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Rojelio Mejia

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


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    2012 - 2013Infectious Diseases Teaching Faculty of the Year Award, BCM
    2018Center of Excellence Research Summit Appreciation Award, BCM

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    1. DiNardo AR, Nishiguchi T, Mace EM, Rajapakshe K, Mtetwa G, Kay A, Maphalala G, Secor WE, Mejia R, Orange JS, Coarfa C, Bhalla KN, Graviss EA, Mandalakas AM, Makedonas G. Schistosomiasis Induces Persistent DNA Methylation and Tuberculosis-Specific Immune Changes. J Immunol. 2018 07 01; 201(1):124-133. PMID: 29752313.
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    2. DiNardo AR, Kay AW, Maphalala G, Harris NM, Fung C, Mtetwa G, Ustero P, Dlamini S, Ha N, Graviss EA, Mejia R, Mandalakas AM. Diagnostic and Treatment Monitoring Potential of A Stool-Based Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay for Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 08; 99(2):310-316. PMID: 29692304.
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    3. Diemert D, Campbell D, Brelsford J, Leasure C, Li G, Peng J, Zumer M, Younes N, Bottazzi ME, Mejia R, Pritchard DI, Hawdon JM, Bethony JM. Controlled Human Hookworm Infection: Accelerating Human Hookworm Vaccine Development. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 May; 5(5):ofy083. PMID: 29780848.
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    4. Lim MD, Brooker SJ, Belizario VY, Gay-Andrieu F, Gilleard J, Levecke B, van Lieshout L, Medley GF, Mekonnen Z, Mirams G, Njenga SM, Odiere MR, Rudge JW, Stuyver L, Vercruysse J, Vlaminck J, Walson JL. Diagnostic tools for soil-transmitted helminths control and elimination programs: A pathway for diagnostic product development. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2018 03; 12(3):e0006213. PMID: 29494581.
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    5. McKenna ML, McAtee S, Bryan PE, Jeun R, Ward T, Kraus J, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ, Flowers CC, Mejia R. Human Intestinal Parasite Burden and Poor Sanitation in Rural Alabama. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Nov; 97(5):1623-1628. PMID: 29016326.
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    6. 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.
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    7. Papaiakovou M, Pilotte N, Grant JR, Traub RJ, Llewellyn S, McCarthy JS, Krolewiecki AJ, Cimino R, Mejia R, Williams SA. A novel, species-specific, real-time PCR assay for the detection of the emerging zoonotic parasite Ancylostoma ceylanicum in human stool. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul; 11(7):e0005734. PMID: 28692668.
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    8. Weatherhead J, Cortés AA, Sandoval C, Vaca M, Chico M, Loor S, Cooper PJ, Mejia R. 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.
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    9. Morawski BM, Yunus M, Kerukadho E, Turyasingura G, Barbra L, Ojok AM, DiNardo AR, Sowinski S, Boulware DR, Mejia R. Hookworm infection is associated with decreased CD4+ T cell counts in HIV-infected adult Ugandans. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 May; 11(5):e0005634. PMID: 28542260.
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    10. Wei J, Damania A, Gao X, Liu Z, Mejia R, Mitreva M, Strych U, Bottazzi ME, Hotez PJ, Zhan B. The hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum intestinal transcriptome provides a platform for selecting drug and vaccine candidates. Parasit Vectors. 2016 Sep 27; 9(1):518. PMID: 27677574.
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    11. Crannell Z, Castellanos-Gonzalez A, Nair G, Mejia R, White AC, Richards-Kortum R. Multiplexed Recombinase Polymerase Amplification Assay To Detect Intestinal Protozoa. Anal Chem. 2016 Feb 02; 88(3):1610-6. PMID: 26669715.
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    12. Mejia R. In Response. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Sep; 93(3):673. PMID: 26333730.
