Barbara E. Mahon, MD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

MD, University of California San Francisco
MPH, University of California at Berkeley



Dr. Mahon received her MD and clinical training in pediatrics from the University of California, San
Francisco and her MPH from the University of California, Berkeley. She trained in CDC’s Epidemic
Intelligence Service (EIS). Dr. Mahon is deputy chief of the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology and
Surveillance Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The branch is responsible
for national surveillance for enteric diseases. It conducts epidemiologic studies of the burden, trends,
and food source attribution of foodborne diseases caused by Listeria , Salmonella, and E. coli O157,
among other pathogens. The branch’s work also focuses on vulnerable populations, including older
adults, young children, and other groups, with the goal of creating knowledge needed to protect people
by preventing disease. Dr. Mahon has a broad background in infectious disease epidemiology, having
worked on foodborne diseases, vaccine-preventable diseases, and sexually transmitted diseases in
academic and industry positions as well as in government.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics Section



Genetic and Environmental Factors in PCV7 Vaccine Effect
09/30/2004 - 09/29/2008 (PI)
HHS/Center for Disease Control
5 K01 CI00301 03

Rubella and Varicella Immunity Among Adolescents Seeking Care in an Urban Emergency Department
01/01/2003 - 12/31/2003 (PI)
SAM with APA HHS CDC



Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Wong KK, Burdette E, Mahon BE, Mintz ED, Ryan ET, Reingold AL. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for Use of Cholera Vaccine. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 May 12; 66(18):482-485. PMID: 28493859.
  2. Jacobs Slifka KM, Newton AE, Mahon BE. Vibrio alginolyticus infections in the USA, 1988-2012. Epidemiol Infect. 2017 May; 145(7):1491-1499. PMID: 28202099; DOI: 10.1017/S0950268817000140;.
  3. Iwamoto M, Reynolds J, Karp BE, Tate H, Fedorka-Cray PJ, Plumblee JR, Hoekstra RM, Whichard JM, Mahon BE. Ceftriaxone-Resistant Nontyphoidal Salmonella from Humans, Retail Meats, and Food Animals in the United States, 1996-2013. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2017 Feb; 14(2):74-83. PMID: 27860517; DOI: 10.1089/fpd.2016.2180;.
  4. Chai SJ, Cole D, Nisler A, Mahon BE. Poultry: the most common food in outbreaks with known pathogens, United States, 1998-2012. Epidemiol Infect. 2017 Jan; 145(2):316-325. PMID: 27780481.
  5. Wong KK, Mahon BE, Reingold A. CVD 103-HgR vaccine for travelers. Travel Med Infect Dis. 2016 Nov - Dec; 14(6):632-633. PMID: 27693492; DOI: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2016.09.011;.
  6. Crowe SJ, Newton AE, Gould LH, Parsons MB, Stroika S, Bopp CA, Freeman M, Greene K, Mahon BE. Vibriosis, not cholera: toxigenic Vibrio cholerae non-O1, non-O139 infections in the United States, 1984-2014. Epidemiol Infect. 2016 Nov; 144(15):3335-3341. PMID: 27510301.
  7. Widdowson MA, Schrag SJ, Carter RJ, Carr W, Legardy-Williams J, Gibson L, Lisk DR, Jalloh MI, Bash-Taqi DA, Kargbo SA, Idriss A, Deen GF, Russell JB, McDonald W, Albert AP, Basket M, Callis A, Carter VM, Ogunsanya KR, Gee J, Pinner R, Mahon BE, Goldstein ST, Seward JF, Samai M, Schuchat A. Implementing an Ebola Vaccine Study - Sierra Leone. MMWR Suppl. 2016 Jul 08; 65(3):98-106. PMID: 27387395; DOI: 10.15585/mmwr.su6503a14;.
  8. Mahon BE, Fields PI. Invasive Infections with Nontyphoidal Salmonella in Sub-Saharan Africa. Microbiol Spectr. 2016 Jun; 4(3). PMID: 27337467; DOI: 10.1128/microbiolspec.EI10-0015-2016;.
  9. Date KA, Newton AE, Medalla F, Blackstock A, Richardson L, McCullough A, Mintz ED, Mahon BE. Changing Patterns in Enteric Fever Incidence and Increasing Antibiotic Resistance of Enteric Fever Isolates in the United States, 2008-2012. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Aug 01; 63(3):322-9. PMID: 27090993; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciw232;.
  10. Medalla F, Gu W, Mahon BE, Judd M, Folster J, Griffin PM, Hoekstra RM. Estimated Incidence of Antimicrobial Drug-Resistant Nontyphoidal Salmonella Infections, United States, 2004-2012. Emerg Infect Dis. 2016 Jan; 23(1):29-37. PMID: 27983506; DOI: 10.3201/eid2301.160771;.
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Bar chart showing 91 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 14 publications in 2012

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