Title: Clinical researcher
Joined the Institute: 1990
Education and training: MD and pediatric residency, University of Iowa, Iowa City; MPH, maternal and child health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Overview/research interests: Immunization practices, vaccine safety and effectiveness, disease surveillance using large linked databases, immunization racial/ethnic disparities.
Current research activities and funding:
- Vaccine Safety Datalink (several studies of the safety of H1N1 influenza vaccine)
- Studies of the safety of vaccines in pregnant women (influenza, Tdap, and human papillomavirus)
- Risk of wheezing in asthmatic children after vaccination with the nasal influenza vaccine
- Racial/ethnic disparities in completion of initial immunization series