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    13. Cimino RO, Jeun R, Juarez M, Cajal PS, Vargas P, Echazú A, Bryan PE, Nasser J, Krolewiecki A, Mejia R. Identification of human intestinal parasites affecting an asymptomatic peri-urban Argentinian population using multi-parallel quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. Parasit Vectors. 2015 Jul 17; 8:380. PMID: 26183074.
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    14. Shahani L, Garnes ND, Mejia R. Intraventricular Taenia solium cysts presenting with Bruns syndrome and indications for emergent neurosurgery. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jun; 92(6):1261-4. PMID: 25870426.
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    15. Buonfrate D, Sequi M, Mejia R, Cimino RO, Krolewiecki AJ, Albonico M, Degani M, Tais S, Angheben A, Requena-Mendez A, Muñoz J, Nutman TB, Bisoffi Z. Accuracy of five serologic tests for the follow up of Strongyloides stercoralis infection. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Feb; 9(2):e0003491. PMID: 25668740.
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    16. Ostera GR, Blum JR, Mejia R. Immigrant Populations: Global Health in our Backyard. Ann Glob Health. 2014 Nov-Dec; 80(6):429-31. PMID: 25960091.
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    17. Bisoffi Z, Buonfrate D, Sequi M, Mejia R, Cimino RO, Krolewiecki AJ, Albonico M, Gobbo M, Bonafini S, Angheben A, Requena-Mendez A, Muñoz J, Nutman TB. Diagnostic accuracy of five serologic tests for Strongyloides stercoralis infection. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014; 8(1):e2640. PMID: 24427320.
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    18. Mejia R, Nash TE. Corticosteroid withdrawal precipitates perilesional edema around calcified Taenia solium cysts. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Nov; 89(5):919-23. PMID: 24002482.
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    19. Mejia R, Vicuña Y, Broncano N, Sandoval C, Vaca M, Chico M, Cooper PJ, Nutman TB. A novel, multi-parallel, real-time polymerase chain reaction approach for eight gastrointestinal parasites provides improved diagnostic capabilities to resource-limited at-risk populations. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2013 Jun; 88(6):1041-7. PMID: 23509117.
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    20. Nabha L, Krishnan S, Ramanathan R, Mejia R, Roby G, Sheikh V, McAuliffe I, Nutman T, Sereti I. Prevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis in an urban US AIDS cohort. Pathog Glob Health. 2012 Aug; 106(4):238-44. PMID: 23265425.
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    21. Mejia R, Nutman TB. Screening, prevention, and treatment for hyperinfection syndrome and disseminated infections caused by Strongyloides stercoralis. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2012 Aug; 25(4):458-63. PMID: 22691685.
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    22. Mejia R, Booth GS, Fedorko DP, Hsieh MM, Khuu HM, Klein HG, Mu J, Fahle G, Nutman TB, Su XZ, Williams EC, Flegel WA, Klion A. Peripheral blood stem cell transplant-related Plasmodium falciparum infection in a patient with sickle cell disease. Transfusion. 2012 Dec; 52(12):2677-82. PMID: 22536941.
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    23. Mejia R, Nutman TB. Evaluation and differential diagnosis of marked, persistent eosinophilia. Semin Hematol. 2012 Apr; 49(2):149-59. PMID: 22449625.
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    24. Abraham D, Hess JA, Mejia R, Nolan TJ, Lok JB, Lustigman S, Nutman TB. Immunization with the recombinant antigen Ss-IR induces protective immunity to infection with Strongyloides stercoralis in mice. Vaccine. 2011 Oct 19; 29(45):8134-40. PMID: 21856350.
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    25. Nitto T, Dyer KD, Mejia RA, Byström J, Wynn TA, Rosenberg HF. Characterization of the divergent eosinophil ribonuclease, mEar 6, and its expression in response to Schistosoma mansoni infection in vivo. Genes Immun. 2004 Dec; 5(8):668-74. PMID: 15526002.
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