Infectious Diseases | Research

The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is recognized for outstanding research related to childhood infections, organized generally along these major lines:

Human microbiome and virome projects:
Gregory Storch, MD - Viral discovery in children with fever and respiratory illness

Molecular pathogenesis of infectious diseases:
David Hunstad, MD -Gram-negative bacterial infections, particularly E. coli urinary tract infections
Audrey Odom, MD, PhD - Targeting essential biochemical pathways in P. falciparum malaria; novel malaria diagnostics

Molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases:
Gregory Storch, MD, Rich Buller, PhD - molecular tests for the detection of HIV, herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, varicella-zoster virus, human herpesviruses 6 and 8, enteroviruses, parvovirus B19, Bartonella species, Ehrlichia species, Toxoplasma gondii, and Bordetella pertussis

Basic immunologic mechanisms:
Celeste Morley, MD, PhD -  molecular effectors of leukocyte maturation and motility

Patient-oriented and translational research:
Stephanie Fritz, MD, MSCI - epidemiology and transmission of community-associated Staphylococcus aureus
Alexis Elward, MD, MPH - hospital epidemiology and healthcare-associated infections in ICUs
Indi Trehan, MD, MPH, DTM&H - childhood malnutrition and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa
Jason Newland, MD, MEd - pediatric therapeutics and antimicrobial stewardship
David Hunstad, MD - urinary tract infections in infancy and childhood

Click on the Faculty link at left to learn more about Division investigators.

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