COVID-19 Publications, Blogs, and Thought Pieces


Institute members are working on the front lines and on research and public health projects to add to the growing and evolving body of knowledge on COVID-19. As this body of knowledge grows, so do our publications in the medical literature and writings in the lay press.

For updated media coverage of investigator COVID-19 related work, visit our In the Media Page.


Publications in the Medical Literature


Nature's contributions in coping with a pandemic in the 21st century: A narrative review of evidence during COVID-19  

Labib SM, Browning MHEM, Rigolon A, Helbich M, James P. Nature's contributions in coping with a pandemic in the 21st century: A narrative review of evidence during COVID-19. Sci Total Environ. 2022 Apr 6;833:155095. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155095.


The Effect of Vaccine Type and SARS-CoV-2 Lineage on Commercial SARS-CoV-2 Serologic and Pseudotype Neutralization Assays in mRNA Vaccine Recipients  

Tolan NV, Sherman AC, Zhou G, Nabel KG, Desjardins M, Melanson S, Kanjilal S, Moheed S, Kupelian J, Kaufman RM, Ryan ET, LaRocque RC, Branda JA, Dighe AS, Abraham J, Baden LR, Charles RC, Turbett SE. The Effect of Vaccine Type and SARS-CoV-2 Lineage on Commercial SARS-CoV-2 Serologic and Pseudotype Neutralization Assays in mRNA Vaccine Recipients. Microbiol Spectr. 2022 Apr 27;10(2):e0021122. doi: 10.1128/spectrum.00211-22.


COVID-19's Challenges to Infection Control Dogma Regarding Respiratory Virus Transmission. (Pubmed Abstract)

Klompas M, Baker M, Rhee C. COVID-19's Challenges to Infection Control Dogma Regarding Respiratory Virus Transmission. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Mar 10:ciac204. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciac204.


ISPE-endorsed guidance in using electronic health records for comparative effectiveness research in COVID-19: opportunities and trade-offs  

Sarri G, Bennett D, Debray T, Deruaz-Luyet A, Soriano Gabarró M, Largent JA, Li X, Liu W, Lund JL, Moga DC, Gokhale M, Rentsch CT, Wen X, Yanover C, Ye Y, Yun H, Zullo AR, Lin KJ. ISPE-Endorsed Guidance in Using Electronic Health Records for Comparative Effectiveness Research in COVID-19: Opportunities and Trade-Offs. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2022 Feb 16:10.1002/cpt.2560. doi: 10.1002/cpt.2560.


COVID-19 Vaccination: Concerning Trends in Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas

Yu H, Klompas M, Kofner A, Horvitz-Lennon M, Zhang F, McKernan S. COVID-19 Vaccination: Concerning Trends in Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas. Am J Prev Med. 2022 Feb 9:S0749-3797(22)00070-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2021.12.024.


Rapid control of hospital-based SARS-CoV-2 Omicron clusters through daily testing and universal use of N95 respirators

Baker MA, Rhee C, Tucker R, Badwaik A, Coughlin C, Holtzman MA, Hsieh C, Maguire A, Mermel Blaeser E, Seetharaman S, Solem O, Vaidya V, Klompas M. Rapid control of hospital-based SARS-CoV-2 Omicron clusters through daily testing and universal use of N95 respirators. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Feb 7:ciac113. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciac113.


Preventing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Health Care Settings in the Context of the Omicron Variant 

Klompas, M., & Karan, A. (2022). Preventing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Health Care Settings in the Context of the Omicron Variant. JAMA327(7), 619–620. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2022.0262


Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Receipt of Medications for Treatment of COVID-19 - United States, March 2020-August 2021.

Wiltz, J. L., Feehan, A. K., Molinari, N. M., Ladva, C. N., Truman, B. I., Hall, J., Block, J. P., Rasmussen, S. A., Denson, J. L., Trick, W. E., Weiner, M. G., Koumans, E., Gundlapalli, A., Carton, T. W., & Boehmer, T. K. (2022). Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Receipt of Medications for Treatment of COVID-19 - United States, March 2020-August 2021. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report71(3), 96–102. https://doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7103e1


Incidence, Characteristics, and Outcomes of Ventilator-associated Events during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Weinberger, J., Rhee, C., & Klompas, M. (2022). Incidence, Characteristics, and Outcomes of Ventilator-associated Events during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Annals of the American Thoracic Society19(1), 82–89. https://doi.org/10.1513/AnnalsATS.202103-364OC


Immunosuppressive biologics did not increase the risk of COVID-19 or subsequent mortality: A retrospective matched cohort study from Massachusetts 

Pahalyants, V., Murphy, W. S., Klebanov, N., Lu, C., Theodosakis, N., Klevens, R. M., Estir, H., Lilly, E., Asgari, M., & Semenov, Y. R. (2022). Immunosuppressive biologics did not increase the risk of COVID-19 or subsequent mortality: A retrospective matched cohort study from Massachusetts. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology86(1), 252–255. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2021.08.065


Ventilator-associated pneumonia among SARS-CoV-2 acute respiratory distress syndrome patients.

