Saad B Omer

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Affiliation: Emory University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Vaccine refusal, mandatory immunization, and the risks of vaccine-preventable diseases
    Saad B Omer
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health and the Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:1981-8. 2009
  2. pmc Maternal influenza immunization and reduced likelihood of prematurity and small for gestational age births: a retrospective cohort study
    Saad B Omer
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    PLoS Med 8:e1000441. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Three randomized trials of maternal influenza immunization in Mali, Nepal, and South Africa: Methods and expectations
    Saad B Omer
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA Department of Epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA Emory Vaccine Center, Atlanta, GA, USA Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine and Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA Electronic address
    Vaccine 33:3801-12. 2015
  4. pmc Parents' source of vaccine information and impact on vaccine attitudes, beliefs, and nonmedical exemptions
    Abbey M Jones
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Adv Prev Med 2012:932741. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Nonmedical vaccine exemptions and pertussis in California, 2010
    Jessica E Atwell
    MBBS, 1518 Clifton Rd, NE, Room 7017, Atlanta, GA 30322
    Pediatrics 132:624-30. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Combined effects of antenatal receipt of influenza vaccine by mothers and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine receipt by infants: results from a randomized, blinded, controlled trial
    Saad B Omer
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Infect Dis 207:1144-7. 2013
  7. pmc An evaluation of respiratory administration of measles vaccine for prevention of acute lower respiratory infections in children
    Daisy Higginson
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, Global Health Academy, The University of Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:S31. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Twelve-month follow-up of Six Week Extended Dose Nevirapine randomized controlled trials: differential impact of extended-dose nevirapine on mother-to-child transmission and infant death by maternal CD4 cell count
    Saad B Omer
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    AIDS 25:767-76. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Predictors of administration and attitudes about pneumococcal, Haemophilus influenzae type b and rotavirus vaccines among pediatricians in India: a national survey
    Lisa M Gargano
    Emory University, School of Medicine, 1462 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Vaccine 30:3541-5. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Acceptance of pandemic 2009 influenza A (H1N1) vaccine in a minority population: determinants and potential points of intervention
    Paula M Frew
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 127:S113-9. 2011

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  1. doi request reprint Vaccine refusal, mandatory immunization, and the risks of vaccine-preventable diseases
    Saad B Omer
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health and the Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:1981-8. 2009
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  2. pmc Maternal influenza immunization and reduced likelihood of prematurity and small for gestational age births: a retrospective cohort study
    Saad B Omer
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    PLoS Med 8:e1000441. 2011
    ..Infections during pregnancy have the potential to adversely impact birth outcomes. We evaluated the association between receipt of inactivated influenza vaccine during pregnancy and prematurity and small for gestational age (SGA) births...
  3. doi request reprint Three randomized trials of maternal influenza immunization in Mali, Nepal, and South Africa: Methods and expectations
    Saad B Omer
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA Department of Epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA Emory Vaccine Center, Atlanta, GA, USA Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine and Children s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, USA Electronic address
    Vaccine 33:3801-12. 2015
    ....
  4. pmc Parents' source of vaccine information and impact on vaccine attitudes, beliefs, and nonmedical exemptions
    Abbey M Jones
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Adv Prev Med 2012:932741. 2012
    ..08; 95% CI, 1.49-2.90) and were more likely to have a child with a nonmedical exemption (aOR 3.53, 95% CI, 2.61-4.76). These findings provide context to interpret recent vaccine information seeking research...
  5. doi request reprint Nonmedical vaccine exemptions and pertussis in California, 2010
    Jessica E Atwell
    MBBS, 1518 Clifton Rd, NE, Room 7017, Atlanta, GA 30322
    Pediatrics 132:624-30. 2013
    ..Many factors likely contributed to the outbreak, including the cyclical nature of pertussis, improved diagnosis, and waning immunity; however, it is important to understand if clustering of unvaccinated individuals also played a role...
  6. doi request reprint Combined effects of antenatal receipt of influenza vaccine by mothers and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine receipt by infants: results from a randomized, blinded, controlled trial
    Saad B Omer
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Infect Dis 207:1144-7. 2013
    ..4% (95% confidence interval, 30.2%-89.1%) against febrile respiratory illness and 66.4% (95% CI, 14.3%-86.9%) against medically attended acute respiratory illness...
