Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

2015 Uppergate Drive, NE
Suite 500
Atlanta, GA
Phone: (404) 727-3796
Fax: (404) 727-9223


Andres Camacho-Gonzalez, MD, MSc
Research Interest: Adolescent HIV infection, behavioral interventions, HIV clinical trials


Andrea (Andi) L. Shane, MD, MPH, MSc
Research Interest: Hospital epidemiology, enteric infections, probiotics, global health, rotavirus


  • Larry Anderson, MD
    Research Interest: RSV pathogenesis, diagnostics and vaccine development
  • Evan Anderson, MD
    Research Interest: Rotavirus epidemiology, vaccinology, S pneumoniae, viral respiratory pathogens, influenza
  • Frank Berkowitz, MD
    Research Interest: Clinical pediatric infectious disease and microbiology
  • Andres Camacho-Gonzalez, MD, MSc
    Research Interest: Adolescent HIV infection, behavioral interventions, HIV clinical trials
  • Ann Chahroudi, MD, PhD
    Research Interest: Pediatric HIV infection, HIV cure and perinatal transmission in animal models, immunology of HIV
  • Lisa Marie Cranmer, MD
    Research Interest: Pediatric HIV/TB infection, infant BCG responses, global health
  • Thomas Fox, MD
    Research Interest: medical education, infections in immunocompromised hosts, and antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship.
  • Kathryn Goggin
    Research interest: Immunocompromised patients
  • Preeti Jaggi
    Research Interest: Antibiotic Stewardship, Kawasaki Disease
  • Matt Linam
    Research Interest: Healthcare associated infections, hospital epidemiology, hand hygiene, quality improvement, patient safety
  • Christina Rostad
    Research Interest: Vaccines, vaccine-preventable diseases, infections in Immunocompromised hosts
  • Andi Shane MD, MPH, MSc
    Research Interest: Hospital Epidemiology, enteric infections, probiotics, global health, rotavirus
  • Brian Zanoni
    Research Interest: HIV continuum of care for adolescents living with HIV, Health Care Transition for adolescents living with perinatally-acquired HIV and Identifying the networks and risks of HIV and Hepatitis among Opiate users in South Africa.
  • Mehul Suthar, PhD
    Research Interest: Systems Biology of flavivirus infection, RIG-I like receptor regulation of viral immunity
  • Jens Wrammert, PhD
    Research Interest: Human B cell responses and immunological memory to viral and bacterial pathogens
  • Gregory Melikian, PhD
    Research Interest: Mechanisms of viral entry
  • Angela Campbell, MD, MPH* (CDC)
    Research Interest: Respiratory viral infections including influenza, immunocompromised hosts
  • Julie Gutman, MD* (CDC)
    Research Interest: Tropical and parasitic diseases, malaria, Schistosomiasis, global health
  • Frank Richards, MD *(Carter Center)
    Research Interest: Tropical and parasitic diseases, onchocerciasis, malaria, schistosomiasis, filariasis


Past Fellows

  • Haston, Julia: TL-1 Georgia CTSA, Master of Science in Clinical Research
  • Grismley-Ackerley, Cassie: Emory T32DK108735 Research Training Program in Translational GI & Hepatology

Current Fellows

  • Kamidani, Satoshi: 1. Emory Fellow Research Award 2019-2020 2. The ECC-Vaccine Research Clinic Vaccinology Research Grant Fellow Awardee 2020
  • Goldstein, Madeleine: Emory Division of Infectious Diseases and the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Research Award, 2020