Fumagalli J, Panigada M, Klompas M, Berra L. Ventilator-associated pneumonia among SARS-CoV-2 acute respiratory distress syndrome patients. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2022;28(1):74-82. doi:10.1097/MCC.0000000000000908


Validation of diagnosis codes to identify hospitalized COVID-19 patients in health care claims data.

Kluberg SA, Hou L, Dutcher SK, Billings M, Kit B, Toh S, Dublin S, Haynes K, Kline AM, Maiyani M, Pawloski PA, Watson ES, Cocoros NM. Validation of diagnosis codes to identify hospitalized COVID-19 patients in health care claims data. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2021 Dec 16. doi: 10.1002/pds.5401. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34913208.


Association of Changes in Obesity Prevalence With the COVID-19 Pandemic in Youth in Massachusetts. 

Wu AJ, Aris IM, Hivert MF, Rocchio C, Cocoros NM, Klompas M, Taveras EM. Association of Changes in Obesity Prevalence With the COVID-19 Pandemic in Youth in Massachusetts. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 Dec 13:e215095. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2021.5095. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34901998; PMCID: PMC8669600.


Structural basis for continued antibody evasion by the SARS-CoV-2 receptor binding domain. 

Nabel KG, Clark SA, Shankar S, Pan J, Clark LE, Yang P, Coscia A, McKay LGA, Varnum HH, Brusic V, Tolan NV, Zhou G, Desjardins M, Turbett SE, Kanjilal S, Sherman AC, Dighe A, LaRocque RC, Ryan ET, Tylek C, Cohen-Solal JF, Darcy AT, Tavella D, Clabbers A, Fan Y, Griffiths A, Correia IR, Seagal J, Baden LR, Charles RC, Abraham J. Structural basis for continued antibody evasion by the SARS-CoV-2 receptor binding domain. Science. 2021 Dec 2:eabl6251. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34855508.


Delay in the Effect of Restricting Community Mobility on the Spread of COVID-19 During the First Wave in the United States.

He, S., Lee, J., Langworthy, B., Xin, J., James, P., Yang, Y., & Wang, M. (2021). Delay in the Effect of Restricting Community Mobility on the Spread of COVID-19 During the First Wave in the United States. Open forum infectious diseases9(1), ofab586. https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofab586


COVID-19 screening system utilizing daily symptom attestation helps identify hospital employees who should be tested to protect patients and co-workers. 

Kim E, Morris C, Klompas M, Zhang H, Landman A, Eappen S, Hopcia K, Hashimoto D, Salmasian H. COVID-19 screening system utilizing daily symptom attestation helps identify hospital employees who should be tested to protect patients and co-workers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Nov 10:1-17. doi: 10.1017/ice.2021.461. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34753527.


Understanding Breakthrough Infections Following mRNA SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination. 

Klompas M. Understanding Breakthrough Infections Following mRNA SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination. JAMA. 2021 Nov 23;326(20):2018-2020. doi: 10.1001/jama.2021.19063. PMID: 34734985.


Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Cardiovascular Science: Anticipating Problems and Potential Solutions: A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association. 

McNally EM, Elkind MSV, Benjamin IJ, Chung MK, Dillon GH, Hernandez AF, Ibeh C, Lloyd-Jones DM, McCullough LD, Wold LE, Wright DR, Wu JC; American Heart Association. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Cardiovascular Science: Anticipating Problems and Potential Solutions: A Presidential Advisory From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2021 Nov 1:CIR0000000000001027. doi: 10.1161/CIR.0000000000001027. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34719260.

Changes in the Epidemiology of Ventilator-Associated Events over the Course of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Weinberger J, Rhee C, Klompas M; CDC Prevention Epicenters Program. Changes in the Epidemiology of Ventilator-Associated Events over the Course of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Oct 27:1-10. doi: 10.1017/ice.2021.459. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34702420.


Association between Airborne Infection Isolation Room Utilization Rates and Healthcare Worker COVID-19 Infections in Two Academic Hospitals

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 2:ciab849. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab849. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34599821; PMCID: PMC8500060.


