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Esther Ellen Freeman, M.D., Ph.D.


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  1. K23AI136579 (FREEMAN, ESTHER E) Jul 19, 2018 - Jun 30, 2023
    Improving the Care Cascade for HIV-associated Kaposi's Sarcoma in sub-Saharan Africa
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R21TW010221 (KANG, DONGKYUN) Sep 23, 2015 - Aug 31, 2018
    Smartphone confocal microscopy for diagnosing Kaposi?s sarcoma
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. McMahon DE, Peters GA, Ivers LC, Freeman EE. Global resource shortages during COVID-19: Bad news for low-income countries. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 07; 14(7):e0008412. PMID: 32628664.
  2. Freeman EE, McMahon DE, Lipoff JB, Rosenbach M, Kovarik C, Desai SR, Harp J, Takeshita J, French LE, Lim HW, Thiers BH, Hruza GJ, Fox LP. The spectrum of COVID-19-associated dermatologic manifestations: an international registry of 716 patients from 31 countries. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jul 02. PMID: 32622888.
  3. Freeman EE, McMahon DE, Hruza GJ, Irvine AD, Spuls PI, Smith CH, Mahil SK, Castelo-Soccio L, Cordoro KM, Lara-Corrales I, Naik HB, Alhusayen R, Ingram JR, Feldman SR, Balogh EA, Kappelman MD, Wall D, Meah N, Sinclair R, Beylot-Barry M, Fitzgerald M, French LE, Lim HW, Griffiths CEM, Flohr C. International collaboration and rapid harmonization across dermatologic COVID-19 registries. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jun 17. PMID: 32562840.
  4. Freeman EE, McMahon DE, Lipoff JB, Rosenbach M, Kovarik C, Takeshita J, French LE, Thiers BH, Hruza GJ, Fox LP. Pernio-like skin lesions associated with COVID-19: A case series of 318 patients from 8 countries. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 08; 83(2):486-492. PMID: 32479979.
  5. Asgari S, Luo Y, Akbari A, Belbin GM, Li X, Harris DN, Selig M, Bartell E, Calderon R, Slowikowski K, Contreras C, Yataco R, Galea JT, Jimenez J, Coit JM, Farroñay C, Nazarian RM, O'Connor TD, Dietz HC, Hirschhorn JN, Guio H, Lecca L, Kenny EE, Freeman EE, Murray MB, Raychaudhuri S. A positively selected FBN1 missense variant reduces height in Peruvian individuals. Nature. 2020 06; 582(7811):234-239. PMID: 32499652.
  6. Freeman EE, Semeere A, Laker-Oketta M, Namaganda P, Osman H, Lukande R, McMahon D, Seth D, Oyesiku L, Tearney GJ, Gonzalez S, Rajadhyaksha M, Anderson RR, Martin J, Kang D. Feasibility and implementation of portable confocal microscopy for point-of-care diagnosis of cutaneous lesions in a low-resource setting. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 May 03. PMID: 32376425.
  7. Freeman EE, McMahon DE, Fitzgerald ME, Fox LP, Rosenbach M, Takeshita J, French LE, Thiers BH, Hruza GJ. The American Academy of Dermatology COVID-19 registry: Crowdsourcing dermatology in the age of COVID-19. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Aug; 83(2):509-510. PMID: 32305438.
  8. Freeman EE, McMahon DE. Creating dermatology guidelines for COVID-19: The pitfalls of applying evidence-based medicine to an emerging infectious disease. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 06; 82(6):e231-e232. PMID: 32278795.
  9. Freeman EE, McMahon DE, Laker-Oketta M. Time to address disparities in the standard of care for Kaposi sarcoma. Lancet. 2020 04 11; 395(10231):1169-1170. PMID: 32145826.
  10. McMahon DE, Maurer T, Freeman EE. 25 Years of Kaposi Sarcoma Herpesvirus: Discoveries, Disparities, and Diagnostics. JCO Glob Oncol. 2020 Mar; 6:505-507. PMID: 32216651.
  11. Freeman EE, Busakhala N, Regan S, Asirwa FC, Wenger M, Seth D, Moon KC, Semeere A, Maurer T, Wools-Kaloustian K, Bassett I, Martin J. Real-world use of chemotherapy for Kaposi's sarcoma in a large community-based HIV primary care system in Kenya. BMC Cancer. 2020 Jan 29; 20(1):71. PMID: 31996161.
  12. Freeman EE, McMahon DE, Fitzgerald M, Robinson S, Frazer-Green L, Hariharan V, McMillen A, Malik S, Cornelius L, Pak HS, Cronin TA, Bordeaux JS, Cooper KD. Modernizing clinical practice guidelines for the American Academy of Dermatology. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2020 Jun; 82(6):1487-1489. PMID: 31972259.
  13. Chelidze K, Thomas C, Chang AY, Freeman EE. HIV-Related Skin Disease in the Era of Antiretroviral Therapy: Recognition and Management. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2019 Jun; 20(3):423-442. PMID: 30806959.
  14. Brown D, Langan SM, Freeman EE. Task Shifting in Dermatology-A Call to Action-Reply. JAMA Dermatol. 2018 05 01; 154(5):628. PMID: 29617530.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  15. Freeman EE, Semeere A, Osman H, Peterson G, Rajadhyaksha M, González S, Martin JN, Anderson RR, Tearney GJ, Kang D. Smartphone confocal microscopy for imaging cellular structures in human skin in vivo. Biomed Opt Express. 2018 Apr 01; 9(4):1906-1915. PMID: 29675328.
