In the News

EIP projects featured in the Fall 2013 issue of Yale Public Healthmagazine

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. 

CT EIP contributes to new burden estimate of C.difficile infection in the United States  

Burden of Clostridium difficile Infection in the United States

Recent EIP Publications

Arriola CS, Anderson EJ, Baumbach J, Bennett N, Bohm S, Hill M, Lindegren ML, Lung K, Meek J, Mermel E, Miller L, Monroe ML, Morin C, Oni O, Reingold A, Schaffner W, Thomas A, Zansky SM, Finelli L, Chaves SS: Does Influenza Vaccination Modify Influenza Severity? Data on Older Adults Hospitalized With Influenza During the 2012-2013 Season in the United States. J Infect Dis. 2015 Oct 15; 2015 Mar 27. PMID: 25821227

Braun ES, Crawford FW, Desai MM, Meek J, Kirley PD, Miller L, Anderson EJ, Oni O, Ryan P, Lynfield R, Bargsten M, Bennett NM, Lung KL, Thomas A, Mermel E, Lindegren ML, Schaffner W, Price A, Chaves SS: Obesity not associated with severity among hospitalized adults with seasonal influenza virus infection. Infection. 2015 Oct; 2015 Jul 7. PMID: 26148927

Kumar S, Piper K, Galloway DD, Hadler JL, Grefenstette JJ: Is population structure sufficient to generate area-level inequalities in influenza rates? An examination using agent-based models. BMC Public Health. 2015 Sep 23; 2015 Sep 23. PMID: 26400564

Epstein L, Mu Y, Belflower R, Scott J, Ray S, Dumyati G, Felsen C, Petit S, Yousey-Hindes K, Nadle J, Pasutti L, Lynfield R, Warnke L, Schaffner W, Leib K, Kallen AJ, Fridkin SK, Lessa FC: Risk Factors for Invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection After Recent Discharge From an Acute-Care Hospitalization, 2011-2013. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Sep 3; 2015 Sep 3. PMID: 26338787

Chaves SS, Pérez A, Miller L, Bennett NM, Bandyopadhyay A, Farley MM, Fowler B, Hancock EB, Kirley PD, Lynfield R, Ryan P, Morin C, Schaffner W, Sharangpani R, Lindegren ML, Tengelsen L, Thomas A, Hill MB, Bradley KK, Oni O, Meek J, Zansky S, Widdowson MA, Finelli L: Impact of Prompt Influenza Antiviral Treatment on Extended Care Needs After Influenza Hospitalization Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Sep 2; 2015 Sep 2. PMID: 26334053

Vugia DJ, Meek JI, Danila RN, Jones TF, Schaffner W, Baumbach J, Lathrop S, Farley MM, Tobin-D'Angelo M, Miller L, Harrison LH, Bennett NM, Cieslak PR, Cartter ML, Reingold AL: Training in Infectious Disease Epidemiology through the Emerging Infections Program Sites. Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Sep. PMID: 26291924

Hadler JL, Vugia DJ, Bennett NM, Moore MR: Emerging Infections Program Efforts to Address Health Equity. Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Sep. PMID: 26291875

Hariri S, Markowitz LE, Bennett NM, Niccolai LM, Schafer S, Bloch K, Park IU, Scahill MW, Julian P, Abdullah N, Levine D, Whitney E, Unger ER, Steinau M, Bauer HM, Meek J, Hadler J, Sosa L, Powell SE, Johnson ML, Group HI: Monitoring Effect of Human Papillomavirus Vaccines in US Population, Emerging Infections Program, 2008-2012. Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Sep. PMID: 26291379

Hadler JL, Danila RN, Cieslak PR, Meek JI, Schaffner W, Smith KE, Cartter ML, Harrison LH, Vugia DJ, Lynfield R: Emerging Infections Program-State Health Department Perspective. Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Sep. PMID: 26289952

Pinner RW, Lynfield R, Hadler JL, Schaffner W, Farley MM, Frank ME, Schuchat A: Cultivation of an Adaptive Domestic Network for Surveillance and Evaluation of Emerging Infections. Emerg Infect Dis. 2015 Sep. PMID: 26289824

Garg S, Jain S, Dawood FS, Jhung M, Pérez A, D'Mello T, Reingold A, Gershman K, Meek J, Arnold KE, Farley MM, Ryan P, Lynfield R, Morin C, Baumbach J, Hancock EB, Zansky S, Bennett N, Thomas A, Schaffner W, Finelli L: Pneumonia among adults hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed seasonal influenza virus infection-United States, 2005-2008. BMC Infect Dis. 2015 Aug 26; 2015 Aug 26. PMID: 26307108

