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 Expert  722575

Expert in Epidemiology, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases, HIV/AIDS, Immunology, Public Health


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Oregon (OR)
USA
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In her various positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Expert has dealt with the ethical issues surrounding policy decisions involved in hemophilia-AIDS, transfusion-associated AIDS, AIDS in developing countries, AIDS prevention, child abuse, and child homicide prevention. She has served as a member of the CDC IRB Committee and on safety monitoring committees for NIH clinical trials.
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AIDS

Expert has done extensive research concerning a wide variety of biomedical topics, including prognostic markers, pathogenesis, immune correlates and therapy of HIV, AIDS, Kawasaki Disease, various bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections, and sepsis/bloodstream infections. These are reflected in her numerous publications on these topics.
Expert has done extensive research concerning the T-cell antigen receptor, superantigens, cell-specific cytokines, T-cell subsets, immunoregulatory cells, the cytokine network, and innate immunity, both in relation to and independent of HIV infection.
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cellular immunity

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cellular immunology

Expert has numerous publications in which she has used four-color, six-parameter flow cytometry to examine cell-specific cytokines, T-cell subsets, immunoregulatory cells, the cytokine network, and innate immunity, both in relation to and independent of HIV infection. She is a world's expert in using a flow cytometric approach to examining these issues, as evidenced by her numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Expert has published extensively on primary and secondary immunodeficiency. She trained with Dr. Erwin Gelfand and Drs. Janeway Senior and Junior. Expert has been on the Emory University faculty, caring for patients, training Fellows, and doing research concerning clinical immunologic issues for the past 23 years.
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clinical immunology

Expert graduated from Harvard Medical School, did her residency at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, and completed an immunology fellowship at Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. She was on faculty at Yale University of Medicine prior to moving to Atlanta, where she has been on the clinical faculty of Emory University School of Medicine for 23 years, attending in and teaching pediatrics, immunology, and infectious diseases. Expert has provided advice, consultation, and lectures to numerous universities, hospitals, organizations, and ministries of health.
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clinical medicine

Expert was responsible for the design, execution, and analysis of the epidemiologic and immunologic components of several multicenter studies concerning hemophilia-associated AIDS. She was responsible for the design of these protocols, as well as for their submission to and clearance through numerous Institutional Review Boards and advisory groups. These studies were done in collaboration with the National Institute of Health, a large number of universities, and medical treatment facilities. Their nature and productivity are reflected in numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.
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clinical protocol

Expert has designed and managed numerous clinical research studies, most notably in the area of hemophilia-associated AIDS. She has been responsible for protocol design, study coordination, data analysis, and preparation of manuscripts submitted and accepted by peer-reviewed journals. These skills are reflected in her numerous publications. For the above-mentioned studies, Expert was the primary contact person for coordination with universities, health institutions, and federal agencies. She was responsible for clearance of protocols through Institutional Review Boards and for updating these Boards and Institutions about study activities. Expert supervised data collection,management, and analysis. She dealt with problems at the patient, practitional, and institutional levels. Her skill at successfully managing clinical research studies are reflected in her numerous publications.
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clinical research

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clinical research management

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clinical study

Expert is a world expert in evaluation of cell-specific cytokines in humans. She has evaluated and published primary research on the cytokine network in healthy individuals at various ages and also in a wide variety of disease states, including sepsis, bloodstream infections, HIV infection, malaria, and malnutrition.
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cytokine

Expert has published primary research concerning a number of diseases, including but not limited to HIV infection, HTLV, Kawasaki disease, bloodstream infections, malaria, parvovirus infection, Kaposi sarcoma, malnutrition, and vitamin A deficiency.
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disease

Expert is currently in the process of preparing two books for the layperson concerning the problems of adolescents, one book directed at parents and one, directed at the adolescent. One chapter of each of these book deals with eating disorders, including bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, binge eating, purging, and obesity.
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eating disorder

Expert spent 23 years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, performing research and assisting in policy making concerning health management issues, especially in the areas of child health, infectious disease prevention, and sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, she has published a parenting book for the layperson concerning management of the health of premature infants. This parenting book was published in hardback by Henry Holt, Inc., and in paperback by Doubleday Dell, Inc. She is currently working on two books for the layperson concerning adolescent health.
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health care management