  7. pmc An evaluation of respiratory administration of measles vaccine for prevention of acute lower respiratory infections in children
    Daisy Higginson
    Centre for Population Health Sciences, Global Health Academy, The University of Edinburgh, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:S31. 2011
    ..Aerosolised measles vaccines are now under development with the hope of challenging the delivery factors currently limiting the coverage of the existing vaccine...
  8. doi request reprint Twelve-month follow-up of Six Week Extended Dose Nevirapine randomized controlled trials: differential impact of extended-dose nevirapine on mother-to-child transmission and infant death by maternal CD4 cell count
    Saad B Omer
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    AIDS 25:767-76. 2011
    ..We now present endpoints through 12 months of age...
  9. doi request reprint Predictors of administration and attitudes about pneumococcal, Haemophilus influenzae type b and rotavirus vaccines among pediatricians in India: a national survey
    Lisa M Gargano
    Emory University, School of Medicine, 1462 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Vaccine 30:3541-5. 2012
    ..Pediatricians who are members of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) are important stakeholders for vaccine delivery and maintaining public confidence in vaccines...
  10. doi request reprint Acceptance of pandemic 2009 influenza A (H1N1) vaccine in a minority population: determinants and potential points of intervention
    Paula M Frew
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 127:S113-9. 2011
    ..We sought to understand pandemic 2009 influenza A (H1N1) vaccine acceptance in a minority community including correlates of vaccine hesitancy and refusal. We identified intervention points to increase H1N1 vaccine coverage...
  11. doi request reprint Missed opportunities: a national survey of obstetricians about attitudes on maternal and infant immunization
    Ruth Link-Gelles
    Emory Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:1743-7. 2012
    ..Discussion of routine childhood immunization between obstetricians and their patients is an area for future improvements in childhood vaccination...
  12. doi request reprint Impact of maternal characteristics on the effect of maternal influenza vaccination on fetal outcomes
    Demilade A Adedinsewo
    Department of Epidemiology, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA Electronic address
    Vaccine 31:5827-33. 2013
    ..We evaluated the association between receipt of the inactivated seasonal influenza vaccine on preterm and small for gestational age (SGA) births, with the aim to assess racial and socioeconomic variations in vaccine effect...
  13. pmc Partners in immunization: 2010 survey examining differences among H1N1 vaccine providers in Washington state
    Katherine Seib
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Hubert Department of Global Health, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Public Health Rep 128:198-211. 2013
    ..We explored differences in provider experiences administering pandemic vaccine during a public health emergency...
  14. doi request reprint Lessons learned from the 2007 to 2009 Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine shortage: implications for future vaccine shortages and public health preparedness
    Allison T Chamberlain
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 18:E9-E16. 2012
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  15. pmc Neonatal outcomes after antenatal influenza immunization during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic: impact on preterm birth, birth weight, and small for gestational age birth
    Jennifer L Richards
    Center for Health Research Southeast, Kaiser Permanente, 11 Piedmont Center, 3495 Piedmont Rd NE, Suite 110, Atlanta, GA 30305, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 56:1216-22. 2013
    ..Maternal influenza immunization may prevent these adverse infant outcomes during periods of influenza circulation...
  16. pmc Pediatricians' perceptions of vaccine effectiveness and safety are significant predictors of vaccine administration in India
    Lisa M Gargano
    Emory University, School of Medicine, 1462 Clifton Road NE, Room 446, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Int Health 5:205-10. 2013
    ..The goal of this study was to identify perceptions that are associated with administration of four selected vaccines for prevention of Japanese encephalitis (JE), typhoid fever, influenza and human papillomavirus (HPV) infection...
  17. doi request reprint Assessing providers' vaccination behaviors during routine immunization in India
    Megan A Cohen
    School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Trop Pediatr 61:244-9. 2015
    ....
  18. pmc Gift card incentives and non-response bias in a survey of vaccine providers: the role of geographic and demographic factors
    Joshua Van Otterloo
    Emory University Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e28108. 2011
    ..However, there is evidence that practices farther from the nearest place to redeem gift cards may be less likely to respond to the survey...
  19. doi request reprint Nonmedical exemptions to immunization requirements in California: a 16-year longitudinal analysis of trends and associated community factors
    Jennifer L Richards
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Vaccine 31:3009-13. 2013
    ..We evaluated trends in school personal belief exemption rates over the period 1994-2009 in California, and associated school and community characteristics...
