Pia D M MacDonald

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of listeriosis among Mexican immigrants as a result of consumption of illicitly produced Mexican-style cheese
    Pia D M MacDonald
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:677-82. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Practices around acute diarrheal illness diagnosis, counseling, and reporting: laboratory and health-care practitioners in North Carolina, 2004
    Pia D M MacDonald
    Department of Epidemiology, North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8165, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 4:359-65. 2007
  3. pmc Human and canine pulmonary blastomycosis, North Carolina, 2001-2002
    Pia D M MacDonald
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1242-4. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Disease intervention specialists as a resource in a public health emergency
    Pia D M MacDonald
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8165, USA
    Biosecur Bioterror 5:239-48. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and practice of foodborne disease clinical specimen testing and reporting in North Carolina, 2004
    Pia D M MacDonald
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 8165, USA
    N C Med J 68:305-11. 2007
  6. pmc Team Epi-Aid: graduate student assistance with urgent public health response
    Pia D M MacDonald
    Department of Epidemiology, North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, North Carolina Institute for Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8165, USA
    Public Health Rep 120:35-41. 2005
  7. pmc Filling the gap: providing formal training for epidemiologists through a graduate-level online certificate in field epidemiology
    Pia D M MacDonald
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 8165, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:669-75. 2008
  8. pmc Review of the UNC Team Epi-Aid graduate student epidemiology response program six years after implementation
    Pia D M MacDonald
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campus Box 8165, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8165, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:70-7. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Epidemiology of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytemia in India: prevalence, age structure, risk factors and the role of a predictive score for detection
    Naman K Shah
    School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 18:800-9. 2013
  10. pmc Completeness of communicable disease reporting, North Carolina, USA, 1995-1997 and 2000-2006
    Emily E Sickbert-Bennett
    Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care System, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:23-9. 2011

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Outbreak of listeriosis among Mexican immigrants as a result of consumption of illicitly produced Mexican-style cheese
    Pia D M MacDonald
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:677-82. 2005
    ..The objectives of the present study were to identify the source of, strains associated with, and risk factors for Listeria monocytogenes infection for patients affected by the outbreak...
  2. ncbi request reprint Practices around acute diarrheal illness diagnosis, counseling, and reporting: laboratory and health-care practitioners in North Carolina, 2004
    Pia D M MacDonald
    Department of Epidemiology, North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8165, USA
    Foodborne Pathog Dis 4:359-65. 2007
    ....
  3. pmc Human and canine pulmonary blastomycosis, North Carolina, 2001-2002
    Pia D M MacDonald
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1242-4. 2006
    ..Delayed diagnosis, difficulty isolating Blastomyces dermatitidis in nature, and lack of a sensitive and specific test to assess exposure make outbreaks of this disease difficult to study...
  4. ncbi request reprint Disease intervention specialists as a resource in a public health emergency
    Pia D M MacDonald
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8165, USA
    Biosecur Bioterror 5:239-48. 2007
    ..North Carolina has included DISs in their bioterrorism response plans and currently deploys them on an as-needed basis for nonroutine activities...
  5. ncbi request reprint Knowledge and practice of foodborne disease clinical specimen testing and reporting in North Carolina, 2004
    Pia D M MacDonald
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599 8165, USA
    N C Med J 68:305-11. 2007
    ..Detection of foodborne disease outbreaks relies on health care practitioners (HCPs), infection control practitioners (ICPs), and clinical laboratorians to report notifiable diseases to state or local health departments...
  6. pmc Team Epi-Aid: graduate student assistance with urgent public health response
    Pia D M MacDonald
    Department of Epidemiology, North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, North Carolina Institute for Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8165, USA
    Public Health Rep 120:35-41. 2005
    ..Orientations are conducted each semester and formal training is provided as needed. Team Epi-Aid has been popular, with 58 active student participants contributing 1,465 hours of service during the initiative's first 21 months...
  7. pmc Filling the gap: providing formal training for epidemiologists through a graduate-level online certificate in field epidemiology
    Pia D M MacDonald
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 8165, USA
    Public Health Rep 123:669-75. 2008
  8. pmc Review of the UNC Team Epi-Aid graduate student epidemiology response program six years after implementation
    Pia D M MacDonald
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campus Box 8165, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8165, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:70-7. 2010
    ..In this article, we discuss the programmatic lessons learned around administration, maintaining student interest, program sustainability, and challenges since program implementation...
  9. doi request reprint Epidemiology of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytemia in India: prevalence, age structure, risk factors and the role of a predictive score for detection
    Naman K Shah
    School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 18:800-9. 2013
    ..To characterise the epidemiology of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytemia and determine the prevalence, age structure and the viability of a predictive model for detection...
  10. pmc Completeness of communicable disease reporting, North Carolina, USA, 1995-1997 and 2000-2006
    Emily E Sickbert-Bennett
    Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care System, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 17:23-9. 2011
    ..Disease-specific reporting completeness proportions ranged from 0% to 82%, but were generally low even for diseases with great public health importance and opportunity for interventions...
