Recent Publications

March 2018

  • Chen LC, Hamer DH. Response to Norton and Morens re: Vaccination strategies during shortages of yellow fever vaccine. JAMA 2018;319:1280-1.

  • Existing blood transcriptional classifiers accurately discriminate active tuberculosis from latent infection in individuals from south India. Leong S, Zhao Y, Joseph NM, Hochberg NS, Sarkar S, Pleskunas J, Hom D, Lakshminarayanan S, Horsburgh CR Jr., Roy G, Ellner JJ, Johnson WE, Salgame P. Tuberculosis (Edinb). 2018 Mar;109:41-51. doi: 10.1016/j.tube.2018.01.002. Epub 2018 Jan 31. PMID: 295591

February 2018

  • Yan LD, Mwale J, Straitz S, Biemba G, Bhutta Z, Ross JF, Mwananyanda L, Nambao L, Ngwakum P, Genovese E, Banda B, Akseer N, Yeboah-Antwi Y, Rockers P, Hamer DH. Equity dimensions of the availability and quality of reproductive, maternal and neonatal health services in Zambia. Trop Med Int Health, 2018, published on-line, doi:10.1111/tmi.13043.

  • Scott NA, Vian T, Kaiser J, Ngoma T, Mataka K, Henry EG, Biemba G, Nambao M, Hamer DH. Listening to the community: using formative research to strengthen maternity waiting homes in Zambia. PLOS One 201813:e0194535.

  • Hamer DH, Angelo K, Caumes E, van Genderen PJJ, Florescu SA, Popescu CP, Perret C, McBride A, Checkley A, Ryan J, Cetron M, Schlagenhauf P. Fatal yellow fever in travelers to Brazil, 2018. MMWR March 16, 2018 Early Release Vol 67

  • Walls M, Broder-Fingert S, Feinberg E, Drainoni M, Bair-Merritt M. Prevention and management of obesity in children with autism spectrum disorder among primary care pediatricians, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, February 15, 2018. Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1007/s10803-018-3494-0.

  • Walkey AJ, Drainoni M, Cordella N, Bor J. Advancing Quality Improvement with Regression Discontinuity Designs. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, February 21, 2018; doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201712-942IP. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Barlam TF, Neuhauser MM, Tamma PD, Trivedi KK (Eds). Practical Implementation of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018

January 2018

  • Rationale, design, and methodology of a trial evaluating three models of care for HCV treatment among injection drug users on opioid agonist therapy. Akiyama MJ, Agyemang L, Arnsten JH, Heo M, Norton BL, Schackman BR, Linas BP, Litwin AH. BMC Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 9;18(1):74. doi: 10.1186/s12879-018-2964-5.

  • Population level outcomes and cost-effectiveness of expanding the recommendation for age-based hepatitis C testing in the United States. Barocas JA, Tasillo A, Eftekhari Yazdi G, Wang J, Vellozzi C, Hariri S, Isenhour C, Randall L, Ward JW, Mermin J, Salomon JA, Linas BP. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 6. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciy098. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:29420742

  • The Effect of Shorter Treatment Regimens for Hepatitis C on Population Health and Under Fixed Budgets. Morgan JR, Kim AY, Naggie S, Linas BP. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017 Dec 8;5(1):ofx267. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofx267. eCollection 2018 Jan.PMID: 29354660

  • Isoniazid Preventive Therapy for People with HIV who are Heavy Alcohol Drinkers in High TB/HIV Burden Countries: a Risk-Benefit Analysis. Morgan Freiman J, Jacobson KR, Muyindike WR, Robert Horsburgh C, Ellner JJ, Hahn JA, Linas BP. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Dec 6. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001610. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29239900

  • Hepatitis C Testing Increased Among Baby Boomers Following The 2012 Change To CDC Testing Recommendations. Barocas JA, Wang J, White LF, Tasillo A, Salomon JA, Freedberg KA, Linas BP. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 Dec;36(12):2142-2150. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0684. PMID: 29200354

  • Chen LH, Leder, K, Barbre KA, Schlagenhauf P, Libman M, Keystone J, Mendelson M, Gautret P, Schwartz E, Shaw M, MacDonald S, McCarthy A, Connor BA, Hamer DH, Wilson ME, for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network. Business travel-associated illness: A GeoSentinel Analysis*. J Travel Med 2018; 1-10. doi 10.1093/jtm/tax97.

