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Pediatrics – Infectious Diseases

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Research

The Pediatric Infectious Disease staff is involved in a variety of research.  Below are our researchers and their fields of interest.

Stephen I. Pelton, MD, FAAP
Chief, Section of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Boston Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Research Interests: AIDS; immunology of middle ear infections; vaccine development and evaluation

Elizabeth D. Barnett, MD, FAAP
Director of International Clinic, Boston Medical Center
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Co-Editor of the major textbook:  Immigrant Medicine – PF Walker and ED Barnett
Research Interests: Vaccine safety; immigrant medicine; travel medicine

Ellen R. Cooper, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, Pediatric AIDS Program, Boston Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Research Interests: AIDS; respiratory viruses; herpes viruses; evaluation of antiviral drugs

Marisol Figueira, MD, FAAP
Staff Pediatrician, Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Research Interests:  Pathogenesis of otitis media due to NTHi; vaccine development and evaluation

Katherine K. Hsu, MD, MPH
Staff Pediatrician, Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Division of STD Prevention, Bureau of Infectious Disease Prevention, Response and Services, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Board certified in Pediatric and Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Research Interests:  Epidemiology of invasive S. Pneumonia disease and N. Meningitis disease; sexually transmitted diseases in adolescents; vaccine preventable diseases

Jerome O. Klein, MD, FAAP
Staff Pediatrician, Boston Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Co-Editor of major textbook:  Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn Infant – JS Remington and JO Klein, 6th edition
Co-Author of major textbook:  Otitis Media in Infants and Children – CD Bluestone and JO Klein, 4th edition
Member, Board of Directors, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
Awards: Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement from National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID); Bristol Award from Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA); Distinguished Physician Award, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS)
Research Interests: Safety and efficacy of vaccines; management of otitis media

Anita Loughlin, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health
Research Scientist in the Vaccine Center
Research Interests:  Infectious diseases epidemiology; clinical trials and intervention evaluation; adolescent targeted immunizations

Colin D. Marchant, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Research Interests: Vaccines; respiratory infections; clinical pharmacology of antimicrobial agents; otitis media; epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases

Vishakha Sabharwal, MD, FAAP
Instructor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Awards:  National Merit Scholarship, India; Edward Kass Award for Clinical Excellence, Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society; Maxwell Finland Award for Excellence in Research, Massachusetts Infectious Diseases Society.
Research Interests:  mechanisms that Streptococcus pneumoniae use to evade host defenses and produce respiratory tract and invasive disease

Jennifer Mehigan, RN, MSN, and MA Psychology, CPNP
Instructor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Board Certified:  Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Research Interests:  Adolescent health; chronic illness

Carole Moloney, RN, MSN, CPNP
Instructor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Board Certified:  Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
Research Interests:  HIV/AIDS; immunizations; procedural pain and pain relief/control

 

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Boston Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
Infectious Diseases
Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center
5th Floor
850 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118


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Fax: 617.414.7230

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Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases
6th Floor
670 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
Call: 617.414.5194, 617.414.7408 or 617.414.5591
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