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Nominees for the 2012 Charles C. Shepard Science Awards

The Office of the Associate Director for Science is honored to announce the 2012 Charles C. Shepard Science Award Nominees. The Charles C. Shepard Science Award is the preeminent honor recognizing excellence in science at CDC/ATSDR. For more information about the origin of the award and the life of Dr. Charles C. Shepard, please see the Award History page.

The nominated articles were judged on scientific merit and the significance of their effect on the missions of CDC/ATSDR. Following is a complete citation and brief explanation of each article, listed by category and in alphabetical order by the first author’s last name.


Assessment


Vinicius C. Antao, L. La´szlo Pallos, Youn K. Shim, James H. Sapp II, Robert M. Brackbill, James E. Cone, Steven D. Stellman, and Mark R. Farfel
Respiratory Protective Equipment, Mask Use, and Respiratory Outcomes among World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Workers
American Journal of Industrial Medicine 2011;54:897–905

Daniel S. Budnitz, Maribeth C. Lovegrove, Nadine Shehab, and Chesley L. Richards
Emergency Hospitalizations for Adverse Drug Events in Older Americans
New England Journal of Medicine 2011;365(21):2002–2012

P. Timothy Bushnell, Jia Li, and Deborah Landen
Group Medical Claims as a Source of Information on Worker Health and Potentially Work-Related Diseases
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2011;53(12):1430–1441

Bryan F. Buss, Thomas J. Safranek, and Brett P. Foley
Statewide Applied Epidemiology Workforce Capacity and Competency Assessment—Nebraska, 2008
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 2011;17(2):110–121

Ralph S. Caraballo, David B. Holiday, Steven D. Stellman, Paul D. Mowery, Gary A. Giovino, Joshua E. Muscat, Michael P. Eriksen, John T. Bernert, Patricia A. Richter, and Lynn T. Kozlowski
Comparison of Serum Cotinine Concentration within and across Smokers of Menthol and Nonmenthol Cigarette Brands among Non-Hispanic Black and Non-Hispanic White U.S. Adult Smokers, 2001–2006
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention 2011;20:1329–1340

Elizabeth Cavallaro, Kashmira Date, Carlota Medus, Stephanie Meyer, Benjamin Miller, Clara Kim, Scott Nowicki, Shaun Cosgrove, David Sweat, Quyen Phan, James Flint, Elizabeth R. Daly, Jennifer Adams, Eija Hyytia-Trees, Peter Gerner-Smidt, Robert M. Hoekstra, Colin Schwensohn, Adam Langer, Samir V. Sodha, Michael C. Rogers, Frederick J. Angulo, Robert V. Tauxe, Ian T. Williams, and Casey Barton Behravesh; for the Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak Investigation Team
SalmonellaTyphimurium Infections Associated with Peanut Products
New England Journal of Medicine 2011;365(7):601–610

Sanny Chen, Laura M. Erhart, Shoana Anderson, Ken Komatsu, Benjamin Park, Tom Chiller, and Rebecca Sunenshine
Coccidioidomycosis: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices among Healthcare Providers—Arizona, 2007
Medical Mycology 2011;49(6):649–656

Elizabeth Courtney-Long, Brian Armour, Brunella Frammartino, and Jacqueline Miller
Factors Associated with Self-Reported Mammography Use for Women with and Women without a Disability
Journal of Women’s Health 2011;20(9):1279–1286

Concepción F. Estívariz, Hamid Jafari, Roland W. Sutter, T. Jacob John, Vibhor Jain, Ashutosh Agarwal, Harish Verma, Mark A Pallansch, Ajit P. Singh, Sherine Guirguis, Jitendra Awale, Anthony Burton, Sunil Bahl, Arani Chatterjee, and R. Bruce Aylward
Immunogenicity of Supplemental Doses of Poliovirus Vaccine for Children Aged 6–9 Months in Moradabad, India: A Community-Based, Randomized Controlled Trial
The Lancet Infectious Diseases 2012;12(2):128–135