  • Intensity of exposure to pulmonary tuberculosis determines risk of tuberculosis infection and disease. Acuña-Villaorduña C, Jones-López EC, Fregona G, Marques-Rodrigues P, Gaeddert M, Geadas C, Hadad DJ, White LF, Pereira Dutra Molina L, Vinhas S, Ribeiro-Rodrigues R, Salgame P, Palaci M, Alland D, Ellner JJ, Dietze R. Eur Respir J. 2018 Jan 18;51(1). pii: 1701578. doi: 10.1183/13993003.01578-2017. Print 2018 Jan. PMID: 29348181

December 2017

  • Hamer DH. Multiplex PCR for determining etiology of travelers’ diarrhea: too much information or too little? J Travel Med, advance release 27 December 2017, doi: 101093/jtm/tax089.

November 2017

  • Mokhtar RR, Holick MF, Sempértegui F, Griffiths JK, Estrella B, Moore LL, Fox MP, Hamer DH. Vitamin D status is associated with underweight and stunting in children aged 6 – 36 months residing in the Ecuadorian Andes. Pub Health Nutr 2017;doi:10.1017/S136980017002816.

  • Isoniazid Preventive Therapy for People with HIV who are Heavy Alcohol Drinkers in High TB/HIV Burden Countries: a Risk-Benefit Analysis. Morgan Freiman J, Jacobson KR, Muyindike WR, Robert Horsburgh C, Ellner JJ, Hahn JA, Linas BP. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Dec 6. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000001610. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29239900

  • Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and rifampicin resistance: a prospective multicentre diagnostic accuracy study. Dorman SE, Schumacher SG, Alland D, Nabeta P, Armstrong DT, King B, Hall SL, Chakravorty S, Cirillo DM, Tukvadze N, Bablishvili N, Stevens W, Scott L, Rodrigues C, Kazi MI, Joloba M, Nakiyingi L, Nicol MP, Ghebrekristos Y, Anyango I, Murithi W, Dietze R, Lyrio Peres R, Skrahina A, Auchynka V, Chopra KK, Hanif M, Liu X, Yuan X, Boehme CC, Ellner JJ, Denkinger CM; study team. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Nov 30. pii: S1473-3099(17)30691-6. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30691-6. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29198911

  • Simmons MM, Fincke BG, Drainoni M, Kim B, Byrne T, Smelson D, Casey K, Ellison ML, Visher C, Blue-Howells J, McInnis DK. A Two-State Comparative Implementation of Peer-Support to Link Veterans to Health-Related Services after Incarceration: a Study Protocol. BMC Health Services Research, 2017; 17:647. Doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2572.

  • Carling PC. Optimizing Healthcare Environmental Hygiene. Infect Dis Clin N Am 30 (2016) 639-660.

  • Carling P C. What is the Role of Mobile No-touch Disinfection Technology in Optimizing Healthcare Environmental Hygiene? in New Perspectives and Controversies in Infection Prevention. Edited by Berman R, Munoz-Price S, Morgan D, MurthyC. September 2017.

  • Ray A, Deshpande A, Fertelli D, Sitzlar B, … Carling P, Donskey C. A Multicenter Randomized Trial to Determine the Effect of an Environmental Disinfection Intervention on the Incidence of Healthcare-Associated Colstridium difficile Infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidmiol 2017:1-7.
  • Bloomfield S F, Carling P C, Exner M A. A unified framework for developing effective hygiene procedures for hands, environmental surfaces and laundry in healthcare, domestic, food handling and other settings. GMS Hyg Infect Control. 2017;12:Doc 08.

