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Meghan Ann Baker, Sc.D., M.D.


Dr. Baker is an Instructor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She also practices medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has experience in infectious disease epidemiology with a focus on the impact of diabetes and host genetic factors on tuberculosis disease. She received her MD at Harvard Medical School and her Doctor of Science at Harvard School of Public Health. She joins the Mini-Sentinel project with a focus on methods to monitor vaccine-related health outcomes and the use of a common data model to evaluate medical product safety.

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  1. R03HS025039 (BAKER, MEGHAN ANN) Sep 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2018
    Impact of Universal Decolonization on ICU Outbreaks, a Secondary Analysis of the REDUCE MRSA Trial
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Baker MA, Yokoe DS, Stelling J, Kleinman K, Kaganov RE, Letourneau AR, Varma N, O'Brien T, Kulldorff M, Babalola D, Barrett C, Drees M, Coady MH, Isaacs A, Platt R, Huang SS. Automated outbreak detection of hospital-associated pathogens: Value to infection prevention programs. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Jun 10; 1-6. PMID: 32519624.
  2. Perni S, Milligan MG, Saraf A, Vivenzio T, Marques A, Baker MA, Kosak T, Bartlett S, Physic MA, Batchelder MR, McBride S, Bredfeldt J, Cail DW, Kearney MC, Whitehouse C, Orio P, Walsh G, Haas-Kogan DA, Martin NE. Treating the SARS-CoV-2-positive patient with cancer: A proposal for a pragmatic and transparent ethical process. Cancer. 2020 May 28. PMID: 32463478.
  3. Baker MA, Rhee C, Fiumara K, Bennett-Rizzo C, Tucker R, Williams SA, Wickner P, Beloff J, McGrath C, Poulton A, Klompas M. COVID-19 infections among HCWs exposed to a patient with a delayed diagnosis of COVID-19. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 May 27; 1-2. PMID: 32456720.
  4. Rhee C, Baker MA, Klompas M. The COVID-19 infection control arms race. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 May 08; 1-3. PMID: 32381140.
  5. Baker MA, Jankosky C, Yih WK, Gruber S, Li L, Cocoros NM, Lipowicz H, Coronel-Moreno C, DeLuccia S, Lin ND, McMahill-Walraven CN, Menschik D, Selvan MS, Selvam N, Chen Tilney R, Zichittella L, Lee GM, Kawai AT. The risk of febrile seizures following influenza and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines. Vaccine. 2020 Feb 24; 38(9):2166-2171. PMID: 32019703.
  6. Cheng MP, Kusztos AE, Bold TD, Ho VT, Glotzbecker BE, Hsieh C, Baker MA, Baden LR, Hammond SP, Marty FM. Risk of Latent Tuberculosis Reactivation After Hematopoietic cell Transplantation. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 08 16; 69(5):869-872. PMID: 30689792.
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  7. Baker MA, Baer B, Kulldorff M, Zichittella L, Reindel R, DeLuccia S, Lipowicz H, Freitas K, Jin R, Yih WK. Kawasaki disease and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccination among young children: A self-controlled risk interval and cohort study with null results. PLoS Med. 2019 07; 16(7):e1002844. PMID: 31265459.
  8. Yih WK, Maro JC, Nguyen M, Baker MA, Balsbaugh C, Cole DV, Dashevsky I, Mba-Jonas A, Kulldorff M. Assessment of Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Safety Using the Self-Controlled Tree-Temporal Scan Statistic Signal-Detection Method in the Sentinel System. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 06 01; 187(6):1269-1276. PMID: 29860470.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  9. Baker MA, Butler MG, Seymour S, Zhang F, Wu Y, Wu AC, Levenson MS, Wu P, Iyer A, Toh S, Iyasu S, Zhou EH. The impact of FDA regulatory activities on incident dispensing of LABA-containing medication: 2005-2011. J Asthma. 2018 08; 55(8):907-914. PMID: 28910559.
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  10. Maro JC, Nguyen MD, Dashevsky I, Baker MA, Kulldorff M. Statistical Power for Postlicensure Medical Product Safety Data Mining. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2017 Jun 12; 5(1):6. PMID: 29881732.