Tara A. Hartley, Anoop Shankar, Desta Fekedulegn, John M. Violanti, Michael E. Andrew, Sarah S. Knox, and Cecil M. Burchfiel
Metabolic Syndrome and Carotid Intima Media Thickness in Urban Police Officers
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2011;53(5):553–561

Polly A. Marchbanks, Kathryn M. Curtis, Michele G. Mandel, Hoyt G. Wilson, Gary Jeng, Suzanne G. Folger, Jill A. McDonald, Janet R. Daling, Leslie Bernstein, Kathleen E. Malone, Phyllis A. Wingo, Michael S. Simon, Sandra A. Norman, Brian L. Strom, Giske Ursin, Linda K. Weiss, Ronald T. Burkman, and Robert Spirtas
Oral Contraceptive Formulation and Risk of Breast Cancer
Contraception 2012;85(4):342–350 (published online 2011)

Nicolas A. Menzies, Andres A. Berruti, Richard Berzon, Scott Filler, Robert Ferris, Tedd V. Ellerbrock, and John M. Blandford
The Cost of Providing Comprehensive HIV Treatment in PEPFAR-Supported Programs
AIDS 2011;25(14):1753–1760

Leonard Nderitu, John S. Lee, Jared Omolo, Sylvia Omulo, Monica L. O'Guinn, Allen Hightower, Fausta Mosha, Mohamed Mohamed, Peninah Munyua, Zipporah Nganga, Kelli Hiett, Bruce Seal, Daniel R. Feikin, Robert F. Breiman, and M. Kariuki Njenga
Sequential Rift Valley Fever Outbreaks in Eastern Africa Caused by Multiple Lineages of the Virus
The Journal of Infectious Diseases2011;203(5):655–665

Manish M. Patel, Vesta Richardson López-Collada, Marília Mattos Bulhões, Lucia Helena De Oliveira, Aurora Bautista Márquez, Brendan Flannery, Marcelino Esparza-Aguilar, Ernesto Isaac Montenegro Renoiner, María Edilia Luna-Cruz, Helena Keico Sato, Luz del Carmen Hernández-Hernández, Gerardo Toledo-Cortina, Magdalena Cerón-Rodríguez, Neydi Osnaya-Romero, Mario Martínez-Alcazar, Rocío Gabriela Aguinaga-Villasenor, Arturo Plascencia-Hernández, Francisco Fojaco-González, Guillermo Hernández-Peredo Rezk, Sixto Fortino Gutierrez-Ramírez, Roberto Dorame-Castillo, Rogelio Tinajero-Pizano, Bernice Mercado-Villegas, Marilia Reichelt Barbosa, Eliane Mara Cesário Maluf, Lucimar Bozza Ferreira, Francisca Maria de Carvalho, Ana Rosa dos Santos, Eduardo Dolabella Cesar, Maria Elisa Paula de Oliveira, Carmem Lúcia Osterno Silva, Maria de los Angeles Cortes, Cuauhtemoc Ruiz Matus, Jacqueline Tate, Paul Gargiullo, and Umesh D. Parashar
Intussusception Risk and Health Benefits of Rotavirus Vaccination in Mexico and Brazil
New England Journal of Medicine 2011;364(24):2283–2292

Leonard J. Paulozzi, Edwin M. Kilbourne, Nina G. Shah, Kurt B. Nolte, Hema A. Desai, Michael G. Landen, William Harvey, and Larry D. Loring
A History of Being Prescribed Controlled Substances and Risk of Drug Overdose Death
Pain Medicine 2011;13(1):87–95

Lucy A. Peipins, Shannon Graham, Randall Young, Brian Lewis, Stephanie Foster, Barry Flanagan, and Andrew Dent
Time and Distance Barriers to Mammography Facilities in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area
Journal of Community Health 2011;36:675–683

Erin K. Sauber-Schatz, William Sappenfield, Leticia Hernandez, Karen M. Freeman, Wanda Barfield, and Diana M. Bensyl
Reasons for the Increasing Hispanic Infant Mortality Rate: Florida, 2004–2007
Maternal and Child Health Journal doi:10.1007/s10995-011-0891-9

