Dr. Joanne Embree
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

M.Sc. (Dalhousie, 1978), M.D. (Dalhousie, 1981), FRCPC Pediatrics (Manitoba, 1986), FRCPC Infectious Diseases (Manitoba, 1991)

Mailing Address:
Department of Medical Microbiology
745 Bannatyne Avenue, Room 503
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9

Tel: (204) 318-5299 Fax: (204) 789-3926
E-mail: Joanne.Embree@umanitoba.ca

Research Interests:
Study of perinatal transmission of infections, primarily HIV and Hepatitis C.

Recent Publications:

For a list of Dr. Embree's PubMed articles, please click here

  1. EMBREE JE, Datta P, Stackiw W, Sekla L, Braddick M, Kreiss JK, Pamba H, Wamola I, Ndinya-Achola JO, Law, BJ, Piot P, Holmes KK, Plummer FA. Increased risk of early measles in infants of human immunodeficiency virus-1 seropositive mothers. J Infect Dis 165:262-267, 1992.
  2. Duprat C. Mohammed Z, Datta P, Stackiw W, Ndinya-Achola JO, Kreiss JK, Holmes KK, Plummer FA, EMBREE JE. Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 IgA antibody in breast milk and serum. Pediatr Infect Dis J 13(7):603-8, 1994.
  3. Datta P, EMBREE JE, Kreiss JK, Ndinya-Achola JO, Braddick M, Temmerman M, Nagelkerke NJD, Maitha G, Holms KK, Piot P, Pamba HO, Plummer FA. Mother to child transmission of HIV-1: Report from the Nairobi Study. J Infect Dis 170(5):1134-1140, 1994.
  4. Nagelkerke NJD, Moses S, EMBREE JE, Jenniskens F, Plummer FA. The duration of breastfeeding by HIV-1-infected mothers in developing countries: Balancing benefits and risks. J AIDS Hum Retrovirol (8)2:176-181, 1995.
  5. Alfa MJ, EMBREE JE, DeGagne P, Olson N, Lertzman J, MacDonald KS, MacDonald NT, Hall PF. Transmission of Ureaplasma urealyticum from mothers to full and preterm infants. Pediatr Infect Dis J 14(5):341-345, 1995.
  6. Bwayo JJ, Nagelkerke NJD, Moses S, EMBREE J, Ngugi EN, Mwatha A, Kimani J, Anzala A, Choudhri S, Ndinya-Achola JO, Plummer FA. Comparison of the declines in CD4 counts in HIV-1-seropositive female sex workers and women from the general population in Nairobi, Kenya. J AIDS Human Retrovirol 10:457-461, 1995.
  7. EMBREE JE, Lindsay D, Williams T, Peeling RW, Wood S, Morris M, and the Child Protection Centre at the Winnipeg Children's Hospital. Acceptability and usefulness of vaginal washes in premenarcheal girls as a diagnostic procedure for sexually transmitted diseases. Pediatr Infect Dis J 15(8):662-667, 1996.
  8. Rusen ID, Fraser-Roberts L, Slaney L, Ombette J, Lovgren M, Datta P, Ndinya-Achola J, Talbot JA, Nagelkerke N, Plummer FA, EMBREE JE. Nasopharyngeal pneumococcal colonization among Kenyan children: Antibiotic resistance, strain types and associations with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection. Pediatr Infect Dis J 16:656-62, 1997.
  9. Trivedi HN, HayGlass KT, Gangur V, Allardice JG, EMBREE JE, Plummer FA. Analysis of neonatal T cell and antigen presenting cell functions. Hum Immunol 57:69-79, 1997.
  10. Luscher MA, Choy G, EMBREE JE, Nagelkerke NJD, Bwayo JJ, Njenga S, Plummer FA, Barber BH, MacDonald KS. Anti-HLA alloantibody is found in children but does not correlate with a lack of HIV type 1 transmission from infected mothers. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 14:99-107, 1998.
  11. MacDonald KS, EMBREE J, Njenga S, Nagelkerke NJD, Ngatia I, Mohammed Z, Barber BH, Ndinya-Achola J, Bwayo J, Plummer FA. Mother-child class I HLA concordance increases perinatal human immunodeficiency virus type 1 transmission. J Infect Dis 177:551-6, 1998.
  12. Murray MCM, EMBREE JE, Ramdahin SG, Anzala AO, Njenga S, Plummer FA. Effect of HIV-1 viral genotype on mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1. J Infect Dis 181:746-749, 2000.