Expert has numerous publications in which she has used four-color, six-parameter flow cytometry to examine cell-specific cytokines, T-cell subsets, immunoregulatory cells, the cytokine network, and innate immunity, both in relation to and independent of HIV infection. She is a world's expert in using a flow cytometric approach to examining these issues, as evidenced by her numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. She has also examined the roles of nutrition, vitamin A, and BCG vaccination on host resistance to infection.
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host resistance

Expert has published several papers that examine the relationships between cellular and humoral immunity in a variety of disease states, including HIV, HSV, and Kaposi sarcoma.
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humoral immunology

Expert trained with Dr. Erwin Gelfand and Drs. Janeway Senior and Junior, did immunobiologic research at Yale University, and did research on immunobiologic issues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the past 23 years. Her research and publications concern the T-cell antigen receptor, superantigens, cell-specific cytokines, T-cell subsets, immunoregulatory cells, the cytokine network, and innate immunity, both in relation to and independent of HIV infection.
Expert graduated from Harvard Medical School, did her residency at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, and completed an Immunology fellowship at Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. She trained with Dr. Erwin Gelfand and Drs. Janeway Senior and Junior. She was on faculty at Yale University of Medicine, doing basic immunologic research, prior to moving to Atlanta, where she has been on the clinical faculty of Emory University School of Medicine for 23 years, attending in and teaching pediatrics, immunology, and infectious diseases. Expert has numerous research publications concerning the T-cell antigen receptor, superantigens, cell-specific cytokines, T-cell subsets, immunoregulatory cells, the cytokine network, and innate immunity, both in relation to and independent of HIV infection.
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immunology

Expert has clinical expertise managing and extensive research experience/publications concerning immunosuppression related to retroviral and other infections, malnutrition, and chemotherapy. Expert has been on the Emory University faculty, caring for patients, training Fellows, and doing research concerning clinical immunologic issues for the past 23 years.
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immunosuppression

Expert has done research on and has a number of papers in peer-reviewed journals concerning the role of interferon-gamma in HIV infection and bloodstream infections. She has also published concerning the relationships between cell-specific interferon-gamma production and the clinical course/outcome of various infections, as well as vitamin deficiencies and malnutrition.
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interferon

Expert has numerous publications in which she has used four-color, six-parameter flow cytometry to examine cell-specific cytokines, T-cell subsets, immunoregulatory cells, the cytokine network, and innate immunity, both in relation to and independent of HIV infection. In particular, she has examined the relationships between cellular and serum IL-2, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 10, as well as the role of these cytokines in a variety of pathologic states. She is a world's expert in using a flow cytometric approach to examining these issues, and comparing various approaches to measuring interleukins, as evidenced by her numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.
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interleukin

Expert has done extensive research concerning the T-cell antigen receptor, superantigens, and the cytokine network, both in relation to and independent of HIV infection. She has examined the roles of various HIV molecules in HIV disease pathogenesis of HIV.
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human immunodeficiency virus

Expert graduated from Harvard Medical School, did her residency at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, and completed an Immunology fellowship at Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. She was on faculty at Yale University of Medicine prior to moving to Atlanta, where she has been on the clinical faculty of Emory University School of Medicine for 23 years, attending in and teaching pediatrics, immunology, and infectious diseases. Expert has done research concerning and published in the areas of: child health, breastfeeding, prematurity, infant mortality, child abuse, pediatric and hemophilia-related HIV infection/AIDS, Kawasaki disease, pediatrician/patient/parent communication, and parenting. Expert has provided advice, consultation, and lectures to numerous universities, hospitals, organizations, and ministries of health concerning pediatric issues.
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pediatrics