  • Yi J, Anderson EJ. Rotavirus vaccination: short-term indirect herd protection, long-term uncertainty. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2013; Jun 12(6):585-7.
  • Yi J, Humphries R, Doerr L, Jerris RC, Westblade LF. Bergeyella zoohelcum Associated with Abscess and Cellulitis After a Dog Bite. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Feb;35(2):214-6
  • Yi J, Wahl K, Sederdahl BK, Jerris RR, Kraft CS, McCracken C, Gillespie S, Anderson EJ, Kirby AE, Shane AL, Moe CL. Molecular epidemiology of Norovirus in children and the elderly in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. J Med Virol. 2016 Jun;88(6):961-70
  • Yi J, Sederdahl BK, Wahl K, Jerris RR, Kraft CS, McCracken C, Gillespie S, Kirby AE, Shane AL, Moe CL, Anderson EJ Rotavirus and Norovirus in Pediatric Healthcare-Associated Gastroenteritis. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Aug 30;3(4).
  • Kost K, Yi J, Rogers B, Jerris R, Comparison of clinical methods for detecting carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Practice Laboratory Medicine 8(2017) 18-25.
  • Rosebush J, Summers R, Snitzer J, Jerris R, Satola S, Spearman P. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus empyema Necessitatis in a breast-fed neonate. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014; Jun 33(6):668-9.
  • Gleason, R.L., Caulk, A.W., Seifu, D., Rosebush, J.C., Shapiro, A.M., Schwartz, M.H., Eckard, A.R., Wondwossen, A., Abebe, W. Efavirenz and ritonavir-boosted lopinavir use exhibited elevated markers of atherosclerosis across age groups in people living with HIV in Ethiopia. Journal of Biomechanics. 2016 Sep 6;49(13):2584-2592. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.05.018.
  • Eckard, A., Rosebush, J., Lee, S.T., O’Riordan, M.A., Habib, J., Daniels, J., Kinley, B., Labbato, D., Uribe-Leitz, M., Chahroudi, A., McComsey, G.A. Increased Immune Activation and Exhaustion in HIV-infected Children and Young Adults. PIDJ. 2016 Dec; 35(12): e370-7.
  • Eckard, A., Thierry-Palmer, M., Silvestrov, N., Rosebush, J., O’Riordan, M.A., Daniels, J., Uribe Leitz, M., Labbato, D., Ruff, J., Singh, R.J., Tangpricha, V., McComsey, G.A. Effects of Cholecalciferol Supplementation on Serum and Urinary Vitamin D Metabolites and Binding Protein in HIV-infected Youth. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2017 Feb 1.
  • Rosebush, J., Jerris, R., Stanley, T., Ruthman, M., Pickering, L. American Academy of Pediatrics. Online Red Book. 2014. Collaborated on and established a pictorial update of clinical microbiology for pediatric practitioners.
  • Eckard, A., Rosebush, J., O’Riordan, M.A., Graves, C., Alexander, A., Grover, A., Lee, S.T., Habib, J., Ruff, J., Chahroudi, A., McComsey, G.A. Neurocognitive Dysfunction in HIV-Infected Youth: Investigating the Relationship with Immune Activation. Accepted to Antiviral Therapy, awaiting publication.
  • Sukumaran L, McCarthy NL, Kharbanda EO, McNeil MM, Naleway AL, Klein NP et al. Association of Tdap vaccination with acute events and adverse birth outcomes among pregnant women with prior tetanus-containing immunizations. JAMA. 2015;314(15):1581-7.
  • Sukumaran L, McCarthy NL, Kharbanda EO, Weintraub ES, Vazquez-Benitez G, McNeil MM et al. Safety of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis and influenza vaccines in pregnancy. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2015;126(5):1069-74.
  • Sukumaran L, McCarthy NL, Li R, Weintraub ES, Jacobsen SJ, Hambidge SJ, et al. Demographic characteristics of members of the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD): A comparison with the United States Population. Vaccine. 2015;33(36): 4446-50.
  • Sukumaran L, McNeil MM, Moro PL, Lewis PW, Winiecki, SK, Shimabukuro, TT. Adverse events following measles, mumps and rubella vaccine in adults reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), 2003 – 2013. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2015;60(10):e58-65.
  • McCarthy NL, Gee J, Sukumaran L, Weintraub E, Duffy J, Kharbanda EO, et al. Vaccination and 30-day mortality risk in children, adolescents and young adults. Pediatrics. 2016;137(3):e20152970.
  • McNeil MM, Weintraub ES, Duffy J, Sukumaran L, Jacobsen SJ, Klein NP et al. Risk of anaphylaxis after vaccination in children and adults. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2016;137(3):868-78.
  • Nadeem S, Sukumaran L, Siegel DA, Jernigan SM, Greenbaum LA. Fever of unknown origin (FUO) in a pediatric kidney transplant recipient: Questions and Answers. Pediatric Nephrology. 2015;30(12):2109-13. [Epub]
  • Vasquez-Benitez G, Kharbanda EO, Naleway AL, Lipkind H, Sukumaran L, McCarthy NL et al. Risk of preterm or small-for-gestational-age birth after influenza vaccination during pregnancy: caveats when conducting retrospective observational studies. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2016;184(3):176-86.
  • Adams-Chapman I, Carlton DP and Moore JE (2015). McGraw Hill Specialty Board Review: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. New York: McGraw Hill. Co-author of Infectious Diseases chapter
  • Thompson AB, Wynn BA, Akerele DO, Rostad CA, Anderson EJ, Camacho-Gonzalez AF, Spearman P, Chakraborty R. Acute pancreatitis associated with dolutegravir and lamivudine/abacavir administration. AIDS 2015; 29(3): 390-2. PMID 25686687.
