Elizabeth M Begier

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Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint An outbreak of concurrent echovirus 30 and coxsackievirus A1 infections associated with sea swimming among a group of travelers to Mexico
    Elizabeth M Begier
    Infectious Diseases Division, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 47:616-23. 2008
  2. pmc Pneumonic plague cluster, Uganda, 2004
    Elizabeth M Begier
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:460-7. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Undiagnosed HIV infection among New York City jail entrants, 2006: results of a blinded serosurvey
    Elizabeth M Begier
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 346 Broadway, Room 707, New York, NY 10013, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 54:93-101. 2010
  4. pmc Outbreak bias in illness reporting and case confirmation in ciguatera fish poisoning surveillance in south Florida
    Elizabeth M Begier
    Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:658-65. 2006
  5. pmc NYC condom use and satisfaction and demand for alternative condom products in New York City sexually transmitted disease clinics
    Ryan C Burke
    Bureau of HIV Prevention and Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY 10013, USA
    J Urban Health 88:749-58. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Barriers to HIV testing among HIV/AIDS concurrently diagnosed persons in New York City
    Caroline W Mills
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY 10013, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:715-21. 2011
  7. pmc Evaluation of HIV incidence surveillance in New York City, 2006
    Hemanth P Nair
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 233 Broadway, 26th Floor, CN 6W, New York, NY 10279, USA
    Public Health Rep 126:28-38. 2011
  8. pmc The effect of HIV field-based testing on the proportion of notified partners who test for HIV in New York City
    Tamar C Renaud
    Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of HIV Prevention and Control, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:1168-71. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Impact of accelerated progression to AIDS on public health monitoring of late HIV diagnosis
    Charulata J Sabharwal
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York 10013, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:143-51. 2011
  10. pmc Gram-positive rod surveillance for early anthrax detection
    Elizabeth M Begier
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut 06134, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1483-6. 2005

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. doi request reprint An outbreak of concurrent echovirus 30 and coxsackievirus A1 infections associated with sea swimming among a group of travelers to Mexico
    Elizabeth M Begier
    Infectious Diseases Division, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 47:616-23. 2008
    ..Enteroviruses are shed in human stool and can cause a wide spectrum of illness. They are the leading cause of aseptic meningitis...
  2. pmc Pneumonic plague cluster, Uganda, 2004
    Elizabeth M Begier
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:460-7. 2006
    ..Person-to-person transmission was compatible with transmission by respiratory droplets, rather than aerosols, and only a few close contacts, all within droplet range, became ill...
  3. doi request reprint Undiagnosed HIV infection among New York City jail entrants, 2006: results of a blinded serosurvey
    Elizabeth M Begier
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 346 Broadway, Room 707, New York, NY 10013, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 54:93-101. 2010
    ..To guide further service improvement, we determined HIV prevalence among jail entrants, including proportion undiagnosed...
  4. pmc Outbreak bias in illness reporting and case confirmation in ciguatera fish poisoning surveillance in south Florida
    Elizabeth M Begier
    Preventive Medicine Residency Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Public Health Rep 121:658-65. 2006
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  5. pmc NYC condom use and satisfaction and demand for alternative condom products in New York City sexually transmitted disease clinics
    Ryan C Burke
    Bureau of HIV Prevention and Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY 10013, USA
    J Urban Health 88:749-58. 2011
    ..Study results document the condom social marketing campaign's success...
  6. doi request reprint Barriers to HIV testing among HIV/AIDS concurrently diagnosed persons in New York City
    Caroline W Mills
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY 10013, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 38:715-21. 2011
    ..To assess barriers to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing, health care contacts history, and HIV testing history among patients diagnosed concurrently with HIV and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)...
  7. pmc Evaluation of HIV incidence surveillance in New York City, 2006
    Hemanth P Nair
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 233 Broadway, 26th Floor, CN 6W, New York, NY 10279, USA
    Public Health Rep 126:28-38. 2011
    ..Continued improvements in data completeness and timeliness will improve the currently available information to inform personnel who develop HIV-prevention programs and policy initiatives in NYC and nationally...