  11. Park R, O'Brien TF, Huang SS, Baker MA, Yokoe DS, Kulldorff M, Barrett C, Swift J, Stelling J. Statistical detection of geographic clusters of resistant Escherichia coli in a regional network with WHONET and SaTScan. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2016 11; 14(11):1097-1107. PMID: 27530311.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  12. Baker MA, Huang SS, Letourneau AR, Kaganov RE, Peeples JR, Drees M, Platt R, Yokoe DS. Lack of Comprehensive Outbreak Detection in Hospitals. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Apr; 37(4):466-8. PMID: 26996060.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  13. Baker MA, Fireman BH. Two Authors Reply. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Jan 15; 183(2):167-8. PMID: 26684428.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  14. Yih WK, Kulldorff M, Sandhu SK, Zichittella L, Maro JC, Cole DV, Jin R, Kawai AT, Baker MA, Liu C, McMahill-Walraven CN, Selvan MS, Platt R, Nguyen MD, Lee GM. Prospective influenza vaccine safety surveillance using fresh data in the Sentinel System. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2016 05; 25(5):481-92. PMID: 26572776.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  15. Yih WK, Greene SK, Zichittella L, Kulldorff M, Baker MA, de Jong JL, Gil-Prieto R, Griffin MR, Jin R, Lin ND, McMahill-Walraven CN, Reidy M, Selvam N, Selvan MS, Nguyen MD. Evaluation of the risk of venous thromboembolism after quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccination among US females. Vaccine. 2016 Jan 02; 34(1):172-8. PMID: 26549364.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Baker MA, Kaelber DC, Bar-Shain DS, Moro PL, Zambarano B, Mazza M, Garcia C, Henry A, Platt R, Klompas M. Advanced Clinical Decision Support for Vaccine Adverse Event Detection and Reporting. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Sep 15; 61(6):864-70. PMID: 26060294.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Baker MA, Nguyen M, Cole DV, Lee GM, Lieu TA. Post-licensure rapid immunization safety monitoring program (PRISM) data characterization. Vaccine. 2013 Dec 30; 31 Suppl 10:K98-112. PMID: 24331080.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  18. Baker MA, Wilson D, Wallengren K, Sandgren A, Iartchouk O, Broodie N, Goonesekera SD, Sabeti PC, Murray MB. Polymorphisms in the gene that encodes the iron transport protein ferroportin 1 influence susceptibility to tuberculosis. J Infect Dis. 2012 Apr 01; 205(7):1043-7. PMID: 22357659.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Baker MA, Lin HH, Chang HY, Murray MB. The risk of tuberculosis disease among persons with diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Mar; 54(6):818-25. PMID: 22238171.
    Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Baker MA, Harries AD, Jeon CY, Hart JE, Kapur A, Lönnroth K, Ottmani SE, Goonesekera SD, Murray MB. The impact of diabetes on tuberculosis treatment outcomes: a systematic review. BMC Med. 2011 Jul 01; 9:81. PMID: 21722362.
    Citations: 152     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Baker MA, Harries AD, Jeon CY, Hart JE, Kapur A, Lönnroth K, Ottmani SE, Goonesekera SD, Murray MB. BMC Med. The impact of diabetes on tuberculosis treatment outcomes: A systematic review. 2011; 1(9):81.
  22. Jeon CY, Harries AD, Baker MA, Hart JE, Kapur A, Lönnroth K, Ottmani SE, Goonesekera S, Murray MB. Bi-directional screening for tuberculosis and diabetes: a systematic review. Trop Med Int Health. 2010 Nov; 15(11):1300-14. PMID: 20958887.
    Citations: 51     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  23. Ottmani SE, Murray MB, Jeon CY, Baker MA, Kapur A, Lonnroth K, Harries AD. . Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. Consultation Meeting on Tuberculosis and Diabetes Mellitus: Meeting summary and recommendations. 2010; 12(14):1513-1517.
  24. Jeon CY, Harries AD, Baker MA, Hart JE, Kapur A, Lönnroth K, Ottmani SE, Goonesekera S, Murray MB. . Tropical Medicine & International Health. Bi-directional screening for tuberculosis and diabetes: a systematic review. 2010; 11(15):1300-1314.
  25. Zerpa N, Pabón R, Wide A, Gavidia M, Medina M, Cáceres JL, Capaldo J, Baker M, Noya O. Evaluation of the OptiMAL test for diagnosis of malaria in Venezuela. Invest Clin. 2008 Mar; 49(1):93-101. PMID: 18524335.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Rachel P. Simmons, Meghan A. Baker, Nesli Basgoz. Infectious Diseases. Pocket Medicine. 2008; 6.1-6.22.
  27. Christoforidis JB, Warden SM, Farrell GM, Baker MA, Mukai S. Histology of retina overlying bacterial subretinal abscess and implications for treatment. Submitted for publication. 2007.
  28. McLean CA, Kohl K, Baker MA, Sinclair MF, Ciesielski CA, Markowitz LE. The syphilis reactor grid: help or hindrance for syphilis surveillance? Sex Transm Dis. 2003 Aug; 30(8):650-3. PMID: 12897688.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  29. Lobel HO, Baker MA, Gras FA, Stennies GM, Meerburg P, Hiemstra E, Parise M, Odero M, Waiyaki P. Use of malaria prevention measures by North American and European travelers to East Africa. J Travel Med. 2001 Jul-Aug; 8(4):167-72. PMID: 11703900.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Stagg AR, Fleming JC, Baker MA, Sakamoto M, Cohen N, Neufeld EJ. Defective high-affinity thiamine transporter leads to cell death in thiamine-responsive megaloblastic anemia syndrome fibroblasts. J Clin Invest. 1999 Mar; 103(5):723-9. PMID: 10074490.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  31. Ryan ET, Butterton JR, Zhang T, Baker MA, Stanley SL, Calderwood SB. Oral immunization with attenuated vaccine strains of Vibrio cholerae expressing a dodecapeptide repeat of the serine-rich Entamoeba histolytica protein fused to the cholera toxin B subunit induces systemic and mucosal antiamebic and anti-V. cholerae antibody responses in mice. Infect Immun. 1997 Aug; 65(8):3118-25. PMID: 9234763.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
  32. Baker, M.A. and M.V. Perez. . Risk factors for perinatal mortality in San Juan, Sacatepequez, Guatemala, a rural indigenous community. Soma Weiss Research Poster Session, Harvard Medical School. 1997.
  33. Calderwood SB, Baker MA, Carroll PA, Michel JL, Arbeit RD, Ausubel FM. Use of cleaved amplified polymorphic sequences to distinguish strains of Staphylococcus epidermidis. J Clin Microbiol. 1996 Nov; 34(11):2860-5. PMID: 8897202.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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