Saad B Omer

Summary

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

Publications

  1. pmc Local public health workers' perceptions toward responding to an influenza pandemic
    Ran D Balicer
    Epidemiology Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be er Sheva, Israel
    BMC Public Health 6:99. 2006
  2. 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
  3. doi request reprint Geographic clustering of nonmedical exemptions to school immunization requirements and associations with geographic clustering of pertussis
    Saad B Omer
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North WolfeStreet, Room E5537, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1389-96. 2008
  4. pmc Climatic, temporal, and geographic characteristics of respiratory syncytial virus disease in a tropical island population
    S B Omer
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 136:1319-27. 2008
  5. pmc Exemptions to school immunization requirements: the role of school-level requirements, policies, and procedures
    Daniel A Salmon
    Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Room W5034, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:436-40. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Vaccine knowledge and practices of primary care providers of exempt vs. vaccinated children
    Daniel A Salmon
    Institute for Vaccine Safety and Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Hum Vaccin 4:286-91. 2008
  7. pmc Analysis of HIV tropism in Ugandan infants
    Jessica D Church
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Curr HIV Res 8:498-503. 2010
  8. pmc Neonatal outcomes after influenza immunization during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial
    Mark C Steinhoff
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    CMAJ 184:645-53. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Nonmedical exemptions to school immunization requirements: secular trends and association of state policies with pertussis incidence
    Saad B Omer
    Department of International Health, Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    JAMA 296:1757-63. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with refusal of childhood vaccines among parents of school-aged children: a case-control study
    Daniel A Salmon
    Institute for Vaccine Safety, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Rm E5543, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:470-6. 2005