Elaine Scallan, Robert M. Hoekstra, Frederick J. Angulo, Robert V. Tauxe, Marc-Alain Widdowson, Sharon L. Roy, Jeffery L. Jones, and Patricia M. Griffin
Foodborne Illness Acquired in the United States—Major Pathogens
Emerging Infectious Diseases 2011;17(1):7–15

Christine R. Schuler, M. Abbas Virji, David C. Deubner, Marcia L. Stanton, Aleksandr B. Stefaniak, Gregory A. Day, Ji Young Park, Michael S. Kent, Rachel Sparks, and Kathleen Kreiss
Sensitization and Chronic Beryllium Disease at a Primary Manufacturing Facility, Part 3: Exposure–Response among Short-Term Workers
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health doi:10.5271/sjweh.3192

Paul A. Schulte, Sudha Pandalai, Victoria Wulsin, and HeeKyoung Chun
Interaction of Occupational and Personal Risk Factors in Workforce Health and Safety
American Journal of Public Health 2012;102(3):434–448 (published online 2011)

Sundar S. Shrestha, David L. Swerdlow, Rebekah H. Borse, Vimalanand S. Prabhu, Lyn Finelli, Charisma Y. Atkins, Kwame Owusu-Edusei, Beth Bell, Paul S. Mead, Matthew Biggerstaff, Lynnette Brammer, Heidi Davidson, Daniel Jernigan, Michael A. Jhung, Laurie A. Kamimoto, Toby L. Merlin, Mackenzie Nowell, Stephen C. Redd, Carrie Reed, Anne Schuchat, and Martin I. Meltzer
Estimating the Burden of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) in the United States (April 2009–April 2010)
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2011;52 Suppl 1:S75–S82

Quanhe Yang, Tiebin Liu, Elena V. Kuklina, W. Dana Flanders, Yuling Hong, Cathleen Gillespie, Man-Huei Chang, Marta Gwinn, Nicole Dowling, Muin J. Khoury, and Frank B. Hu
Sodium and Potassium Intake and Mortality among US Adults
Archives of Internal Medicine 2011;171(13):1183–1191

Guang Zeng, Huilai Ma, Xiangbo Wang, Huifang Yan, Xinhua Wan, Bin Jiang, Robert E. Fontaine, Zhenglai Wu, Shaobin Lin, Feng Ruan, and Huihui Liu
Paraplegia and Paraparesis from Intrathecal Methotrexate and Cytarabine Contaminated with Trace Amounts of Vincristine in China during 2007
Journal of Clinical Oncology 2011;29:1765–1770

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Prevention and Control


Nancy Jennings Aburto, Janet E. Fulton, Margarita Safdie, T. Duque, Annabelle Bonvecchio, and Juan A. Rivera
Effect of a School-Based Intervention on Physical Activity: Cluster-Randomized Trial
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2011;43(10):1898–1906.

Sanny Y. Chen, Shoana Anderson, Preeta K. Kutty, Francelli Lugo, Michelle McDonald, Paul A. Rota, Ismael R. Ortega-Sanchez, Ken Komatsu, Gregory L. Armstrong, Rebecca Sunenshine, and Jane F. Seward
Health Care-Associated Measles Outbreak in the United States after an Importation: Challenges and Economic Impact
The Journal of Infectious Diseases 2011;203:1517–1525

Harrell W. Chesson, Donatus U. Ekwueme, Mona Saraiya, Eileen F. Dunne, and Lauri E. Markowitz
The Cost-Effectiveness of Male HPV Vaccination in the United States
Vaccine 2011;29(46):8443–8450

Jennifer E. Cortes, Aaron T. Curns, Jacqueline E. Tate, Margaret M. Cortese, Manish M. Patel, Fangjun Zhou, and Umesh D. Parashar
Rotavirus Vaccine and Health Care Utilization for Diarrhea in U.S. Children
New England Journal of Medicine 2011;365(12):1108–1117

Sandra L. Decker, PhD
Medicaid Payment Levels to Dentists and Access to Dental Care among Children and Adolescents
JAMA 2011;306(2):187–193