Immunosuppressive biologics did not increase the risk of COVID-19 or subsequent mortality: a retrospective matched cohort study from Massachusetts

Pahalyants V, Murphy WS, Klebanov N, Lu C, Theodosakis N, Klevens RM, Estir H, Lilly E, Asgari M, Semenov YR. Immunosuppressive biologics did not increase the risk of COVID-19 or subsequent mortality: a retrospective matched cohort study from Massachusetts. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2021 Sep 9:S0190-9622(21)02443-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2021.08.065. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34509536; PMCID: PMC8428982.


Surveillance for Adverse Events After COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination

Klein NP, Lewis N, Goddard K...Yih, WK...et al. Surveillance for Adverse Events After COVID-19 mRNA Vaccination. JAMA. Published online September 03, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.15072


Annals On Call - The Case for Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines for Health Care Workers

Centor RM, Klompas M, Pearson M, Morris C. Annals On Call - The Case for Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines for Health Care Workers. Ann Intern Med. 2021 Aug 10:OC1. doi: 10.7326/A20-0020. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34370513.


The Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare-Associated Infections

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; CDC Prevention Epicenters Program. The Impact of COVID-19 on Healthcare-Associated Infections. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Aug 9:ciab688. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab688. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34370014.


Deconstructing improvements and hospital variation in COVID-19 mortality rates during the early pandemic wave: the effects of wave evolution and advances in testing, treatment, and hospital care quality

Rhee C. Deconstructing improvements and hospital variation in COVID-19 mortality rates during the early pandemic wave: the effects of wave evolution and advances in testing, treatment, and hospital care quality. BMJ Qual Saf. 2021 Aug 5:bmjqs-2021-013809. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2021-013809. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34353959.


Suspected SARS-CoV-2 Reinfections: Incidence, Predictors, and Healthcare Use among Patients at 238 U.S. Healthcare Facilities, June 1, 2020- February 28, 2021

Lawandi A, Warner S, Sun J, Demirkale CY, Danner RL, Klompas M, Gundlapalli A, Datta D, Harris AM, Morris SB, Natarajan P, Kadri SS. Suspected SARS-CoV-2 Reinfections: Incidence, Predictors, and Healthcare Use among Patients at 238 U.S. Healthcare Facilities, June 1, 2020- February 28, 2021. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Aug 5:ciab671. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab671. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34351392.


Performance of Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines in a Cohort of Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients in the United States

Jezmir JL, Bharadwaj M, Chaitoff A, Diephuis B, Crowley CP, Kishore SP, Goralnick E, Merriam LT, Milliken A, Rhee C, Sadovnikoff N, Shah SB, Gupta S, Leaf DE, Feldman WB, Kim EY; STOP-COVID Investigators. Performance of Crisis Standards of Care Guidelines in a Cohort of Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients in the United States. Cell Rep Med. 2021 Jul 28:100376. doi: 10.1016/j.xcrm.2021.100376. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34337554; PMCID: PMC8316067.


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

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. doi: 10.1017/ice.2021.327. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34287114; PMCID: PMC8314189.


COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Insured Persons Aged ≥16 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Other Selected Characteristics - Eight Integrated Health Care Organizations, United States, December 14, 2020-May 15, 2021

Pingali C, Meghani M, Razzaghi H, Lamias MJ, Weintraub E, Kenigsberg TA, Klein NP, Lewis N, Fireman B, Zerbo O, Bartlett J, Goddard K, Donahue J, Hanson K, Naleway A, Kharbanda EO, Yih WK, Nelson JC, Lewin BJ, Williams JTB, Glanz JM, Singleton JA, Patel SA. COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Insured Persons Aged ≥16 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Other Selected Characteristics - Eight Integrated Health Care Organizations, United States, December 14, 2020-May 15, 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Jul 16;70(28):985-990. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7028a1. PMID: 34264911; PMCID: PMC8314710.


Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Breast Cancer Mortality in the US: Estimates From Collaborative Simulation Modeling

Alagoz O, Lowry KP, Kurian AW, Mandelblatt JS, Ergun MA, Huang H, Lee SJ, Schechter CB, Tosteson ANA, Miglioretti DL, Trentham-Dietz A, Nyante SJ, Kerlikowske K, Sprague BL, Stout NK. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Breast Cancer Mortality in the US: Estimates From Collaborative Simulation Modeling. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2021 Jul 14:djab097. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djab097. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34258611; PMCID: PMC8344930.


