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Juthaporn Cowan, MD, PhD, FRCPC
(613)737-8899 ext. 79617

Administrative Assistant: Andrea Trinidad

Juthaporn Cowan

Associate Scientist, Clinical Epidemiology Program
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Research Interests

  • Prevention of infections in non-HIV immunodeficiency particularly post-transplantation
  • Vaccination in immunocompromised patients
  • Immunotherapy for primary and secondary immunodeficiency diseases
  • Cellular and molecular immunology of infectious diseases
  • Microbial pathogenesis and host immune defence mechanism 

Brief Biography

Dr. Cowan is an Associate Scientist at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, Assistant Professor at The University of Ottawa, Department of Medicine and a Physician for the Division of Infectious Diseases at The Ottawa Hospital. She obtained a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology in Kyoto, Japan. During her postgraduate training her interest shifted from tuberculosis to infection in immunodeficiency patients. Dr. Cowan aims to prevent infection in these vulnerable patients, which are growing in number. Dr. B. Cameron and Dr. Cowan run an immunodeficiency/immunoglobulin treatment clinic in Ottawa. The clinic is expanding and is served as a resource for clinical research.

Selected Publications

Bourque PR, Pringle CE, Cameron W, Cowan J, Chardon JW. (2016) Subcutaneous Immunoglobulin Therapy in the Chronic Management of Myasthenia Gravis: A Retrospective Cohort Study. PLoS ONE. 11(8): e0159993. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0159993

Cowan, J., Hutton, B., Fergusson, N., Bennett, A., Tay, J., Cameron, DW., Knoll, G. (2015) Clinical outcomes of immunoglobulin use in solid organ transplant recipients: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. Systematic Reviews. 4(167):doi:10.1186/s13643-015-0156-6

Cowan, J., Gaudet, L., Mulpuru, S., Corrales-Medina, V., Hawken, S., Cameron, C., Aaron, S.D., Cameron, DW. (2015) A retrospective longitudal within-subject risk interval analysis of immunoglobulin treatment for recurrent acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. PLoS ONE. Nov 11;10(11):e0142205.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0142205.eCollection 2015.

Cowan, J., Cameron, DW., Knoll, G., Tay. J. (2015) Protocol for updating a systematic review of randomised controlled trials on the prophylactic use of intravenous immunoglobulin for patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. BMJ Open. Aug 21; 5(8):e008316.doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008316

Breau, RH., Kokolo, MB., Punjani, N., Cagiannos, I., Beck, A., Niznick, N., Buenaventura, Ch., Cowan, J., Knoll. G., Momoli, F., Morash, C., Ruzicka, M., Schachkina, S., Tinmouth, A., Xie, HY., Fergusson, DA. (2014) The effects of lysine analogs during pelvic surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Transfusion Medicine. 28(3): 145-55.

Diseases, conditions and populations of interest

Autoimmune disease; Infectious disease

Research and clinical approaches

Immunization; Immunotherapy