Shana A. B. Burrowes, PhD, CPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Infectious Diseases

PhD, University of Maryland
MPH, University of South Florida
BS, Saint Michael's College

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dr. Burrowes' focus has been on infectious diseases with an emphasis on health in the Caribbean and minority and immigrant communities in the US.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

Given my lived experiences as a Black female immigrant from the Caribbean, equity and inclusivity are guiding principles in my life and my research. My overall research goals are centered on addressing inequitable access to and receipt of healthcare in racial and ethnic minorities-with a special focus on antibiotic use and clinical outcomes in the Latin/American Caribbean immigrant community. Given differences in social and cultural norms and barriers to care particularly for those with tenuous immigration status many immigrants either go without care or use alternative sources which may lead to worse outcomes. My research examines barriers to care and methods to engage members of the community to understand their needs and develop feasible interventions to address identified gaps in their healthcare.

As a first generation college student, who immigrated to the US to attend a predominantly white institution-I am acutely aware of the importance of great teachers and mentors to success. Although I have been lucky to have great mentors throughout my academic career, there has always been a noticeable absence of of Black people and in particular Black women in STEM. I believe it is imperative for academia to improve the recruitment and retention of diverse students in STEM and to do so there must be diverse faculty to provide mentorship and support. As a new junior faculty member, I hope to create a space that is welcoming and supportive to provide mentorship to students from historically underrepresented groups.

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.

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  1. Fletcher L, Burrowes SAB, Khan GK, Sabin L, Johnson S, Kimmel SD, Ruiz-Mercado G, Pierre C, Drainoni ML. Perspectives on long-acting injectable HIV antiretroviral therapy at an alternative care site: a qualitative study of people with HIV experiencing substance use and/or housing instability. Harm Reduct J. 2023 Jan 10; 20(1):4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36627679; PMCID: PMC9830853; DOI: 10.1186/s12954-023-00730-z;
  2. Burrowes SAB, Casey SM, Dobbins S, Hall T, Ma M, Bano R, Drainoni ML, Schechter-Perkins EM, Garofalo C, Perkins RB, Pierre-Joseph N. Healthcare workers' perspectives on the COVID-19 vaccine and boosters for themselves, their patients, and their communities: a mixed methods study. Z Gesundh Wiss. 2022 Dec 25; 1-14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36588660; PMCID: PMC9790765; DOI: 10.1007/s10389-022-01793-1;
  3. Casey SM, Burrowes SAB, Hall T, Dobbins S, Ma M, Bano R, Yarrington C, Schechter-Perkins EM, Garofalo C, Drainoni ML, Perkins RB, Pierre-Joseph N. Healthcare workers' attitudes on mandates, incentives, and strategies to improve COVID-19 vaccine uptake: A mixed methods study. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2022 Nov 30; 18(6):2144048.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36411988; PMCID: PMC9746602; DOI: 10.1080/21645515.2022.2144048;
  4. Hunt CA, Letzen JE, Krimmel SR, Burrowes SAB, Haythornthwaite JA, Finan PH, Vetter M, Seminowicz DA. Is Mindfulness Associated With Lower Pain Reactivity and Connectivity of the Default Mode Network? A Replication and Extension Study in Healthy and Episodic Migraine Participants. J Pain. 2022 Dec; 23(12):2110-2120. PMID: 35934277; PMCID: PMC9729370; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2022.07.011;
  5. Burrowes SAB, Goloubeva O, Stafford K, McArdle PF, Goyal M, Peterlin BL, Haythornthwaite JA, Seminowicz DA. Enhanced mindfulness-based stress reduction in episodic migraine-effects on sleep quality, anxiety, stress, and depression: a secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial. Pain. 2022 03 01; 163(3):436-444. PMID: 34407032; PMCID: PMC8669060; DOI: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002372;
  6. Jeudy J, Patel P, George N, Burrowes S, Husson J, Chua J, Conn L, Weiss RG, Bagchi S. Assessment of coronary inflammation in antiretroviral treated people with HIV infection and active HIV/hepatitis C virus co-infection. AIDS. 2022 03 01; 36(3):399-407. PMID: 34750294; PMCID: PMC8795490; DOI: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003125;
  7. Burrowes SAB, Barlam TF, Skinner A, Berger R, Ni P, Drainoni ML. Provider views on rapid diagnostic tests and antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections: A mixed methods study. PLoS One. 2021; 16(11):e0260598.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34843599; PMCID: PMC8629209; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0260598;
  8. Burrowes SAB, Drainoni ML, Tjilos M, Butler JM, Damschroder LJ, Goetz MB, Madaras-Kelly K, Reardon CM, Samore MH, Shen J, Stenehjem E, Zhang Y, Barlam TF. Survey of physician and pharmacist steward perceptions of their antibiotic stewardship programs. Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol. 2021; 1(1):e48.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36168491; PMCID: PMC9495632; DOI: 10.1017/ash.2021.219;
  9. Burrowes SAB, Goloubeva O, Keaser ML, Haythornthwaite JA, Seminowicz DA. Differences in gray matter volume in episodic migraine patients with and without prior diagnosis or clinical care: a cross-sectional study. J Headache Pain. 2021 Oct 23; 22(1):127. PMID: 34688253; PMCID: PMC8542322; DOI: 10.1186/s10194-021-01340-5;
  10. Payano Sosa JS, Da Silva JT, Burrowes SAB, Yoo SY, Keaser ML, Meiller TF, Seminowicz DA. Time of Day Influences Psychophysical Measures in Women With Burning Mouth Syndrome. Front Neurosci. 2021; 15:698164. PMID: 34658757; PMCID: PMC8519262; DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2021.698164;
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Antibiotic Resistance, Bacterial
Epidemiological Methods
Racial Bias
Minority Groups

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