Judd Walson

Judd Walson

Assistant Professor, Global Health, Medicine, Pediatrics
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

CFAR Role:

Associate Director, AIDS-Associated Infections and Malignancies Core

Research Interests:

Dr. Walson is currently conducting a large, multi-center randomized trial of anti-helminthic therapy (treatment of intestinal worms) in adults with HIV in Kenya to determine if deworming can delay HIV disease progression. In addition, he is investigating the effects of cotrimoxazole on symptomatic malaria parasitemia in Kenya and is planning a large trial to evaluate the potential benefit of adding insecticide treated bednets and a point-of-use water filtration device to the basic package of HIV care in Kenya.


MA, Tufts University, 2000
MPH, Tufts University, 2000
BA, Pitzer College, 1993
MD, Tufts University, 2000

Selected Publications:

Walson JL, Herrin BR, John-Stewart G. Deworming helminth co-infected individuals for delaying HIV disease progression. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Jul 8;(3):CD006419. [abstract]

Walson JL, John-Stewart G, Richardson BA. Which helminth coinfections really affect HIV disease progression? AIDS2009;23(2):277-8. [full text]

Walson JL,Otieno PA,
M, Richardson BA, Lohman-Payne B. Albendazole treatment of HIV-1 and helminth co-infection: A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial. AIDS 2008;22:1601-9. [abstract]

Walson JL, Singa BO, John-Stewart G. Back to the basics: deworming HIV-1 infected individuals. Future HIV Ther. 2008;2(4):309-311. [full text]

Walson JL, John-Stewart G. Treatment of helminth co-infection in HIV-1 infected individuals in resource-limited settings. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD006419. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006419.pub2. [abstract]

Walson JL, John-Stewart G. Treatment of Helminth Co-infection in HIV-1 Infected Individuals: A Systematic Review of the Literature. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2007. 1(3): p. e102. [abstract]

Walson JL, Brown ER, Otieno PA, Mbori-Ngacha DA, Wariua G, Obimbo EM, Bosire RK, Farquhar C, Wamalwa D, John-Stewart GC. Morbidity Among HIV-1-Infected Mothers in Kenya: Prevalence and Correlates of Illness During 2-Year Postpartum Follow-Up. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2007; 46(2):208-215. [abstract]