Research & Publications
The surveillance and epidemiology of vaccine-preventable respiratory diseases, especially pneumococcal disease, is my passion. I want to determine how to efficiently and effectively protect populations from pneumococcal disease, both invasive (bacteremia, meningitis) and non-invasive (otitis media, non-bacteremic pneumonia). I'm interested in respiratory disease surveillance, serotype replacement, antibiotic resistance, vulnerable populations, vaccine schedules, vaccine advocacy, and overcoming vaccine hesitancy.
You can find me on Twitter @StephPerniciaro.
Education & Training
- PhDRWTH Aachen University, Medical Microbiology (2019)
- MPHUniversity of Pittsburgh, Epidemiology (2010)
- BSCreighton University, Biology (2007)