  16. Brown DN, Langan SM, Freeman EE. Task Shifting in Dermatology: A Call to Action. JAMA Dermatol. 2017 11 01; 153(11):1179-1180. PMID: 28903134.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Semeere A, Freeman E, Wenger M, Glidden D, Bwana M, Kanyesigye M, Asirwa FC, Rotich E, Busakhala N, Oga E, Jedy-Agba E, Kwaghe V, Iregbu K, Adebamowo C, Jaquet A, Dabis F, Phiri S, Bohlius J, Egger M, Yiannoutsos CT, Wools-Kaloustian K, Martin J. Updating vital status by tracking in the community among patients with epidemic Kaposi sarcoma who are lost to follow-up in sub-Saharan Africa. BMC Cancer. 2017 Sep 02; 17(1):611. PMID: 28865422.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  18. Paul S, Evans R, Maurer T, Muhe LM, Freeman EE. Treatment of Dermatological Conditions Associated with HIV/AIDS: The Scarcity of Guidance on a Global Scale. AIDS Res Treat. 2016; 2016:3272483. PMID: 27242923.
    Citations: 1     
  19. Freeman E, Semeere A, Wenger M, Bwana M, Asirwa FC, Busakhala N, Oga E, Jedy-Agba E, Kwaghe V, Iregbu K, Jaquet A, Dabis F, Yumo HA, Dusingize JC, Bangsberg D, Anastos K, Phiri S, Bohlius J, Egger M, Yiannoutsos C, Wools-Kaloustian K, Martin J. Pitfalls of practicing cancer epidemiology in resource-limited settings: the case of survival and loss to follow-up after a diagnosis of Kaposi's sarcoma in five countries across sub-Saharan Africa. BMC Cancer. 2016 Feb 06; 16:65. PMID: 26852390.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Freeman EE. A seat at the big table: expanding the role of dermatology at the World Health Organization and beyond. J Invest Dermatol. 2014 Nov; 134(11):2663-2665. PMID: 25318423.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Gbabe OF, Okwundu CI, Dedicoat M, Freeman EE. Treatment of severe or progressive Kaposi's sarcoma in HIV-infected adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Aug 13; (8):CD003256. PMID: 25221796.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Gbabe OF, Okwundu CI, Dedicoat M, Freeman EE. Treatment of severe or progressive Kaposi's sarcoma in HIV-infected adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014; (9):CD003256. PMID: 25313415.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Abuabara K, Freeman EE, Dellavalle R. The role of systematic reviews and meta-analysis in dermatology. J Invest Dermatol. 2012 Nov; 132(11):e2. PMID: 23069910.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Orroth KK, White RG, Freeman EE, Bakker R, Buvé A, Glynn JR, Habbema JD, Hayes RJ. Attempting to explain heterogeneous HIV epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa: potential role of historical changes in risk behaviour and male circumcision. Sex Transm Infect. 2011 Dec; 87(7):640-5. PMID: 21926115.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Freeman EE, White RG, Bakker R, Orroth KK, Weiss HA, Buvé A, Hayes RJ, Glynn JR. Population-level effect of potential HSV2 prophylactic vaccines on HIV incidence in sub-Saharan Africa. Vaccine. 2009 Feb 05; 27(6):940-6. PMID: 19071187.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  26. White RG, Freeman EE, Orroth KK, Bakker R, Weiss HA, O'Farrell N, Buvé A, Hayes RJ, Glynn JR. Population-level effect of HSV-2 therapy on the incidence of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Sex Transm Infect. 2008 Oct; 84 Suppl 2:ii12-8. PMID: 18799486.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  27. White RG, Glynn JR, Orroth KK, Freeman EE, Bakker R, Weiss HA, Kumaranayake L, Habbema JD, Buvé A, Hayes RJ. Male circumcision for HIV prevention in sub-Saharan Africa: who, what and when? AIDS. 2008 Sep 12; 22(14):1841-50. PMID: 18753931.
    Citations: 38     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  28. White RG, Orroth KK, Glynn JR, Freeman EE, Bakker R, Habbema JD, Terris-Prestholt F, Kumaranayake L, Buvé A, Hayes RJ. Treating curable sexually transmitted infections to prevent HIV in Africa: still an effective control strategy? J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2008 Mar 01; 47(3):346-53. PMID: 18176323.
    Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  29. Orroth KK, Freeman EE, Bakker R, Buvé A, Glynn JR, Boily MC, White RG, Habbema JD, Hayes RJ. Understanding the differences between contrasting HIV epidemics in east and west Africa: results from a simulation model of the Four Cities Study. Sex Transm Infect. 2007 Aug; 83 Suppl 1:i5-16. PMID: 17405781.
    Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  30. Freeman EE, Orroth KK, White RG, Glynn JR, Bakker R, Boily MC, Habbema D, Buvé A, Hayes R. Proportion of new HIV infections attributable to herpes simplex 2 increases over time: simulations of the changing role of sexually transmitted infections in sub-Saharan African HIV epidemics. Sex Transm Infect. 2007 Aug; 83 Suppl 1:i17-24. PMID: 17405782.
    Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  31. Freeman EE, Weiss HA, Glynn JR, Cross PL, Whitworth JA, Hayes RJ. Herpes simplex virus 2 infection increases HIV acquisition in men and women: systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies. AIDS. 2006 Jan 02; 20(1):73-83. PMID: 16327322.
    Citations: 408     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Freeman EE, Glynn JR. Factors affecting HIV concordancy in married couples in four African cities. AIDS. 2004 Aug 20; 18(12):1715-21. PMID: 15280783.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  33. Freeman EE, Grosskreutz CL. The effects of FK506 on retinal ganglion cells after optic nerve crush. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2000 Apr; 41(5):1111-5. PMID: 10752948.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  34. Grosskreutz CL, Katowitz WR, Freeman EE, Dreyer EB. Lidocaine toxicity to rat retinal ganglion cells. Curr Eye Res. 1999 May; 18(5):363-7. PMID: 10372998.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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