Christina Yoon, MD, MPH

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1001 Potrero Ave, #5J3
San Francisco CA 94110
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    NIH, Loan Repayment Program2011  - presLoan Repayment Program Award
    NIH/UCSF-GIVI CFAR2015Outstanding Early Investigator in HIV/TB Research
    UCSF, Chancellor's Fund2018Travel Award for Mid-Level Faculty
    ATS, Pulmonary Infections and Tuberculosis Assembly2018Early Career Achievement Award

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    Improving the efficiency of clinic-based active tuberculosis case finding: evaluation of point-of-care C-reactive protein-based triage testing in Vietnam.
    NIH R21AI151520Mar 3, 2020 - Feb 28, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Point-of-care C-reactive protein-based tuberculosis screening in people living with HIV: a randomized trial
    NIH R33HL146365Sep 15, 2019 - May 31, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Point-of-care C-reactive protein-based tuberculosis screening in people living with HIV: a randomized trial
    NIH R61HL146365Sep 15, 2019 - Aug 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Maximizing the impact of a mass TB screening campaign in the Marshall Islands by combining mass TB preventive therapy to active TB case finding to treatment
    TB REACH/WHO-STOP TB Partnership TB REACH Wave 6 AwardAug 17, 2018 - Feb 16, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Point-of-care C-reactive protein-based tuberculosis screening among people living with HIV: planning a comparative effectiveness trial
    NIH R34AI134589Aug 1, 2017 - Jul 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Evaluation of novel tuberculosis screening strategies for people living with HIV
    NIH K23AI114363Aug 5, 2014 - Jul 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Point-of-care C-reactive protein and Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra for tuberculosis screening and diagnosis in unselected antiretroviral therapy initiators: a prospective, cross-sectional, diagnostic accuracy study. Lancet Glob Health. 2024 May; 12(5):e793-e803. Reeve BWP, Ndlangalavu G, Mishra H, Palmer Z, Tshivhula H, Rockman L, Naidoo S, Mbu DL, Naidoo CC, Derendinger B, Walzl G, Malherbe ST, van Helden PD, Semitala FC, Yoon C, Gupta RK, Noursadeghi M, Warren RM, Theron G. PMID: 38583458.
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    2. Clinical utility of WHO-recommended screening tools and development and validation of novel clinical prediction models for pulmonary tuberculosis screening among outpatients living with HIV: an individual participant data meta-analysis. Eur Respir Rev. 2023 Jun 30; 32(168). Dhana A, Gupta RK, Hamada Y, Kengne AP, Kerkhoff AD, Yoon C, Cattamanchi A, Reeve BWP, Theron G, Ndlangalavu G, Wood R, Drain PK, Calderwood CJ, Noursadeghi M, Boyles T, Meintjes G, Maartens G, Barr DA. PMID: 37286216; PMCID: PMC10245131.
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    3. Point-of-care C-reactive protein and Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra for tuberculosis screening and diagnosis in unselected antiretroviral therapy initiators: a prospective diagnostic accuracy study. medRxiv. 2023 Jun 05. Reeve BW, Ndlangalavu G, Mishra H, Palmer Z, Tshivhula H, Rockman L, Naidoo S, Mbu DL, Naidoo CC, Derendinger B, Walzl G, Malherbe ST, van Helden PD, Semitala FC, Yoon C, Gupta RK, Noursadeghi M, Warren RM, Theron G. PMID: 37333303; PMCID: PMC10274965.
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    4. Diagnostic yield of urine lipoarabinomannan and sputum tuberculosis tests in people living with HIV: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data. Lancet Glob Health. 2023 06; 11(6):e903-e916. Broger T, Koeppel L, Huerga H, Miller P, Gupta-Wright A, Blanc FX, Esmail A, Reeve BWP, Floridia M, Kerkhoff AD, Ciccacci F, Kasaro MP, Thit SS, Bastard M, Ferlazzo G, Yoon C, Van Hoving DJ, Sossen B, García JI, Cummings MJ, Wake RM, Hanson J, Cattamanchi A, Meintjes G, Maartens G, Wood R, Theron G, Dheda K, Olaru ID, Denkinger CM, TBYield Study Consortium. PMID: 37202025.