  20. pmc Factors mediating seasonal and influenza A (H1N1) vaccine acceptance among ethnically diverse populations in the urban south
    Paula M Frew
    Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Vaccine 30:4200-8. 2012
    ..We studied correlates of vaccine acceptance including attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, and influenza immunization experiences, and sought to identify communication approaches to increase influenza vaccine coverage in community settings...
  21. doi request reprint Benefits to mother and child of influenza vaccination during pregnancy
    Saad B Omer
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 8:130-7. 2012
    ....
  22. pmc Changes in immunization program managers' perceptions of programs' functional capabilities during and after vaccine shortages and pH1N1
    Leah F Moriarty
    Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Hubert Department of Global Health, Atlanta, GA
    Public Health Rep 129:42-8. 2014
    ..Evaluating changes in immunization program functionalities and policies following emergency response situations will assist in planning for future vaccine-related emergencies...
  23. doi request reprint A national survey of immunization programs regarding immunization information systems data sharing and use
    Eileen A Curran
    Emory University Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, Atlanta, Georgia Mss Curran and Seib and Drs Bednarczyk, Hinman, and Omer Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia Ms Seib and Drs Hinman and Omer Association of Immunization Managers, Rockville, Maryland Dr Wells and Ms Hannan Center for Health Research Southeast, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, Georgia Drs Bednarczyk and Omer and Task Force for Global Health, Decatur, Georgia Dr Hinman
    J Public Health Manag Pract 20:591-7. 2014
    ..To determine and characterize practices regarding data sharing and usage (particularly for research) in immunization information systems (IISs), as well as barriers to using such data for research...
  24. doi request reprint Intention to accept Bordetella pertussis booster vaccine during pregnancy in Mexico City
    Aiden Kennedy Varan
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Vaccine 32:785-92. 2014
    ..Adult booster vaccination against pertussis can help prevent severe infections in young infants. We examined influences on intention to accept pertussis booster vaccination among pregnant women in Mexico City...
  25. doi request reprint Vaccine-related standard of care and willingness to respond to public health emergencies: a cross-sectional survey of California vaccine providers
    Katherine Seib
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, United States
    Vaccine 31:196-201. 2012
    ..These providers may have less experience administering vaccines and thus less confidence or self-efficacy in doing so. Self-efficacy is known to have a significant impact on provider willingness to respond in emergency situations...
  26. pmc Perspectives of immunization program managers on 2009-10 H1N1 vaccination in the United States: a national survey
    Allison T Chamberlain
    Emory University Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Biosecur Bioterror 10:142-50. 2012
    ....
  27. pmc Spatial clustering of HIV prevalence in Atlanta, Georgia and population characteristics associated with case concentrations
    Brooke A Hixson
    The Hope Clinic of the Emory Vaccine Center, Decatur, GA, USA
    J Urban Health 88:129-41. 2011
    ..Prevention efforts targeted to the population living in this area as well as efforts to address the specific needs of these populations may be most beneficial in curtailing the epidemic within the identified cluster...
  28. doi request reprint Lack of Availability of Antenatal Vaccination Information on Obstetric Care Practice Web Sites
    Allison T Chamberlain
    Department of Epidemiology and the Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health and the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    Obstet Gynecol 127:119-26. 2016
    ..To estimate the proportion of obstetric practice web sites in the United States providing information on antenatal influenza and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination...
  29. pmc Using the Bayesian Improved Surname Geocoding Method (BISG) to create a working classification of race and ethnicity in a diverse managed care population: a validation study
    Dzifa Adjaye-Gbewonyo
    Center for Health Research Southeast, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, GA
    Health Serv Res 49:268-83. 2014
    ..To validate classification of race/ethnicity based on the Bayesian Improved Surname Geocoding method (BISG) and assess variations in validity by gender and age...
  30. doi request reprint Safety of influenza immunization during pregnancy for the fetus and the neonate
    Robert A Bednarczyk
    Center for Health Research Southeast, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:S38-46. 2012
    ..Future research should focus on vaccinations that are given in the first trimester of pregnancy and on product-specific analyses to account for differences in manufacturing processes...
  31. pmc Support for immunization registries among parents of vaccinated and unvaccinated school-aged children: a case control study
    Robert W Linkins
    Thailand Ministry of Public Health US CDC Collaboration, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention previously at National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:236. 2006
    ....
