In the News

EIP projects featured in the Fall 2013 issue of Yale Public Health magazine

Backyard science
Researchers are looking at whether bait boxes can break the transmission cycle of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

Food sleuths
YSPH programs monitor and investigate breaking cases of foodborne illness throughout Connecticut.


Recent EIP Publications

Hinckley AF, Connally NP, Meek JI, Johnson BJ, Kemperman MM, Feldman KA, White JL and Mead PS: Lyme disease testing by large commercial laboratories in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Sep 1;59 (5) :676-81. Epub 2014 May 30. PMID: 24879782


Chaves SS, Perez A, Farley MM, Miller L, Schaffner W, Lindegren ML, Sharangpani R, Meek J, Yousey-Hindes K, Thomas A, Boulton R, Baumbach J, Hancock EB, Bandyopadhyay AS, Lynfield R, Morin C, Zansky SM, Reingold A, Bennett NM, Ryan P, Fowler B, Fry A and Finelli L: The burden of influenza hospitalizations in infants from 2003 to 2012, United States. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Sep;33 (9) :912-9. PMID: 24577042


Reed C, Chaves SS, Perez A, D'Mello T, Daily Kirley P, Aragon D, Meek JI, Farley MM, Ryan P, Lynfield R, Morin CA, Hancock EB, Bennett NM, Zansky SM, Thomas A, Lindegren ML, Schaffner W and Finelli L: Complications among adults hospitalized with influenza: a comparison of seasonal influenza and the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 15;59 (2) :166-74. Epub 2014 Apr 29. PMID: 24785230


Su S, Chaves SS, Perez A, D'Mello T, Kirley PD, Yousey-Hindes K, Farley MM, Harris M, Sharangpani R, Lynfield R, Morin C, Hancock EB, Zansky S, Hollick GE, Fowler B, McDonald-Hamm C, Thomas A, Horan V, Lindegren ML, Schaffner W, Price A, Bandyopadhyay A and Fry AM: Comparing clinical characteristics between hospitalized adults with laboratory-confirmed influenza a and B virus infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 15;59 (2) :252-5. Epub 2014 Apr 18. PMID: 24748521


Waggaman C, Julian P and Niccolai LM: Interactive effects of individual and neighborhood race and ethnicity on rates of high-grade cervical lesions. Cancer Epidemiol. 2014 Jun;38 (3) :248-52. Epub 2014 Apr 4. PMID: 24704286


Dharan NJ, Sokolow LZ, Cheng PY, Gargiullo P, Gershman K, Lynfield R, Morin C, Thomas A, Meek J, Farley MM, Arnold KE, Reingold A, Craig AS, Schaffner W, Bennett NM, Zansky S, Baumbach J, Lathrop S, Kamimoto L and Shay DK: Child, household, and caregiver characteristics associated with hospitalization for influenza among children 6-59 months of age: an emerging infections program study. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Jun;33 (6) :e141-50. PMID: 24642518


Niccolai LM, McBride V and Julian PR: Sources of information for assessing human papillomavirus vaccination history among young women. Vaccine. 2014 May 23;32 (25) :2945-7. Epub 2014 Apr 5. PMID: 24713369


Tam K, Yousey-Hindes K and Hadler JL: Influenza-related hospitalization of adults associated with low census tract socioeconomic status and female sex in New Haven County, Connecticut, 2007-2011. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2014 May;8 (3) :274-81. Epub 2014 Jan 2. PMID: 24382111


Fridkin S, Baggs J, Fagan R, Magill S, Pollack LA, Malpiedi P, Slayton R, Khader K, Rubin MA, Jones M, Samore MH, Dumyati G, Dodds-Ashley E, Meek J, Yousey-Hindes K, Jernigan J, Shehab N, Herrera R, McDonald CL, Schneider A and Srinivasan A: Vital signs: improving antibiotic use among hospitalized patients. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Mar 7;63 (9) :194-200. PMID: 24598596