  11. pmc We can have it all: improved surveillance outcomes and decreased personnel costs associated with electronic reportable disease surveillance, North Carolina, 2010
    Erika Samoff
    Erika Samoff, Lauren DiBiase, Mary T Fangman, and Pia D M MacDonald are with the Institute for Public Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Aaron T Fleischauer is with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and North Carolina Division of Public Health, Raleigh Anna E Waller is with the Carolina Center for Health Informatics, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Am J Public Health 103:2292-7. 2013
    ..We assessed the timeliness, accuracy, and cost of a new electronic disease surveillance system at the local health department level. We describe practices associated with lower cost and better surveillance timeliness and accuracy...
  12. pmc Linking public health agencies and hospitals for improved emergency preparedness: North Carolina's public health epidemiologist program
    Milissa Markiewicz
    North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, North Carolina Institute for Public Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:141. 2012
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  13. ncbi request reprint Regional public health preparedness teams in North Carolina: an analysis of their structural capacity and impact on services provided
    Jennifer A Horney
    Department of Epidemiology, North Carolina Institute for Public Health, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Disaster Med 6:107-17. 2011
    ..In the last 10 years, significant variation in structural capacity, particularly in human resources, has been introduced among PHRSTs. These differences explain much of the variation in support and services provided to LHDs by PHRSTs...
  14. pmc An academic/government partnership to provide technical assistance with pandemic influenza planning to local health departments in North Carolina
    Richard T Rosselli
    North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, North Carolina Institute for Public Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campus Box 8165, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8165, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:92-9. 2010
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  15. ncbi request reprint Men who have sex with men and women: a unique risk group for HIV transmission on North Carolina College campuses
    Lisa B Hightow
    Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:585-93. 2006
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  16. pmc The association between oral contraceptives, depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate, and trichomoniasis
    Michelle R Torok
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 36:336-40. 2009
    ..We explored the effect of hormonal contraceptive use, specifically oral contraception (OC), and depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) on Trichomonas vaginalis infections in women...
  17. pmc Improvements in timeliness resulting from implementation of electronic laboratory reporting and an electronic disease surveillance system
    Erika Samoff
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, North Carolina Institute for Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC Current affiliation Durham County Department of Public Health, Durham, NC
    Public Health Rep 128:393-8. 2013
    ..We assessed how ELR affects the timeliness and accuracy of case report processing within public health agencies...
  18. ncbi request reprint Assessing the roles of brokerage: an evaluation of a hospital-based Public Health epidemiologist program in North Carolina
    Christine A Bevc
    UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness, North Carolina Institute for Public Health, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill NC 27599, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 18:577-84. 2012
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  19. pmc Social support and delays seeking care after HIV diagnosis, North Carolina, 2000-2006
    Sandra I McCoy
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    AIDS Care 21:1148-56. 2009
    ..The presence of positive social interaction may be an important factor influencing care-seeking behavior after diagnosis...
  20. pmc Identifying people with acute HIV infection: demographic features, risk factors, and use of health care among individuals with AHI in North Carolina
    Lisa B Hightow-Weidman
    Department of Infectious Disease, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599, USA
    AIDS Behav 13:1075-83. 2009
    ..This study yields important information to assist in identifying populations at risk for or infected with AHI and designing both primary and secondary prevention interventions...
  21. pmc 10 Guiding principles of a comprehensive Internet-based public health preparedness training and education program
    Lorraine K Alexander
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campus Box 7435, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    Public Health Rep 125:51-60. 2010
    ..In this article, we focus on three representative components of NCCPHP's overall training and education program to illustrate how the principles are implemented and help others in the field plan and develop similar programs...
  22. doi request reprint Support and services provided by public health regional surveillance teams to Local Health Departments in North Carolina
    Jennifer A Horney
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 17:E7-13. 2011
    ..However, further research is needed to identify whether regional variation is the result of varying capacity or priorities of the PHRSTs or LHDs and to determine how much variation is acceptable...
  23. pmc Integration of syndromic surveillance data into public health practice at state and local levels in North Carolina
    Erika Samoff
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Institute for Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Public Health Rep 127:310-7. 2012
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  24. pmc Academic public health community responds to hurricanes: a history of the University of North Carolina School of Public Health response and new infrastructure, 1999-2006
    Jennifer A Horney
    North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, NC Institute for Public Health, USA
    Public Health Rep 122:270-6. 2007
  25. pmc Evaluation of public health response to hurricanes finds North Carolina better prepared for public health emergencies
    Mary V Davis
    North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, North Carolina Institute for Public Health, University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Public Health Rep 122:17-26. 2007
    ..Measuring and implementing functional capabilities during exercises or real events facilitates achievement of preparedness performance standards, goals, and objectives...
  26. doi request reprint Individual actual or perceived property flood risk: did it predict evacuation from Hurricane Isabel in North Carolina, 2003?