Aggregating Electronic Health Record Data for COVID-19 Research—Caveat Emptor

Brown JS, Bastarache L, Weiner MG. Aggregating Electronic Health Record Data for COVID-19 Research—Caveat Emptor. JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(7):e2117175. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.17175


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

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. doi: 10.1017/ice.2021.327. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34287114; PMCID: PMC8314189.


COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Insured Persons Aged ≥16 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Other Selected Characteristics — Eight Integrated Health Care Organizations, United States, December 14, 2020–May 15, 2021

Pingali C, Meghani M, Razzaghi H, Lamias MJ, Weintraub E, Kenigsberg TA, Klein NP, Lewis N, Fireman B, Zerbo O, Bartlett J, Goddard K, Donahue J, Hanson K, Naleway A, Kharbanda EO, Yih WK, Nelson JC, Lewin BJ, Williams JTB, Glanz JM, Singleton JA, Patel SA. COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage Among Insured Persons Aged ≥16 Years, by Race/Ethnicity and Other Selected Characteristics - Eight Integrated Health Care Organizations, United States, December 14, 2020-May 15, 2021. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2021 Jul 16;70(28):985-990. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7028a1. PMID: 34264911.


Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Breast Cancer Mortality in the US: Estimates From Collaborative Simulation Modeling

Alagoz O, Lowry KP, Kurian AW, Mandelblatt JS, Ergun MA, Huang H, Lee SJ, Schechter CB, Tosteson ANA, Miglioretti DL, Trentham-Dietz A, Nyante SJ, Kerlikowske K, Sprague BL, Stout NK. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Breast Cancer Mortality in the US: Estimates From Collaborative Simulation Modeling. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2021 Jul 14:djab097. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djab097. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34258611.


The Case for Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines for Health Care Workers

Klompas M, Pearson M, Morris C. The Case for Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines for Health Care Workers. Ann Intern Med. 2021 Jul 13:M21-2366. doi: 10.7326/M21-2366. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34251905; PMCID: PMC8279142.


Quantifying the Burden of Viral Sepsis During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic and Beyond

Shappell CN, Klompas M, Rhee C. Quantifying the Burden of Viral Sepsis During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic and Beyond. Crit Care Med. 2021 Jul 12. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000005207. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34259668.


Association Between Caseload Surge and COVID-19 Survival in 558 U.S. Hospitals, March to August 2020.

Kadri SS, Sun J, Lawandi A, Strich JR, Busch LM, Keller M, Babiker A, Yek C, Malik S, Krack J, Dekker JP, Spaulding AB, Ricotta E, Powers Iii JH, Rhee C, Klompas M, Athale J, Boehmer TK, Gundlapalli AV, Bentley W, Datta SD, Danner RL, Demirkale CY, Warner S. Association Between Caseload Surge and COVID-19 Survival in 558 U.S. Hospitals, March to August 2020. Ann Intern Med. 2021 Jul 6:M21-1213. doi: 10.7326/M21-1213. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34224257; PMCID: PMC8276718.


Incidence, Characteristics, and Outcomes of Ventilator-Associated Events during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Weinberger J, Rhee C, Klompas M; CDC Prevention Epicenters Program. Incidence, Characteristics, and Outcomes of Ventilator-Associated Events during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 Jun 25. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202103-364OC. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34170781.


Genome-wide association analysis of COVID-19 mortality risk in SARS-CoV-2 genomes identifies mutation in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that colocalizes with P.1 of the Brazilian strain

Hahn, G., Wu, C. M.,Lee, S., Lutz, S. M., Khurana, S., Baden, L. R.,Haneuse, S., Qiao, D., Hecker, J., DeMeo, D. L.,Tanzi, R. E., Choudhary, M. C., Etemad, B.,Mohammadi, A., Esmaeilzadeh, E., Cho, M. H., Li,J. Z., Randolph, A. G., Laird, N. M., … Lange, C.(2021). Genome-wide association analysis of COVID-19 mortality risk in SARS-CoV-2 genomes identifies mutation in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that colocalizes with P.1 of the Brazilianstrain. Genetic Epidemiology,1–9.https://doi.org/10.1002/gepi.22421HAHN ET AL.