Niccolai LM, Hansen CE: Practice- and Community-Based Interventions to Increase Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Coverage: A Systematic Review. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Jul. PMID: 26010507

Mody RK, Gu W, Griffin PM, Jones TF, Rounds J, Shiferaw B, Tobin-D'Angelo M, Smith G, Spina N, Hurd S, Lathrop S, Palmer A, Boothe E, Luna-Gierke RE, Hoekstra RM: Postdiarrheal hemolytic uremic syndrome in United States children: clinical spectrum and predictors of in-hospital death. J Pediatr. 2015 Apr; 2015 Feb 4. PMID: 25661408

Laidler MR, Thomas A, Baumbach J, Kirley PD, Meek J, Aragon D, Morin C, Ryan PA, Schaffner W, Zansky SM, Chaves SS: Statin treatment and mortality: propensity score-matched analyses of 2007-2008 and 2009-2010 laboratory-confirmed influenza hospitalizations. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 Jan; 2015 Mar 20. PMID: 26034777

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

Lessa FC, Mu Y, Winston LG, Dumyati GK, Farley MM, Beldavs ZG, Kast K, Holzbauer SM, Meek JI, Cohen J, McDonald LC, Fridkin SK: Determinants of Clostridium difficile Infection Incidence Across Diverse United States Geographic Locations. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2014 Sep; 2014 Jul 28. PMID: 25734120

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, Finelli L, Influenza Hospitalization Surveillance Network: The burden of influenza hospitalizations in infants from 2003 to 2012, United States. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Sep. 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, Finelli L: Complications among adults hospitalized with influenza: a comparison of seasonal influenza and the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 15; 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, Fry AM: Comparing clinical characteristics between hospitalized adults with laboratory-confirmed influenza A and B virus infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Jul 15; 2014 Apr 18. PMID: 24748521

Waggaman C, Julian P, Niccolai LM: Interactive effects of individual and neighborhood race and ethnicity on rates of high-grade cervical lesions. Cancer Epidemiol. 2014 Jun; 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, 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. PMID: 24642518

Niccolai LM, McBride V, Julian PR, Connecticut HPV-IMPACT Working Group: Sources of information for assessing human papillomavirus vaccination history among young women. Vaccine. 2014 May 23; 2014 Apr 5. PMID: 24713369

Tam K, Yousey-Hindes K, 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; 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, Srinivasan A, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Vital signs: improving antibiotic use among hospitalized patients. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014 Mar 7. PMID: 24598596

Hadler JL, Yousey-Hindes K, Kudish K, Kennedy ED, Sacco V, Cartter ML, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): 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. 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, Finelli L, Emerging Infections Program Network: Complications and associated bacterial coinfections among children hospitalized with seasonal or pandemic influenza, United States, 2003-2010. J Infect Dis. 2014 Mar 1; 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, Chaves SS: Hospital-onset influenza hospitalizations--United States, 2010-2011. Am J Infect Control. 2014 Jan; 2013 Oct 30. PMID: 24183534

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

Niccolai LM, Julian PJ, Meek JI, Hadler JL, Sosa L: Niccolai et al. respond. Am J Public Health. 2013 Oct; 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, 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; 2013 May 9. PMID: 23661284

Niccolai LM, Julian PJ, Meek JI, McBride V, Hadler JL, Sosa LE: Declining rates of high-grade cervical lesions in young women in Connecticut, 2008-2011. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2013 Aug; 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, Griffin PM, Emerging Infections Program Foodnet Working Group: 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; 2013 Apr 6. PMID: 23560425

Niccolai LM, Julian PJ, Bilinski A, Mehta NR, Meek JI, Zelterman D, Hadler JL, Sosa L: Geographic poverty and racial/ethnic disparities in cervical cancer precursor rates in Connecticut, 2008-2009. Am J Public Health. 2013 Jan; 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, 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; 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, 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. PMID: 22572668

Hurd S, Patrick M, Hatch J, Clogher P, Wymore K, Cronquist AB, Segler S, Robinson T, Hanna S, Smith G, 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. PMID: 22572667

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

Hariri S, Unger ER, Powell SE, Bauer HM, Bennett NM, Bloch KC, Niccolai LM, Schafer S, Markowitz LE, HPV-IMPACT Working Group: 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; 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, 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; 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, 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; 2011 Oct 19. PMID: 22013219

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

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

Hadler JL, Clogher P, Hurd S, Phan Q, Mandour M, Bemis K, 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. 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, Finelli L, Emerging Infections Program Network: Children with asthma hospitalized with seasonal or pandemic influenza, 2003-2009. Pediatrics. 2011 Jul; 2011 Jun 6. PMID: 21646257