Eknath Naik

Eknath Naik, PHD MD

Assoc Professor, College of Medicine Internal Medicine

Affiliate Associate Professor, Global Health

Assistant Director, Emergency Department

Director, Chart-India Center, Internal Medicine

Assoc Professor, COPH Phire

Contact Info 13000 Bruce B.Downs Blvd
James A Haley VA/ER
Tampa FL 33612

Academic Email: enaik@health.usf.edu

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  • PHD, University of Alabama, 1999
  • MSPH, University of Alabama, 1995
  • MD, University of Bombay, 1991

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease

Research Interests

  • Infectious Diseases HIVAIDS Epidemiology


  • American College of Physicians (Member, 2011 - Present)
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) (Lifetime Member, 2011 - Present)
  • Florida Association of Indian Physicians (FAPI) (Lifetime Member, 2011 - Present)
  • Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (Lifetime Member, 1992 - Present)
  • International AIDS Society (Member, 2013 - 2014)

Recent Publications

  • Salihu HM, Paothong A, Das R, King LM, Pradhan A, Riggs B, Naik E, et al. Risk Factors Associated with HIV Among Men who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Ecuador Am J Mens Health (PMID: 27161984). 11(5) : 1331-1341, 2017.
  • Hernandez I, Reina-Ortiz M, Johnson A, Rosas C, Sharma V, Teran ,S Naik E, et al. Evidence of altered brain regulatory gene expression in tobacco-exposed fetuses J Perinat Med EPub (PMID 28130959). , 2017.
  • Ortiz MR, Le NK, Sharma V, Heare I, Quizhpe E, Teran E, Naik E, et al. Post-earthquake Zika virus surge: Disaster and public health threat amid climatic conduciveness Scientific Reports (article # 15408. 7, 2017.
  • Salihu HM, Adegoke KK, Das R, Wilson RE, Mazza J, Okoh JO, Naik E, Berry EL. Community-based fortified dietary intervention improved health outcomes among low-income African-American women. Nutrition research (New York, N.Y.). 36(8) : 771-9, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27440531
  • Hernandez I, Reina-Ortiz M, Johnson A, Rosas C, Sharma V, Teran S, Naik E, et. al. Risk Factors Associated with HIV among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Ecuador Am J Mens Health (PMID: 27161984). , 2016.
  • Hernandez I, Johnson A, Reina-Ortiz M, Rosas C, Sharma V, Teran S, Naik E, et. al. Syphilis and HIV/Syphilis Co-infections among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in Ecuador Am J Mens Health (PMID: 27923971). , 2016.
  • Braue J, Murugesan V, Holland S, Patel N, Naik E, Leiding J, Yacoub AT, Prieto-Granada CN, Greene JN. Essential Modulator Deficiency Leading to Disseminated Cutaneous Atypical Mycobacteria Mediterr J Hematol Infect Dis (e2015010) (PMID: 25574369). , 2015.
  • Klaus K, Baldwin J, Izurieta R, Naik E, Seme A, Corvin J, Hiruye A, Enquselassie F. Feducing PMTCT Attrition: Perspectives of HIV+ Women on the Prevention of MOTHER-TO-CHILD HIV Services in Addis Ababab, Ethiopia Ethiop Med J (PMID: 26591297). 53(2) : 91-107, 2015.
  • Salihu HM, King L, Patel P, Paothong A, Louis J, Naik E, Marty PJ, Whiteman V. Association between Maternal Symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing and Fetal Telomere Length. Sleep. : 311-14, 2014.
  • Mbah AK, Hamisu I, Naik E, Salihu HM. Estimating Benchmark Exposure for Air Particulate Matter Using Latent Class Models Risk Anal (PMID:25082358). 34(11) : 2053-62, 2014.
  • Patel D, Bharti A, Pandya I, Naik E, Marfatia YS. Human Immunodeficiency Virus in a Tribal Family: Issues and Challenges Indian J Sex Transm Dis (PMID:26396450). 35(2) : 138-42, 2014.
  • VE Whiteman, EM August, M Mogos, E Naik, Garba E, Sanchez et, al. Preterm Birth in the First Pregnancy and Risk of Neonatal Death in the Second Pregnancy: A Propensity Score Weighed Matching Approach Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (PMID: 25058689). : 1-7, 2013.
  • Naik E, Karpur A, Taylor R, Ramaswami B, Ramachandra S, Balasubramaniam B, Galwankar S, Sinnott J, Nabukera S, Salihu HM. Rural Indian tribal communities: an emerging high-risk group for HIV/AIDS. BMC international health and human rights. 5(1) : 1, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15723696
  • Pujari SN, Dravid A, Naik E, Bhagat S, Tash K, Nadler JP, Sinnott JT. Lipodystrophy and dyslipidemia among patients taking first-line, World Health Organization-recommended highly active antiretroviral therapy regimens in Western India. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 39(2) : 199-202, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15905737
  • Pujari SN, Patel AK, Naik E, Patel KK, Dravid A, Patel JK, Mane AA, Bhagat S. Effectiveness of generic fixed-dose combinations of highly active antiretroviral therapy for treatment of HIV infection in India. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 37(5) : 1566-9, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15577409
  • Wills TS, Nadler JP, Somboonwit C, Vincent A, Leitz G, Marino K, Naik E, Powers S, Khan N, Laartz B. Anemia prevalence and associated risk factors in a single-center ambulatory HIV clinical cohort. The AIDS reader. 14(6) : 305-10, 313-5, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15243966
  • Naik E, LeBlanc S, Tang J, Jacobson LP, Kaslow RA. The complexity of HLA class II (DRB1, DQB1, DM) associations with disseminated Mycobacterium avium complex infection among HIV-1-seropositive whites. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999). 33(2) : 140-5, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12794545


  • The Sunshine Award for Dedication to Safety, Kindness, Professionalism and Organizational Excellence (Bay Pines VA - 2016)
  • Recognition for Committment to Serving Those Who Serve (James A. Haley VA Education Office - 2016)
  • Community Service Award (Federation of Indian Associations of Tampa Bay - 2012)