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. Scallan E, Griffin PM, McLean HQ, Mahon BE. Hospitalisations due to bacterial gastroenteritis: A comparison of surveillance and hospital discharge data. Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Apr 15; 1-7. PMID: 29655383.
  2. 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.
  3. Patrick ME, Henao OL, Robinson T, Geissler AL, Cronquist A, Hanna S, Hurd S, Medalla F, Pruckler J, Mahon BE. Features of illnesses caused by five species of Campylobacter, Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) - 2010-2015. Epidemiol Infect. 2018 Jan; 146(1):1-10. PMID: 29237513.
  4. Narra R, Sobel J, Piper C, Gould D, Bhadelia N, Dott M, Fiore A, Fischer WA, Frawley MJ, Griffin PM, Hamilton D, Mahon B, Pillai SK, Veltus EF, Tauxe R, Jhung M. CDC Safety Training Course for Ebola Virus Disease Healthcare Workers. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Dec; 23(13).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29154748.
  5. Geissler AL, Bustos Carrillo F, Swanson K, Patrick ME, Fullerton KE, Bennett C, Barrett K, Mahon BE. Increasing Campylobacter Infections, Outbreaks, and Antimicrobial Resistance in the United States, 2004-2012. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Oct 30; 65(10):1624-1631. PMID: 29020144.
  6. 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.
  7. 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;.
  8. 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;.
  9. 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.
  10. 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;.
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