Helen Jenkins

Helen E. Jenkins, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics - Boston University School of Public Health


Helen Jenkins was selected as a Rafik Hariri Institute Junior Faculty Fellow beginning in Fall 2017. Helen has a M.Sc. in Biostatistics from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Ph.d. in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from Imperial College, London. She is interested in novel ways to analyze data that can have a public health impact in the field of infectious diseases. In recent years, she has focused on tuberculosis including developing new estimates of pediatric TB incidence and mortality, and spatial methods to understand geographic heterogeneity of TB.


  • 2010 - Imperial College London, PhD Field of Study: Infectious Disease Epidemiology
  • 2005 - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, MSc Field of Study: Medical Statistics
  • 1999 - University of Birmingham, BSc Field of Study: Mathematics



  • Published on 2/2/2021

    Leavitt SV, Jenkins HE, Sebastiani P, Lee RS, Horsburgh CR, Tibbs AM, White LF. Estimation of the generation interval using pairwise relative transmission probabilities. Biostatistics. 2021 Feb 02. PMID: 33527996.

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  • Published on 12/17/2020

    Kan CK, Ragan EJ, Sarkar S, Knudsen S, Forsyth M, Muthuraj M, Vinod K, Jenkins HE, Horsburgh CR, Salgame P, Roy G, Ellner JJ, Jacobson KR, Sahu S, Hochberg NS. Alcohol use and tuberculosis clinical presentation at the time of diagnosis in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India. PLoS One. 2020; 15(12):e0240595. PMID: 33332367.

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  • Published on 11/2/2020

    Ma Y, Jenkins HE, Sebastiani P, Ellner JJ, Jones-López EC, Dietze R, Horsburgh CR, White LF. Using Cure Models to Estimate the Serial Interval of Tuberculosis With Limited Follow-up. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 11 02; 189(11):1421-1426. PMID: 32458995.

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  • Published on 10/16/2020

    Benedum CM, Shea KM, Jenkins HE, Kim LY, Markuzon N. Weekly dengue forecasts in Iquitos, Peru; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Singapore. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 10; 14(10):e0008710. PMID: 33064770.

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  • Published on 9/14/2020

    Chiang SS, Dolynska M, Rybak NR, Cruz AT, Aibana O, Sheremeta Y, Petrenko V, Mamotenko A, Terleieva I, Horsburgh CR, Jenkins HE. Clinical manifestations and epidemiology of adolescent tuberculosis in Ukraine. ERJ Open Res. 2020 Jul; 6(3). PMID: 32964003.

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  • Published on 9/1/2020

    Zhou TJ, Lakshminarayanan S, Sarkar S, Knudsen S, Horsburgh CR, Muthaiah M, Kan CK, Salgame P, Ellner JJ, Roy G, Jenkins HE, Hochberg NS. Predictors of Loss to Follow-Up among Men with Tuberculosis in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 09; 103(3):1050-1056. PMID: 32618243.

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  • Published on 6/1/2020

    Leavitt SV, Lee RS, Sebastiani P, Horsburgh CR, Jenkins HE, White LF. Estimating the relative probability of direct transmission between infectious disease patients. Int J Epidemiol. 2020 06 01; 49(3):764-775. PMID: 32211747.

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  • Published on 5/25/2020

    Chiang SS, Brooks MB, Jenkins HE, Rubenstein D, Seddon JA, van de Water BJ, Lindeborg MM, Becerra MC, Yuen CM. Concordance of drug resistance profiles between persons with drug-resistant tuberculosis and their household contacts: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 May 25. PMID: 32448887.

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  • Published on 10/22/2019

    McIntosh AI, Jenkins HE, Horsburgh CR, Jones-López EC, Whalen CC, Gaeddert M, Marques-Rodrigues P, Ellner JJ, Dietze R, White LF. Partitioning the risk of tuberculosis transmission in household contact studies. PLoS One. 2019; 14(10):e0223966. PMID: 31639145.

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  • Published on 7/4/2019

    Garcia-Basteiro AL, Jenkins HE, Rangaka M. The burden of latent multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2019 08; 19(8):802-803. PMID: 31281060.

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