Eugene Demchuk, Patricia Ruiz, Selene Chou, and Bruce A. Fowler
SAR/QSAR Methods in Public Health Practice
Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology 2011;254(2):192–197

Marc C. Dolan, Terry L. Schulze, Robert A. Jordan, Gabrielle Dietrich, Christopher J. Schulze, Andrias Hojgaard, Amy J. Ullmann, Cherilyn Sackal, Nordin S. Zeidner, and Joseph Piesman
Elimination of Borrelia burgdorferi and Anaplasma phagocytophilum in Rodent Reservoirs and Ixodes scapularis Ticks Using a Doxycycline Hyclate-Laden Bait
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2011;85(6):1114–1120

Randy W. Elder, Robert Voas, Doug Beirness, Ruth A. Shults, David A. Sleet, James L. Nichols, and Richard Compton for the Task Force on Community Preventive Services
Effectiveness of Ignition Interlocks for Preventing Alcohol-Impaired Driving and Alcohol-Related Crashes: A Community Guide Systematic Review
American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2011;40(3):362–376

Katherine Ellingson, Robert R. Muder, Rajiv Jain, David Kleinbaum, Pei-Jean I. Feng, Candace Cunningham, Cheryl Squier, Jon Lloyd, Jonathan Edwards, Val Gebski, and John Jernigan
Sustained Reduction in the Clinical Incidence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonization or Infection Associated with a Multifaceted Infection Control Intervention
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2011;32(1):1–8

Eric J. Esswein, Mark F. Boeniger, and Kevin Ashley
Handwipe Method for Removing Lead from Skin
Journal of ASTM International 2011;8(5):1–10

Gabriel S. Esterhuizen, Dennis R. Dolinar, and John L. Ellenberger
Pillar Strength in Underground Stone Mines in the United States
International Journal of Rock Mechanics & Mining Sciences 2011;48:42–50

Curtis Florence, Jonathan Shepherd, Iain Brennan, and Thomas Simon
Effectiveness of Anonymised Information Sharing and Use in Health Service, Police, and Local Government Partnership for Preventing Violence-Related Injury: Experimental Study and Time Series Analysis
British Medical Journal 2011;342:d3313

Lauren N. Gase, Tony Kuo, Diane Dunet, Steven M. Schmidt, Paul A. Simon, and Jonathan E. Fielding
Estimating the Potential Health Impact and Costs of Implementing a Local Policy for Food Procurement to Reduce the Consumption of Sodium in the County of Los Angeles
American Journal of Public Health 2011;101(8):1501–1507

Mary J. Hamel, Peter Otieno, Nabie Bayoh, Simon Kariuki, Vincent Were, Doris Marwanga, Kayla F. Laserson, John Williamson, Laurence Slutsker, and John Gimnig
The Combination of Indoor Residual Spraying and Insecticide-Treated Nets Provides Added Protection against Malaria Compared with Insecticide-Treated Nets Alone
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2011;85(6):1080–1086

James R. Harris, Gary L. Winn, Paul D. Ayers, and Tony McKenzie, Jr.
Predicting the Performance of Cost-Effective Rollover Protective Structure Designs
Safety Science 2011;49:1252–1261

Thomas J. Hoerger, Donatus U. Ekwueme, Jacqueline W. Miller, Vladislav Uzunangelov, Ingrid J. Hall, Joel Segel, Janet Royalty, James G. Gardner, Judith Lee Smith, and Chunyu Li
Estimated Effects of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program on Breast Cancer Mortality
American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2011;40(4):397–404

Brian J. McMahon, Lisa R. Bulkow, Rosalyn J. Singleton, James Williams, Mary Snowball, Chriss Homan, and Alan J. Parkinson
Elimination of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Acute Hepatitis B in Children 25 Years after a Hepatitis B Newborn and Catch-Up Immunization Program
Hepatology 2011;54(3):801–807

