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.


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

Classes Taught

  • SPHBS825


  • Published on 4/22/2022

    Jenkins HE, Ayuk S, Puma D, Brooks MB, Millones AK, Jimenez J, Lecca L, Galea JT, Becerra M, Keshavjee S, Yuen CM. Geographic accessibility to health facilities predicts uptake of community-based tuberculosis screening in an urban setting. Int J Infect Dis. 2022 Apr 22; 120:125-131. PMID: 35470023.

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  • Published on 4/8/2022

    Kuzyk PV, Padilla R, Rybak NR, Hoshovska II, Kitov VO, Savchyna MO, Jenkins HE, Chiang SS, Horsburgh CR, Dolynska M, Petrenko V, Gychka SG. Missed Tuberculosis Diagnoses: Analysis of Pediatric Autopsy Data From General Hospitals in Lviv, Ukraine. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2022 Apr 08. PMID: 35395086.

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  • Published on 3/24/2022

    Brooks MB, Millones AK, Puma D, Contreras C, Jimenez J, Tzelios C, Jenkins HE, Yuen CM, Keshavjee S, Lecca L, Becerra MC. Mapping local hot spots with routine tuberculosis data: A pragmatic approach to identify spatial variability. PLoS One. 2022; 17(3):e0265826. PMID: 35324987.

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  • Published on 3/17/2022

    du Preez K, Jenkins HE, Donald PR, Solomons RS, Graham SM, Schaaf HS, Starke JR, Hesseling AC, Seddon JA. Tuberculous Meningitis in Children: A Forgotten Public Health Emergency. Front Neurol. 2022; 13:751133. PMID: 35370901.

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  • Published on 3/14/2022

    Verkuijl S, Sekadde MP, Dodd PJ, Arinaitwe M, Chiang SS, Brands A, Viney K, Sismanidis C, Jenkins HE. Addressing the Data Gaps on Child and Adolescent Tuberculosis. Pathogens. 2022 Mar 14; 11(3). PMID: 35335677.

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  • Published on 1/17/2022

    Brooks MB, Jenkins HE, Puma D, Tzelios C, Millones AK, Jimenez J, Galea JT, Lecca L, Becerra MC, Keshavjee S, Yuen CM. A role for community-level socioeconomic indicators in targeting tuberculosis screening interventions. Sci Rep. 2022 01 17; 12(1):781. PMID: 35039612.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Leavitt SV, Horsburgh CR, Lee RS, Tibbs AM, White LF, Jenkins HE. What Can Genetic Relatedness Tell Us About Risk Factors for Tuberculosis Transmission? Epidemiology. 2022 01 01; 33(1):55-64. PMID: 34847084.

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  • Published on 12/20/2021

    Khalife S, Jenkins HE, Dolynska M, Terleieva I, Varchenko I, Liu T, Carter EJ, Horsburgh CR, Rybak NR, Petrenko V, Chiang SS. Incidence and Mortality of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis in Ukraine: Analysis of National Surveillance Data. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Dec 20. PMID: 34929028.

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  • Published on 12/13/2021

    Weng CH, Butt WWW, Brooks MB, Clarke C, Jenkins HE, Holland SD, Chiang SS. Diagnostic value of symptoms for pediatric SARS-CoV-2 infection in a primary care setting. PLoS One. 2021; 16(12):e0249980. PMID: 34898635.

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  • Published on 7/15/2021

    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. 2021 07 15; 73(2):250-263. PMID: 32448887.

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