims M, Weatherhead JE. Case Report: HTLV-1-Induced Adult T-Cell Leukemia and Tropical Spastic Paresis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 09 20; 105(5):1298-1300. PMID: 34544038; PMCID: PMC8592213.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    9. Wu Y, Zeng Z, Guo Y, Song L, Weatherhead JE, Huang X, Zeng Y, Bimler L, Chang CY, Knight JM, Valladolid C, Sun H, Cruz MA, Hube B, Naglik JR, Luong AU, Kheradmand F, Corry DB. Candida albicans elicits protective allergic responses via platelet mediated T helper 2 and T helper 17 cell polarization. Immunity. 2021 11 09; 54(11):2595-2610.e7. PMID: 34506733; PMCID: PMC8585696.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    10. Hayon J, Weatherhead J, Hotez PJ, Bottazzi ME, Zhan B. Advances in vaccine development for human trichuriasis. Parasitology. 2021 Mar 24; 1-12. PMID: 33757603.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    11. Clark EH, Fredricks K, Woc-Colburn L, Bottazzi ME, Weatherhead J. Preparing for SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines in US Immigrant Communities: Strategies for Allocation, Distribution, and Communication. Am J Public Health. 2021 Apr; 111(4):577-581. PMID: 33351664; PMCID: PMC7958074.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    12. Weatherhead JE, Clark E, Vogel TP, Atmar RL, Kulkarni PA. Inflammatory syndromes associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection: dysregulation of the immune response across the age spectrum. J Clin Invest. 2020 12 01; 130(12):6194-6197. PMID: 33108354; PMCID: PMC7685746.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    13. Ness TE, Agrawal V, Bedard K, Ouellette L, Erickson TA, Hotez P, Weatherhead JE. Maternal Hookworm Infection and Its Effects on Maternal Health: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 11; 103(5):1958-1968. PMID: 32840198; PMCID: PMC7646767.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
    14. Kaplan J, Finch CJ, Weatherhead JE. Coiled Encapsulated Trichinella Larva. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 11; 103(5):1754. PMID: 33205746; PMCID: PMC7646778.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    15. Weatherhead JE, Gazzinelli-Guimaraes P, Knight JM, Fujiwara R, Hotez PJ, Bottazzi ME, Corry DB. Host Immunity and Inflammation to Pulmonary Helminth Infections. Front Immunol. 2020; 11:594520. PMID: 33193446; PMCID: PMC7606285.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    16. Clark E, Fredricks K, Woc-Colburn L, Bottazzi ME, Weatherhead J. Disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immigrant communities in the United States. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 07; 14(7):e0008484. PMID: 32658925; PMCID: PMC7357736.
      Citations: 69     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    17. Knight JM, Wu Y, Mauk K, Weatherhead J, Anvari S, Kheradmand F, Corry DB. Airway Mycosis and the Regulation of Type 2 Immunity. J Fungi (Basel). 2020 May 29; 6(2). PMID: 32485866; PMCID: PMC7344719.
    18. Weatherhead JE. Pediatric Pharmacotherapy: Anthelminthic Treatment. Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2020; 261:339-362. PMID: 31555913.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Weatherhead JE, Porter P, Coffey A, Haydel D, Versteeg L, Zhan B, Fujiwara R, Jaramillo AM, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ, Corry DB, Beaumier CM, Gazzinelli Guimar?es AC. Ascaris Larval Infection and Lung Invasion Directly Induce Severe Allergic Airway Disease in Mice. Infect Immun. 2018 12; 86(12). PMID: 30249744; PMCID: PMC6246907.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    20. Jones KM, Weatherhead J, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ, Zhan B, Gazzinelli-Guimar?es AC, Gazzinelli-Guimar?es PH, Nogueira DS, Oliveira FMS, Barbosa FS, Amorim CCO, Cardoso MS, Kraemer L, Caliari MV, Akamatsu MA, Ho PL, Bartholomeu DC, Russo RC, Bueno LL, Fujiwara RT. IgG Induced by Vaccination With Ascaris suum Extracts Is Protective Against Infection. Front Immunol. 2018; 9:2535. PMID: 30473693; PMCID: PMC6238660.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsPHPublic Health
    21. Prakash PA, Jin J, Matharu K, Garg T, Tsai WC, Patel P, Weatherhead JE, Kass JS. Anti-NMDAR encephalitis with concomitant varicella zoster virus detection and nonteratomatous malignancy. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2019 03; 6(2):e537. PMID: 30697587; PMCID: PMC6340333.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    22. Weatherhead JE, Hotez PJ, Mejia R. The Global State of Helminth Control and Elimination in Children. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2017 08; 64(4):867-877. PMID: 28734515; PMCID: PMC6082161.
      Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    23. Weatherhead J, Cooper PJ, Mejia R, Cort?s AA, Sandoval C, Vaca M, Chico M, Loor S. Comparison of Cytokine Responses in Ecuadorian Children Infected with Giardia, Ascaris, or Both Parasites. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Jun; 96(6):1394-1399. PMID: 28719267; PMCID: PMC5462578.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    24. Kohli A, Weatherhead J, El Sahly H, Cort?s-Penfield N. Arcanobacterium haemolyticum CNS abscess and bacteremia following head trauma: a case report and literature review. Infect Dis Clin Pract (Baltim Md). 2017 May; 25(3):e9-e11. PMID: 30906173; PMCID: PMC6430583.
      Citations: 1     
    25. Briggs N, Weatherhead J, Sastry KJ, Hotez PJ. The Hygiene Hypothesis and Its Inconvenient Truths about Helminth Infections. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 09; 10(9):e0004944. PMID: 27632204; PMCID: PMC5025185.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    26. Cantey PT, Weeks J, Edwards M, Rao S, Ostovar GA, Dehority W, Alzona M, Swoboda S, Christiaens B, Ballan W, Hartley J, Terranella A, Weatherhead J, Dunn JJ, Marx DP, Hicks MJ, Rauch RA, Smith C, Dishop MK, Handler MH, Dudley RW, Chundu K, Hobohm D, Feiz-Erfan I, Hakes J, Berry RS, Stepensaski S, Greenfield B, Shroeder L, Bishop H, de Almeida M, Mathison B, Eberhard M. The Emergence of Zoonotic Onchocerca lupi Infection in the United States--A Case-Series. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Mar 15; 62(6):778-83. PMID: 26611778; PMCID: PMC4809994.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    27. Barrows BD, Stager CE, Finch CJ, El Sahly HM, Weatherhead JE. Gastrointestinal Coccidioidomycosis. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2015 Aug; 49(7):628-9. PMID: 25887112.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Weatherhead JE, Hotez PJ. Worm Infections in Children. Pediatr Rev. 2015 Aug; 36(8):341-52; quiz 353-4. PMID: 26232464.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    29. Weatherhead JE, Miller VE, Garcia MN, Hasbun R, Salazar L, Dimachkie MM, Murray KO. Long-term neurological outcomes in West Nile virus-infected patients: an observational study. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 May; 92(5):1006-1012. PMID: 25802426; PMCID: PMC4426557.
      Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    30. Barry MA, Weatherhead JE, Hotez PJ, Woc-Colburn L. Childhood parasitic infections endemic to the United States. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 Apr; 60(2):471-85. PMID: 23481112.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsPHPublic Health
    31. . Salmonella Meningitis in Children at Texas Children’s Hospital. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Disease. 2012; 1(7):9-14.
    32. Weatherhead JE, Tweardy DJ. Lethal human neutropenic entercolitis caused by Clostridium chauvoei in the United States: tip of the iceberg? J Infect. 2012 Feb; 64(2):225-7. PMID: 21945880.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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