Taraz Samandari, Tefera B. Agizew, Samba Nyirenda, Zegabriel Tedla, Thabisa Sibanda, Nong Shang, Barudi Mosimaneotsile, Oaitse I. Motsamai, Lorna Bozeman, Margarett K. Davis, Elizabeth A. Talbot, Themba L. Moeti, Howard J. Moffat, Peter H. Kilmarx, Kenneth G. Castro, and Charles D. Wells
6-Month Versus 36-Month Isoniazid Preventive Treatment for Tuberculosis in Adults with HIV Infection in Botswana: A Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial
The Lancet 2011;377:1588–1598

Timothy R. Sterling, M. Elsa Villarino, Andrey S. Borisov, Nong Shang, Fred Gordin, Erin Bliven-Sizemore, Judith Hackman, Carol Dukes Hamilton, Dick Menzies, Amy Kerrigan, Stephen E. Weis, Marc Weiner, Diane Wing, Marcus B. Conde, Lorna Bozeman, C. Robert Horsburgh, and Richard E. Chaisson for the TB Trials Consortium PREVENT TB Study Team
Three Months of Rifapentine and Isoniazid for Latent Tuberculosis Infection
New England Journal of Medicine 2011;365(23):2155–2166

Maha Talaat, Salma Afifi, Erica Dueger, Nagwa El-Ashry, Anthony Marfin, Amr Kandeel, Ehmad Mohareb, and Nasr El-Sayed
Effects of Hand Hygiene Campaigns on Incidence of Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza and Absenteeism in Schoolchildren, Cairo, Egypt
Emerging Infectious Diseases 2011;17(4):619–625

Clement Zeh, Paul J. Weidle, Lillian Nafisa, Humphrey M. Lwamba, Jully Okonji, Emily Anyango, Philip Bondo, Rose Masaba, Mary Glenn Fowler, John N. Nkengasong, Michael C.Thigpen, and Timothy Thomas
HIV-1 Drug Resistance Emergence among Breastfeeding Infants Born to HIV-Infected Mothers during a Single-Arm Trial of Triple-Antiretroviral Prophylaxis for Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission: A Secondary Analysis
PLoS Medicine 2011;8(3):e1000430

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Laboratory Science


Roberta Attanasio, Franco Scinicariello, Benjamin C. Blount, Liza Valentin-Blasini, Kenneth A. Rogers, Doan C. Nguyen, and H. Edward Murray
Pendrin Mediates Uptake of Perchlorate in a Mammalian in vitro System
Chemosphere 2011;84(10):1484–1488

Brian H. Bird, Louis H. Maartens, Shelley Campbell, Baltus J. Erasmus, Bobbie R. Erickson, Kimberly A. Dodd, Christina F. Spiropoulou, Deborah Cannon, Clifton P. Drew, Barbara Knust, Anita K. McElroy, Marina L. Khristova, César G. Albariño, and Stuart T. Nichol
Rift Valley Fever Virus Vaccine Lacking the NSs and NSm Genes Is Safe, Nonteratogenic, and Confers Protection from Virema, Pyrexia, and Abortion following Challenge in Adult and Pregnant Sheep
Journal of Virology 2011;85(24):12901–12909

Li-Mei Chen, Pierre Rivailler, Jaber Hossain, Paul Carney, Amanda Balish, Ijeoma Perry, C. Todd Davis, Rebecca Garten, Bo Shu, Xiyan Xu, Alexander Klimov, James C. Paulson, Nancy J. Cox, Sabrina Swenson, James Stevens, Amy Vincent, Marie Gramer, and Ruben O. Donis
Receptor Specificity of Subtype H1 Influenza A Viruses Isolated from Swine and Humans in the United States
Virology 2011;412(2):401–410

Marcos E. de Almeida, Francis J. Steurer, Ozgur Koru, Barbara L. Herwaldt, Norman J. Pieniazek, and Alexandre J. da Silva
Identification of Leishmania spp. by Molecular Amplification and DNA Sequencing Analysis of a Fragment of rRNA Internal Transcribed Spacer 2
Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2011;49(9):3143–3149

Allison Demas, Jenna Oberstaller, Jeremy DeBarry, Naomi W. Lucchi, Ganesh Srinivasamoorthy, Deborah Sumari, Abdunoor M. Kabanywanyi, Leopoldo Villegas, Ananias A. Escalante, S. Patrick Kachur, John W. Barnwell, David S. Peterson, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, and Jessica C. Kissinger
Applied Genomics: Data Mining Reveals Species-Specific Malaria Diagnostic Targets More Sensitive than 18S rRNA
Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2011;49(7):2411–2418

