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Kimberly Shea, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentEpidemiology
Address715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-7725
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-8760-5357
Other Positions
InstitutionBoston Medical Center

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Kimberly Shea, PhD, MPH, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Boston University. Before joining the Department of Epidemiology, Dr. Shea served a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya, and conducted laboratory-based HIV vaccine research. Dr. Shea’s research interests include the epidemiology of infectious diseases, especially the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases and the post-licensure effectiveness of vaccination. She is currently engaged in evaluating changes in pneumococcal and meningococcal serotype distributions following the introduction of the childhood pneumococcal vaccine, the capacity of specific pneumococcal serotypes to cause disease, and several pneumococcal and meningococcal disease surveillance activities shared by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Boston University. In addition, Dr. Shea is currently overseeing a collaborative project between Boston University and the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to calculate the rate of reactivation tuberculosis in the US. Dr. Shea has been involved in teaching several classes at the Boston University School of Public Health including the Introduction to Epidemiology, Intermediate Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology and the Epidemiology of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases.

 Publications
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  1. Weycker D, Farkouh RA, Strutton DR, Edelsberg J, Shea KM, Pelton SI. Rates and costs of invasive pneumococcal disease and pneumonia in persons with underlying medical conditions. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 May 13; 16:182. PMID: 27177430.
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  2. Joseph NP, Shea K, Porter CL, Walsh JP, Belizaire M, Estervine G, Perkins R. Factors Associated with Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Acceptance Among Haitian and African-American parents of Adolescent Sons. J Natl Med Assoc. 2015 Jun; 107(2):80-8. PMID: 27269494.
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  3. Yildirim I, Shea KM, Pelton SI. Pneumococcal Disease in the Era of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2015 Dec; 29(4):679-97. PMID: 26610421.
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  4. Pelton SI, Shea KM, Farkouh RA, Strutton DR, Braun S, Jacob C, Klok R, Gruen ES, Weycker D. Rates of pneumonia among children and adults with chronic medical conditions in Germany. BMC Infect Dis. 2015; 15:470. PMID: 26515134.
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  5. Shea KM, Lash TL, Antonsen S, Jick SS, Sørensen HT. Population-based study of the association between asthma and pneumococcal disease in children. Clin Epidemiol. 2015; 7:325-34. PMID: 26203278.
    View in: PubMed
  6. Pelton SI, Shea KM, Weycker D, Farkouh RA, Strutton DR, Edelsberg J. Rethinking risk for pneumococcal disease in adults: the role of risk stacking. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2015 Jan; 2(1):ofv020. PMID: 26034770.
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  7. Shea KM. It’s Time to Take the Controversy out of Vaccination. Point of View (POV) Opinion piece for BU Today. 2015.
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  8. Yildirim I, Shea KM, Little BA, Silverio AL, Pelton SI. Vaccination, underlying comorbidities, and risk of invasive pneumococcal disease. Pediatrics. 2015 Mar; 135(3):495-503. PMID: 25647674.
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  9. Shea KM, Edelsberg J, Weycker D, Farkouh RA, Strutton DR, Pelton SI. Rates of pneumococcal disease in adults with chronic medical conditions. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2014 Mar; 1(1):ofu024. PMID: 25734097.
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  10. Pelton SI, Weycker D, Farkouh RA, Strutton DR, Shea KM, Edelsberg J. Risk of pneumococcal disease in children with chronic medical conditions in the era of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Sep 1; 59(5):615-23. PMID: 24825867.
    View in: PubMed
  11. Shea KM, Kammerer JS, Winston CA, Navin TR, Horsburgh CR. Estimated rate of reactivation of latent tuberculosis infection in the United States, overall and by population subgroup. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Jan 15; 179(2):216-25. PMID: 24142915.
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  12. Hsu KK, Rifas-Shiman SL, Shea KM, Kleinman KP, Lee GM, Lakoma M, Pelton SI, Finkelstein JA, Huang SS. Do community-level predictors of pneumococcal carriage continue to play a role in the conjugate vaccine era? Epidemiol Infect. 2014 Feb; 142(2):379-87. PMID: 23731707.
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  13. Horsburgh CR, Shea KM, Phillips P, Lavalley M. Randomized clinical trials to identify optimal antibiotic treatment duration. Trials. 2013; 14:88. PMID: 23536969.
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  14. Hak E, Shea KM, Jick SS. Association of infant pneumococcal vaccination with pneumococcal pneumonia among mothers: a nested case-control study using the GPRD. Vaccine. 2013 Mar 15; 31(12):1590-6. PMID: 23357195.
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  15. Shea KM, Weycker D, Stevenson AE, Strutton DR, Pelton SI. Modeling the decline in pneumococcal acute otitis media following the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in the US. Vaccine. 2011 Oct 19; 29(45):8042-8. PMID: 21871518.
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  16. Hsu KK, Shea KM, Stevenson AE, Pelton SI. Underlying conditions in children with invasive pneumococcal disease in the conjugate vaccine era. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Mar; 30(3):251-3. PMID: 21164387.
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  17. Yildirim I, Hanage WP, Lipsitch M, Shea KM, Stevenson A, Finkelstein J, Huang SS, Lee GM, Kleinman K, Pelton SI. Serotype specific invasive capacity and persistent reduction in invasive pneumococcal disease. Vaccine. 2010 Dec 16; 29(2):283-8. PMID: 21029807.
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  18. Hsu KK, Shea KM, Stevenson AE, Pelton SI. Changing serotypes causing childhood invasive pneumococcal disease: Massachusetts, 2001-2007. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Apr; 29(4):289-93. PMID: 19935447.
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  19. Mahon BE, Shea KM, Dougherty NN, Loughlin AM. Implications for registry-based vaccine effectiveness studies from an evaluation of an immunization registry: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2008; 8:160. PMID: 18479517.
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  20. Novitsky VA, Gilbert PB, Shea K, McLane MF, Rybak N, Klein I, Thior I, Ndung'u T, Lee TH, Essex ME. Interactive association of proviral load and IFN-gamma-secreting T cell responses in HIV-1C infection. Virology. 2006 May 25; 349(1):142-55. PMID: 16519915.
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