Hadler JL, Yousey-Hindes K, Kudish K, Kennedy ED, Sacco V and Cartter ML: Impact of requiring influenza vaccination for children in licensed child care or preschool programs--Connecticut, 2012-13 influenza season. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Mar 7;63 (9) :181-5. PMID: 24598593


Dawood FS, Chaves SS, Pérez A, Reingold A, Meek J, Farley MM, Ryan P, Lynfield R, Morin C, Baumbach J, Bennett NM, Zansky S, Thomas A, Lindegren ML, Schaffner W and Finelli L: Complications and associated bacterial coinfections among children hospitalized with seasonal or pandemic influenza, United States, 2003-2010. J Infect Dis. 2014 Mar 1;209 (5) :686-94. Epub 2013 Aug 28. PMID: 23986545


Jhung MA, D'Mello T, Pérez A, Aragon D, Bennett NM, Cooper T, Farley MM, Fowler B, Grube SM, Hancock EB, Lynfield R, Morin C, Reingold A, Ryan P, Schaffner W, Sharangpani R, Tengelsen L, Thomas A, Thurston D, Yousey-Hindes K, Zansky S, Finelli L and Chaves SS: Hospital-onset influenza hospitalizations--United States, 2010-2011. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Jan;42 (1) :7-11. Epub 2013 Oct 30. PMID: 24183534


Kattan JA, Kudish KS, Cadwell BL, Soto K and Hadler JL: Effect of vaccination coordinators on socioeconomic disparities in immunization among the 2006 Connecticut birth cohort. Am J Public Health. 2014 Jan;104 (1) :e74-81. Epub 2013 Nov 14. PMID: 24228642

Niccolai LM, Julian PJ, Meek JI, Hadler JL and Sosa L: Niccolai et al. respond. Am J Public Health. 2013 Oct;103 (10) :e4-5. Epub 2013 Aug 15. PMID: 23947315


Niccolai LM, Russ C, Julian PJ, Hariri S, Sinard J, Meek JI, McBride V, Markowitz LE, Unger ER, Hadler JL and Sosa LE: Individual and geographic disparities in human papillomavirus types 16/18 in high-grade cervical lesions: Associations with race, ethnicity, and poverty. Cancer. 2013 Aug 15;119 (16) :3052-8. Epub 2013 May 9. PMID: 23661284


Niccolai LM, Julian PJ, Meek JI, McBride V, Hadler JL and Sosa LE: Declining rates of high-grade cervical lesions in young women in Connecticut, 2008-2011. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Aug;22 (8) :1446-50. Epub 2013 May 23. PMID: 23704476


Gould LH, Mody RK, Ong KL, Clogher P, Cronquist AB, Garman KN, Lathrop S, Medus C, Spina NL, Webb TH, White PL, Wymore K, Gierke RE, Mahon BE and Griffin PM: Increased recognition of non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections in the United States during 2000-2010: epidemiologic features and comparison with E. coli O157 infections. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2013 May;10 (5) :453-60. Epub 2013 Apr 6. PMID: 23560425


Niccolai LM, Julian PJ, Bilinski A, Mehta NR, Meek JI, Zelterman D, Hadler JL and Sosa L: Geographic poverty and racial/ethnic disparities in cervical cancer precursor rates in Connecticut, 2008-2009. Am J Public Health. 2013 Jan;103 (1) :156-63. Epub 2012 Apr 19. PMID: 22515856

Wise ME, Viray M, Sejvar JJ, Lewis P, Baughman AL, Connor W, Danila R, Giambrone GP, Hale C, Hogan BC, Meek JI, Murphree R, Oh JY, Reingold A, Tellman N, Conner SM, Singleton JA, Lu PJ, DeStefano F, Fridkin SK, Vellozzi C and Morgan OW: Guillain-Barre syndrome during the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza vaccination campaign: population-based surveillance among 45 million Americans. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Jun 1;175 (11) :1110-9. Epub 2012 May 11. PMID: 22582209