  8. pmc The effect of HIV field-based testing on the proportion of notified partners who test for HIV in New York City
    Tamar C Renaud
    Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of HIV Prevention and Control, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:1168-71. 2011
    ..82), but we identified more than double the number of new positives (11 vs 25). All positive and 97% of negative results were received by the person tested...
  9. doi request reprint Impact of accelerated progression to AIDS on public health monitoring of late HIV diagnosis
    Charulata J Sabharwal
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York 10013, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 25:143-51. 2011
    ..With increased HIV testing initiatives, the irreducible proportion of AIDS cases with accelerated progression must be considered when interpreting late diagnosis data...
  10. pmc Gram-positive rod surveillance for early anthrax detection
    Elizabeth M Begier
    Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut 06134, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1483-6. 2005
    ..193 Bacillus spp., 73 Clostridium spp., 26 Lactobacillus spp., and 49 other genera. Around-the-clock GPR reporting has described GPR epidemiology and enhanced rapid communication with clinical laboratories...
  11. doi request reprint Comparing HIV partner notification effectiveness between blacks and Hispanics in New York City
    Angelica Bocour
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of HIV AIDS Prevention and Control, New York, NY 10013, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:784-8. 2010
    ..Fewer Hispanics needed to be interviewed to identify 1 newly diagnosed partner as compared with blacks (24 vs. 60, P < 0.01), but number needed to be interviewed was similar for identifying partners with any HIV infection...
  12. doi request reprint High HIV prevalence and diagnosis rates in New York City black men
    Ellen W Wiewel
    HIV Epidemiology and Field Services Program, Bureau of HIV AIDS Prevention and Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 346 Broadway, Room 706, CN44, New York, NY 10013, USA
    J Community Health 36:141-9. 2011
    ..Success addressing the citywide HIV epidemic will be linked to success in the various portions of this highly affected, heterogeneous population...
  13. doi request reprint Most positive HIV western blot tests do not diagnose new cases in New York City: implications for HIV testing programs
    David B Hanna
    HIV Epidemiology and Field Services Program, Bureau of HIV AIDS Prevention and Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 51:609-14. 2009
    ..To evaluate HIV testing efforts based on surveillance data...
  14. doi request reprint Excess mortality among injection drug users with AIDS, New York City (1999-2004)
    Melissa R Pfeiffer
    Bureau of Epidemiology Services, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York 10013, USA
    Subst Use Misuse 46:245-53. 2011
    ..Accidental drug overdose was the most frequent contributing cause of death among IDUs (20.5%). Overdose prevention initiatives may greatly and immediately reduce deaths among PWA...
  15. pmc Comparing the National Death Index and the Social Security Administration's Death Master File to ascertain death in HIV surveillance
    David B Hanna
    HIV Epidemiology and Field Services Program, Bureau of HIV AIDS Prevention and Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:850-60. 2009
    ..We evaluated record linkages with the National Death Index (NDI) and the Social Security Administration's Death Master File (SSDMF) to find deaths occurring from 2000 through 2004...
  16. doi request reprint A comparison of partner notification effectiveness in African-, Caribbean-, and United States-born HIV-infected Blacks in New York City
    Adey Tsega
    Bureau of HIV Prevention and Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York 10013, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 26:406-10. 2012
    ..However, further work is needed to improve HIV case finding from Partner Services in these groups, and additional measures to promote early diagnosis are needed...
  17. pmc Unprotected anal intercourse and sexually transmitted diseases in high-risk heterosexual women
    Samuel M Jenness
    New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY, USA
    Am J Public Health 101:745-50. 2011
    ..We examined the association between unprotected anal intercourse and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among heterosexual women...
  18. ncbi request reprint Knowledge of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2006 routine HIV testing recommendations among New York City internal medicine residents
    Charu L Jain
    Bureau of HIV AIDS Prevention and Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 346 Broadway, Room 701, New York, NY 10013, USA
    AIDS Patient Care STDS 23:167-76. 2009
    ..Most identified institutional and policy barriers to routine testing. Efforts should be made to improve dissemination of guidelines and address institutional and policy barriers to allow more people to learn their HIV status...