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Publications37

  1. pmc Local public health workers' perceptions toward responding to an influenza pandemic
    Ran D Balicer
    Epidemiology Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be er Sheva, Israel
    BMC Public Health 6:99. 2006
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  2. 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
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Geographic clustering of nonmedical exemptions to school immunization requirements and associations with geographic clustering of pertussis
    Saad B Omer
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North WolfeStreet, Room E5537, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1389-96. 2008
    ..7, 95% confidence interval: 2.2, 3.3). Geographic pockets of vaccine exemptors pose a risk to the whole community. In addition to monitoring state-level exemption rates, health authorities should be mindful of within-state heterogeneity...
  4. pmc Climatic, temporal, and geographic characteristics of respiratory syncytial virus disease in a tropical island population
    S B Omer
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 136:1319-27. 2008
    ..This study demonstrates statistical association of monsoon-associated weather in equatorial Indonesia with RSV. Moreover, within the island-wide epidemics, localized RSV outbreaks suggest local factors influence RSV disease...
  5. pmc Exemptions to school immunization requirements: the role of school-level requirements, policies, and procedures
    Daniel A Salmon
    Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Room W5034, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:436-40. 2005
    ..Our goal was to determine whether school-level variability in implementation of immunization requirements is associated with the likelihood of a child having received an exemption to school immunization requirements...
  6. ncbi request reprint Vaccine knowledge and practices of primary care providers of exempt vs. vaccinated children
    Daniel A Salmon
    Institute for Vaccine Safety and Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Hum Vaccin 4:286-91. 2008
    ..Compare vaccine knowledge, attitudes and practices of primary care providers for fully vaccinated children and children who are exempt from school immunization requirements...
  7. pmc Analysis of HIV tropism in Ugandan infants
    Jessica D Church
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Curr HIV Res 8:498-503. 2010
    ..3%) infants with R5-tropic HIV (p=0.09). Higher R5-RLU at 6-8 weeks was not associated with decreased survival. Infants with in utero infection had a higher median R5-RLU than infants who were HIV-uninfected at birth (p=0.025)...
  8. pmc Neonatal outcomes after influenza immunization during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial
    Mark C Steinhoff
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    CMAJ 184:645-53. 2012
    ..We performed a secondary analysis of data from the Mother's Gift project, a randomized study designed to test the effectiveness of inactivated influenza and pneumococcal vaccines during pregnancy...
  9. ncbi request reprint Nonmedical exemptions to school immunization requirements: secular trends and association of state policies with pertussis incidence
    Saad B Omer
    Department of International Health, Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    JAMA 296:1757-63. 2006
    ..Exemptors are at increased risk of acquiring and transmitting disease. The role of exemption policies may be especially important for pertussis, which is endemic in the United States...
  10. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with refusal of childhood vaccines among parents of school-aged children: a case-control study
    Daniel A Salmon
    Institute for Vaccine Safety, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Rm E5543, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:470-6. 2005
    ..The rate of nonmedical exemptions to school immunization requirements has been increasing, and children with exemptions have contributed to outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases...
  11. ncbi request reprint Parental vaccine refusal in Wisconsin: a case-control study
    Daniel A Salmon
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    WMJ 108:17-23. 2009
    ..We explored differences in vaccine attitudes, beliefs, and information sources among parents of exempt and vaccinated children...
  12. doi request reprint Immunization safety in US print media, 1995-2005
    Hamidah Hussain
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Pediatrics 127:S100-6. 2011
    ..To identify and describe vaccine safety in US newspaper articles...
  13. pmc Comparison of laboratory methods for analysis of non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor resistance in Ugandan infants
    Jessica D Church
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 25:657-63. 2009
    ..LigAmp was useful for the detection and quantification of minority variants. PhenoSense HIV provided a direct and quantitative measure of NNRTI susceptibility...
  14. doi request reprint Association of vaccine-related attitudes and beliefs between parents and health care providers
    Michelle J Mergler
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA Electronic address
    Vaccine 31:4591-5. 2013
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the association between vaccine-related attitudes and beliefs of health care providers and parents...
  15. ncbi request reprint Disparities in preschool immunization coverage associated with maternal age
    Daniel A Salmon
    Institute for Vaccine Safety and Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Hum Vaccin 5:557-61. 2009
    ..Classification tree analysis suggested that maternal age is the most important factor associated with vaccine coverage. More research is needed to determine the reasons for underimmunization of children born to young mothers...
  16. pmc Slower clearance of nevirapine resistant virus in infants failing extended nevirapine prophylaxis for prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission
    Deborah Persaud
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 27:823-9. 2011
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Economic analysis of childhood pneumonia in Northern Pakistan
    Hamidah Hussain
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Policy Plan 23:438-42. 2008
    ..Combined with reported costs from the health care provider perspective, an estimate of the overall financial burden of these diseases has been developed for the Northern Areas of Pakistan...
  18. ncbi request reprint Adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy assessed by pharmacy claims predicts survival in HIV-infected South African adults
    Jean B Nachega
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:78-84. 2006
    ..42-7.72, for CD4+ T-cell count<or=50 cells/microL vs >200 cells/microL). Pharmacy-based records may be a simple and effective population-level tool for monitoring adherence as HAART programs in Africa are scaled up...
  19. ncbi request reprint Applying risk perception theory to public health workforce preparedness training
    Daniel J Barnett
    Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Rm WB030, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract . 2005