Clogher P, Hurd S, Hoefer D, Hadler JL, Pasutti L, Cosgrove S, Segler S, Tobin-D'Angelo M, Nicholson C, Booth H, Garman K, Mody RK and Gould LH: Assessment of physician knowledge and practices concerning Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infection and enteric illness, 2009, Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet). Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Jun;54 Suppl 5 :S446-52. PMID: 22572668


Hurd S, Patrick M, Hatch J, Clogher P, Wymore K, Cronquist AB, Segler S, Robinson T, Hanna S, Smith G and Fitzgerald C: Clinical laboratory practices for the isolation and identification of Campylobacter in Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) sites: baseline information for understanding changes in surveillance data. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Jun;54 Suppl 5 :S440-5. PMID: 22572667


Mehta NR, Julian PJ, Meek JI, Sosa LE, Bilinski A, Hariri S, Markowitz LE, Hadler JL and Niccolai LM: Human papillomavirus vaccination history among women with precancerous cervical lesions: disparities and barriers. Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Mar;119 (3) :575-81. PMID: 22353956


Hariri S, Unger ER, Powell SE, Bauer HM, Bennett NM, Bloch KC, Niccolai LM, Schafer S and Markowitz LE: The HPV vaccine impact monitoring project (HPV-IMPACT): assessing early evidence of vaccination impact on HPV-associated cervical cancer precursor lesions. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Feb;23 (2) :281-8. Epub 2011 Nov 23. PMID: 22108842


Vandermeer ML, Thomas AR, Kamimoto L, Reingold A, Gershman K, Meek J, Farley MM, Ryan P, Lynfield R, Baumbach J, Schaffner W, Bennett N and Zansky S: Association between use of statins and mortality among patients hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infections: a multistate study. J Infect Dis. 2012 Jan 1;205 (1) :13-9. Epub 2011 Dec 13. PMID: 22170954

Doshi S, Kamimoto L, Finelli L, Perez A, Reingold A, Gershman K, Yousey-Hindes K, Arnold K, Ryan P, Lynfield R, Morin C, Baumbach J, Hancock EB, Bennett NM, Zansky S, Thomas A, Schaffner W and Fry AM: Description of antiviral treatment among adults hospitalized with influenza before and during the 2009 pandemic: United States, 2005-2009. J Infect Dis. 2011 Dec 15;204 (12) :1848-56. Epub 2011 Oct 19. PMID: 22013219


Yousey-Hindes KM and Hadler JL: Neighborhood socioeconomic status and influenza hospitalizations among children: New Haven County, Connecticut, 2003-2010. Am J Public Health. 2011 Sep;101 (9) :1785-9. Epub 2011 Jul 21. PMID: 21778498


Soto K, Petit S and Hadler JL: Changing disparities in invasive pneumococcal disease by socioeconomic status and race/ ethnicity in Connecticut, 1998-2008. Public Health Rep. 2011 Sep-Oct;126 Suppl 3 :81-8. PMID: 21836741


Hadler JL, Clogher P, Hurd S, Phan Q, Mandour M, Bemis K and Marcus R: Ten-year trends and risk factors for non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli found through Shiga toxin testing, Connecticut, 2000-2009. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 Aug 1;53 (3) :269-76. PMID: 21765075


Dawood FS, Kamimoto L, D'Mello TA, Reingold A, Gershman K, Meek J, Arnold KE, Farley M, Ryan P, Lynfield R, Morin C, Baumbach J, Zansky S, Bennett N, Thomas A, Schaffner W, Kirschke D and Finelli L: Children with asthma hospitalized with seasonal or pandemic influenza, 2003-2009. Pediatrics. 2011 Jul;128 (1) :e27-32. Epub 2011 Jun 6. PMID: 21646257