  • Carling P, Scott M. Optimizing Envitonmental Hygiene to Successfully Decrease Clostridiun Difficile Transmission. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 4, Issue suppl_1, 1 October 2017, Pages S404–S405, https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofx163.1011

  • Rupp ME, Olson C, Cavaleri RJ, Lyden MS, Carling P. How Clean Are the Clinics? Assessment of Environmental Cleanliness in Ambulatory Care Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Volume 4, Issue suppl_1, 1 October 2017, Pages S183–S184, https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofx163.338

October 2017

  • Cost-effectiveness of Testing and Treatment for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in Residents Born Outside the United States With and Without Medical Comorbidities in a Simulation Model. Tasillo A, Salomon JA, Trikalinos TA, Horsburgh CR Jr, Marks SM, Linas BP. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Oct 16. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.3941. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29049814

  • Chen LH, Hamer DH. Vaccination challenges in confronting the resurgent threat from yellow fever. JAMA 2017;318:1651-2.

  • Hagmann SHF, Rao SR, LaRocque RC, Erskine, S, Jentes ES, Walker AT, Barnett ED, Chen LH, Hamer HD, Ryan ET for the Global TravEpiNet Consortium and the Boston Area Travel Medicine Network. Travel characteristics and pretravel health care among pregnant or breastfeeding U.S. women preparing for international travel. Ob Gyn 2017, published on line.

  • AMANHI (Alliance for Maternal and Newborn Health Improvement), Baqui A, Ahmed P, Dasgupta SK, Begum N, Rahman M, Islam N, Quaiyum M, Kirkwood B, Edmond K, Shannon C, Newton S, Hurt L, Jehan F, Nisar I, Hussain A, Nadeem N, Ilyas M, Zaidi A, Sazawal S, Deb S, Dutta A, Dhingra U, Ali SM, Hamer DH, Semrau KEA, Straszak-Suir M, Grogan C, Biemba G, Lee ACC, Wylie BJ, Manu A, Yoshida Y, Bahl R. Development and validation of a simplified algorithm for neonatal gestational age assessment – protocol for the Alliance for Maternal and Newborn Health Improvement (AMANHI) prospective cohort study. J Global Health 2017;7:021201

  • Schiff DM, Drainoni M, Weinstein Z, Chan L, Bair-Merritt M, Rosenbloom D. A police-led addiction treatment referral program in Gloucester, MA: Implementation and participants’ experiences. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 2017; 82C:41-47. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2017.09.003

  • Assoumou SA, Tasillo A, Leff JA, Schackman BR, Drainoni M, Horsburgh CR, Barry MA, Regis C, Kim AY, Marshall A, Saxena S, Smith PC, Linas, BP. The cost-effectiveness of one-time hepatitis C screening strategies among adolescents and young adults in primary care settings. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2017; 65(6). Doi: 10.1093/cid/cix798.

  • Simmons MM, Gincke BG, Drainoni M, Kim B, Byrne T, Smelson D, Casey K, Ellison ML, Visher C, Blue-Howells J, McInnis DK. A Two-State Comparative Implementation of Peer-Support to Link Veterans to Health-Related Services after Incarceration: a Study Protocol. BMC Health Services Research, 2017; 17:647. Doi: 10.1186/s12913-017-2572.

September 2017

  • Hochberg NS, Sarkar S, Horsburgh CR Jr, Knudsen S, Pleskunas J, Sahu S, Kubiak RW, Govindarajan S, Salgame P, Lakshminarayanan S, Sivaprakasam A, White LF, Joseph NM,  Ellner JJ, Roy G. Co-Morbidities in Pulmonary Tuberculosis Cases in South India: Opportunities for Intervention. PLoS ONE 2017; 12(8): e0183195. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0183195

  • Hochberg NS. Review of Textbook of Global Health, Fourth Edition. Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Yogan Pillay, and Timothy H. Holtz.” Clinical Infectious Diseases 2017

  • Evaluation of a Rapid Molecular Drug-Susceptibility Test for Tuberculosis. Xie YL, Chakravorty S, Armstrong DT, Hall SL, Via LE, Song T, Yuan X, Mo X, Zhu H, Xu P, Gao Q, Lee M, Lee J, Smith LE, Chen RY, Joh JS, Cho Y, Liu X, Ruan X, Liang L, Dharan N, Cho SN, Barry CE 3rd, Ellner JJ, Dorman SE, Alland D. N Engl J Med. 2017 Sep 14;377(11):1043-1054. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1614915. PMID: 28902596