  32. pmc Acceptance of a vaccine against novel influenza A (H1N1) virus among health care workers in two major cities in Mexico
    Alejandra Esteves-Jaramillo
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    Arch Med Res 40:705-11. 2009
    ..The aim of the study was to evaluate the acceptance of a newly developed vaccine against pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza A among healthcare workers (HCW) in Mexico...
  33. doi request reprint Influenza vaccine acceptance among pregnant women in urban slum areas, Karachi, Pakistan
    Afshin Alaf Khan
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Vaccine 33:5103-9. 2015
    ..We assessed intention to accept influenza vaccine among ethnically diverse low-income pregnant women in Pakistan...
  34. doi request reprint Socioecological and message framing factors influencing maternal influenza immunization among minority women
    Paula M Frew
    Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Decatur, GA, United States Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Atlanta, GA, United States Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:1736-44. 2014
    ..We also assessed multilevel social and community factors that influence maternal immunization among racially and ethnically diverse populations...
  35. doi request reprint Health disparities in human papillomavirus vaccine coverage: trends analysis from the National Immunization Survey-Teen, 2008-2011
    Robert A Bednarczyk
    Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
    Clin Infect Dis 58:238-41. 2014
    ..Minority and below-poverty adolescents consistently had higher series initiation than white and above-poverty adolescents. ..
  36. doi request reprint Sexual activity-related outcomes after human papillomavirus vaccination of 11- to 12-year-olds
    Robert A Bednarczyk
    Center for Health Research Southeast, Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, Georgia 30305, USA
    Pediatrics 130:798-805. 2012
    ..To date, no studies measured clinical markers of sexual activity after HPV vaccination. This study evaluated sexual activity-related clinical outcomes after adolescent vaccination...
  37. doi request reprint Medical exemptions to school immunization requirements in the United States--association of state policies with medical exemption rates (2004-2011)
    Stephanie Stadlin
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    J Infect Dis 206:989-92. 2012
    ..4 [95% confidence interval: 2.7-15.6]). Routine evaluation of medical exemption rates is needed to ensure their appropriate use...
  38. doi request reprint Attitudes of pediatricians and primary health center physicians in India concerning routine immunization, barriers to vaccination, and missed opportunities to vaccinate
    Lisa M Gargano
    Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:e37-42. 2012
    ..We focused on Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which has faced some of the greatest challenges to achieving high routine immunization coverage...
  39. pmc Congenital rubella syndrome and autism spectrum disorder prevented by rubella vaccination--United States, 2001-2010
    Brynn E Berger
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Room 7017 CNR Building, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:340. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to estimate the numbers of CRS and ASD cases prevented by rubella vaccination in the United States from 2001 through 2010...
  40. ncbi request reprint Could the United States experience rubella outbreaks as a result of vaccine refusal and disease importation?
    Brynn E Berger
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Hum Vaccin 6:1016-20. 2010
    ..To avoid the severe health consequences associated with prenatal rubella infection, continued attention should be given to the maintenance of high MMR coverage...
  41. doi request reprint The acceptability of a novel group B streptococcus vaccine in pregnant women
    Kevin A Ault
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
    Obstet Gynecol 123:131S-2S. 2014
    ..Studies have shown that a vaccine administered during the third trimester is the most cost-effective option for GBS prevention, but the acceptability of such a vaccine to pregnant women is unknown...
  42. doi request reprint Maternal influenza immunization and birth outcomes of stillbirth and spontaneous abortion: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Kristin N Bratton
    Department of Epidemiology Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
    Clin Infect Dis 60:e11-9. 2015
    ..69; 95% CI, .53-.90). The pooled estimate for spontaneous abortion was not significant (RR, 0.91; 95% CI, .68-1.22). These analyses add to the evidence base for the safety of influenza vaccination in pregnancy. ..
  43. doi request reprint Message framing strategies to increase influenza immunization uptake among pregnant African American women
    Heather A Marsh
    Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Matern Child Health J 18:1639-47. 2014
    ..The findings of this study will assist in developing tailored messages that change pregnant African American women's influenza vaccination decision-making to achieve improved coverage...
  44. pmc Vaccine refusal and the endgame: walking the last mile first
    Diane S Saint-Victor
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Road NE, Room 7017, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 368:20120148. 2013
    ..In order to overcome one of the most intractable challenges to eradication, future disease eradication efforts must prioritize vaccine refusal from the start, i.e. 'walk the last mile first'. ..