Expert trained in epidemiology and public health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in (CDC)'s Epidemiology Intelligence Service (EIS) and Preventive Medicine Residency Program. She was an adjunct associate professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University for nine years and, as a respected medical epidemiologist, chaired and/or was a member of numerous committees, including CDC's EIS Course Survey Committee, CDC's EIS Conference Planning Committee, CDC's Medical the Advisory Board, CDC's Institutional Review Board, the Public Health Service (PHS)'s Promotion Board, National Institute of Health (NIH)'s Data and Safety Monitoring Board for the Clinical Trial of Intravenous Gammaglobulin in HIV-Infected Children, and the National Collaborative Hemophilia Growth & Development Study Executive Committee. Expert held a number of positions at CDC, including as a Medical Epidemiologist in the Office of the Director, Center for Health Promotion and Education; Chief of the Epidemiology Studies Section in the Division of Host Factors, Center for Infectious Diseases (CID); Chief of Applied Communications Research, Epidemiology & Evaluation, National AIDS Information and Education Program; and Chief of the Immunoregulatory Laboratory, NCID. Expert has supervised outbreaks involving infectious diseases, blood product contamination, and violence. She designed, supervised, analyzed, and reviewed numerous epidemiologic and clinical outbreaks and studies and supervised CDC's Hemophilia-Associated AIDS Surveillance System. Expert has a unique combination of epidemiologic, clinical, and basic laboratory training and experience. She has been involved in numerous peer-reviewed publications, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports, and PHS recommendations on areas ranging from child health, HIV, blood product safety, infectious diseases, immunodeficiency, to violence.
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epidemiology

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Expert has designed, supervised, analyzed, and reviewed numerous epidemiologic and clinical outbreaks and studies.
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medical statistics

Expert trained in epidemiology and public health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in (CDC)'s Epidemiology Intelligence Service (EIS) and Preventive Medicine Residency Program. She was an adjunct associate professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University for nine years and, as a respected medical epidemiologist, chaired and/or was a member of numerous committees, including CDC's EIS Course Survey Committee, CDC's EIS Conference Planning Committee, CDC's Medical the Advisory Board, CDC's Institutional Review Board, the Public Health Service (PHS)'s Promotion Board, National Institute of Health (NIH)'s Data and Safety Monitoring Board for the Clinical Trial of Intravenous Gammaglobulin in HIV-Infected Children, and the National Collaborative Hemophilia Growth & Development Study Executive Committee. Expert held a number of positions at CDC, including as a Medical Epidemiologist in the Office of the Director, Center for Health Promotion and Education; Chief of the Epidemiology Studies Section in the Division of Host Factors, Center for Infectious Diseases (CID); Chief of Applied Communications Research, Epidemiology & Evaluation, National AIDS Information and Education Program; and Chief of the Immunoregulatory Laboratory, NCID.
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public health

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pediatric immunology

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medical causation

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bacterial disease

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blood borne disease

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central nervous system infection

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disease control

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disease outbreaks

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immunization

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immunodeficiency

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immunosuppressive drug

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infection

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infection control

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infection prevention

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infectious disease

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infectious disease control

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infectious disease diagnosis

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infectious disease transmission

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infectious disease treatment

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meningitis

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microbial control

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nosocomial infection

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osteomyelitis

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pediatric infectious disease

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pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

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preclinical research

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prevention

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preventive medicine

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septicemia

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vaccination


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Medford, Oregon.

Often requested
with this expert:

Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, Epidemiology,...
Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Infectious Disease, Immune Deficiencies, Molds, Toxins,...
Toxicology (Benzene, Solvents, Metals); Medical Science...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1975   M.D.   Medicine   Harvard Medical School  
1971   B.A.   Biology   University of Chicago   Highest Honors

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 


 

CEO

 

Expert is CEO of a medical consulting firm.

1992 to 2003

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

HIV Immunology Branch, Div. of AIDS, STD, & Tuberculosis Laboratory Research

 

Director, Immunoregulatory Laboratory

 

She conducted research and supervised research by others.

1982 to

 

(Undisclosed University)

 

Pediatric Immunology, Infectious Diseases, & Epidemiology

 

Attending Faculty

 

Expert teaches, does medical consulting, and provides patient care.

1989 to 1992

 

CDC

 

OD (HIV)

 

Chief, AIDS Communications Research

 

She was in charge of the group that did research concerning AIDS communications and evaluated the effectiveness of the National AIDS Media Campaign.

1983 to 1989

 

CDC

 

Division of Host Factors

 

Chief, Hemophilia AIDS Research & Surveillance

 

Expert was responsible for supervising all CDC's hemophilia-associated AIDS epidemiologic activities.

