Barbara E. Mahon, MD

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Barbara Mahon
715 Albany St Talbot Building


Dr. Mahon received her MD and clinical training in pediatrics from the University of California, San
Francisco and her MPH from the University of California, Berkeley. She trained in CDC’s Epidemic
Intelligence Service (EIS). Dr. Mahon is deputy chief of the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology and
Surveillance Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The branch is responsible
for national surveillance for enteric diseases. It conducts epidemiologic studies of the burden, trends,
and food source attribution of foodborne diseases caused by Listeria , Salmonella, and E. coli O157,
among other pathogens. The branch’s work also focuses on vulnerable populations, including older
adults, young children, and other groups, with the goal of creating knowledge needed to protect people
by preventing disease. Dr. Mahon has a broad background in infectious disease epidemiology, having
worked on foodborne diseases, vaccine-preventable diseases, and sexually transmitted diseases in
academic and industry positions as well as in government.

Other Positions

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine


  • University of California San Francisco, MD
  • University of California, Berkeley, MPH
  • Harvard University, AB


  • Published on 4/15/2018

    Scallan E, Griffin PM, McLean HQ, Mahon BE. Hospitalisations due to bacterial gastroenteritis: A comparison of surveillance and hospital discharge data. Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Apr 15; 1-7. PMID: 29655383.

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  • Published on 12/27/2017

    Yu PA, Lin NH, Mahon BE, Sobel J, Yu Y, Mody RK, Gu W, Clements J, Kim HJ, Rao AK. Safety and Improved Clinical Outcomes in Patients Treated With New Equine-Derived Heptavalent Botulinum Antitoxin. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Dec 27; 66(suppl_1):S57-S64. PMID: 29293928.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/14/2017

    Patrick ME, Henao OL, Robinson T, Geissler AL, Cronquist A, Hanna S, Hurd S, Medalla F, Pruckler J, Mahon BE. Features of illnesses caused by five species of Campylobacter, Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) - 2010-2015. Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Jan; 146(1):1-10. PMID: 29237513.

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  • Published on 12/1/2017

    Narra R, Sobel J, Piper C, Gould D, Bhadelia N, Dott M, Fiore A, Fischer WA, Frawley MJ, Griffin PM, Hamilton D, Mahon B, Pillai SK, Veltus EF, Tauxe R, Jhung M. CDC Safety Training Course for Ebola Virus Disease Healthcare Workers. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Dec; 23(13). PMID: 29154748.

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  • Published on 10/30/2017

    Geissler AL, Bustos Carrillo F, Swanson K, Patrick ME, Fullerton KE, Bennett C, Barrett K, Mahon BE. Increasing Campylobacter Infections, Outbreaks, and Antimicrobial Resistance in the United States, 2004-2012. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Oct 30; 65(10):1624-1631. PMID: 29020144.

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  • Published on 5/12/2017

    Wong KK, Burdette E, Mahon BE, Mintz ED, Ryan ET, Reingold AL. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of Cholera Vaccine. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 May 12; 66(18):482-485. PMID: 28493859.

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  • Published on 2/16/2017

    Jacobs Slifka KM, Newton AE, Mahon BE. Vibrio alginolyticus infections in the USA, 1988-2012. Epidemiol Infect. 2017 May; 145(7):1491-1499. PMID: 28202099.

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  • Published on 11/18/2016

    Iwamoto M, Reynolds J, Karp BE, Tate H, Fedorka-Cray PJ, Plumblee JR, Hoekstra RM, Whichard JM, Mahon BE. Ceftriaxone-Resistant Nontyphoidal Salmonella from Humans, Retail Meats, and Food Animals in the United States, 1996-2013. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2017 Feb; 14(2):74-83. PMID: 27860517.

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  • Published on 10/26/2016

    Chai SJ, Cole D, Nisler A, Mahon BE. Poultry: the most common food in outbreaks with known pathogens, United States, 1998-2012. Epidemiol Infect. 2017 Jan; 145(2):316-325. PMID: 27780481.

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  • Published on 9/28/2016

    Wong KK, Mahon BE, Reingold A. CVD 103-HgR vaccine for travelers. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2016 Nov - Dec; 14(6):632-633. PMID: 27693492.

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