  • An Unsuspected Zoonotic Infection Presenting as Sepsis. Epstein R, Ristau J, Ellner JJ. Am J Med. 2017 Aug 28. pii: S0002-9343(17)30843-4. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2017.07.040. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available

  • Comorbidities in pulmonary tuberculosis cases in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, India: Opportunities for intervention. Hochberg NS, Sarkar S, Horsburgh CR Jr, Knudsen S, Pleskunas J, Sahu S, Kubiak RW, Govindarajan S, Salgame P, Lakshminarayanan S, Sivaprakasam A, White LF, Joseph NM, Ellner JJ, Roy G. PLoS One. 2017 Aug 23;12(8):e0183195. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0183195. eCollection 2017. PMID:28832615

  • Incident Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in household contacts of infectious tuberculosis patients in Brazil. Van Ness SE, Chandra A, Sarkar S, Pleskunas J, Ellner JJ, Roy G, Lakshminarayanan S, Sahu S, Horsburgh CR Jr, Jenkins HE, Hochberg NS. BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Aug 15;17(1):567. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2629-9. PMID 28806911

  • Predictors of delayed care seeking for tuberculosis in southern India: an observational study. Van Ness SE, Chandra A, Sarkar S, Pleskunas J, Ellner JJ, Roy G, Lakshminarayanan S, Sahu S, Horsburgh CR Jr, Jenkins HE, Hochberg NS. BMC Infect Dis. 2017 Aug 15;17(1):567. doi: 10.1186/s12879-017-2629-9 PMID 28806911

  • Biemba G, Chiluba B, Yeboah-Antwi K, Silavwe V, Lunze K, Mwale RK, Russpatrick S, Hamer DH. Implementing a community health management information system using the district health management software version 2 mobile platform in two districts of Zambia. Global Health Science and Practice August 2017 Predictors of delayed care seeking for tuberculosis in southern India: an observational study.

  • Ngoma MS, Nkumbula T, Mutale W, Chishala C, Mbewe R, Mwale R, Shiferaw T, Hamer DH, Biemba G. Community based HIV screening in pregnant women and provision of prevention of mother to child transmission care in Mpongwe and Chongwe, Zambia. Int Ann Med 2017:1(8).

  • Leder K, Grobusch MP, Gautret P, Chen LH, Kuhn SM, Lim PL, Yates J, McCarthy ME, Rothe C, Kato Y, Bottieau E, Huber K, Schwartz E, Stauffer W, Malvy D, Shaw MTM, Rapp C, Blumberg L, Jensenius M, van Genderen PJJ, Hamer DH for the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network. Zika beyond the Americas: travelers as sentinels of Zika virus transmission. A GeoSentinel analysis, 2012 to 2016. PLOS One 2017;12:e0185689.

  • Chen LH, Hamer DH. Vaccination challenges in confronting the resurgent threat from yellow fever. JAMA, published online October 3, 2017.

  • Henry EG, Thea DT, Hamer DH, DeJong W, Muokotwane K, Chibwe K, Biemba G, Semrau K. The impact of a multi-level maternal health program on facility delivery and capacity for emergency obstetric care in Zambia. Global Pub Health 10.1080/17441692.2017.1385824.

  • Ghulam-Smith M, Olson A, White L, Chasela CS, Ellington SR, Kourtis AP, Jamieson DJ, Tegha G, van der Horst CM, Sagar M. Maternal but not infant anti HIV-1 neutralizing antibody response associates with enhanced transmission and infant morbidity. mBio 2017, in press

  • Luo R, Barlam T, Ten-year review of Clostridium difficile infection in acute care hospitals in the USA, 2005-2014, Journal of Hospital Infection (2017),

  • Farhat MR, Jacobson KR, Franke MF, Kaur D, Murray M, Mitnick CD. Fluoroquinolone resistance mutation detection is equivalent to culture-based drug susceptibility testing for predicting multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment outcome: a retrospective cohort study. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2017;65:1364-70.

