Justin Lessler

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Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc H1N1pdm in the Americas
    Justin Lessler
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Epidemics 2:132-8. 2010
  2. pmc Incubation periods of viral gastroenteritis: a systematic review
    Rachel M Lee
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 13:446. 2013
  3. pmc Balancing evidence and uncertainty when considering rubella vaccine introduction
    Justin Lessler
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e67639. 2013
  4. pmc A global model of malaria climate sensitivity: comparing malaria response to historic climate data based on simulation and officially reported malaria incidence
    Stefan Edlund
    IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA 95120, USA
    Malar J 11:331. 2012
  5. pmc Transmissibility of swine flu at Fort Dix, 1976
    Justin Lessler
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J R Soc Interface 4:755-62. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Identifying the probable timing and setting of respiratory virus infections
    Justin Lessler
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:809-15. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Outbreak of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) at a New York City school
    Justin Lessler
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    N Engl J Med 361:2628-36. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of classification rules based on date of symptom onset to identify health-care associated infections
    Justin Lessler
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1220-9. 2007
  9. pmc Measuring the performance of vaccination programs using cross-sectional surveys: a likelihood framework and retrospective analysis
    Justin Lessler
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Med 8:e1001110. 2011
  10. pmc Evidence for antigenic seniority in influenza A (H3N2) antibody responses in southern China
    Justin Lessler
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Pathog 8:e1002802. 2012