The Risk of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission from Patients with Undiagnosed Covid-19 to Roommates in a Large Academic Medical Center

Abraar Karan, MD, MPH, DTM&H, Michael Klompas, MD, MPH, Robert Tucker, MPH CIC, Meghan Baker, MD ScD, Vineeta Vaidya, DMD CIC, Chanu Rhee, MD, MPH, for the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program, The Risk of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission from Patients with Undiagnosed Covid-19 to Roommates in a Large Academic Medical Center, Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2021;, ciab564, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab564


Universal Use of N95s in Healthcare Settings when Community Covid-19 Rates are High

Michael Klompas, MD, MPH, Chanu Rhee, MD, MPH, Meghan Baker, MD, ScD, Universal Use of N95s in Healthcare Settings when Community Covid-19 Rates are High, Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2021;, ciab539, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab539


Hydroxychloroquine as Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Workers: A Randomized Trial

Radha Rajasingham, Ananta S Bangdiwala, Melanie R Nicol, Caleb P Skipper, Katelyn A Pastick...COVID PREP team [including Douglas Krakower], Hydroxychloroquine as Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Workers: A Randomized Trial, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 72, Issue 11, 1 June 2021, Pages e835–e843, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1571


Perceived Interruptions to HIV Prevention and Treatment Services Associated With COVID-19 for Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men in 20 Countries

Rao A, Rucinski K, Jarrett BA, Ackerman B, Wallach S, Marcus J, Adamson T, Garner A, Santos GM, Beyrer C, Howell S, Baral S. Perceived Interruptions to HIV Prevention and Treatment Services Associated With COVID-19 for Gay, Bisexual, and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men in 20 Countries. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2021 May 1;87(1):644-651. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0000000000002620. PMID: 33443963.


Decline in SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Healthcare Workers at Two Hospitals Following Rollout and Administration of mRNA Vaccines

Chanu Rhee, MD MPH, Rui Wang, PhD, Shangyuan Ye, PhD, Meghan Baker, MD, ScD, Diane Griesbach, NP, Karl Laskowski, MD MBA, Michael Klompas, MD MPH, CDC Prevention Epicenters Program, Decline in SARS-CoV-2 Infections Among Healthcare Workers at Two Hospitals Following Rollout and Administration of mRNA Vaccines, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 2021;, ofab204, https://doi.org/10.1093/ofid/ofab204


How SARS-CoV-2 Transformed the Clinical Laboratory: Challenges and Lessons Learned

Jonathan M Tsai, MD PhD, Nicole V Tolan, PhD, Athena K Petrides, PhD, Sanjat Kanjilal, MD MPH, Manfred Brigl, MD PhD, Neal I Lindeman, MD, Yen-Der Li, MD, Milenko J Tanasijevic, MD MBA, Sankha S Basu, MD PhD, Stacy E F Melanson, MD PhD, How SARS-CoV-2 Transformed the Clinical Laboratory: Challenges and Lessons Learned, The Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, 2021;, jfab034, https://doi.org/10.1093/jalm/jfab034


A COVID-19-ready public health surveillance system: The Food and Drug Administration's Sentinel System

Cocoros, NMFuller, CCAdimadhyam, S, et al. A COVID-19-ready public health surveillance system: The Food and Drug Administration's Sentinel System. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2021; 30: 827– 837. https://doi.org/10.1002/pds.5240


Impact of Cancer History on Outcomes Among Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19

Klein, I.A., Rosenberg, S.M., Reynolds, K.L., Zubiri, L., Rosovsky, R., Piper-Vallillo, A.J., Gao, X., Boland, G., Bardia, A., Gaither, R., Freeman, H., Kirkner, G.J., Rhee, C., Klompas, M., Baker, M.A., Wadleigh, M., Winer, E.P., Kotton, C.N. and Partridge, A.H. (2021), Impact of Cancer History on Outcomes Among Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19. The Oncol. https://doi.org/10.1002/onco.13794


Prospective Clinical Assessments of Hospitalized Patients With Positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests for Necessity of Isolation.

Rhee C, Baker MA, Kanjilal S, et al. Prospective Clinical Assessments of Hospitalized Patients With Positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests for Necessity of Isolation. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021;8(7):ofab194. Published 2021 Apr 16. doi:10.1093/ofid/ofab194.


Availability of Outpatient Telemental Health Services in the United States at the Outset of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cantor JH, McBain RK, Kofner A, Stein BD, Yu H. Availability of Outpatient Telemental Health Services in the United States at the Outset of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Med Care. 2021 Apr 1;59(4):319-323. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001512. PMID: 33480660; PMCID: PMC7954880.


Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from asymptomatic and presymptomatic individuals in healthcare settings despite medical masks and eye protection

Michael Klompas, Meghan A Baker, Diane Griesbach, Robert Tucker, Glen R Gallagher, Andrew S Lang, Timelia Fink, Melissa Cumming, Sandra Smole, Lawrence C Madoff, Chanu Rhee, for the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program, 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, Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2021;, ciab218, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciab218


Projected HIV and Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infection Incidence Following COVID-19-Related Sexual Distancing and Clinical Service Interruption

Jenness SM, Le Guillou A, Chandra C, Mann LM, Sanchez T, Westreich D, Marcus JL. Projected HIV and Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Infection Incidence Following COVID-19-Related Sexual Distancing and Clinical Service Interruption. J Infect Dis. 2021 Mar 29;223(6):1019-1028. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiab051. PMID: 33507308; PMCID: PMC7928867.


Changes in Mammography Utilization by Women's Characteristics during the First 5 Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sprague BL, Lowry KP, Miglioretti DL, Alsheik N, Bowles EJA, Tosteson ANA, Rauscher G, Herschorn SD, Lee JM, Trentham-Dietz A, Weaver DL, Stout NK, Kerlikowske K. Changes in Mammography Utilization by Women's Characteristics during the First 5 Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2021 Mar 29:djab045. doi: 10.1093/jnci/djab045. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33778894.


A SARS-CoV-2 Cluster in an Acute Care Hospital

Michael Klompas, Meghan A. Baker, Chanu Rhee, et al. A SARS-CoV-2 Cluster in an Acute Care Hospital. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 9 February 2021]. doi:10.7326/M20-7567


Healthcare Worker's Mental Health and Their Associated Predictors During the Epidemic Peak of COVID-19.

Yang Y, Lu L, Chen T, et al. Healthcare Worker's Mental Health and Their Associated Predictors During the Epidemic Peak of COVID-19. Psychol Res Behav Manag. 2021;14:221-231. Published 2021 Feb 24. doi:10.2147/PRBM.S290931


Children's Coverage Vulnerabilities With Loss of a Parent's Employer-Sponsored Insurance

Lee LK, Todd H, Galbraith AA. Children's Coverage Vulnerabilities With Loss of a Parent's Employer-Sponsored Insurance. Pediatrics. 2021 Feb;147(2):e2020032730. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-032730. Epub 2021 Jan 14. PMID: 33446507.


Rethinking standardised infection rates and risk adjustment in the COVID-19 era

Salmasian H, Beloff J, Resnick A, Rhee C, Baker MA, Klompas M, Pimentel M. Rethinking standardised infection rates and risk adjustment in the COVID-19 era. BMJ Quality & Safety Published Online First: 08 January 2021. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2020-012074


Competing Health Risks Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic and Response: A Scoping Review

Baral S, Rao A, Twahirwa Rwema JO, Lyons C, Cevik M, Kågesten AE, Diouf D, Sohn AH, Phaswana-Mafuya R, Kamarulzaman A, Millett G, Marcus JL, Mishra S. Competing Health Risks Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic and Response: A Scoping Review. medRxiv [Preprint]. 2021 Jan 8:2021.01.07.21249419. doi: 10.1101/2021.01.07.21249419. PMID: 33442703; PMCID: PMC7805463.


Uptake and Accuracy of the Diagnosis Code for COVID-19 Among US Hospitalizations

Kadri SS, Gundrum J, Warner S, Cao Z, Babiker A, Klompas M, Rosenthal N. Uptake and Accuracy of the Diagnosis Code for COVID-19 Among US Hospitalizations. JAMA. 2020;324(24):2553–2554. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.20323 (December 2020)


Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Effects of School Closure for Children and Their Families-Reply

Golberstein E, Wen H, Miller BF. Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Effects of School Closure for Children and Their Families-Reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Nov 23. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.3598. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33226410.


Reply to Cimolai: Even With Variable Viral Culture Methods, Culturing SARS-CoV-2 After 10 Days Appears to be Rare and Has Unclear Implications for Transmission

Rhee C, Kanjilal S, Baker M, Klompas M. Reply to Cimolai: Even With Variable Viral Culture Methods, Culturing SARS-CoV-2 After 10 Days Appears to be Rare and Has Unclear Implications for Transmission. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Oct 26:ciaa1634. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1634. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33104178; PMCID: PMC7665431.


The Effect of SARS-CoV-2 Mitigation Strategies on Seasonal Respiratory Viruses: A Tale of Two Large Metropolitan Centers in the United States

Sherman AC, Babiker A, Sieben AJ, Pyden A, Steinberg J, Kraft CS, Koelle K, Kanjilal S. The Effect of SARS-CoV-2 Mitigation Strategies on Seasonal Respiratory Viruses: A Tale of Two Large Metropolitan Centers in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Nov 8:ciaa1704. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1704. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33161424; PMCID: PMC7717225.