1982 to 1983

 

CDC

 

OD, Center for Health Communications

 

Medical Officer

 

She did research that helped found CDC's Center for Injury Control and Prevention. Her research was ground-breaking in the areas of child abuse and homicide.

1980 to 1982

 

CDC

 

Epidemiology Intelligence Service (EIS)

 

EIS Officer

 

Expert initiated her work at CDC through joining the world-renowned EIS Program, a training program in epidemiology, public health, and preventive medicine.

1978 to 1980

 

Yale University School of Medicine/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 

Immunology/Immunopathology

 

Research Associate

 

She performed bench research on T-cell immunology and immunoregulation.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a world-renowned expert in the areas of immunology, HIV/AIDS, child health, and health communications. She is a member of: Society for Pediatric Research; American Association of Immunologists; American Federation for Clinical Research; American Society for Microbiology; Pediatric Infectious Disease Society; Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society; Clinical Immunology Society; and Phi Beta Kappa.

Licenses/Certifications

She holds a medical license (M.D.) and is board-certified in pediatrics (F.A.A.P.).

Professional Appointments

Expert was a Research Associate at the Yale University School of Medicine and is an Associate Professor at the Emory University School of Medicine.

Awards/Recognition

She is a Fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America, and is a Scientific Fellow, American College of Allergy and Immunology. Expert's other honors include: Trustee Scholar, 1967-1971; L. G. Selz Scholarship, 1967-1971; Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 1971; Graduated with highest honors, 1971; Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Group Award to the "Infant Feeding Task Force," June, 1984; Public Health Service (PHS) Commendation Medal, November, 1987; PHS Outstanding Unit Citation, April, 1988; PHS Commendation Medals (three); American Society of Microbiology Lectureship, 1994-1996.

Medical/Professional Internships

She did her pediatric internship and residency at the Los Angeles Children's Hospital. She had an immunology and allergy fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She had an epidemiology fellowship with the Epidemiology Intelligence Service, CDC.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has over 100 scientific, peer-reviewed publications to her credit and has authored a parenting book for the layperson. This book was published by Henry Holt (hardback) and Doubleday Dell (paperback).

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Journal of Public Health  
 - Pediatrics  
 - Archives of Internal Medicine  
 - AIDS  
 - Pediatric Infectious Disease  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1987 to 1987   CDC   Chairman, Epidemiology Intelligence Service Conference Planning Committee  
1988 to 1990   CDC   Medical Advisory Board  
1989 to 1991   NIH   Member, Data and Safety Monitoring Board   Expert monitored the NIH trial of intravenous gammaglobulin for HIV-infected children.
1986 to 1996   CDC & NIH   Hemophilia Growth & Development Study   She was a member of the Executive Committee from l986-1995. She was Chairman of the Immunology Subcommittee from 1986-1991. She was a member of the Publications Committee from 1987-1996.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert consulted with the Armenian government concerning their newborn care network at the request of Harvard University.
  • She has reviewed clinical charts to advise lawyers involved in malpractice litigation.
  • Expert has lectured at numerous universities in a variety of countries concerning her areas of expertise.
  • She has been a member of the Public Health Service promotion board.
  • Expert has been a member of CDC's Institutional Review Board.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has reviewed cases as an expert consultant. She has not yet gone to court on any of these cases.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
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  • Expert in infectious diseases involving transmission of HSV-2.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1990 to 1990   Armenia   Expert advised the Armenian government on organizing its neonatal transport and medical facilities and activities.
1997 to 1999   Thailand   Expert collaborated in studies done with the Ministry of Health concerning the immunology and pathogenesis of HIV/AIDS.
1997 to 2003   Malawi, Africa   Expert collaborated in studies done with the Ministry of Health concerning the immunology and pathogenesis of HIV/AIDS.
2000 to 2003   Mozambique, Africa   Expert collaborated in studies done with the Ministry of Health concerning the immunology and pathogenesis of HIV/AIDS.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

She has given numerous lectures and participated in college and graduate level teaching in her areas of expertise.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has designed and analyzed numerous medical studies and also advised in these areas.


 

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