Tara Smith

Summary

Affiliation: University of Iowa
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain ST398 is present in midwestern U.S. swine and swine workers
    Tara C Smith
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e4258. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint The environment as a factor in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission
    Tara C Smith
    Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Coralville, LA 52241 3471, USA
    Rev Environ Health 25:121-34. 2010
  3. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pigs and farm workers on conventional and antibiotic-free swine farms in the USA
    Tara C Smith
    Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e63704. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Molecular and epidemiologic predictors of Staphylococcus aureus colonization site in a population with limited nosocomial exposure
    Tara C Smith
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:992-6. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Emerging swine zoonoses
    Tara C Smith
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 11:1225-34. 2011
  6. doi request reprint The emergence of Staphylococcus aureus ST398
    Tara C Smith
    Department of Epidemiology, Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 11:327-39. 2011
  7. pmc Exposure to Streptococcus suis among US swine workers
    Tara C Smith
    University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1925-7. 2008
  8. pmc HIV denial in the Internet era
    Tara C Smith
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America
    PLoS Med 4:e256. 2007
  9. pmc Distribution of novel and previously investigated virulence genes in colonizing and invasive isolates of Streptococcus agalactiae
    T C Smith
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 135:1046-54. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Self-reported methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in USA pork producers
    Kerry R Leedom Larson
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Ann Agric Environ Med 17:331-4. 2010

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Publications17

  1. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain ST398 is present in midwestern U.S. swine and swine workers
    Tara C Smith
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA, USA
    PLoS ONE 4:e4258. 2009
    ..However, no studies to date have investigated carriage of MRSA among swine and swine farmers in the United States (U.S.)...
  2. ncbi request reprint The environment as a factor in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus transmission
    Tara C Smith
    Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Coralville, LA 52241 3471, USA
    Rev Environ Health 25:121-34. 2010
    ..As such, an improved understanding of MRSA transmission is needed to implement maximally effective control and prevention interventions. We review the research documenting the role of the environment in MRSA spread...
  3. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pigs and farm workers on conventional and antibiotic-free swine farms in the USA
    Tara C Smith
    Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e63704. 2013
    ..These results confirm the presence of LA-MRSA in pigs and swine farm workers in the USA, but the prevalence found is relatively low compared with European studies...
  4. doi request reprint Molecular and epidemiologic predictors of Staphylococcus aureus colonization site in a population with limited nosocomial exposure
    Tara C Smith
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Am J Infect Control 40:992-6. 2012
    ..Most of these studies have been carried out in a health care setting, limiting their generalizability to nonhospitalized populations...
  5. doi request reprint Emerging swine zoonoses
    Tara C Smith
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 11:1225-34. 2011
    ..We review recent emerging microbes associated with swine and discuss public health implications...
  6. doi request reprint The emergence of Staphylococcus aureus ST398
    Tara C Smith
    Department of Epidemiology, Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 11:327-39. 2011
    ..We also discuss lingering research questions and implications for controlling spread of this bacterium in an agricultural environment and beyond...
  7. pmc Exposure to Streptococcus suis among US swine workers
    Tara C Smith
    University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1925-7. 2008
    ..We studied 73 swine-exposed and 67 non-swine-exposed US adults for antibodies to S. suis serotype 2. Serologic data suggest that human infection with S. suis occurs more frequently than currently documented...
  8. pmc HIV denial in the Internet era
    Tara C Smith
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America
    PLoS Med 4:e256. 2007
  9. pmc Distribution of novel and previously investigated virulence genes in colonizing and invasive isolates of Streptococcus agalactiae
    T C Smith
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 135:1046-54. 2007
    ..Finally, the majority of serotype V isolates examined contained zero or only one of the genes tested, suggesting that much remains undiscovered regarding important virulence factors in isolates of this serotype...
  10. ncbi request reprint Self-reported methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in USA pork producers
    Kerry R Leedom Larson
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Ann Agric Environ Med 17:331-4. 2010
    ..Five (3.7%) reported being diagnosed with a MRSA infection. Risk factors related to swine farm biosecurity were examined. None were statistically significant predictors of MRSA infection...
  11. doi request reprint An overview of livestock-associated MRSA in agriculture
    Abby L Harper
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health and Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Agromedicine 15:101-4. 2010
    ..aureus in retail meats. These findings begin to elucidate the overall picture of livestock-associated MRSA in the Midwestern United States...
  12. pmc Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in pork production shower facilities
    Kerry R Leedom Larson
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:696-8. 2011
    ..In two production systems tested, 3% and 26% of shower samples were positive for MRSA. spa types identified included t034, t189, t753, and t1746...
  13. pmc Streptococcus pyogenes infection in mouse skin leads to a time-dependent up-regulation of protein H expression
    Tara C Smith
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH 43614 5806, USA
    Infect Immun 71:6079-82. 2003
    ..The percentage of protein H-positive colonies increased with time, reaching 100% in the spleen and kidney within 24 to 72 h postinfection. The up-regulation of sph expression was also observed in a mga mutant...
  14. ncbi request reprint Regulation of protein H expression in M1 serotype isolates of Streptococcus pyogenes
    Tara C Smith
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology Medical College of Ohio, 3055 Arlington Avenue, 43614 5806, Toledo, OH, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 219:9-15. 2003
    ..This effect was independent of the transcription regulator Mga, since a similar effect was noted in an mga(-) mutant. Thus, host passage of S. pyogenes can lead to stable high level expression of Protein H...
  15. ncbi request reprint Smooth muscle archvillin: a novel regulator of signaling and contractility in vascular smooth muscle
    Samudra S Gangopadhyay
    Boston Biomedical Research Institute, 64 Grove Street, Watertown, MA 02472, USA
    J Cell Sci 117:5043-57. 2004
    ..These results indicate that SmAV contributes to the regulation of contractility through a CaP-mediated signaling pathway, involving PKC activation and phosphorylation of ERK1/2...
  16. pmc Supervillin modulation of focal adhesions involving TRIP6/ZRP-1
    Norio Takizawa
    Department of Cell Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01605, USA
    J Cell Biol 174:447-58. 2006
    ..Thus, SV interactions with TRIP6 at FAs promote loss of FA structure and function. SV and TRIP6 binding partners suggest several specific mechanisms through which the SV-TRIP6 interaction may regulate FA maturation and/or disassembly...
  17. pmc Advancing science through conversations: bridging the gap between blogs and the academy
    Shelley A Batts
    Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    PLoS Biol 6:e240. 2008