Persistence and Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in an Immunocompromised Host

Choi B, Choudhary MC, Regan J, Sparks JA, Padera RF, Qiu X, Solomon IH, Kuo HH, Boucau J, Bowman K, Adhikari UD, Winkler ML, Mueller AA, Hsu TY, Desjardins M, Baden LR, Chan BT, Walker BD, Lichterfeld M, Brigl M, Kwon DS, Kanjilal S, Richardson ET, Jonsson AH, Alter G, Barczak AK, Hanage WP, Yu XG, Gaiha GD, Seaman MS, Cernadas M, Li JZ. Persistence and Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 in an Immunocompromised Host. N Engl J Med. 2020 Dec 3;383(23):2291-2293. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc2031364. Epub 2020 Nov 11. PMID: 33176080; PMCID: PMC7673303.


Clinical Risk Factors for COVID-19 Among People With Substance Use Disorders

Wen H, Barnett ML, Saloner B. Clinical Risk Factors for COVID-19 Among People With Substance Use Disorders. Psychiatr Serv. 2020 Dec 1;71(12):1308. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.202000215. Epub 2020 Oct 6. PMID: 33019859.


Use of electronic health records to support a public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States: a perspective from 15 academic medical centers

Subha Madhavan, Lisa Bastarache, Jeffrey S Brown, Atul J Butte, David A Dorr, Peter J Embi, Charles P Friedman, Kevin B Johnson, Jason H Moore, Isaac S Kohane, Philip R O Payne, Jessica D Tenenbaum, Mark G Weiner, Adam B Wilcox, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Use of electronic health records to support a public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States: a perspective from 15 academic medical centers, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, Volume 28, Issue 2, February 2021, Pages 393–401, https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocaa287


Incidence of nosocomial COVID-19 in patients hospitalized at a large US academic medical center

Rhee C, Baker M, Vaidya V, Tucker R, Resnick A, Morris CA, Klompas M. Incidence of nosocomial COVID-19 in patients hospitalized at a large US academic medical center. JAMA Netw Open Vol. 3 (9), 2020-09-01


County-level exposures to greenness and associations with COVID-19 incidence and mortality in the United States

Klompmaker JO, Hart JE, Holland I, Sabath MB, Wu X, Laden F, Dominici F, James P. County-level exposures to greenness and associations with COVID-19 incidence and mortality in the United States. medRxiv 2020-09-01


Projected HIV and Bacterial STI Incidence Following COVID-Related Sexual Distancing and Clinical Service Interruption

Jenness SM, Le Guillou A, Chandra C, Mann LM, Sanchez T, Westreich D, Marcus JL. Projected HIV and bacterial STI incidence following COVID-related sexual distancing and clinical service interruption. medRxiv 2020-09-30


SARS-CoV-2 transmission dynamics should inform policy

Muge Cevik, Julia L Marcus, Caroline Buckee, Tara C Smith, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Transmission Dynamics Should Inform Policy, Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2020;, ciaa1442, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa1442


Low risk of COVID-19 among patients exposed to infected healthcare workers

Baker MA, Fiumara K, Rhee C, Williams SA, Tucker R, Wickner P, Resnick A, Klompas M. Low risk of COVID-19 among patients exposed to infected healthcare workers. Clin. Infect. Dis. 2020-08-28


Healthcare worker infection with SARS-CoV-2 and test-based return to work

Shenoy ES, West LR, Hooper DC, Sheehan RR, Hashimoto D, Boukus ER, Aurora MN, McEvoy DS, Klompas M. Healthcare worker infection with SARS-CoV-2 and test-based return to work. Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2020-08-26


Does severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 cause sepsis?

Shappell, Claire N. MD; Klompas, Michael MD, MPH; Rhee, Chanu MD, MPH Does Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Cause Sepsis?, Critical Care Medicine: December 2020 - Volume 48 - Issue 12 - p 1707-1709. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000004601


Influenza in the COVID-19 era

Solomon DA, Sherman AC, Kanjilal S. Influenza in the COVID-19 Era. JAMA. 2020;324(13):1342–1343. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.14661


Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: Theoretical considerations and available evidence

Klompas M, Baker MA, Rhee C. Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: Theoretical Considerations and Available Evidence. JAMA. 2020;324(5):441–442. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.12458


Presymptomatic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 amongst residents and staff at a skilled nursing facility: Results of real-time PCR and serologic testing

