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Roger Detels, M.D., M.S.
Roger Detels, M.D., M.S.


Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Member, JCCC Healthy and At-Risk Populations Program Area


Medical Degree:
M.D., New York University, 1962
M.S., University of Washington, Seattle, 1966
B.A., Harvard University, 1958

Contact Information:

(310) 206-2837

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Roger Detels' research focuses on immunologic responses to HIV, the natural history of HIV/AIDS, surveillance strategies for HIV, intervention policies for HIV/AIDS control, resistance to HIV and AIDS and the molecular epidemiology of HIV infection in Asia.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Thapa DR, Bhatia K, Bream JH, D?souza G, Rinaldo CR, Wolinsky S, Detels R, Martinez-Maza O, Martinez-Maza O. B-cell activation induced microRNA-21 is elevated in circulating B cells preceding the diagnosis of AIDS-related non-Hodgkin lymphomas. AIDS. 2012 Jun 1;26(9):1177-80.

Toporowski A, Harper S, Fuhrer R, Buffler PA, Detels R, Krieger N, Franco EL. Burden of disease, health indicators and challenges for epidemiology in North America. Int J Epidemiol. 2012 Apr;41(2):540-56. Epub 2012 Mar 9

Breen EC, Hussain S, Magpantay L, Jacobson L, Detels R, Rabkin CS, Kaslow RA, Variakojis D, Bream JH, Rinaldo C, Ambinder R, Martinez-Maza O, Hussain SK, Jacobson LP, Rinaldo CR, Ambinder RF. B-cell stimulatory cytokines and markers of immune activation are elevated several years prior to the diagnosis of systemic AIDS-associated non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Jul;20(7):1303-14. Epub 2011 Apr 28

He N, Chen L, Lin HJ, Zhang M, Wei J, Yang JH, Gabrio J, Rui BL, Zhang ZF, Fu ZH, Ding YY, Zhao GM, Jiang QW, Detels R. Multiple viral coinfections among HIV/AIDS patients in China. Biosci Trends. 2011;5(1):1-9.

Lin C, Wu Z, Detels R. Family support, quality of life and concurrent substance use among methadone maintenance therapy clients in China. Public Health. 2011 May;125(5):269-74. Epub 2011 Mar 16