  19. pmc The free condom initiative: promoting condom availability and use in New York City
    Tamar C Renaud
    Bureau of HIV Prevention and Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY 10013, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:481-9. 2009
    ..Special efforts are needed to ensure availability at gay bars...
  20. pmc The NYC Condom: use and acceptability of New York City's branded condom
    Ryan C Burke
    Bureau of HIV AIDS Prevention and Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 125 Worth, Room 204, New York, NY 10013, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:2178-80. 2009
    ..Six months after the NYC Condom launch, we found high levels of awareness and use. Because many wanted alternative condoms, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene began distributing the 3 most-requested alternatives...
  21. doi request reprint Human immunodeficiency virus partner elicitation and notification in new york city: public health does it better
    Maureen C Malave
    Bureau of HIV AIDS Prevention and Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 40 Worth Street, 1513, CN A 1, New York, NY 10013, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:869-76. 2008
    ..This study examined whether PN conducted by New York City (NYC) Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) is more successful than PN conducted by community clinicians...
  22. pmc A mathematical model of comprehensive test-and-treat services and HIV incidence among men who have sex with men in the United States
    Stephen W Sorensen
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e29098. 2012
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Provider and client acceptance of a health department enhanced approach to Improve HIV partner notification in New York City
    Chi Chi N Udeagu
    Bureau of HIV Prevention and Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, New York 10013, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:266-71. 2010
    ..To assess provider and client acceptance of health department-delivered HIV partner services (PS) delivered in clinical and community settings...
  24. ncbi request reprint A population survey of smallpox knowledge, perceptions, and healthcare-seeking behavior surrounding the Iraq invasion--Connecticut 2002-03
    Katherine M Marshall
    Infectious Disease Division, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, CT 06134, USA
    Biosecur Bioterror 3:246-55. 2005
    ..We assessed public knowledge, perceptions, and related healthcare-seeking behavior in Connecticut during the period of heightened interest in smallpox preparedness surrounding the Iraq invasion...
  25. ncbi request reprint Life-threatening sepsis caused by Burkholderia cepacia from contaminated intravenous flush solutions prepared by a compounding pharmacy in another state
    Melissa R Held
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    Pediatrics 118:e212-5. 2006
    ..Proper quality controls at a local and national level are important for ensuring safe delivery of compounded medications to patients in all settings, including those outside health care facilities...
  26. ncbi request reprint Why don't physicians test for HIV? A review of the US literature
    Ryan C Burke
    Bureau of HIV AIDS Prevention and Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 346 Broadway, New York, NY 10013, USA
    AIDS 21:1617-24. 2007
    ..Given that many physicians do not routinely test for HIV, the objective of this study was to summarize our current understanding of why US physicians do not offer HIV testing...
  27. ncbi request reprint A high-morbidity outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among players on a college football team, facilitated by cosmetic body shaving and turf burns
    Elizabeth M Begier
    Infectious Diseases Division, Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, CT 06134, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1446-53. 2004
    ..Athletics-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections have become a high-profile national problem with substantial morbidity...
  28. pmc The National Capitol Region's Emergency Department syndromic surveillance system: do chief complaint and discharge diagnosis yield different results?
    Elizabeth M Begier
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:393-6. 2003
    ..Agreement between chief complaint and discharge diagnosis was good overall (kappa=0.639), but neurologic and sepsis syndromes had markedly lower agreement than other syndromes (kappa statistics 0.085 and 0.105, respectively)...
  29. pmc HIV counseling and testing: less targeting, more testing
    Douglas J Koo
    Am J Public Health 96:962-4. 2006
  30. doi request reprint Same-sex attraction disclosure to health care providers among New York City men who have sex with men: implications for HIV testing approaches
    Kyle T Bernstein
    Department of Public Health, STD Prevention and Control, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1458-64. 2008
    ..We examined the association between disclosing to their medical providers (eg, physicians, nurses, physician assistants) same-sex attraction and self-reported HIV testing among MSM in New York City, New York...