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Lakshmi Ganapathi, M.B.,B.S.


I am a pediatric infectious diseases physician with clinical expertise in immunocompromised hosts infectious diseases. Additionally, I conduct research in India where I study factors influencing engagement in high-risk behaviors and health services utilization among young men who have sex with men and young injection drug users. I employ mixed-methods that include large cross-sectional database quantitative analyses as well as smaller qualitative studies. I have opportunities for students who may be interested in being involved with some of my smaller qualitative studies.

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  1. Salvatore M, Purkayastha S, Ganapathi L, Bhattacharyya R, Kundu R, Zimmermann L, Ray D, Hazra A, Kleinsasser M, Solomon S, Subbaraman R, Mukherjee B. Lessons from SARS-CoV-2 in India: A data-driven framework for pandemic resilience. Sci Adv. 2022 Jun 17; 8(24):eabp8621. PMID: 35714183; PMCID: PMC9205583.
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  2. Hambrick HR, Greco KF, Weller E, Ganapathi L, Lehmann LE, Sandora TJ. Impact of decreasing vancomycin exposure on acute kidney injury in stem cell transplant recipients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2022 10; 43(10):1375-1381. PMID: 34874001.
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  3. Ganapathi L, Srikrishnan AK, Martinez C, Lucas GM, Mehta SH, Verma V, McFall AM, Mayer KH, Hassan A, Rajan S, O'Cleirigh C, Harris SK, Solomon SS. Young and invisible: a qualitative study of service engagement by people who inject drugs in India. BMJ Open. 2021 09 21; 11(9):e047350. PMID: 34548348.
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  4. Subbaraman R, Ganapathi L, Mukherjee B, Bloom DE, Solomon SS. Humane shelter at home: a call to reimagine a core pandemic intervention. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 08; 6(8). PMID: 34353818; PMCID: PMC8349640.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  5. Piqueras A, Ganapathi L, Carpenter JF, Rubio T, Sandora TJ, Flett KB, Köhler JR. Trends in Pediatric Candidemia: Epidemiology, Anti-Fungal Susceptibility, and Patient Characteristics in a Children's Hospital. J Fungi (Basel). 2021 Jan 22; 7(2). PMID: 33499285.
    Citations: 1     
  6. Ganapathi L, Caldas A, Miranda J, Köhler JR, Visner G, Sawicki G. Medical Deferred Action - Living on Borrowed Time. N Engl J Med. 2019 Oct 24; 381(17):1601-1603. PMID: 31577869.
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  7. Ganapathi L, Blumenthal J, Alawdah L, Lewis L, Gilarde J, Jones S, Milliren C, Kim HB, Sharma TS. Impact of standardized protocols for cytomegalovirus disease prevention in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients. Pediatr Transplant. 2019 11; 23(7):e13568. PMID: 31515909.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  8. Ganapathi L, McFall AM, Srikrishnan AK, Kumar MS, Anand S, Lucas GM, Mehta SH, Harris SK, Solomon SS. Young people who inject drugs in India have high HIV incidence and behavioural risk: a cross-sectional study. J Int AIDS Soc. 2019 05; 22(5):e25287. PMID: 31116005; PMCID: PMC6530044.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Ganapathi L, Danziger-Isakov L, Kotton C, Kumar D, Huprikar S, Michaels MG, Englund JA. Trainee Needs in Pediatric Transplant Infectious Diseases Education. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2017 Sep 01; 6(3):301-304. PMID: 27760798.
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  10. Russ CM, Ganapathi L, Marangu D, Silverman M, Kija E, Bakeera-Kitaka S, Laving A. Perspectives of host faculty and trainees on international visiting faculty to paediatric academic departments in East Africa. BMJ Glob Health. 2016; 1(3):e000097. PMID: 28588960.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    
  11. Ganapathi L, Arnold A, Jones S, Patterson A, Graham D, Harper M, Levy O. Use of cidofovir in pediatric patients with adenovirus infection. F1000Res. 2016; 5:758. PMID: 27239277; PMCID: PMC4863673.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    
  12. van Haren SD, Ganapathi L, Bergelson I, Dowling DJ, Banks M, Samuels RC, Reed SG, Marshall JD, Levy O. In vitro cytokine induction by TLR-activating vaccine adjuvants in human blood varies by age and adjuvant. Cytokine. 2016 07; 83:99-109. PMID: 27081760.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
  13. Ganapathi L, Somers M. IMAGES IN CLINICAL MEDICINE. A Child with Gross Hematuria. N Engl J Med. 2015 Aug 27; 373(9):e11. PMID: 26308700.
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  14. Ganapathi L, Van Haren S, Dowling DJ, Bergelson I, Shukla NM, Malladi SS, Balakrishna R, Tanji H, Ohto U, Shimizu T, David SA, Levy O. The Imidazoquinoline Toll-Like Receptor-7/8 Agonist Hybrid-2 Potently Induces Cytokine Production by Human Newborn and Adult Leukocytes. PLoS One. 2015; 10(8):e0134640. PMID: 26274907.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  15. Ganapathi L, Martins Y, Schumann D, Russ C. Overcoming challenges to develop pediatric postgraduate training programs in low- and middle-income countries. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2014 Sep-Dec; 27(3):277-82. PMID: 25758392.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Ganapathi L, Pierre K, Hollowell M, Sandora TJ. An adolescent presenting with a pleural mass. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 May; 53(5):504-6. PMID: 24634430.
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  17. Leung DT, Bogetz J, Itoh M, Ganapathi L, Pietroni MA, Ryan ET, Chisti MJ. Factors associated with encephalopathy in patients with Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi bacteremia presenting to a diarrheal hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2012 Apr; 86(4):698-702. PMID: 22492156; PMCID: PMC3403759.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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