  • Rostad CA, Philipsborn RP, and Berkowitz FE. Evidence of staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome caused by MRSA in a mother-newborn pair. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2015; 34(4):450-2. PMID 25260039.
  • Westblade LF, Rostad CA, Hilinski JA, Stanley T, Jerris RC, Wilkey K, Pincus DH. Candida quercitrusa candidemia in a 6-year-old child.” J Clin Microbiol 2015; 53(8): 2785-87. PMID 26063864.
  • Rostad CA and Shane AL. Commentary on Fritz SA, et. al. Contamination of environmental surfaces with Staphylococcus aureus in households with children infected with methicillin-resistant S aureus.” JAMA Pediatr 2013; 168(11): 1030-8. In: Cabana M, ed. Year Book of Pediatrics. Elsevier, 2015.
  • Rostad CA and Berkowitz FE. Toddler with fever and grunting.” J Ped Infect Dis 2015; 4(4): 370-2. PMID 26407254.
  • Collins JP, Westblade LF, Anderson EJ. Gram-positive diplococci in a cerebrospinal fluid Gram Stain. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Sep 28;3(4)
  • Collins JP, Shane AS. Infections Associated with Group Childcare. In: Long SS, Prober CG, Fischer M, editors. Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Disease. 5th edition. Elsevier. In press 2017
  • Thompson AB, Bilhartz JL, Abramowsky CR, Rapkin L, Karpen SJ, Berkowitz FE. New-onset scleral icterus in a school-aged female. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 May 17.
  • Raabe V, Kann G, Ribner B, Morales A, Varkey J, Mehta A, Lyon GM, Vanairsdale S, Faber K, Becker S, Eickmann M, Strecker T, Brown S, Patel K, De Leuw P, Schuettfort G, Stephan C, Rabenau H, Klena J, Rollin P, McElroy A, Ströher U, Nichol S, Kraft C, Wolf T, Emory Serious Communicable Diseases Unit. Favipiravir and Ribavirin Treatment of Epidemiologically Linked Cases of Lassa Virus Disease. Clinical Infectious Diseases, June 2017.
  • Raabe V and Koehler J. Lassa Diagnostics. Journal of Clinical Microbiology May 2017. (Invited Mini-Review)
  • Thompson, AB., Flowers, L. Human Papillomavirus. In: Hussen S, ed. Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adolescence and Young Adulthood. 1st Ed, New York, NY: Springer, In Press.
  • Thompson, AB, Wrubel D, Berkowitz F: Gram Positive Rods on a Cerebrospinal Fluid Gram Stain. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2017 Dec 11;4(4).
  • Thompson A., Gillespie S., Hood J., Thomas-Seaton L., Hussen S., Camacho-Gonzalez A. Regular marijuana use is associated with poor viral suppression in HIV-infected adolescents and young adults. AIDS and Behavior Nov 1, 2017 PMID: 29094229.
  • Thompson, AB., Camacho-Gonzalez, AF. Trypanosomiasis. In: Long SS, Prober CG, Fischer M, ed. Principles and Practices of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 5th Edition. Elsevier Inc, 2018.
  • El Sahly HM, Gorchakov R, Lai L, Natrajan MS, Patel SM, Atmar RL, Keitel WA, Hoft DF, Barrett J, Bailey J, Edupuganti S, Raabe V, Wu HM, Fairley J, Rouphael N, Murray KO, Mulligan MJ. Clinical, Virologic and Immunologic Characteristics of Zika Virus Infection in a Cohort of US Patients: Prolonged RNA Detection in Whole Blood. Open Forum Infectious Dis. December, 2018.
  • Bloch D, Gonzalez MD, Haight A, Abramowky C, Yildirim I. Necrotizing Fasciitis caused by Mucor indicus in a Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient. Pediatr Transplant December, 2018.
  • Barber DL, Sakai S, Kudchadkar RR, Fling SP, Day TA, Vergara JA, Ashkin D, Cheng JH, Lundgren LM, Raabe VN, Kraft CS, Nieva JJ, Cheever MA, Nghiem PT, Sharon E. Tuberculosis Following PD-1 Blockade for Cancer Immunotherapy. Sci Transl Med January 2019.
  • Raabe VN, Shane AL; Group B Streptococcus; Microbiol Spectr. March, 2019
  • Bloch D, Chahroudi A. Poverty and Chronic Illness: why safety net programs matter. Pediatr Res, March 2019
  • Haston JC, Rostad CA, Jerris RC, Milla SS, McCracken C, Pratt C, Prieto K, Palacios G, Shane AL, McElroy AK. Prospective Cohort Study of Next Generation Sequencing as a Diagnostic Modality for Unexplained Encephalitis in Children. Journal Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, May 2019.
  • Amancha PK, Ackerley CG, Duphare C, Lee M, Hu YJ, Amara RR, Kelley CF. Distribution of Functional CD4 and CD8 T cell Subsets in Blood and Rectal Mucosal Tissues. Science Reports, May 2019.
  • Ackerley CG, Poteat T, Kelley CF. Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Transgender Persons. Endocrinology & Metabolism Clinics of North America, June 2019.
  • McAteer J, Wang LA, Chan A, Raabe VN, Kamat P, Freeman A, Yildirim I. Chest Wall Swelling in a child with Penumonia. Clinical Pediatrics, November 2019
  • Haston JC, Hwang J, Tan KR. Guidance for Using Tafenoquine for Prevention and Antirelapse Therapy for Malaria – United States, 2019. MMWR; November 22, 2019.
  • Amin O, Prestel C, Gonzalez MD, Lyon T, Shane A, Jaggi P, Tippett A, Yildirim I. Urinary Tract Infections With Extended-spectrum-β-lactamase-producing Bacteria: Case-control Study. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Mar;39(3):211-216
  • Prestel, CS., Chakraborty, R. Hookworm. In: Rudolph, C, ed. Rudolph’s Pediatrics. 23rd Ed, New York City, NY: McGraw Hill, In Press


