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 Impact of a multi-component antenatal vaccine promotion package on improving knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about influenza and Tdap vaccination during pregnancy
    Allison T Chamberlain
    a Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 12:2017-2024. 2016
    ....
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  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 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
    ....
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. pmc A randomized trial of maternal influenza immunization decision-making: A test of persuasive messaging models
    Paula M Frew
    a Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 12:1989-1996. 2016
    ..We sought to examine the effectiveness of persuasive communication interventions on influenza vaccination uptake among black/African American pregnant women in Atlanta, Georgia...
  23. 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
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  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. doi request reprint ReadyVax: A New Mobile Vaccine Information App
    Robert A Bednarczyk
    a Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta GA, USA
    Hum Vaccin Immunother . 2017
    ..We are continuing outreach efforts to increase app use, and planning for development of an Android-compatible version of ReadyVax, to increase the available market for the app...
  28. doi request reprint Trends in reasons for non-receipt of influenza vaccination during pregnancy in Georgia, 2004-2011
    Allison T Chamberlain
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road NE, CNR Room 3047, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA Electronic address
    Vaccine 34:1597-603. 2016
    ..Considerable research has identified barriers to antenatal influenza vaccination, yet no research has explored temporal trends in reasons for non-receipt...
  29. pmc Impact of Statins on Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Against Medically Attended Acute Respiratory Illness
    Saad B Omer
    Hubert Department of Global Health Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health Department of Pediatrics Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    J Infect Dis 213:1216-23. 2016
    ..Statins have antiinflammatory effects that may impact vaccine-induced immune responses. We investigated the impact of statin therapy on influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) against medically attended acute respiratory illness (MAARI)...
  30. 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...
  31. 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
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  32. pmc Protective Effect of Contemporary Pertussis Vaccines: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    T Roice Fulton
    Department of Global Health Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
    Clin Infect Dis 62:1100-10. 2016
    ..An updated analysis of the short-term protective effect of pertussis vaccines limited to formulations currently on the market in developed countries is needed...
  33. pmc Delivering a "dose of hope": a faith-based program to increase older african americans' participation in clinical trials
    Paula M Frew
    Emory University, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Decatur, GA, United States
    JMIR Res Protoc 4:e64. 2015
    ..Underrepresentation of older-age racial and ethnic minorities in clinical research is a significant barrier to health in the United States, as it impedes medical research advancement of effective preventive and therapeutic strategies...
  34. doi request reprint HPV vaccination coverage of teen girls: the influence of health care providers
    Philip J Smith
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Immunization Services Division, MS A 19, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, United States Electronic address
    Vaccine 34:1604-10. 2016
    ..7 percentage points to 39.7%, and the percentage not administered any doses of the HPV vaccine ("not immunized") decreased by 11.3 percentage points to 40.0%...
  35. 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...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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...
  39. 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
    ....
  40. 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...
  41. doi request reprint Changes in childhood immunization decisions in the United States: Results from 2012 & 2014 National Parental Surveys
    Paula M Frew
    Emory University, School of Medicine, 1760 Haygood Road, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, 1518 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, 1600 Clifton Rd Atlanta, GA 30333, United States Electronic address
    Vaccine 34:5689-5696. 2016
    ..Understanding the current status of parents' vaccine decision making is crucial to inform public policy. We sought to assess changes in vaccine decisions among parents of young children...
  42. pmc Trends in Personal Belief Exemption Rates Among Alternative Private Schools: Waldorf, Montessori, and Holistic Kindergartens in California, 2000-2014
    Julia M Brennan
    Julia M Brennan, Jennifer L Richards, Gohar J Warraich, and Saad B Omer are with the Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA Robert A Bednarczyk and Kristen E Allen are with Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health
    Am J Public Health 107:108-112. 2017
    ..To evaluate trends in rates of personal belief exemptions (PBEs) to immunization requirements for private kindergartens in California that practice alternative educational methods...
  43. pmc Impact of Gender-Specific Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Recommendations on Uptake of Other Adolescent Vaccines: Analysis of the NIS-Teen (2008-2012)
    Robert A Bednarczyk
    Department of Global Health and Epidemiology, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health Emory Vaccine Center and Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Winship Cancer Institute, Atlanta, Georgia Dr Bednarczyk Emory Vaccine Center, and School of Medicine, Infectious Disease, Atlanta, Georgia Dr Orenstein and Department of Global Health and Epidemiology, Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Emory University and Emory Vaccine Center, Atlanta, Georgia Dr Omer
    J Public Health Manag Pract 23:122-125. 2017
    ..4%, respectively). To evaluate unintended consequences of gender-based recommendations, countries with female-only human papillomavirus vaccination recommendations should evaluate gender-specific uptake of other adolescent vaccines...
  44. doi request reprint Comparative analysis of the Parent Attitudes about Childhood Vaccines (PACV) short scale and the five categories of vaccine acceptance identified by Gust et al
    Omolade Oladejo
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30022, USA Electronic address
    Vaccine 34:4964-8. 2016
    ..The PACV short scale requires further validation. In our study, we evaluated how the Gust et al. vaccine acceptance categories correspond with the PACV short scale...
  45. pmc Association Between Vaccine Refusal and Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in the United States: A Review of Measles and Pertussis
    Varun K Phadke
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
    JAMA 315:1149-58. 2016
    ..Recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in the United States have drawn attention to this phenomenon. Improved understanding of the association between vaccine refusal and the epidemiology of these diseases is needed...
  46. 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...
  47. 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...
  48. 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. ..
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
  51. 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...
  52. 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...
  53. 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...
  54. doi request reprint Pre-pregnancy maternal plasma cytokine levels and risks of small-for-gestational-age at birth
    Brad D Pearce
    a Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 29:4065-9. 2016
    ..We examined the role of maternal cytokines prior to conception as risk factors for subsequent delivery of an SGA infant...
  55. doi request reprint Assessment of the role of international travel and unauthorized immigration on measles importation to the United States
    Robert A Bednarczyk
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Emory Vaccine Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
    J Travel Med 23:. 2016
    ..We compared the potential risk of measles importation from each of these populations...
  56. pmc Maternal vaccination for the prevention of influenza: current status and hopes for the future
    Varun K Phadke
    a Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Expert Rev Vaccines 15:1255-80. 2016
    ..We will also review key clinical aspects of maternal influenza immunization, as well as identify remaining knowledge gaps, and discuss avenues for future investigation. ..
  57. doi request reprint The effect of heterogeneity in uptake of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine on the potential for outbreaks of measles: a modelling study
    John W Glasser
    National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA Electronic address
    Lancet Infect Dis 16:599-605. 2016
    ..We aimed to assess heterogeneity in vaccine uptake and other characteristics that, together with non-random mixing, could increase this number and to evaluate strategies that could mitigate their impact...
  58. 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...
  59. 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. ..
  60. 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...
  61. 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'. ..