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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 (PLATT, RICHARD) Sep 1, 2016 - Feb 28, 2019
    Impact of Universal Decolonization on ICU Outbreaks, a Secondary Analysis of the REDUCE MRSA Trial
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Klompas M, Baker MA, Griesbach D, Tucker R, Gallagher GR, Lang AS, Fink T, Cumming M, Smole S, Madoff LC, Rhee C. Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) From Asymptomatic and Presymptomatic Individuals in Healthcare Settings Despite Medical Masks and Eye Protection. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 11 02; 73(9):1693-1695. PMID: 33704451.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    
  2. Baker MA, Fiumara K, Rhee C, Williams SA, Tucker R, Wickner P, Resnick A, Klompas M. Low Risk of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Among Patients Exposed to Infected Healthcare Workers. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 10 05; 73(7):e1878-e1880. PMID: 32856692.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Klompas M, Ye S, Vaidya V, Ochoa A, Baker MA, Hopcia K, Hashimoto D, Wang R, Rhee C. Association between Airborne Infection Isolation Room Utilization Rates and Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Infections in Two Academic Hospitals. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Oct 02. PMID: 34599821.
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  4. Baker MA, Sands KE, Huang SS, Kleinman K, Septimus EJ, Varma N, Blanchard J, Poland RE, Coady MH, Yokoe DS, Fraker S, Froman A, Moody J, Goldin L, Isaacs A, Kleja K, Korwek KM, Stelling J, Clark A, Platt R, Perlin JB. The Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare-Associated Infections. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Aug 09. PMID: 34370014.
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  5. Rhee C, Baker MA, Tucker R, Klompas M. Absence of long-range severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission from a highly infectious patient with undiagnosed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in a positive-pressure room. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Jul 21; 1-2. PMID: 34287114.
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  6. Klein IA, Rosenberg SM, Reynolds KL, Zubiri L, Rosovsky R, Piper-Vallillo AJ, Gao X, Boland G, Bardia A, Gaither R, Freeman H, Kirkner GJ, Rhee C, Klompas M, Baker MA, Wadleigh M, Winer EP, Kotton CN, Partridge AH. Impact of Cancer History on Outcomes Among Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19. Oncologist. 2021 08; 26(8):685-693. PMID: 33856099.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Rhee C, Wang R, Ye S, Baker MA, Griesbach D, Laskowski K, Klompas M. Decline in SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Health Care Workers at 2 Hospitals Following Rollout and Administration of mRNA Vaccines. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Aug; 8(8):ofab204. PMID: 34373839.
  8. Rhee C, Baker MA, Kanjilal S, Tucker R, Vaidya V, Badwaik A, Blaeser EM, Coughlin C, Elloyan J, Hsieh C, Holtzman M, Solem O, Klompas M. Prospective Clinical Assessments of Hospitalized Patients With Positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests for Necessity of Isolation. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jul; 8(7):ofab194. PMID: 34316502.
    Citations: 1     
  9. Jilg N, Lau ES, Baker MA, Levy BD, Loscalzo J. A Treacherous Course. N Engl J Med. 2021 Mar 04; 384(9):860-865. PMID: 33657298.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Klompas M, Baker MA, Rhee C, Tucker R, Fiumara K, Griesbach D, Bennett-Rizzo C, Salmasian H, Wang R, Wheeler N, Gallagher GR, Lang AS, Fink T, Baez S, Smole S, Madoff L, Goralnick E, Resnick A, Pearson M, Britton K, Sinclair J, Morris CA. A SARS-CoV-2 Cluster in an Acute Care Hospital. Ann Intern Med. 2021 06; 174(6):794-802. PMID: 33556277.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  11. Fuller CC, Nambudiri VE, Spencer-Smith C, Curtis LH, Shinde M, Cosgrove A, Johnson M, Hickok J, Honda S, Ismail H, Kaufman RM, Kennedy A, Miller KM, Mohlman DJ, Poland RE, Rosofsky R, Smith K, Surani SR, Baker MA. Medical chart validation of inpatient diagnosis codes for transfusion-related acute lung injury 2013-2015. Transfusion. 2021 03; 61(3):754-766. PMID: 33506519.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Salmasian H, Beloff J, Resnick A, Rhee C, Baker MA, Klompas M, Pimentel MP. Rethinking standardised infection rates and risk adjustment in the COVID-19 era. BMJ Qual Saf. 2021 07; 30(7):588-590. PMID: 33419786.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Klompas M, Baker MA, Rhee C. Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: Theoretical Considerations and Available Evidence. JAMA. 2020 Aug 04; 324(5):441-442. PMID: 32749495.
    Citations: 72     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  14. Klompas M, Baker MA, Rhee C. Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: Theoretical Considerations and Available Evidence. JAMA. 2020 Jul 13. PMID: 32658248.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    
  15. 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 09; 41(9):1016-1021. PMID: 32519624.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  16. 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 09 01; 126(17):3896-3899. PMID: 32463478.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  17. 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 Sep; 41(9):1075-1076. PMID: 32456720.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  18. Rhee C, Baker MA, Klompas M. The COVID-19 infection control arms race. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 11; 41(11):1323-1325. PMID: 32381140.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  19. 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 02 24; 38(9):2166-2171. PMID: 32019703.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  20. 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.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  21. 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.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  22. 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: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  23. 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.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. 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.
    Citations: 2     
  25. 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: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  26. 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: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  27. Baker MA, Fireman BH. Two Authors Reply. Am J Epidemiol. 2016 Jan 15; 183(2):167-8. PMID: 26684428.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  28. 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: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  29. 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: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. 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: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. 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: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  32. 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: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. 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: 49     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  34. 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: 239     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  35. 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.
  36. 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: 78     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Rachel P. Simmons, Meghan A. Baker, Nesli Basgoz. Infectious Diseases. Pocket Medicine. 2008; 6.1-6.22.
  41. 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.
  42. 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
  43. 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: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  44. 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: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  45. 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: 26     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
  46. 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.
  47. 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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