Center researchers are leaders in the nation’s two premier programs for active monitoring of the safety of licensed vaccines: the FDA Post-Licensure Rapid Immunization Safety Monitoring (PRISM) program, part of the FDA Mini-Sentinel program, and the CDC Vaccine Safety Datalink project. Center investigators have also led major studies to address the problems of antibiotic resistance related to vaccination. Examples of projects include:
- Monitoring H1N1 influenza vaccine safety and the risk for Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Studying the risk of febrile seizures after measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccine and after concomitant influenza and PCV13 vaccines
- Developing a framework for studying vaccine safety in pregnant women using health plan, birth registry and fetal death registry data
- Establishing the data and methodologic infrastructure for active surveillance of vaccine and drug safety
- The Study of Pneumococcal Antibiotic Resistance in Children (SPARC), one of the largest longitudinal studies of colonization with pneumococcus, a major cause of disease in children worldwid. It includes investigations of the impact of newly introduced vaccines on carriage, disease, and resistance, as well as genetic analyses of this rapidly adapting organism with important ramifications for human health.
Related News and Recent Publications
- 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 Jun 1;187(6):1269-1276. PMID: 29860470
- Yih WK, Maro JC, Kulldorff M. Yih et al. Respond to "Moving From Evidence to Impact for Human Papillomavirus Vaccination". Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Jun1;187(6):1281. PMID: 29860469
- Kornides ML, Garrell JM, Gilkey MB. Content of web-based continuing medical education about HPV vaccination. Vaccine. Jul 22 2017.
- Gilkey MB, Calo WA, Moss JL, Shah PD, Marciniak MW, Brewer NT. Provider communication and HPV vaccination: The impact of recommendation quality. Vaccine. Feb 24 2016;34(9):1187-1192.
- Moss JL, Gilkey MB, Rimer BK, Brewer NT. Disparities in collaborative patient-provider communication about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics. Jun 02 2016;12(6):1476-1483.
- Kharbanda EO, Vazquez-Benitez G, Lipkind HS, et al. Maternal Tdap vaccination: Coverage and acute safety outcomes in the vaccine safety datalink, 2007-2013. Vaccine. Feb 10 2016;34(7):968-973.
- Yih WK, Greene SK, Zichittella L, et al. Evaluation of the risk of venous thromboembolism after quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccination among US females. Vaccine. Jan 02 2016;34(1):172-178.
- Yih WK, Kulldorff M, Sandhu SK, et al. Prospective influenza vaccine safety surveillance using fresh data in the Sentinel System. Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety. May 2016;25(5):481-492
- Gilkey MB, Malo TL, Shah PD, Hall ME, Brewer NT. Quality of physician communication about human papillomavirus vaccine: findings from a national survey. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. Nov 2015;24(11):1673-1679.
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