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    5. Viral suppression among adults with HIV receiving routine dolutegravir-based antiretroviral therapy and 3 months weekly isoniazid-rifapentine. AIDS. 2023 06 01; 37(7):1097-1101. Chaisson LH, Semitala FC, Nangobi F, Steinmetz S, Marquez C, Armstrong DT, Opira B, Kamya MR, Phillips PPJ, Dowdy DW, Yoon C. PMID: 36779500; PMCID: PMC10164049.
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    6. The Role of C-Reactive Protein as a Triage Tool for Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Children. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2022 Jul 21; 11(7):316-321. Jaganath D, Reza TF, Wambi P, Nakafeero J, Kiconco E, Nanyonga G, Oumo EA, Nsereko MC, Sekadde MP, Nabukenya-Mudiope MG, Kato-Maeda M, Andama A, Yoon C, Mohanty S, Wobudeya E, Cattamanchi A. PMID: 35451001; PMCID: PMC9302699.
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    7. Transaminitis prevalence among HIV-infected adults eligible for tuberculosis preventive therapy. AIDS. 2022 09 01; 36(11):1591-1595. Chaisson LH, Semitala FC, Mwebe S, Katende J, Asege L, Nakaye M, Andama AO, Atuhumuza E, Kamya M, Cattamanchi A, Yoon C. PMID: 35730395; PMCID: PMC9391292.
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    8. Tuberculosis screening improves preventive therapy uptake (TB SCRIPT) trial among people living with HIV in Uganda: a study protocol of an individual randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2022 May 12; 23(1):399. Semitala FC, Chaisson LH, Dowdy DW, Armstrong DT, Opira B, Aman K, Kamya M, Phillips PPJ, Yoon C. PMID: 35550621; PMCID: PMC9096738.
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    9. Tuberculosis screening among ambulatory people living with HIV: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2022 04; 22(4):507-518. Dhana A, Hamada Y, Kengne AP, Kerkhoff AD, Rangaka MX, Kredo T, Baddeley A, Miller C, Singh S, Hanifa Y, Grant AD, Fielding K, Affolabi D, Merle CS, Wachinou AP, Yoon C, Cattamanchi A, Hoffmann CJ, Martinson N, Mbu ET, Sander MS, Balcha TT, Skogmar S, Reeve BWP, Theron G, Ndlangalavu G, Modi S, Cavanaugh J, Swindells S, Chaisson RE, Ahmad Khan F, Howard AA, Wood R, Thit SS, Kyi MM, Hanson J, Drain PK, Shapiro AE, Kufa T, Churchyard G, Nguyen DT, Graviss EA, Bjerrum S, Johansen IS, Gersh JK, Horne DJ, LaCourse SM, Al-Darraji HAA, Kamarulzaman A, Kempker RR, Tukvadze N, Barr DA, Meintjes G, Maartens G. PMID: 34800394; PMCID: PMC8942858.
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    10. C-Reactive Protein Testing for Active Tuberculosis among Inpatients without HIV in Uganda: a Diagnostic Accuracy Study. J Clin Microbiol. 2020 12 17; 59(1). Meyer AJ, Ochom E, Turimumahoro P, Byanyima P, Sanyu I, Lalitha R, Kaswabuli S, Andama A, Walter ND, Katamba A, Cattamanchi A, Worodria W, Huang L, Yoon C, Davis JL. PMID: 33087439; PMCID: PMC7771459.
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    11. Impact of hematocrit on point-of-care C-reactive protein-based tuberculosis screening among people living with HIV initiating antiretroviral therapy in Uganda. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2021 Mar; 99(3):115281. Mwebe SZ, Yoon C, Asege L, Nakaye M, Katende J, Andama A, Cattamanchi A, Semitala FC. PMID: 33453673; PMCID: PMC8915862.
