Cassandra M. Pierre MD, MPH, MSc

Assistant Professor, Infectious Diseases

Medical Director of Public Health Programs , Infectious Diseases

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Cassandra Pierre
Sections

Infectious Diseases

Biography

Residency training: Boston Medical Center
Fellowship training: Boston Medical Center

Dr. Cassandra Pierre is an Assistant Professor at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, the Medical Director of Public Health Programs and the Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at Boston Medical Center and the Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Council. Supported by state and local public health agencies, the Public Health Programs provide resources for HIV, HCV and STI prevention, linkage to care and management throughout the hospital. Her research is focused on infection prevention in vulnerable population (including the implementation of low-cost infection control interventions to reduce bacteremia among neonates in low-income settings) Her clinical interests include HIV management in special subpopulations (immigrants of color, pregnant women, transactional sex workers and people with substance use).

Other Positions

Education

MD, State University of New York at Buffalo

Global Health Management, MPH, Loma Linda University

English Literature, BA, Cornell University

Publications

Published on 2/1/2024

Stewart J, Ruiz-Mercado G, Sperring H, Pierre CM, Assoumou SA, Taylor JL. Addressing Unmet PrEP Needs in Women: Impact of a Laboratory-Driven Protocol at an Urban, Essential Hospital. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2024 Mar; 11(3):ofae056. PMID: 38464490.

Published on 7/3/2023

Nelson AL, Steiner J, Hanley D, Barlam TF, Drainoni ML, Burrowes SAB, Pierre CM. Revitalizing the infection prevention workforce with a fellowship program for underrepresented groups. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2023 Dec; 44(12):2050-2051. PMID: 37395044.

Published on 6/26/2023

Egbe FN, Cowden C, Mwananyanda L, Pierre C, Mwansa J, Lukwesa Musyani C, Lyondo A, Kapasa ML, Machona S, Chilufya MM, Munanjala G, Coffin SE, Hamer DH, Bates MA. Etiology of Bacterial Sepsis and Isolate Resistance Patterns in Hospitalized Neonates in Zambia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2023 Oct 01; 42(10):921-926. PMID: 37364138.

Published on 3/6/2023

Pepe DE, Mehrotra P, Bruno-Murtha LA, Colgrove R, Doron S, Duncan R, Ellison R, Haessler S, Hooper DC, Klompas M, Pierre CM, Sandora TJ, Shenoy ES, Wright SB. Use of expert consensus to develop a shared list of procedures with potential for aerosol generation during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol. 2023; 3(1):e44. PMID: 36960085.

Published on 3/6/2023

Pepe DE, Mehrotra P, Bruno-Murtha LA, Colgrove R, Doron S, Duncan R, Ellison R, Haessler S, Hooper DC, Klompas M, Pierre CM, Sandora TJ, Shenoy ES, Wright SB. Use of expert consensus to develop a shared list of procedures with potential for aerosol generation during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol. 2023; 3(1):e44. PMID: 36960085.

Published on 1/10/2023

Fletcher L, Burrowes SAB, Khan GK, Sabin L, Johnson S, Kimmel SD, Ruiz-Mercado G, Pierre C, Drainoni ML. Perspectives on long-acting injectable HIV antiretroviral therapy at an alternative care site: a qualitative study of people with HIV experiencing substance use and/or housing instability. Harm Reduct J. 2023 Jan 10; 20(1):4. PMID: 36627679.

Published on 1/7/2023

Stewart J, Bartkus M, Sperring H, Ruiz-Mercado G, Johnson S, Pierre C. Monkeypox Vaccination Strategy and Missed Opportunities in STI and HIV Prevention: An Urban Sexual Health Clinic's Experience During a Public Health Emergency. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2023 Jan; 10(1):ofad006. PMID: 36726550.

Published on 5/17/2022

Assoumou SA, Peterson A, Ginman E, James T, Pierre CM, Hamilton S, Chapman S, Goldie J, Koenig R, Mendez-Escobar E, Leaver H, Graham R, Crichlow R, Weaver T, Cotterell S, Valdez G, De Las Nueces D, Scott NA, Linas BP, Cherry PM. Addressing Inequities in SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Uptake: The Boston Medical Center Health System Experience. Ann Intern Med. 2022 Jun; 175(6):879-884. PMID: 35576586.

Published on 5/2/2022

Rowe SG, Stewart MT, Van Horne S, Pierre C, Wang H, Manukyan M, Bair-Merritt M, Lee-Parritz A, Rowe MP, Shanafelt T, Trockel M. Mistreatment Experiences, Protective Workplace Systems, and Occupational Distress in Physicians. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 May 02; 5(5):e2210768. PMID: 35522279.

Published on 4/12/2022

Khan GK, Harvey L, Johnson S, Long P, Kimmel S, Pierre C, Drainoni ML. Integration of a community-based harm reduction program into a safety net hospital: a qualitative study. Harm Reduct J. 2022 Apr 12; 19(1):35. PMID: 35414072.

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