Lashonda Y. Spencer, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
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    Title(s)Clinic Medical Director, MCA Clinic

    Title(s)Co-Director of Education, Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship Program

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    Los Angeles HIV/AIDS Women’s Task Force  - 2012Medical Provider Leadership Award

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    Dr. Spencer is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, and Clinical Director of the MCA Clinic at LAC+USC Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Spencer provides primary HIV care to pediatric, adolescent and adult patients, including pregnant women. Her areas of research interest are HIV and prevention of Maternal to Child transmission, HIV disease in Women and Adolescents. Her current research projects include Antiretroviral Concentrations in Breast Milk in HIV infected Postpartum Women; Comparison of immune response in Blood and Breast Milk in HIV infected women; as well as several International Dr. Spencer Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Group sponsored studies. Dr. Spencer has recently been selected for a grant award for AIDS United Dissemination of Evidence-Informed Interventions grantee for the Enhanced Patient Navigation for HIV-Positive Women of Color (Navigation WoC) intervention.

    Dr. Spencer’s committee responsibilities include: Commissioner for the Los Angeles County Commission on HIV, DHSP Medical Advisory Committee, and member of DHS HIV/AIDS Best Practices Committee.

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    1. Spencer LY, Christiansen S, Wang CH, Mack WJ, Young M, Strickler HD, Anastos K, Minkoff H, Cohen M, Geenblatt RM, Karim R, Operskalski E, Frederick T, Homans JD, Landay A, Kovacs A. Systemic Immune Activation and HIV Shedding in the Female Genital Tract. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Feb 01; 71(2):155-62. PMID: 26334738.
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    2. Homans J, Christensen S, Stiller T, Wang CH, Mack W, Anastos K, Minkoff H, Young M, Greenblatt R, Cohen M, Strickler H, Karim R, Spencer LY, Operskalski E, Frederick T, Kovacs A. Permissive and protective factors associated with presence, level, and longitudinal pattern of cervicovaginal HIV shedding. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 May 01; 60(1):99-110. PMID: 22517416.
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    3. Operskalski EA, Mack WJ, Strickler HD, French AL, Augenbraun M, Tien PC, Villacres MC, Spencer LY, Degiacomo M, Kovacs A. Factors associated with hepatitis C viremia in a large cohort of HIV-infected and -uninfected women. J Clin Virol. 2008 Apr; 41(4):255-63. PMID: 18243785.
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    4. Byington CL, Spencer LY, Johnson TA, Pavia AT, Allen D, Mason EO, Kaplan S, Carroll KC, Daly JA, Christenson JC, Samore MH. An epidemiological investigation of a sustained high rate of pediatric parapneumonic empyema: risk factors and microbiological associations. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Feb 15; 34(4):434-40. PMID: 11797168.
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