Elizabeth D. Barnett, MD

Professor, Pediatrics

Elizabeth Barnett


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.


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


  • Published on 9/29/2023

    Sabharwal V, Taglauer E, Demos R, Snyder-Cappione J, Shaik-Dasthagirisaheb YB, Parker-Kelleher SP, Hunnewell J, Boateng J, Clark K, Yuen R, Barnett ED, Wachman EM, Yarrington C. Comparison of anti-SARS-CoV-2 specific antibody signatures in maternal and infant blood after COVID-19 infection versus COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy. Am J Perinatol. 2023 Sep 29. PMID: 37774748.

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  • Published on 7/1/2023

    Schmader KE, Liu CK, Flannery B, Rountree W, Auerbach H, Barnett ED, Schlaudecker EP, Todd CA, Poniewierski M, Staat MA, Harrington T, Li R, Broder KR, Walter EB. Immunogenicity of adjuvanted versus high-dose inactivated influenza vaccines in older adults: a randomized clinical trial. Immun Ageing. 2023 Jul 01; 20(1):30. PMID: 37393237.

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  • Published on 6/20/2023

    Huits R, Angelo KM, Amatya B, Barkati S, Barnett ED, Bottieau E, Emetulu H, Epelboin L, Eperon G, Medebb L, Gobbi F, Grobusch MP, Itani O, Jordan S, Kelly P, Leder K, Díaz-Menéndez M, Okumura N, Rizwan A, Rothe C, Saio M, Waggoner J, Yoshimura Y, Libman M, Hamer DH, Schwartz E. Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes Among Travelers With Severe Dengue : A GeoSentinel Analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2023 Jul; 176(7):940-948. PMID: 37335991.

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  • Published on 5/18/2023

    Piyaphanee W, Stoney RJ, Asgeirsson H, Appiah GD, Díaz-Menéndez M, Barnett ED, Gautret P, Libman M, Schlagenhauf P, Leder K, Plewes K, Grobusch MP, Huits R, Mavunda K, Hamer DH, Chen LH. Healthcare seeking during travel: an analysis by the GeoSentinel surveillance network of travel medicine providers. J Travel Med. 2023 May 18; 30(3). PMID: 36637429.

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  • Published on 2/1/2023

    Woolf AD, Stierman BD, Barnett ED, Byron LG. Drinking Water From Private Wells and Risks to Children. Pediatrics. 2023 Feb 01; 151(2). PMID: 36995187.

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  • Published on 2/1/2023

    Woolf AD, Stierman BD, Barnett ED, Byron LG. Drinking Water From Private Wells and Risks to Children. Pediatrics. 2023 Feb 01; 151(2). PMID: 36995188.

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  • Published on 1/29/2023

    Sabharwal V, Demos R, Snyder-Cappione J, Parker SE, Shaik-Dasthagirisaheb Y, Hunnewell J, Boateng J, Clarke K, Yuen R, Barnett E, Yarrington C, Taglauer E, Wachman EM. Cytokine levels in maternal and infant blood after COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy in comparison with unvaccinated controls. J Reprod Immunol. 2023 Mar; 156:103821. PMID: 36764228.

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  • Published on 12/12/2022

    Wachman EM, Snyder-Cappione J, Devera J, Boateng J, Dhole Y, Clarke K, Yuen RR, Parker SE, Hunnewell J, Ferraro R, Jean-Sicard S, Woodard E, Cruikshank A, Sinha B, Bartolome R, Barnett ED, Yarrington C, Taglauer ES, Sabharwal V. Maternal, Infant, and Breast Milk Antibody Response Following COVID-19 Infection in Early Versus Late Gestation. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2023 Mar 01; 42(3):e70-e76. PMID: 36729773.

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  • Published on 8/24/2022

    Belay ED, Godfred Cato S, Rao AK, Abrams J, Wyatt Wilson W, Lim S, Newton-Cheh C, Melgar M, DeCuir J, Webb B, Marquez P, Su JR, Meng L, Grome HN, Schlaudecker E, Talaat K, Edwards K, Barnett E, Campbell AP, Broder KR, Bamrah Morris S. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Adults After Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Infection and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccination. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Aug 24; 75(1):e741-e748. PMID: 34849680.

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  • Published on 4/21/2022

    Taglauer ES, Dhole Y, Boateng J, Snyder-Cappione J, Parker SE, Clarke K, Juttukonda L, Devera J, Hunnewell J, Barnett E, Jia H, Yarrington C, Sabharwal V, Wachman EM. Evaluation of maternal-infant dyad inflammatory cytokines in pregnancies affected by maternal SARS-CoV-2 infection in early and late gestation. J Perinatol. 2022 Oct; 42(10):1319-1327. PMID: 35449446.

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