Edward C. Jones Lopez, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

(617) 414-5247


Dr. Edward C. Jones López is trained in infectious diseases and epidemiology and has extensive experience in the design, implementation and oversight of large, international collaborative research projects. Focused on translational science, over the last decade Dr. Jones has participated as principal investigator or co-investigator in several clinical studies in tuberculosis (TB) and HIV, and has made a number of contributions to the understanding of TB in human populations. Fluent in Spanish, French and Portuguese, Dr. Jones has lived and worked for extended periods of time in under-resourced settings providing him with a unique ability to work effectively in cross-cultural settings and pursue his longstanding interest in TB, HIV/AIDS and global health issues. Dr. Jones is particularly interested in applying epidemiologic methods to understand the determinants of TB transmission, infection and disease, using a multidisciplinary research approach.

Other Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Boston Medical Center


  • Universidad La Salle, MD
  • Case Western Reserve University, MS


  • Published on 8/18/2017

    Jones-López EC, Acuña-Villaorduña C, Fregona G, Marques-Rodrigues P, White LF, Hadad DJ, Dutra-Molina LP, Vinhas S, McIntosh AI, Gaeddert M, Ribeiro-Rodrigues R, Salgame P, Palaci M, Alland D, Ellner JJ, Dietze R. Incident Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in household contacts of infectious tuberculosis patients in Brazil. BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Aug 18; 17(1):576. PMID: 28821234.

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  • Published on 11/19/2015

    de la Fuente J, Díez-Delgado I, Contreras M, Vicente J, Cabezas-Cruz A, Tobes R, Manrique M, López V, Romero B, Bezos J, Dominguez L, Sevilla IA, Garrido JM, Juste R, Madico G, Jones-López E, Gortazar C. Comparative Genomics of Field Isolates of Mycobacterium bovis and M. caprae Provides Evidence for Possible Correlates with Bacterial Viability and Virulence. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Nov; 9(11):e0004232. PMID: 26583774.

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  • Published on 10/1/2015

    Fennelly KP, Jones-López EC. Corrigendum: Quantity and Quality of Inhaled Dose Predicts Immunopathology in Tuberculosis. Front Immunol. 2015; 6:511. PMID: 26483797.

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  • Published on 9/22/2015

    Jones-López EC, White LF, Kirenga B, Mumbowa F, Ssebidandi M, Moine S, Mbabazi O, Mboowa G, Ayakaka I, Kim S, Thornton CS, Okwera A, Joloba M, Fennelly KP. Cough Aerosol Cultures of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Insights on TST / IGRA Discordance and Transmission Dynamics. PLoS One. 2015; 10(9):e0138358. PMID: 26394149.

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  • Published on 6/29/2015

    Fennelly KP, Jones-López EC. Quantity and Quality of Inhaled Dose Predicts Immunopathology in Tuberculosis. Front Immunol. 2015; 6:313. PMID: 26175730.

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  • Published on 5/15/2015

    Salgame P, Geadas C, Collins L, Jones-López E, Ellner JJ. Latent tuberculosis infection--Revisiting and revising concepts. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2015 Jul; 95(4):373-84. PMID: 26038289.

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  • Published on 5/4/2015

    Acuña-Villaorduña C, Ayakaka I, Dryden-Peterson S, Nakubulwa S, Worodria W, Reilly N, Hosford J, Fennelly KP, Okwera A, Jones-López EC. High mortality associated with retreatment of tuberculosis in a clinic in Kampala, Uganda: a retrospective study. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jul; 93(1):73-5. PMID: 25940196.

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  • Published on 7/2/2014

    Jones-López EC, Kim S, Fregona G, Marques-Rodrigues P, Hadad DJ, Molina LP, Vinhas S, Reilly N, Moine S, Chakravorty S, Gaeddert M, Ribeiro-Rodrigues R, Salgame P, Palaci M, Alland D, Ellner JJ, Dietze R. Importance of cough and M. tuberculosis strain type as risks for increased transmission within households. PLoS One. 2014; 9(7):e100984. PMID: 24988000.

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  • Published on 5/12/2014

    Ribeiro-Rodrigues R, Kim S, Coelho da Silva FD, Uzelac A, Collins L, Palaci M, Alland D, Dietze R, Ellner JJ, Jones-López E, Salgame P. Discordance of tuberculin skin test and interferon gamma release assay in recently exposed household contacts of pulmonary TB cases in Brazil. PLoS One. 2014; 9(5):e96564. PMID: 24819060.

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  • Published on 5/7/2014

    Jones-López E, Manabe YC, Palaci M, Kayiza C, Armstrong D, Nakiyingi L, Ssengooba W, Gaeddert M, Kubiak R, Almeida Júnior P, Alland D, Dietze R, Joloba M, Ellner JJ, Dorman SE. Prospective cross-sectional evaluation of the small membrane filtration method for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jul; 52(7):2513-20. PMID: 24808236.

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