Co Director, Mca For Infectious Diseases and Virology
Dr. Homans completed a combined Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program in 1992, and subsequently an Infectious Disease Fellowship in 1994, at the LAC+USC Medical Center. He is board-certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, and Infectious Disease. He has worked in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Division/MCA Program since 1997.
His current research and clinical interests include the management of congenital CMV, HIV in pregnant women, adolescents, and children as well as diagnosis and management of infectious diseases in all ages. His work involves collaboration between the departments of Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, and Internal Medicine. In addition to his clinical work, he is a Principal Investigator at LAC+USC’s Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Program and is involved in the teaching and training of medical students, residents, mid-level providers, and foreign physicians involved in HIV care. He is a resource to physicians throughout the Los Angeles area in Pediatric Infectious Disease and HIV.
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 1; 71(2):155-62. View in: PubMed
Kimberlin DW, Jester PM, Sánchez PJ, Ahmed A, Arav-Boger R, Michaels MG, Ashouri N, Englund JA, Estrada B, Jacobs RF, Romero JR, Sood SK, Whitworth MS, Abzug MJ, Caserta MT, Fowler S, Lujan-Zilbermann J, Storch GA, DeBiasi RL, Han JY, Palmer A, Weiner LB, Bocchini JA, Dennehy PH, Finn A, Griffiths PD, Luck S, Gutierrez K, Halasa N, Homans J, Shane AL, Sharland M, Simonsen K, Vanchiere JA, Woods CR, Sabo DL, Aban I, Kuo H, James SH, Prichard MN, Griffin J, Giles D, Acosta EP, Whitley RJ. Valganciclovir for symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus disease. N Engl J Med. 2015 Mar 5; 372(10):933-43. View in: PubMed
Escobedo EV, Ho CH, Homans JD. An 18-year-old man with bilateral violaceous cervical adenopathy. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Aug 1; 168(8):773-4. View in: PubMed
Ho CH, Bearden A, Lewis K, Sequeira P, Homans J. A 14-year-old Girl With Hip Pain and Fever After a Skateboard Fall. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Jun; 33(6):667. View in: PubMed
Frederick T, Homans J, Spencer L, Kramer F, Stek A, Operskalski E, Kovacs A. The Effect of Prenatal Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy on the Transmission of Congenital and Perinatal/Early Postnatal Cytomegalovirus Among HIV-Infected and HIV-Exposed Infants. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Sep; 55(6):877-84. View in: PubMed
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 1; 60(1):99-110. View in: PubMed
Schein R, Homans J, Larsen RA, Neely M. Posaconazole for chronic refractory coccidioidal meningitis. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Dec; 53(12):1252-4. View in: PubMed
Homans JD, Spencer L. Itraconazole treatment of nonmeningeal coccidioidomycosis in children: two case reports and review of the literature. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Jan; 29(1):65-7. View in: PubMed
Kimberlin DW, Acosta EP, Sánchez PJ, Sood S, Agrawal V, Homans J, Jacobs RF, Lang D, Romero JR, Griffin J, Cloud GA, Lakeman FD, Whitley RJ. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic assessment of oral valganciclovir in the treatment of symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus disease. J Infect Dis. 2008 Mar 15; 197(6):836-45. View in: PubMed
Nikolopoulou GB, Nowicki MJ, Du W, Homans J, Stek A, Kramer F, Kovacs A. HCV viremia is associated with drug use in young HIV-1 and HCV coinfected pregnant and non-pregnant women. Addiction. 2005 May; 100(5):626-35. View in: PubMed
Yogev R, Kovacs A, Chadwick EG, Homans JD, Lou Y, Symonds WT. Single-dose safety and pharmacokinetics of amprenavir (141W94), a human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) protease inhibitor, in HIV-infected children. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2005 Jan; 49(1):336-41. View in: PubMed
Ahmed J, Homans J. Tuberculosis pyomyosits of the soleus muscle in a fifteen-year-old boy. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Dec; 21(12):1169-71. View in: PubMed