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W. Abdullah Brooks, MD

Director Kamalapur Field Site, Head Infectious Diseases Unit (ICDDR,B)

Associate Scientist

Departmental Affiliation(s):

International Health
Division: Health Systems

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

103 E MT ROYAL RM 2B
Baltimore , Maryland   21205
US        

443 7225511
503 2100453

Education

MD , Stanford University , 1991
MPH , Johns Hopkins University

Overview

1. Childhood pneumonia, 2. Influenza and other respiratory viruses, 3. S. pneumoniae and other respiratory bacteria, 4. Zinc and pneumonia prevention and case management 5. Salmonella Typhi and enteric fever 6. Other febrile and respiratory acute infections 7. Reactive airways disease and asthma

  • International Health Instructor
  • Institute for International Programs Community Hlth and Hlth Systems
  • 1. Brooks, W.A., Goswami, D., Rahman, M., Nahar, K., Fry, A., Balish, A., Iftekharuddin, N., Azim, T., Xiyan, X., Klimov, A., Bresee, J., Bridges, C., Luby, S., Influenza is a major contributor to childhood pneumonia in a tropical developing country, in press (Pediatr Infect Dis J). 2009.

  • 2. Brooks, W.A., Alamgir, ASM., Sultana, R., Islam, MS., Rahman, M., Fry, A., Shu, B., Lindstrom, S., Nahar, K., Goswami, D., Haiddar, MS., Nahar, S., Butler, E., Hancock, K., Donis, RO., Davis, CT., Zaman, RU., Luby, SP., Uyeki, TM., Rahman, M., Pediatric H5N1 case detected through routine influenza surveillance in Bangladesh. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2009. 15(8): p. 1311-1313.

  • 3. Breiman, R.F., W.A. Brooks, D. Goswami, et al., A multinational, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to assess the immunogenicity, safety, and tolerability of live attenuated influenza vaccine coadministered with oral poliovirus vaccine in healthy young children. Vaccine, 2009.

  • 4. Subhi, R., M. Adamson, H. Campbell, M. Weber, K. Smith, and T. Duke, The prevalence of hypoxaemia among ill children in developing countries: a systematic review. Lancet Infect Dis, 2009. 9(4): p. 219-27.

  • 5. Luby SP, Brooks WA, Saha SK, el-Arifeen S, Naheed A, Sack D, et al. Use of multiple surveillance modalities to assess the epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae infection in Bangladesh. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Mar 1;48 Suppl 2:S97-102.