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Publications25

  1. pmc H1N1pdm in the Americas
    Justin Lessler
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Epidemics 2:132-8. 2010
    ..To the extent that latitude is a proxy for seasonal changes in climate and behavior, this association suggests a strong seasonal component to H1N1pdm transmission. However, the reasons for this seasonality remain unclear...
  2. pmc Incubation periods of viral gastroenteritis: a systematic review
    Rachel M Lee
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 13:446. 2013
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  3. pmc Balancing evidence and uncertainty when considering rubella vaccine introduction
    Justin Lessler
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e67639. 2013
    ..Here we aim to provide guidance on the safe introduction of rubella vaccine into countries in the face of substantial uncertainty in R0...
  4. pmc A global model of malaria climate sensitivity: comparing malaria response to historic climate data based on simulation and officially reported malaria incidence
    Stefan Edlund
    IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA 95120, USA
    Malar J 11:331. 2012
    ..Given the demonstrated sensitivity of malaria transmission to vector capacity, this work tests response functions to fluctuations in land surface temperature and precipitation...
  5. pmc Transmissibility of swine flu at Fort Dix, 1976
    Justin Lessler
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J R Soc Interface 4:755-62. 2007
    ..6-3.8 days), and that the virus had at least six serial human to human transmissions. This places the transmissibility of A/New Jersey/76 virus at the lower end of circulating flu strains, well below the threshold for control...
  6. doi request reprint Identifying the probable timing and setting of respiratory virus infections
    Justin Lessler
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 31:809-15. 2010
    ..Show how detailed incubation period estimates can be used to identify and investigate potential healthcare-associated infections and dangerous diseases...
  7. doi request reprint Outbreak of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) at a New York City school
    Justin Lessler
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    N Engl J Med 361:2628-36. 2009
    ..In April 2009, an outbreak of novel swine-origin influenza A (2009 H1N1 influenza) occurred at a high school in Queens, New York. We describe the outbreak and characterize the clinical and epidemiologic aspects of this novel virus...
  8. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of classification rules based on date of symptom onset to identify health-care associated infections
    Justin Lessler
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:1220-9. 2007
    ..These results increase the utility of classifying infections by use of the date of onset by providing theoretically sound measures of performance, and they are applicable beyond the hospital setting...
  9. pmc Measuring the performance of vaccination programs using cross-sectional surveys: a likelihood framework and retrospective analysis
    Justin Lessler
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Med 8:e1001110. 2011
    ..We describe a method that estimates the fraction of the population accessible to vaccination activities, as well as within-campaign inefficiencies, thus providing a consistent estimate of vaccination coverage...
  10. pmc Evidence for antigenic seniority in influenza A (H3N2) antibody responses in southern China
    Justin Lessler
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Pathog 8:e1002802. 2012
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  11. ncbi request reprint Social mixing patterns in rural and urban areas of southern China
    Jonathan M Read
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, Leahurst Campus, Neston CH64 7TE, UK, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA, School of Public Health, Imperial College, London, UK, Guangzhou No 12 Hospital, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510620, People s Republic of China, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China, Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People s Republic of China, International Institute of Infection and Immunity, Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, Guangdong 515031, People s Republic of China
    Proc Biol Sci 281:20140268. 2014
    ..These results can improve mathematical models of infectious disease emergence, spread and control in southern China and throughout the region. ..
  12. doi request reprint Incubation periods of acute respiratory viral infections: a systematic review
    Justin Lessler
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Lancet Infect Dis 9:291-300. 2009
    ..Our estimates combine published data to give the detail necessary for these and other applications...
  13. ncbi request reprint Incubation periods of mosquito-borne viral infections: a systematic review
    Kara E Rudolph
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 90:882-91. 2014
    ..We include bootstrapped 95% confidence intervals for each estimate. For West Nile and yellow fever viruses, we also estimate the 5th and 95th percentiles of their incubation periods...
  14. pmc Urban cholera transmission hotspots and their implications for reactive vaccination: evidence from Bissau city, Guinea bissau
    Andrew S Azman
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1901. 2012
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  15. pmc Visualizing clinical evidence: citation networks for the incubation periods of respiratory viral infections
    Nicholas G Reich
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e19496. 2011
    ..More standardized and widely available methods for visualizing these histories of medical evidence are needed to ensure that conventional wisdom cannot stray too far from empirically supported knowledge...
  16. pmc The incubation period of cholera: a systematic review
    Andrew S Azman
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Infect 66:432-8. 2013
    ..Here we characterize the distribution of cholera's incubation period...
  17. pmc Synchrony of sylvatic dengue isolations: a multi-host, multi-vector SIR model of dengue virus transmission in Senegal
    Benjamin M Althouse
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 6:e1928. 2012
    ..Thus, we conclude that the eight-year period separating amplifications of dengue may be explained by cycling in immunity with stochastic introductions...
  18. pmc Variation in dengue virus plaque reduction neutralization testing: systematic review and pooled analysis
    Kaitlin Rainwater-Lovett
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 12:233. 2012
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  19. ncbi request reprint Estimating absolute and relative case fatality ratios from infectious disease surveillance data
    Nicholas G Reich
    Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002, USA
    Biometrics 68:598-606. 2012
    ..However, in certain situations, the methods presented here can help identify vulnerable subpopulations early in an outbreak of an emerging pathogen such as pandemic influenza...
  20. pmc Location-specific patterns of exposure to recent pre-pandemic strains of influenza A in southern China
    Justin Lessler
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public, Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Nat Commun 2:423. 2011
    ..These results suggest there are characteristics of communities that drive influenza transmission dynamics apart from individual and household level risk factors, and that such factors have effects independent of strain...
  21. doi request reprint Estimating incubation period distributions with coarse data
    Nicholas G Reich
    Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Stat Med 28:2769-84. 2009
    ..However for estimation of the tails of the distribution, the doubly interval-censored analysis is the recommended procedure...
  22. doi request reprint The role of viral introductions in sustaining community-based HIV epidemics in rural Uganda: evidence from spatial clustering, phylogenetics, and egocentric transmission models
    Mary K Grabowski
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Med 11:e1001610. 2014
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  23. pmc Revealing the microscale spatial signature of dengue transmission and immunity in an urban population
    Henrik Salje
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109:9535-8. 2012
    ..These methods have broad applications to studying the spatiotemporal structure of disease risk where pathogen serotype or genetic information is known...
  24. pmc Influenza outbreak control practices and the effectiveness of interventions in long-term care facilities: a systematic review
    Kaitlin Rainwater-Lovett
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Influenza Other Respir Viruses 8:74-82. 2014
    ..While influenza control measures are frequently reported for individual outbreaks, there have been few efforts to characterize the real-world effectiveness of these interventions across outbreaks...
  25. pmc Propensity score estimation: neural networks, support vector machines, decision trees (CART), and meta-classifiers as alternatives to logistic regression
    Daniel Westreich
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:826-33. 2010
    ..Our objective in this review was to assess machine learning alternatives to logistic regression, which may accomplish the same goals but with fewer assumptions or greater accuracy...