July 2017

  • Barlam, TF, Morgan JR, Kaplan WA, Outterson K, Pelton SI. Disproportionate exposure to antibiotics in children at risk for invasive pneumococcal disease: potential for emerging resistance and opportunity for antibiotic stewardship. Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. Doi: 10.1093/jpids/pic070.

  • Assoumou SA, Tasillo A, Leff JA, Schackman BR, Drainoni ML, Horsburgh CR, Barry MA, Regis C, Kim AY, Marshall A, Saxena S, Smith PC, Linas, BPThe cost-effectiveness of one-time hepatitis C screening strategies among adolescents and young adults in primary care settings. Clin Infect Dis in press

  • A Comparative Analysis of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Guideline Development Methodologies. Schoenberg NC, Barker AF, Bernardo J, Deterding RR, Ellner JJ, Hess DR, MacIntyre NR, Martinez FJ, Wilson KC. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Jul 21. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201705-0926OC. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28731387

  • Serologic Responses in Childhood Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Nonyane BAS, Nicol MP, Andreas NJ, Rimmele S, Schneiderhan-Marra N, Workman LJ, Perkins MD, Joos T, Broger T, Ellner JJ, Alland D, Kampmann B, Dorman SE, Zar HJ. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017 Jul 15. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000001683. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28719497

  • Nolan S, Walley AY, Heeren TC, Patts GJ, Ventura AS, Sullivan MM, Samet JH Saitz R. HIV-infected individuals who use alcohol and other drugs, and virologic suppression. AIDS Care. 2017 May 17:1-8. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2017.1327646. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28513200

  • Ventura AS, Winter MR, Heeren TC, Sullivan MM, Walley AY, Holick MF, Patts GJ Meli SM, Samet JH, Saitz R. Lifetime and recent alcohol use and bone mineral density in adults with HIV infection and substance dependence. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Apr;96(17):e6759. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000006759. PubMed PMID: 28445303; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5413268

  • Karantanos T, Karanika S, Obiokoye K, Sullivan M, Phillips C, Ananthakrishnan S. Pyogenic Liver Abscess Due to Fusobacterium nucleatum in a Patient With Liver Hemangiomas. Am J Med Sci. 2017 Apr;353(4):417-418. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2016.07.008. Epub 2016 Aug 30. PubMed PMID: 28317637

  • Bazzi AR, Leech AA. Biancarelli DL, Sullivan MM, Drainoni M. “Just like a normal family:” HIV-serodiscordant heterosexual couples’ experiences using pre-exposure prophylaxis for safer conception. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, July 2017, ahead of print. https://doi.org/10/1089/apc.2017.0098

  • Childs E, Laws MA, Drainoni M, Nath A, Reid MJ, Sandel M, Cohen RT. Caring for young children with asthma: Perspectives from urban community health centers. Journal of Urban Health, July 2017, ahead of print, DOI: 10.1007/s11524-017-0186

  • Angelo KM, DO, Libman M, Caumes E, Hamer DH, Kain KC, Leder K, Grobusch MP, Hagmann SH, Kozarsky P, Lalloo DG, Lim PL, Patimeteeporn C, Gautret P, Odolini S, Chappuis F, Esposito DH, the GeoSentinel Network. Malaria after international travel: a GeoSentinel analysis, 2003–2016. Malaria J 2017;16:293.

  • Chen LC, Hamer DH. Long-term travelers and expatriates. Chapter 8, CDC Yellow Book 2018 edition, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oxford University Press, New York, NY 2017.

  • Hamer DH, MacLeod WB, Chen LH, Hochberg NS, Kogelman L, Karchmer AW, Ooi WW, Benoit C, Wilson ME, Jentes ES, Barnett ED. Pre-travel health preparation of international travelers: results from the Boston Area Travel Medicine Network. Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes 2017:1:78-90.

  • Sialubanje C, Massar K, Horstkotte L, Hamer DH, Ruiter RAC. Increasing utilisation of skilled facility-based maternal healthcare services in rural Zambia: The role of Safe Motherhood Action Groups. Reproductive Health 2017;14:81