|2014 - Present||Professor and Chair, East Tennessee State University ‐ Biostatistics and Epidemiology, College of Public Health|
|Present||Professor, East Tennessee State University ‐ Maternal Child Health Group|
|2018 - 2021||Oral Health in the Older Adult Population: Assessment in Tennessee|
|State of Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability|
|2002 - 2018||Texas Medical Center Digestive Diseases Center|
|National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - P30-DK56338|
|2016 - 2017||Maternal and Child Health: Biology, Behaviors and Environments – Resilience to Poor Health Outcomes|
|East Tennessee State University - E82369|
|2008 - 2014||National Children’s Study (NCS) Study Center|
|National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - N01-HD80020|
|1994 - 2014||Center for AIDS Research|
|National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - P30-AI36211|
|2001 - 2004||Pediatric HIV in Romania: A Prognostic Cohort Study|
|Fogarty International Center, NIH - R03-TW05702|
|1991 - 2001||Maternal Immunizations for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases in Neonates and Infants|
|National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease - N01-AI15126|
|1999 - 2000||Children with HIV/AIDS: Development of a Relational Database in Romania|
|World AIDS Foundation, Fogarty International Center, NIH - WAF 161|
|1995 - 1999||Role of the Thymus and Placenta in HIV Vertical Transmission|
|National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - R01-HD34031|
|1990 - 1995||Pediatric Epidemiology of CVD Risk Factors|
|National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute - U01-HL41166|
|1988 - 1993||Epidemiology of Rett Syndrome|
|National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - P01-HD24234|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2007 - Present||Reviewer, American Journal of Preventive Medicine||2001 - Present||Member, Affiliate Section on Epidemiology, American Academy of Pediatrics||1999 - Present||Reviewer, Annals of Epidemiology||1998 - Present||Reviewer, American Journal of Epidemiology||1996 - Present||Elected Membership, American College of Epidemiology||1996 - Present||Reviewer, Pediatrics||1996 - Present||Elected Membership, Society for Pediatric Research||1993 - Present||Reviewer, American Journal of Public Health||1987 - Present||Member, Society for Pediatric Epidemiologic Research||1985 - Present||Member, American Public Health Association||1980 - Present||Member, Society for Epidemiologic Research|
Honors and Awards
- 1991 to 1996 - Pulmonary Award
- 2017 - Career Development and Training Award
- EPID 5400 - Epidemiology
- BTSA 5360 - Clinical Research: Study Design and Analysis
|1981 - 1985||Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston ‐ School of Public Health|
|1979 - 1981||M.P.H., Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh ‐ Graduate School of Public Health|
|1975 - 1979||B.A., Biology, Mount Holyoke College|
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American Journal of Transplantation (2015)
Case reports describe significant norovirus gastroenteritis morbidity in immunocompromised patients. We evaluated norovirus pathogenesis in prospectively enrolled solid organ (SOT) ...
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