Scott A Goldberg, Jochen Lennerz, Michael Klompas, Eden Mark, Virginia M Pierce, Ryan W Thompson, Charles T Pu, Lauren L Ritterhouse, Anand Dighe, Eric S Rosenberg, David C Grabowski, Presymptomatic Transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Among Residents and Staff at a Skilled Nursing Facility: Results of Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction and Serologic Testing, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 72, Issue 4, 15 February 2021, Pages 686–689, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciaa991


Serodiagnostics for severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus-2: A narrative review

Cheng MP, Yansouni CP, Basta NE, Desjardins M, Kanjilal S, Paquette K, Caya C, Semret M, Quach C, Libman M, Mazzola L, Sacks JA, Dittrich S, Papenburg J. Serodiagnostics for severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus-2: A narrative review. Ann. Intern. Med. 2020-06-04


Universal masking in the Covid-19 era

Klompas M, Morris CA, Shenoy ES. Universal masking in the Covid-19 era. N. Engl. J. Med. 2020-06-03.


Treating the SARS-CoV-2–positive patient with cancer: A proposal for a pragmatic and transparent ethical process

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 2020-05-28.


Universal SARS-CoV-2 testing on admission to Labor and Delivery: Low prevalence among asymptomatic obstetric patients

Goldfarb, I., Diouf, K., Barth, W., Robinson, J., Katz, D., Gregory, K., . . . Klompas, M. (2020). Universal SARS-CoV-2 testing on admission to the labor and delivery unit: Low prevalence among asymptomatic obstetric patients. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology,41(9), 1095-1096. doi:10.1017/ice.2020.255


Restarting essential surgery in the era of COVID-19: A cautious data driven approach based on the literature and local data

Fields AC, Vacanti JC, Rhee C, Klompas M, Kanjilal S, Maldonado L, Robinson MK, Nguyen LL, Pimentel MPT, Doherty GM, Bleday R. Restarting essential surgery in the era of COVID-19: A cautious data driven approach based on the literature and local data. Ann. Surg. 2020-05-22


The Covid-19 infection control arms race

Rhee, C., Baker, M., & Klompas, M. (2020). The COVID-19 infection control arms race. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology,41(11), 1323-1325. doi:10.1017/ice.2020.211


Communication with health care workers regarding health care-associated exposure to coronavirus 2019: A checklist to facilitate disclosure

Wickner P, Hartley T, Salmasian H, Sivashanker K, Rhee C, Fiumara K, Resnick A, Mendu ML. Communication with health care workers regarding health care-associated exposure to coronavirus 2019: A checklist to facilitate disclosure. J Comm. J. Qual. Patient Saf. 2020-05-07


COVID-19 infections among healthcare workers exposed to a patient with a delayed diagnosis of COVID-19

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 healthcare workers exposed to a patient with a delayed diagnosis of COVID-19. Infect. Control Hosp. Epidemiol. 2020-05-27


Diagnostic testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus-2: A narrative review

Cheng MP, Papenburg J, Desjardins M, Kanjilal S, Quach C, Libman M, Dittrich S, Yansouni CP. Diagnostic testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus-2: A narrative review. Ann. Intern. Med. 2020-04-13


Universal masking in hospitals in the Covid-19 era

Klompas M, Morris CA, Sinclair J, Pearson M, Shenoy ES. Universal masking in hospitals in the Covid-19 era. N. Engl. J. Med. 2020-04-01


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and mental health for children and adolescents

Golberstein E, Wen H, Miller BF. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and mental health for children and adolescents. JAMA Pediatr 2020-04-14.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Protecting Hospitals From the Invisible

Klompas M. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Protecting hospitals from the invisible. Ann. Intern.Med. 2020-03-11


Thought Pieces in the Lay Press

The Danger of Assuming That Family Time is Dispensable Julia Marcus, The Atlantic, December 9, 2020

An Open Letter to University LeadershipJulia Marcus, et al, Inside Higher Ed, October 15, 2020

Schools need to assume kids can get and spread COVID, and operate safely for all agesLaura Garabedian, Rebecca Haffajee, USA Today, August 28,2020

The Fun Police Should Stand DownJulia Marcus, The Atlantic, August 15, 2020

The coronavirus quarantine problem for travelers and nursing homes Sanjat Kanjilal, et al, Boston Globe, August 4, 2020

Colleges Are Getting Ready to Blame Their StudentsJulia Marcus, The Atlantic, July 21, 2020

The Dudes Who Won’t Wear Masks Julia Marcus, The Atlantic, June 23, 2020

Public Health Experts Are Not HypocritesJulia Marcus, The Atlantic, June 11, 2020

Quarantine Fatigue Is Real - Julia Marcus, The Atlantic, May 11, 2020


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