    ..Here, we apply risk perception factors to explore the potential barriers and remedies to effective public health workforce emergency response...
  20. doi request reprint Attitudes and beliefs of parents concerned about vaccines: impact of timing of immunization information
    Kirsten S Vannice
    National Vaccine Program Office, US Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC, USA
    Pediatrics 127:S120-6. 2011
    ..To determine if giving vaccine-information materials before the 2-month vaccination visit to mothers with concerns about vaccine safety positively changed their attitudes and beliefs about vaccine safety...
  21. pmc Assessment of local public health workers' willingness to respond to pandemic influenza through application of the extended parallel process model
    Daniel J Barnett
    Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 4:e6365. 2009
    ..We thus aim to use the EPPM as a lens for examining the influences of perceived threat and efficacy on local public health workers' response willingness to pandemic influenza...
  22. pmc A systematic analytic approach to pandemic influenza preparedness planning
    Daniel J Barnett
    Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Med 2:e359. 2005
  23. pmc High incidence of childhood pneumonia at high altitudes in Pakistan: a longitudinal cohort study
    Aamir J Khan
    Department of International Health, School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, United States of America
    Bull World Health Organ 87:193-9. 2009
    ..To determine the incidence of pneumonia and severe pneumonia among children living at high altitudes in Pakistan...
  24. ncbi request reprint The cost of treatment for child pneumonias and meningitis in the Northern Areas of Pakistan
    Hamidah Hussain
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Rm W5504 Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Health Plann Manage 21:229-38. 2006
    ..These costs provide important background information for the potential introduction of the conjugate Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and Streptococcus pneumoniae vaccines in Pakistan...
  25. pmc Priority setting for pandemic influenza: an analysis of national preparedness plans
    Lori Uscher-Pines
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS Med 3:e436. 2006
  26. doi request reprint Influenza infection and vaccination in pregnant women
    Pranita D Tamma
    The Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, David M Rubinstein Building, 200 North Wolfe Street Suite 3150, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Expert Rev Respir Med 4:321-8. 2010
    ..Despite the potential benefit of this vaccine during pregnancy, low vaccination rates in both the USA and in other industrialized countries have been disconcerting...
  27. doi request reprint Endemic measles in Karachi, Pakistan and validation of IMCI criteria for measles
    Hamidah Hussain
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Acta Paediatr 98:720-4. 2009
    ..To estimate the incidence of measles in Karachi, Pakistan and to determine the proportion of children with measles based on the WHO integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) criteria with a positive IgM for measles or dengue...
  28. doi request reprint Incidence of influenza virus infection in early infancy: a prospective study in South Asia
    Emily Henkle
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:170-3. 2011
    ..Combined with 10 additional rapid test-proven influenza cases, the minimal estimated incidence was 31 of 100 infants (95% CI: 24-41). These data suggest a high burden of influenza in young infants in tropical South Asia...
  29. doi request reprint Safety of influenza vaccination during pregnancy
    Pranita D Tamma
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:547-52. 2009
    ..In this article, we review the evidentiary basis for the recommendation of vaccination of all women who will be pregnant during the influenza season and safety data of influenza vaccination during pregnancy...
  30. ncbi request reprint Knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs of school nurses and personnel and associations with nonmedical immunization exemptions
    Daniel A Salmon
    Institute for Vaccine Safety, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Pediatrics 113:e552-9. 2004
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Monitoring adverse events following yellow fever vaccination using an integrated telephone and Internet-based system
    Anna P Durbin
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, United States
    Vaccine 27:6143-7. 2009
    ..Participation rates were higher among females and persons older than 60 years of age. TeleWatch can be expanded for use in large campaigns involving influenza or other vaccines...
  32. pmc In utero HIV infection is associated with an increased risk of nevirapine resistance in ugandan infants who were exposed to perinatal single dose nevirapine
    Jessica D Church
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 25:673-7. 2009
    ..NVP resistance was still detected in some infants 6-12 months after sdNVP exposure. In this study, in utero HIV infection was the only factor associated with detection of NVP resistance in infants 6-8 weeks after sdNVP exposure...
  33. ncbi request reprint Randomized trial of inactivated and live polio vaccine schedules in Guatemalan infants
    Edwin J Asturias
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Infect Dis 196:692-8. 2007
    ..The immunogenicity of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) in developing countries is not well documented. This study compared the immune response to IPV with that to oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) in Guatemalan infants...
  34. ncbi request reprint The costs associated with adverse event procedures for an international HIV clinical trial determined by activity-based costing
    Victoria B Chou
    Department of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:426-32. 2007
    ..To determine costs for adverse event (AE) procedures for a large HIV perinatal trial by analyzing actual resource consumption using activity-based costing (ABC) in an international research setting...
  35. ncbi request reprint A meta-analysis of studies comparing the respiratory route with the subcutaneous route of measles vaccine administration
    Girish S Hiremath
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Hum Vaccin 1:30-6. 2005
    ..However, more research is required on standardization of dosage, administration equipments, efficacy, and safety of respiratory (aerosol) route of administration of measles vaccine...
  36. ncbi request reprint Impact of Homeland Security Alert level on calls to a law enforcement peer support hotline
    Saad B Omer
    The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Emerg Ment Health 9:253-7. 2007
    ..This investigation, in the context of New Jersey law enforcement personnel, does not support the concern that elevating the alert status places undue stress upon alert recipients...
  37. pmc Analysis of nevirapine (NVP) resistance in Ugandan infants who were HIV infected despite receiving single-Dose (SD) NVP versus SD NVP plus daily NVP up to 6 weeks of age to prevent HIV vertical transmission
    Jessica D Church
    School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Infect Dis 198:1075-82. 2008
    ..We analyzed NVP resistance in HIV-infected Ugandan infants who received either SD NVP or extended NVP prophylaxis...