Elizabeth D. Barnett, MD

Professor, Pediatrics

617.414.3623

Biography

For more than 25 years at BUSM/BMC, Dr. Barnett has been a clinical and academic leader who has achieved international prominence in Travel and Tropical Medicine with a particular focus on refugee health and the medical needs of new immigrant families. She has served as the PI of the BMC Refugee Health Assessment Program for more than 20 years and also is Site Director for the GeoSentinel Program in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control. In addition, Dr. Barnett has studied the safety and dissemination of childhood immunizations and is a leader in the BMC Center for Immunization Safety and Assessment.

Nationally recognized for her work in Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Dr. Barnett is a member of the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the body that publishes the Red Book, which is the authoritative text for the treatment of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. She has published more than 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts and presented at numerous national and international meetings and seminars.

Dr. Barnett completed her pediatric residency at Boston City Hospital (BCH) and Children’s Hospital, Boston. After serving as a Chief Resident in the Department of Pediatrics, she completed fellowship training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at BCH under the direction of Drs. Pelton and Jerome Klein.

Other Positions

  • Active Staff Hospital Privileges, Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center

Education

  • Boston University, MD
  • Brown University, SB/ScB

Publications

  • Published on 3/13/2018

    Jelinek T, Cromer MA, Cramer JP, Mills DJ, Lessans K, Gherardin AW, Barnett ED, Hagmann SHF, Askling HH, Kiermayr S, Kadlecek V, Eder-Lingelbach S, Taucher C, Dubischar KL. Safety and immunogenicity of an inactivated Vero cell_derived Japanese encephalitis vaccine (IXIARO®, JESPECT®) in a pediatric population in JE non-endemic countries: An uncontrolled, open-label phase 3 study. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2018 Mar - Apr; 22:18-24. PMID: 29549036.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/1/2017

    Hagmann SHF, Rao SR, LaRocque RC, Erskine S, Jentes ES, Walker AT, Barnett ED, Chen LH, Hamer DH, Ryan ET. Travel Characteristics and Pretravel Health Care Among Pregnant or Breastfeeding U.S. Women Preparing for International Travel. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Dec; 130(6):1357-1365. PMID: 29112671.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/1/2017

    Kemper AR, Barnett ED, Walter EB, Hornik C, Pierre-Joseph N, Broder KR, Silverstein M, Harrington T. Drinking Water to Prevent Postvaccination Presyncope in Adolescents: A Randomized Trial. Pediatrics. 2017 Nov; 140(5). PMID: 29061871.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/28/2017

    Stockwell MS, Marchant CD, Wodi AP, Barnett ED, Broder KR, Jakob K, Lewis P, Kattan M, Rezendes AM, Barrett A, Sharma D, Fernandez N, LaRussa P. A multi-site feasibility study to assess fever and wheezing in children after influenza vaccines using text messaging. Vaccine. 2017 12 15; 35(50):6941-6948. PMID: 29089191.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/1/2017

    Stoney RJ, Han PV, Barnett ED, Wilson ME, Jentes ES, Benoit CM, MacLeod WB, Hamer DH, Chen LH. Travelers' Diarrhea and Other Gastrointestinal Symptoms Among Boston-Area International Travelers. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Jun; 96(6):1388-1393. PMID: 28719282.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/1/2017

    Barbosa F, Barnett ED, Gautret P, Schlagenhauf P, van Genderen PJ, Grobusch MP, Connor BA, Hamer DH, Hochberg NS. Bordetella pertussis infections in travelers: data from the GeoSentinel global network. J Travel Med. 2017 05 01; 24(3). PMID: 28355615.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 3/22/2017

    Watts NS, Mizinduko MM, Barnett ED, White LF, Hochberg NS. Association between parasitic infections and tuberculin skin test results in refugees. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2017 Mar - Apr; 16:35-40. PMID: 28342825.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/30/2017

    Barbre KA, Jentes ES, Drobeniuc J, Kamili S, Hamer DH, Barnett ED. Seroprevalence of Hepatitis E Among Boston Area Travelers, 2009-2010. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2017 Apr; 96(4):929-934. PMID: 28138055.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/22/2016

    Hamer DH, Barbre KA, Chen LH, Grobusch MP, Schlagenhauf P, Goorhuis A, van Genderen PJ, Molina I, Asgeirsson H, Kozarsky PE, Caumes E, Hagmann SH, Mockenhaupt FP, Eperon G, Barnett ED, Bottieau E, Boggild AK, Gautret P, Hynes NA, Kuhn S, Lash RR, Leder K, Libman M, Malvy DJ, Perret C, Rothe C, Schwartz E, Wilder-Smith A, Cetron MS, Esposito DH. Travel-Associated Zika Virus Disease Acquired in the Americas Through February 2016: A GeoSentinel Analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Jan 17; 166(2):99-108. PMID: 27893080.

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  • Published on 10/2/2016

    Chen LH, Han PV, Wilson ME, Stoney RJ, Jentes ES, Benoit C, Ooi WW, Barnett ED, Hamer DH. Self-reported illness among Boston-area international travelers: A prospective study. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2016 Nov - Dec; 14(6):604-613. PMID: 27687076.

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