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    12. Evaluation of multi-antigen serological screening for active tuberculosis among people living with HIV. PLoS One. 2020; 15(6):e0234130. Jaganath D, Rajan J, Yoon C, Ravindran R, Andama A, Asege L, Mwebe SZ, Katende J, Nakaye M, Semitala FC, Khan IH, Cattamanchi A. PMID: 32497095; PMCID: PMC7272080.
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    13. Management and Outcomes of Critically-III Patients with COVID-19 Pneumonia at a Safety-net Hospital in San Francisco, a Region with Early Public Health Interventions: A Case Series. medRxiv. 2020 May 29. Vanderburg S, Alipanah N, Crowder R, Yoon C, Wang R, Thakur N, Slown K, Shete PB, Rofael M, Metcalfe JZ, Merrifield C, Marquez C, Malcolm K, Lipnick M, Jain V, Gomez A, Burns G, Brown LB, Berger C, Auyeung V, Cattamanchi A, Hendrickson CM. PMID: 32511538; PMCID: PMC7273306.
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    14. Brief Report: Yield and Efficiency of Intensified Tuberculosis Case-Finding Algorithms in 2 High-Risk HIV Subgroups in Uganda. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 12 01; 82(4):416-420. Semitala FC, Cattamanchi A, Andama A, Atuhumuza E, Katende J, Mwebe S, Asege L, Nakaye M, Kamya MR, Yoon C. PMID: 31658185; PMCID: PMC6822376.
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    15. Guidance for Studies Evaluating the Accuracy of Tuberculosis Triage Tests. J Infect Dis. 2019 10 08; 220(220 Suppl 3):S116-S125. Nathavitharana RR, Yoon C, Macpherson P, Dowdy DW, Cattamanchi A, Somoskovi A, Broger T, Ottenhoff THM, Arinaminpathy N, Lonnroth K, Reither K, Cobelens F, Gilpin C, Denkinger CM, Schumacher SG. PMID: 31593600; PMCID: PMC6782021.
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    16. A Novel, 5-Transcript, Whole-blood Gene-expression Signature for Tuberculosis Screening Among People Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 06 18; 69(1):77-83. Rajan JV, Semitala FC, Mehta T, Seielstad M, Montalvo L, Andama A, Asege L, Nakaye M, Katende J, Mwebe S, Kamya MR, Yoon C, Cattamanchi A. PMID: 30462176; PMCID: PMC6579960.
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    17. Point-of-care C-reactive protein and risk of early mortality among adults initiating antiretroviral therapy. AIDS. 2019 04 01; 33(5):895-902. Chaisson LH, Semitala FC, Asege L, Mwebe S, Katende J, Nakaye M, Andama AO, Marquez C, Atuhumuza E, Kamya M, Cattamanchi A, Yoon C. PMID: 30649057; PMCID: PMC6423982.
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    18. Screening for tuberculosis: time to move beyond symptoms. Lancet Respir Med. 2019 03; 7(3):202-204. Yoon C, Dowdy DW, Esmail H, MacPherson P, Schumacher SG. PMID: 30823972; PMCID: PMC6421130.
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    19. Reply to Parker: Implications of Tuberculosis Sputum Culture Test Sensitivity on Accuracy of Other Diagnostic Modalities. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 03 01; 199(5):665. Yoon C, Semitala FC, Cattamanchi A. PMID: 30525900; PMCID: PMC6396856.
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    20. Yield and Efficiency of Novel Intensified Tuberculosis Case-Finding Algorithms for People Living with HIV. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 03 01; 199(5):643-650. Yoon C, Semitala FC, Asege L, Katende J, Mwebe S, Andama AO, Atuhumuza E, Nakaye M, Armstrong DT, Dowdy DW, McCulloch CE, Kamya M, Cattamanchi A. PMID: 30192649; PMCID: PMC6396864.
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    21. Diagnostic performance of blood inflammatory markers for tuberculosis screening in people living with HIV. PLoS One. 2018; 13(10):e0206119. Farr K, Ravindran R, Strnad L, Chang E, Chaisson LH, Yoon C, Worodria W, Andama A, Ayakaka I, Bbosa Nalwanga P, Byanyima P, Kalema N, Kaswabuli S, Katagira W, Aman KD, Musisi E, Tumwine NW, Sanyu I, Ssebunya R, Davis JL, Huang L, Khan IH, Cattamanchi A. PMID: 30352099; PMCID: PMC6198956.