We seek to develop leaders in the field of academic Pediatric Infectious Diseases. The program includes a focused clinical year followed by two years dedicated primarily on investigative activities leading to a productive career path. The location of the Emory program in the midst of a thriving infectious diseases community is a huge factor in our success. We have active interactions with a Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta , an outstanding adult ID program, CDC, the Microbiology and Immunology Department at Emory, the Emory Vaccine Center, Yerkes Primate Center, Rollins School of Public Health, the Carter Center, and other local institutions. Fellows choose research mentors from the broad community, or from the strong faculty within the division itself. Our division’s laboratory strengths are virology, viral pathogenesis, and vaccine development and testing. Our clinical strengths include a thriving children’s hospital network in Atlanta, our Vaccine Trials Evaluation Unit (VTEU), strong epidemiology, and many global health opportunities. Our fellows can rotate through a travel clinic, international electives, and a cutting-edge microbiology laboratory. Advanced research training in laboratory-based science or clinical trials/epidemiology is available. Fellows may apply for an NIH T-32 training grant in vaccinology, or a Masters of Science in Clinical Research additional degree. The program is dedicated to producing future leaders who wish to maintain a productive scholarly career in the field.


  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Scottish Rite, Egleston and Hughes Spalding
  • Grady Hospital
  • Emory University Hospital Midtown
  • Northside Hospital








  • Program provides training in diagnostic microbiology using laboratories on site:
    • Microbiology laboratory: YES
    • Clinical virus isolation laboratory: YES
    • Molecular diagnostics: YES
  • Program provides training in infection control and hospital epidemiology as:
    • Didactic lectures: YES
    • Hands on experience: YES
    • Infection Control Meetings/Membership: YES
  • Opportunity to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity is available in the following general areas:
    • Bacteriology/bacterial infections: YES
    • Epidemiology and statistics: YES
    • Infection control/hospital epidemiology: YES
    • Immunizations/Public health: YES
    • Mycology/fungal infections: YES
    • Parasitology/parasitic diseases: YES
    • Virology/viral diseases: YES
    • Antimicrobial agents: YES
  • Research opportunities in the section’s program could be describes as:
    • Basic (bench): YES
    • Molecular: YES
    • Community: YES
    • Epidemiologic: YES
    • Clinical: YES
    • International/Public Health: YES
    • Health Services: YES
    • HIV, Basic: YES
    • ACTG Site: YES
  • Documented liaison exists offering opportunities for research experience n the laboratory of investigator(s) who is (are) not faculty of the section: YES
  • Program offers the opportunity to obtain a Master’s degree in a field such as Public Health, Education, Clinical Sciences, or Epidemiology (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): YES
  • Graduate school courses are available to trainee (assuming appropriate arrangements are made): YES
  • Program provides substantial clinical experiences for trainees in special areas/hosts:
    • HIV: YES
    • Bone marrow transplantation: YES
    • Solid organ/transplantation: YES
    • Travelers/adoptees: YES
    • Adults: YES
    • Congenital immune deficiencies: YES

Program includes ABP-required core curricula in scholarly activities in didactic lecture course for fellows (includes epidemiology, statistics, research design, and academic careers): YES

Program has an NIH-sponsored training grant: NO

The Infectious Diseases Service is the primary care provider for HIV-infected children and adolescents: YES

Average number of new outpatient consultations per month: 15

Average number of established outpatient follow-up visits per month: 100+

Average number of new inpatient consultations per month: 40

Number of trainees completing program in the last 5 years: 10

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