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Jennifer O. Lam, PhD, MPH


Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 891-3438 (phone)

Jennifer Lam, PhD, MPH, is a Research Scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. She received her bachelor's in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and both her master's in Public Health and doctorate in Epidemiology and International Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Lam has a background in the surveillance and epidemiology of infectious diseases, with expertise on HIV, HPV, and vaccine-preventable diseases. Her current research interests include cognitive impairment, frailty, substance use, and chronic disease prevention in people with HIV.

Current Position(s):

  • Research Scientist, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Section Affiliations:

Primary Research Interests:

  • HIV and aging
  • Dementia and cognitive impairment
  • Geriatric syndromes and frailty
  • Infection-associated cancers
  • Infectious disease epidemiology

    Electronic Health Record-Based Dementia Prediction for HIV Primary Care

    The goal of this K01 Career Development Award is to receive mentored training on the development of risk prediction models for dementia in people with HIV using electronic health records data. The project will quantify the contribution of HIV- and non-HIV-related factors to risk of dementia; develop and validate a model to predict incident dementia in people with HIV; and investigate strategies to optimize translation and implementation of research findings into clinical care settings.
    Investigator: Lam, Jennifer
    Funder: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

    Neurocognitive Impairment and Dementia in People With and Without HIV

    People with HIV infection are at increased risk for dementia, possibly due to the combined effects of HIV-associated inflammation and traditional dementia risk factors such as chronic drug use and cerebrovascular disease. With the widespread use of antiretroviral therapy for HIV treatment, severe forms of HIV-associated dementia are now uncommon, but milder forms of neurocognitive impairment affect up to 50% of people living with HIV. In preparation for future investigations on cognitive impairments in people aging with HIV, we are conducting a study to establish baseline knowledge on: 1) The prevalence of neurocognitive impairment and dementia, and 2) Risk factors for neurocognitive disorders among Kaiser Permanente Northern California patients with and without HIV infection.
    Investigator: Lam, Jennifer
    Funder: Northern California Community Benefit Programs
    No results found matching criteria

    Impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic on Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation and Care Delivery for People With Newly Diagnosed HIV in an Integrated Healthcare System

    Author(s): Mohr, Kurtis B; Lee-Rodriguez, Christian; Samiezade-Yazd, Zahra; Lam, Jennifer O; Imp, Brandon M; Luu, Mitchell N

    Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Dec;9(12):ofac639. Epub 2022-11-24.

    PubMed abstract

    Variation in Heart Failure Risk by HIV Severity and Sex in People With HIV Infection

    Author(s): Lam, Jennifer O; Avula, Harshith R; Silverberg, Michael J; Silverberg, Michael J; et al.

    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2022 Oct 01;91(2):175-181.

    PubMed abstract

    Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening in Key Populations of Persons Living with HIV

    Author(s): Hojilla, J Carlo; Sarovar, Varada; Lam, Jennifer O; Park, Ina U; Vincent, Wilson; Hare, C Bradley; Silverberg, Michael J; Satre, Derek D

    AIDS Behav. 2022 Aug 02.

    PubMed abstract

    Age group differences in substance use, social support, and physical and mental health concerns among people living with HIV two years after receiving primary care-based alcohol treatment

    Author(s): Satre, Derek D; Sarovar, Varada; Leyden, Wendy A; Leibowitz, Amy S; Lam, Jennifer O; Hojilla, J Carlo; Davy-Mendez, Thibaut; Hare, Charles B; Silverberg, Michael J

    Aging Ment Health. 2022 Jun 29:1-9.

    PubMed abstract

    Comparison of dementia incidence and prevalence between individuals with and without HIV infection in primary care from 2000 to 2016

    Author(s): Lam, Jennifer O; Lee, Catherine; Gilsanz, Paola; Hou, Craig E; Leyden, Wendy A; Satre, Derek D; Flamm, Jason A; Towner, William J; Horberg, Michael A; Silverberg, Michael J

    AIDS. 2022 03 01;36(3):437-445.

    PubMed abstract

    Cancer in people with and without hepatitis C virus infection: comparison of risk before and after introduction of direct-acting antivirals

    Author(s): Lam, Jennifer O; Champsi, Jamila H; Silverberg, Michael J; et al.

    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2021 12;30(12):2188-2196. Epub 2021-09-28.

    PubMed abstract

    Comparison of dementia risk after age 50 between individuals with and without HIV infection

    Author(s): Lam, Jennifer O; Hou, Craig E; Hojilla, J Carlo; Anderson, Alexandra N; Gilsanz, Paola; Alexeeff, Stacey E; Levine-Hall, Tory; Hood, Nicole; Lee, Catherine; Satre, Derek D; Silverberg, Michael J

    AIDS. 2021 04 01;35(5):821-828.

    PubMed abstract

    The relationship of smoking and unhealthy alcohol use to the HIV care continuum among people with HIV in an integrated health care system

    Author(s): Satre, Derek D; Young-Wolff, Kelly C; Lam, Jennifer O; Alexeeff, Stacey; Hojilla, J Carlo; Silverberg, Michael J; Silverberg, Michael J; et al.

    Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 02 01;219:108481. Epub 2021-01-08.

    PubMed abstract

    Health System-Based Unhealthy Alcohol Use Screening and Treatment Comparing Demographically-Matched Participants With and Without HIV

    Author(s): Silverberg, Michael J; Lam, Jennifer O; Slome, Sally B; Horberg, Michael A; Satre, Derek D; Satre, Derek D; et al.

    Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2020 12;44(12):2545-2554. Epub 2020-11-10.

    PubMed abstract

    Smoking and cessation treatment among persons with and without HIV in a U.S. integrated health system

    Author(s): Lam JO; Levine-Hall T; Hood N; Alexeeff SE; Horberg MA; Young-Wolff KC; Sterling SA; Williams A; Weisner C; Satre DD; Silverberg MJ

    Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 08 01;213:108128. Epub 2020-06-18.

    PubMed abstract

    Effectiveness of 'catch-up' human papillomavirus vaccination to prevent cervical neoplasia in immunosuppressed and non-immunosuppressed women

    Author(s): Silverberg MJ; Leyden WA; Lam JO; Chao CR; Gregorich SE; Huchko MJ; Kulasingam S; Kuppermann M; Smith-McCune KK; Sawaya GF

    Vaccine. 2020 06 15;38(29):4520-4523. Epub 2020-05-20.

    PubMed abstract

    Comparison of Overall and Comorbidity-Free Life Expectancy Between Insured Adults With and Without HIV Infection, 2000-2016

    Author(s): Marcus JL; Leyden WA; Alexeeff SE; Anderson AN; Hechter RC; Hu H; Lam JO; Towner WJ; Yuan Q; Horberg MA; Silverberg MJ

    JAMA Netw Open. 2020 06 01;3(6):e207954. Epub 2020-06-01.

    PubMed abstract

    Life Expectancy of Insured People With and Without Hepatitis C Virus Infection, 2007-2017

    Author(s): Marcus JL; Quesenberry CP; Ready J; Silverberg MJ; et al.

    Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Feb;7(2):ofaa044. Epub 2020-02-05.

    PubMed abstract

    Interventions to Reduce Unhealthy Alcohol Use among Primary Care Patients with HIV: the Health and Motivation Randomized Clinical Trial

    Author(s): Satre DD; Bryant KJ; Sterling SA; Horberg M; Silverberg MJ; et al.

    J Gen Intern Med. 2019 10;34(10):2054-2061. Epub 2019-06-11.

    PubMed abstract

    Early outcomes of a high-resolution anoscopy-based anal cancer screening program among people with HIV enrolled in an integrated healthcare system

    Author(s): Barnell GM; Merchant M; Lam JO; Silverberg MJ

    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 07 01;81(3):292-299.

    PubMed abstract

    Colorectal Cancer Screening in People With and Without HIV in an Integrated Health Care Setting

    Author(s): Lam JO; Hurley LB; Udaltsova N; Alexeeff SE; Klein DB; Corley DA; Silverberg MJ

    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2019 07 01;81(3):284-291.

    PubMed abstract

    Hepatitis C treatment uptake and response among human immunodeficiency virus/hepatitis C virus-coinfected patients in a large integrated healthcare system.

    Author(s): Lam, Jennifer O JO; Hurley, Leo B LB; Chamberland, Scott S; Champsi, Jamila H JH; Gittleman, Laura C LC; Korn, Daniel G DG; Lai, Jennifer B JB; Quesenberry, Charles P CP; Ready, Joanna J; Saxena, Varun V; Seo, Suk I SI; Witt, David J DJ; Silverberg, Michael J MJ; Marcus, Julia L JL

    International journal of STD & AIDS. 2019 Jun ;30(7):689-695. Epub 2019-05-02.

    PubMed abstract

    Acceptability of high-resolution anoscopy for anal cancer screening in HIV-infected patients

    Author(s): Lam JO; Barnell GM; Merchant M; Ellis CG; Silverberg MJ

    HIV Med. 2018 11;19(10):716-723. Epub 2018-08-06.

    PubMed abstract

    Effectiveness of catch-up human papillomavirus vaccination on incident cervical neoplasia in a US health-care setting: a population-based case-control study

    Author(s): Silverberg MJ; Leyden WA; Lam JO; Gregorich SE; Huchko MJ; Kulasingam S; Kuppermann M; Smith-McCune KK; Sawaya GF

    Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2018 Oct;2(10):707-714. Epub 2018-08-08.

    PubMed abstract

    Disparities in Initiation of Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents for Hepatitis C Virus Infection in an Insured Population

    Author(s): Marcus JL; Pauly MP; Ready J; Silverberg MJ; et al.

    Public Health Rep. 2018 Jul/Aug;133(4):452-460. Epub 2018-05-11.

    PubMed abstract