Joseph Anthony Politch PhD

Research Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases

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Joseph Politch

Infectious Diseases


Psychology, PhD, Temple University

Experimental Psychology, MS, Bucknell University

Psychology, BS, University of Scranton


Published on 2/13/2024

Johnson JA, Li JF, Politch JA, Lipscomb JT, Santos Tino A, DeFelice J, Gelman M, Anderson DJ, Mayer KH. HIV Immunocapture Reveals Particles Expressed in Semen under INSTI-based Therapy are Largely Myeloid Cell-Derived and Disparate from Circulating Provirus. J Infect Dis. 2024 Feb 13. PMID: 38356153.

Published on 1/9/2024

Dohadwala S, Geib MT, Politch JA, Anderson DJ. Innovations in monoclonal antibody-based multipurpose prevention technology (MPT) for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy. Front Reprod Health. 2023; 5:1337479. PMID: 38264184.

Published on 6/13/2023

Dohadwala S, Politch JA, Barmine JH, Anderson DJ. A Brief History and Advancement of Contraceptive Multipurpose Prevention Technology (cMPT) Products. Open Access J Contracept. 2023; 14:83-94. PMID: 37332341.

Published on 3/30/2023

Mausser E, Nador E, Politch JA, Pauly MR, Marathe JG, Moench TR, Zeitlin L, Whaley KJ, Anderson DJ. LALAPG variant of the Human Contraception Antibody (HCA) reduces Fc-mediated effector functions while maintaining sperm agglutination activity. PLoS One. 2023; 18(3):e0282147. PMID: 36996137.

Published on 3/2/2023

Thurman AR, Moench TR, Hoke M, Politch JA, Cabral H, Mausser E, Nador E, Morton J, Hamorsky K, Swope K, Bratcher B, Anderson DJ, Whaley KJ. ZB-06, a vaginal film containing an engineered human contraceptive antibody (HC4-N), demonstrates safety and efficacy in a phase 1 postcoital test and safety study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Jun; 228(6):716.e1-716.e12. PMID: 36870409.

Published on 11/5/2021

Handal-Orefice RC, McHale M, Friedman AM, Politch JA, Kuohung W. Impact of race versus ethnicity on infertility diagnosis between Black American, Haitian, African, and White American women seeking infertility care: a retrospective review. F S Rep. 2022 May; 3(2 Suppl):22-28. PMID: 35937451.

Published on 7/10/2021

Baldeon-Vaca G, Marathe JG, Politch JA, Mausser E, Pudney J, Doud J, Nador E, Zeitlin L, Pauly M, Moench TR, Brennan M, Whaley KJ, Anderson DJ. Production and characterization of a human antisperm monoclonal antibody against CD52g for topical contraception in women. EBioMedicine. 2021 Jul; 69:103478. PMID: 34256345.

Published on 2/3/2021

Politch JA, Cu-Uvin S, Moench TR, Tashima KT, Marathe JG, Guthrie KM, Cabral H, Nyhuis T, Brennan M, Zeitlin L, Spiegel HML, Mayer KH, Whaley KJ, Anderson DJ. Safety, acceptability, and pharmacokinetics of a monoclonal antibody-based vaginal multipurpose prevention film (MB66): A Phase I randomized trial. PLoS Med. 2021 02; 18(2):e1003495. PMID: 33534791.

Published on 8/4/2020

Anderson DJ, Politch JA, Cone RA, Zeitlin L, Lai SK, Santangelo PJ, Moench TR, Whaley KJ. Engineering monoclonal antibody-based contraception and multipurpose prevention technologies†. Biol Reprod. 2020 08 04; 103(2):275-285. PMID: 32607584.

Published on 7/1/2019

Handal-Orefice RC, Friedman AM, Chouinard SM, Eke AC, Feinberg B, Politch J, Iverson RE, Yarrington CD. Oral or Vaginal Misoprostol for Labor Induction and Cesarean Delivery Risk. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 07; 134(1):10-16. PMID: 31188317.

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