Position:
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division:
Infectious Diseases
Education:
B.Sc. University of Alberta Honours Physiology (First Class Honours)
MD University of Alberta
Recent Publications:
  • Mbuagbaw L, Thabane L, Ongolo-Zogo P, Lester RT, Mills E, Volmink J, Yondo D, Essi MJ, Bonono-Momnougui RC, Mba R, Ndongo JS, Nkoa FC, Ondoa HA. The Cameroon mobile phone SMS (CAMPS) trial: a protocol for a randomized controlled trial of mobile phone text messaging versus usual care for improving adherence to highly active anti-retroviral therapy. Trials. 2011 Jan 7;12:5.
  • Eyawo O, de Walque D, Ford N, Gakii G, Lester RT, Mills EJ. HIV status in discordant couples in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2010 Nov;10(11):770-7.
  • Lester RT, Ritvo P, Mills EJ, Kariri A, Karanja S, Chung MH, Jack W, Habyarimana J, Sadatsafavi M, Najafzadeh M, Marra CA, Estambale B, Ngugi E, Ball TB, Thabane L, Gelmon LJ, Kimani J, Ackers M, Plummer FA. Effects of a mobile phone short message service on antiretroviral treatment adherence in Kenya (WelTel Kenya1): a randomised trial. Lancet. 2010 Nov 27;376(9755):1838-45. (Editor’s Choice).
  • Lester RT, Yao XD, Ball TB, McKinnon LR, Omange WR, Kaul R et al. HIV-1 RNA dysregulates the natural TLR response to subclinical endotoxemia in Kenyan female sex-workers. PLoS One. 2009;4(5):e5644.
  • Lester RT, Mills EJ, Kariri A, Ritvo P, Chung M, Jack W, Habyarimana J, Karanja S, Barasa S, Nguti R, Estambale B, Ngugi E, Ball TB, Thabane L, Kimani J, Gelmon L, Ackers M, Plummer FA.  The HAART cell phone adherence trial (WelTel Kenya1): a randomized controlled trial protocol.  Trials. 2009 Sep 22;10:87.
  • Lester RT, Yao X-D, Ball TB, McKinnon LR, Kaul R, Wachihi C, Jaoko W, Plummer FA and Rosenthal K. Increased TLR expression and responsiveness in viremic HIV-1 infection.  AIDS 2008, 22:685-694.