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, 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
General Pediatrics

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)

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. Bellan SE, Eggo RM, Gsell PS, Kucharski AJ, Dean NE, Donohue R, Zook M, Edmunds WJ, Odhiambo F, Longini IM, Brisson M, Mahon BE, Henao-Restrepo AM. An online decision tree for vaccine efficacy trial design during infectious disease epidemics: The InterVax-Tool. Vaccine. 2019 Jul 18; 37(31):4376-4381. PMID: 31242963.
  2. Judd MC, Hoekstra RM, Mahon BE, Fields PI, Wong KK. Epidemiologic patterns of human Salmonella serotype diversity in the USA, 1996-2016. Epidemiol Infect. 2019 Jan; 147:e187. PMID: 31063111.
  3. Halpin AL, Gu W, Wise ME, Sejvar JJ, Hoekstra RM, Mahon BE. Post-Campylobacter Guillain Barré Syndrome in the USA: secondary analysis of surveillance data collected during the 2009-2010 novel Influenza A (H1N1) vaccination campaign. Epidemiol Infect. 2018 10; 146(13):1740-1745. PMID: 29986777.
  4. Fombah AE, Goldstein ST, Jarrett OD, Jalloh MI, El-Khorazaty J, Lisk DR, Legardy-Williams J, Pratt DA, George PM, Russell JBW, Schrag SJ, Dawson P, Deen GF, Carr W, Lindblad R, James F, Bah MM, Yillia JF, Sandy JD, Turay PE, Conteh MA, Slutsker L, Mahon BE, Samai M, Seward JF. Health Conditions in an Adult Population in Sierra Leone: Data Reported From the Sierra Leone Trial to Introduce a Vaccine Against Ebola (STRIVE). J Infect Dis. 2018 May 18; 217(suppl_1):S75-S80. PMID: 29788342.
  5. Schuchat A, Seward JF, Goldstein ST, Mahon BE. Comment: The Sierra Leone Trial to Introduce a Vaccine Against Ebola (STRIVE). J Infect Dis. 2018 May 18; 217(suppl_1):S1-S5. PMID: 29788344.
  6. Samai M, Seward JF, Goldstein ST, Mahon BE, Lisk DR, Widdowson MA, Jalloh MI, Schrag SJ, Idriss A, Carter RJ, Dawson P, Kargbo SAS, Leigh B, Bawoh M, Legardy-Williams J, Deen G, Carr W, Callis A, Lindblad R, Russell JBW, Petrie CR, Fombah AE, Kargbo B, McDonald W, Jarrett OD, Walker RE, Gargiullo P, Bash-Taqi D, Gibson L, Fofanah AB, Schuchat A. The Sierra Leone Trial to Introduce a Vaccine Against Ebola: An Evaluation of rVSV?G-ZEBOV-GP Vaccine Tolerability and Safety During the West Africa Ebola Outbreak. J Infect Dis. 2018 May 18; 217(suppl_1):S6-S15. PMID: 29788345.
  7. Conteh MA, Goldstein ST, Wurie HR, Gidudu J, Lisk DR, Carter RJ, Seward JF, Hampton LM, Wang D, Andersen LE, Arvay M, Schrag SJ, Dawson P, Fombah AE, Petrie CR, Feikin DR, Russell JBW, Lindblad R, Kargbo SAS, Samai M, Mahon BE. Clinical Surveillance and Evaluation of Suspected Ebola Cases in a Vaccine Trial During an Ebola Epidemic: The Sierra Leone Trial to Introduce a Vaccine Against Ebola. J Infect Dis. 2018 May 18; 217(suppl_1):S33-S39. PMID: 29788347.
  8. Kabineh AK, Carr W, Motevalli M, Legardy-Williams J, Vincent W, Mahon BE, Samai M. Operationalizing International Regulatory Standards in a Limited-Resource Setting During an Epidemic: The Sierra Leone Trial to Introduce a Vaccine Against Ebola (STRIVE) Experience. J Infect Dis. 2018 May 18; 217(suppl_1):S56-S59. PMID: 29788349.
  9. Scallan E, Griffin PM, McLean HQ, Mahon BE. Hospitalisations due to bacterial gastroenteritis: A comparison of surveillance and hospital discharge data. Epidemiol Infect. 2018 06; 146(8):954-960. PMID: 29655383.
  10. Yu PA, Lin NH, Mahon BE, Sobel J, Yu Y, Mody RK, Gu W, Clements J, Kim HJ, Rao AK. Safety and Improved Clinical Outcomes in Patients Treated With New Equine-Derived Heptavalent Botulinum Antitoxin. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Dec 27; 66(suppl_1):S57-S64. PMID: 29293928.
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