Prasoon Diwakar, Pramod Kulkarni, and M. Eileen Birch
New Approach for Near-Real-Time Measurement of Elemental Composition of Aerosol Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
Aerosol Science and Technology 2012;46(3):316–332

Heidie M. Hornstra, Rachael A. Priestley, Shalamar M. Georgia, Sergey Kachur, Dawn N. Birdsell, Remy Hilsabeck, Lauren T. Gates, James E. Samuel, Robert A. Heinzen, Gilbert J. Kersh, Paul Keim, Robert F. Massung, and Talima Pearson
Rapid Typing of Coxiella burnetii
PLoS One 2011;6(11):e26201

Lisa Kalman, Jay Leonard, Norman Gerry, Jack Tarleton, Christina Bridges, Julie M. Gastier-Foster, Robert E. Pyatt, Eileen Stonerock, Monique A. Johnson, C. Sue Richards, Iris Schrijver, Tianhui Ma, Vanessa Rangel Miller, Yetsa Adadevoh, Pat Furlong, Christine Beiswanger, and Lorraine Toji
Quality Assurance for Duchenne and Becker Muscular Dystrophy Genetic Testing: Development of a Genomic DNA Reference Material Panel
The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics 2011;13(2):167–174

Maja Kodani, Genyan Yang, Laura M. Conklin, Tatiana C. Travis, Cynthia G. Whitney, Larry J. Anderson, Stephanie J. Schrag, Thomas H. Taylor, Jr., Bernard W. Beall, Robert F. Breiman, Daniel R. Feikin, M. Kariuki Njenga, Leonard W. Mayer, M. Steven Oberste, Maria Lucia C. Tondella, Jonas M. Winchell, Stephen L. Lindstrom, Dean D. Erdman, and Barry S. Fields
Application of TaqMan Low-Density Arrays for Simultaneous Detection of Multiple Respiratory Pathogens
Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2011;49(6):2175–2182

James Lara, Guoliang Xia, Mike Purdy, and Yury Khudyakov
Coevolution of the Hepatitis C Virus Polyprotein Sites in Patients on Combined Pegylated Interferon and Ribavirin Therapy
Journal of Virology 2011;85(7):3649–3663

Connie H. Miller, J. Benson, Dorothy Ellingsen, Jennifer Driggers, Amanda Payne, Fiona M. Kelly, J. Mike Soucie, W. Craig Hooper, and the Hemophilia Inhibitor Research Study Investigators
F8 and F9 Mutations in US Haemophilia Patients: Correlation with History of Inhibitor and Race/Ethnicity
Haemophilia 2011. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2516.2011.02700.x

Carrie L. Pierce, Tracie L. Williams, Hercules Moura, James L. Pirkle, Nancy J. Cox, James Stevens, Ruben O. Donis, and John R. Barr
Quantification of Immunoreactive Viral Influenza Proteins by Immunoaffinity Capture and Isotope-Dilution Liquid Chromatography–Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Analytical Chemistry 2011;83(12):4729–4737

Krishnan Sriram, Gary X. Lin, Amy M. Jefferson, Jenny R. Roberts, Ronnee N. Andrews, Michael L. Kashon, and James M. Antonini
Manganese Accumulation in Nail Clippings as a Biomarker of Welding Fume Exposure and Neurotoxicity
Toxicology 2012;291(1–3):73–82

Sundaram A. Vishwanathan, Patricia C. Guenthner, Carol Y. Lin, Charles Dobard, Sunita Sharma, Debra R. Adams, Ron A. Otten, Walid Heneine, R. Michael Hendry, Janet McNicholl, and Ellen N. Kersh
High Susceptibility to Repeated, Low-Dose, Vaginal SHIV Exposure Late in the Luteal Phase of the Menstrual Cycle of Pigtail Macaques
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 2011;57(4):261–264