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    22. Diagnostic accuracy of C-reactive protein for active pulmonary tuberculosis: a meta-analysis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2017 Sep 01; 21(9):1013-1019. Yoon C, Chaisson LH, Patel SM, Allen IE, Drain PK, Wilson D, Cattamanchi A. PMID: 28826451; PMCID: PMC5633000.
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    23. Point-of-care C-reactive protein-based tuberculosis screening for people living with HIV: a diagnostic accuracy study. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 12; 17(12):1285-1292. Yoon C, Semitala FC, Atuhumuza E, Katende J, Mwebe S, Asege L, Armstrong DT, Andama AO, Dowdy DW, Davis JL, Huang L, Kamya M, Cattamanchi A. PMID: 28847636; PMCID: PMC5705273.
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    24. Blood Transcriptional Biomarkers for Active Tuberculosis among Patients in the United States: a Case-Control Study with Systematic Cross-Classifier Evaluation. J Clin Microbiol. 2016 Feb; 54(2):274-82. Walter ND, Miller MA, Vasquez J, Weiner M, Chapman A, Engle M, Higgins M, Quinones AM, Rosselli V, Canono E, Yoon C, Cattamanchi A, Davis JL, Phang T, Stearman RS, Datta G, Garcia BJ, Daley CL, Strong M, Kechris K, Fingerlin TE, Reves R, Geraci MW. PMID: 26582831; PMCID: PMC4733166.
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    25. Serum biomarkers of treatment response within a randomized clinical trial for pulmonary tuberculosis. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2015 Jul; 95(4):415-20. Jayakumar A, Vittinghoff E, Segal MR, MacKenzie WR, Johnson JL, Gitta P, Saukkonen J, Anderson J, Weiner M, Engle M, Yoon C, Kato-Maeda M, Nahid P, Tuberculosis Trials Consortium. PMID: 26022314; PMCID: PMC4521594.
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    26. Point-of-care C-reactive protein testing to facilitate implementation of isoniazid preventive therapy for people living with HIV. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2014 Apr 15; 65(5):551-6. Yoon C, Davis JL, Huang L, Muzoora C, Byakwaga H, Scibetta C, Bangsberg DR, Nahid P, Semitala FC, Hunt PW, Martin JN, Cattamanchi A. PMID: 24346636; PMCID: PMC3999220.
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    27. Absence of peripheral blood chimerism in graft-vs-host disease following orthotopic liver transplantation: case report and review of the literature. Int J Dermatol. 2014 Nov; 53(11):e492-8. Schulman JM, Yoon C, Schwarz J, Vagefi PA, Mully TW, Shinkai K. PMID: 24372059; PMCID: PMC4441623.
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    28. C-reactive protein and tuberculosis screening: a new trick for an old dog? Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2013 Dec; 17(12):1656. Yoon C, Davis JL, Cattamanchi A. PMID: 24200285; PMCID: PMC3998661.
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    29. Dihydropteroate synthase mutations in Pneumocystis pneumonia: impact of applying different definitions of prophylaxis, mortality endpoints and mutant in a single cohort. Med Mycol. 2013 Aug; 51(6):568-75. Yoon C, Subramanian A, Chi A, Crothers K, Meshnick SR, Taylor SM, Beard CB, Jarlsberg LG, Lawrence GG, Avery M, Swartzman A, Fong S, Roth B, Huang L, International HIV-Associated Opportunistic Pneumonias (IHOP) Study. PMID: 23470037; PMCID: PMC4008324.
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    30. Impact of Xpert MTB/RIF testing on tuberculosis management and outcomes in hospitalized patients in Uganda. PLoS One. 2012; 7(11):e48599. Yoon C, Cattamanchi A, Davis JL, Worodria W, den Boon S, Kalema N, Katagira W, Kaswabuli S, Miller C, Andama A, Albert H, Nabeta P, Gray C, Ayakaka I, Huang L. PMID: 23139799; PMCID: PMC3490868.
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