Katherine O’Brien, MD MPH

Position(s)

Executive Director, IVAC

School(s)

International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health

SciVal Website Link
Current Courses Link

pneumococcus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, clinical trials, American Indian, vaccines, RSV, respiratory syncytial virus, Hib, Haemophilus influenzae, pediatric infectious disease, child survival

  • Selected recent publications

  • Von Gottberg A, de Gouveia L, Tempia S, Quan V, Meiring S, von Mollendorf C, Madhi SA, Zell ER, Verani J, O'Brien KL, Whitney CG, Klugman KP, Cohen C, GERMS-SA.  Decline in invasive pneumococcal disease and evidence of herd protection after pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction in South Africa. N Engl J Med 2014; 371:1889-99.

  • Weinberger D, Grant LR, Steiner C, Weatherholtz R, Santosham M, Viboud C, O’Brien KL.  Seasonal drivers of pneumococcal disease incidence:  Impact of bacterial carriage and viral activity. Clin Infect Dis 2014;58(2):188-94.  

  • Feikin DR, Kagucia EW, Loo J, Link-Gelles R, Puhan M, Cherian T, Levine OS, Whitney CG, O’Brien KL, Moore MR, for the Serotype Replacement Study Group.  Meta-analysis of serotype-specific changes in invasive pneumococcal disease after pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction.  PLoS Medicine. 2013;10(9). e1001517 

  • Levine OS,  O’Brien KL, Knoll M, Murdoch DR, Feikin DR, DeLuca AN, Driscoll AJ, Baggett HC, Brooks A, Howie SRC, Kotloff KL, Madhi SA, Maloney SA, Sow S, Thea DW, Scott JAG. The Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health Project: a 21st century childhood pneumonia etiology study.  Clin Infect Dis 2012;54(S2):S93-101

  • O’Brien KL, Wolfson LJ, Watt JP, Henkle E, Knoll MD, McCall N, Lee E, Mulholland K, Levine OS, Cherian T, for the Hib and Pneumococcal Global Disease Burden Study Team. The global burden of disease due to Streptococcus pneumoniae in children less than 5 years of age.  Lancet 2009; 374:893-902.

  • PubMED

People

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases
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Projects

Vaccine Implementation Technical Assistance Consortium

The Vaccine Implementation Technical Assistance Consortium (VITAC) - a collaboration of PATH, CDC, and IVAC - supports the...

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Building an Enabling Environment for Vaccines in India...

This project, now in its second phase, aims to create an enabling environment for vaccines in India and contribute to...

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Identification and Enumeration of Pathogens in Drinking...

CWH researchers are using polymerase chain reaction and mass spectrometry technologies to develop a microbial isolation and...

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Nutrition Innovation Lab

"Poshan", which means good nutrition in Nepali is ongoing research that involves two interlinked large-scale research studies...

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Mpilonhle

Mpilonhle brings multi-dimensional services to adolescents in rural South Africa. Its objective is to reduce the very high...

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