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Data Methods and Study Design

Laurie K. Barker, Susan O. Griffin, Seonghye Jeon, Shellie Kolavic Gray, and Brani Vidakovic
Ecological-Type Inference in Matched-Pair Studies with Fixed Marginal Totals
Statistics in Medicine 2011;28;30(5):541–548

Sarah Beth L. Barnett and Tursynbek A. Nurmagambetov
Costs of Asthma in the United States, 2002–2007
The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2011;127(1):145–152

Simon Cauchemez, Achuyt Bhattarai, Tiffany L. Marchbanks, Ryan P. Fagan, Stephen Ostroff, Neil M. Ferguson, David Swerdlow, and the Pennsylvania H1N1 Working Group
Role of Social Networks in Shaping Disease Transmission during a Community Outbreak of 2009 H1N1 Pandemic Influenza
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2011;108(7):2825–2830

Suzanne M. Gilboa, Cheryl S. Broussard, Owen J. Devine, Kara N. Duwe, Audrey L. Flak, Sheree L. Boulet, Cynthia A. Moore, Martha M. Werler, and Margaret A. Honein
Influencing Clinical Practice Regarding the Use of Antiepileptic Medications during Pregnancy: Modeling the Potential Impact on the Prevalences of Spina Bifida and Cleft Palate in the United States
American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics 2011;157(3):234–246

Alula Hadgu, Nandini Dendukuri, and Liangliang Wang
Evaluation of Screening Tests for Detecting Chlamydia trachomatis Bias Associated with the Patient-Infected-Status Algorithm
Epidemiology 2012;23(1):72–82

S. Sean Hu, Lina Balluz, Michael P. Battaglia, and Martin R. Frankel
Improving Public Health Surveillance Using a Dual-Frame Survey of Landline and Cell Phone Numbers
American Journal of Epidemiology 2011;173(6):703–711

Minho Kim, James B. Holt, Rebecca J. Eisen, Kerry Padgett, William K. Reisen, and Janet B. Croft
Detection of Swimming Pools by Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis to Support West Nile Virus Control Efforts
Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 2011;77(11):1169–1179

Kristen Miller, Rory Fitzgerald, José-Luis Padilla, Stephanie Wilson, Sally Widdop, Rachel Caspar, Martin Dimov, Michelle Gray, Cátia Nunes, Peter Prüfer, Nicole Schöbi, and Alisú Schoua-Glusberg
Design and Analysis of Cognitive Interviews for Comparative Multinational Testing
Field Methods 2011;23(4);379–396

Nathaniel Schenker, Van L. Parsons, Kimberly A. Lochner, Gloria Wheatcroft, and Elsie R. Pamuk
Estimating Standard Errors for Life Expectancies Based on Complex Survey Data with Mortality Follow-Up: A Case Study Using the National Health Interview Survey Linked Mortality Files
Statistics in Medicine 2011;30(11):1302–1311

Laura A. Schieve, Catherine Rice, Owen Devine, Matthew J. Maenner, Li-Ching Lee, Robert Fitzgerald, Martha S. Wingate, Diana Schendel, Sydney Pettygrove, Kim van Naarden Braun, and Maureen Durkin
Have Secular Changes in Perinatal Risk Factors Contributed to the Recent Autism Prevalence Increase? Development and Application of a Mathematical Assessment Model
Annals of Epidemiology 2011;21(12):930–945

Xingyou Zhang, Hua Lu, and James B. Holt
Modeling Spatial Accessibility to Parks: A National Study
International Journal of Health Geographics 2011;10:31

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2012 Shepard Lifetime Scientific Achievement


The following current or former CDC/ATSDR employees were nominated for the Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award, established to recognize an individual for a body of scientific work contributing to public health. Nominees were judged on the scientific merit of their work and its effect on public health and the mission of CDC/ATSDR, as well as on their leadership and recognition by peers.

  • Robert J. Berry, MD, MPHTM
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
  • Henry Falk, MD, MPH
    National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
  • Robert A. Hahn, PhD, MPH
    Epidemiology and Analysis Program Office
  • Kenneth M. Wallingford, MS
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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