    Jennifer A Horney
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Campus Box 8165, 400 Roberson Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Risk Anal 30:501-11. 2010
    ..These findings provide important opportunities for education and intervention by policymakers and authorities to improve hurricane evacuation rates and raise flood risk awareness...
  27. ncbi request reprint A pilot hybrid Internet/classroom-based communicable disease continuing education course for public health nurses in North Carolina: lessons learned
    Lorraine K Alexander
    Department of Epidemiology, North Carolina Institute for Public Health, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract . 2005
  28. pmc Development and implementation of a public health workforce training needs assessment survey in North Carolina
    Lisa Macon Harrison
    North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, North Carolina Institute for Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8165, USA
    Public Health Rep 120:28-34. 2005
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  29. pmc Barriers and facilitators to HIV testing and linkage to primary care: narratives of people with advanced HIV in the Southeast
    Sandra I McCoy
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    AIDS Care 21:1313-20. 2009
    ..Implications for the implementation of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV routine screening guidelines are discussed...
  30. doi request reprint What predicts local public health agency performance improvement? A pilot study in North Carolina
    Anjum Hajat
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 15:E22-33. 2009
    ..This study provides insight into what is needed to better address LPHA performance improvement. More importantly, study findings indicate which workforce characteristics can be targeted to enhance LPHA performance improvement over time...
  31. doi request reprint Local surveillance practice evaluation in North Carolina and value of new national accreditation measures
    Erika Samoff
    North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center, Institute for Public Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 19:146-52. 2013
    ..Traditional surveillance evaluation does not generally assess local surveillance practice. However, new accreditation measures capture many aspects of local surveillance practice and may be useful for assessing this practice...
  32. ncbi request reprint Molecular epidemiology of foodborne hepatitis a outbreaks in the United States, 2003
    Joseph J Amon
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office and Division of Viral Hepatitis, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 192:1323-30. 2005
    ..In 2003, outbreaks of foodborne hepatitis A were reported in multiple states...
  33. ncbi request reprint The association between Trichomonas vaginalis infection and level of vaginal lactobacilli, in nonpregnant women
    Michelle R Torok
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Infect Dis 196:1102-7. 2007
    ..6 [95% CI, 2.2-9.5]) but not in women with a lower educational level (OR, 1.6 [95% CI, 0.7-3.4]). Vaginal lactobacilli may be associated with trichomoniasis in women with higher levels of education or a related behavioral factor...
  34. ncbi request reprint Public officials' perspectives on tracking and investigating symptoms reported near sewage sludge land application sites
    Amy Lowman
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Environ Health 73:14-20. 2011
    ..Additional opinions and innovative solutions expressed in this article will assist interested users in the implementation of the investigation protocol...
  35. pmc Nonrandomized controlled trial of artesunate plus sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine with or without primaquine for preventing posttreatment circulation of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes
    Naman K Shah
    School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 57:2948-54. 2013
    ..falciparum gametocytes. Primaquine was well tolerated and could be administered along with an artemisinin combination therapy as the first-line therapy...
  36. pmc Developing a predictive model to prioritize human immunodeficiency virus partner notification in North Carolina
    Brooke E Hoots
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 39:65-71. 2012
    ..We developed a model to predict undiagnosed HIV infection in sexual partners to prioritize DIS interviews...
  37. doi request reprint Utility of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes for communicable disease surveillance
    Emily E Sickbert-Bennett
    Department of Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:1299-305. 2010
    ..6% (95% uncertainty interval: 15.6, 46.5)...
  38. doi request reprint Ethical decision making in a crisis: a case study of ethics in public health emergencies
    James C Thomas
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 15:E16-21. 2009
    ..The recommendations are likely relevant to many state, city, and county public health departments throughout the United States...
  39. ncbi request reprint The unexpected movement of the HIV epidemic in the Southeastern United States: transmission among college students
    Lisa B Hightow
    Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 38:531-7. 2005
    ..In early 2003, acute HIV infection was diagnosed in 2 men attending college in North Carolina. We describe an epidemiologic investigation of newly diagnosed HIV infection in men attending college in North Carolina...
  40. ncbi request reprint Erythema and conjunctivitis: investigation of an outbreak in a school gymnasium caused by unintentional exposure to ultraviolet radiation from metal halide lamps
    Pia D M MacDonald
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 4:D46-9. 2007
  41. pmc Recurrent Plasmodium falciparum malaria infections in Kenyan children diminish T-cell immunity to Epstein Barr virus lytic but not latent antigens
    Cynthia J Snider
    Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e31753. 2012
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  42. pmc Intent to receive pandemic influenza A (H1N1) vaccine, compliance with social distancing and sources of information in NC, 2009
    Jennifer A Horney
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e11226. 2010
    ..This report measures knowledge of and intention to receive pandemic vaccine in a population-based setting, including target groups for seasonal and H1N1 influenza...