My research focuses on the epidemiology of infectious diseases in underserved populations internationally and the applicability of vaccines to reducing disease in these populations. Projects have focused on bacterial meningitis surveillance, the course of treated tuberculosis infection, laboratory methods for detection of Chagas and norovirus infection, molecular biology of the dengue virus, and drug susceptibility testing of tuberculosis.
International health, Hib, pneumococcal, tuberculosis, Chagas, vaccine, vaccine preventable diseases, infectious disease surveillance
Bhattacharya S, Niyogi S, Bhattacharyya S, Fitzwater S, Chauhan N, Sudar A, Mandal S. High Rates of Colonization with Drug Resistant Haemophilus Influenzae type b and Streptococcus pneumoniae in Unvaccinated HIV Infected Children from West Bengal. Indian J Pediatr. 2010 Dec 17.
Fitzwater S, Watt J, Levine O, Santosham M. Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccines: Considerations for vaccination schedules and implications for developing countries. Hum Vaccin. 2010 Oct 1;6(10):38-46.
Fitzwater S, Caviedes L, Gilman R, Jorge Coronel J, LaChira D, Salazar C, Saravia J, Reddy K, Friedland J, Moore D. Prolonged infectiousness of tuberculosis patients in a DOTS programme with standardized therapy. Clin Infect Dis. 2010 Aug 15;51(4):379-80.
Chandran A, Fitzwater S, Zhen A, Santosham M. Prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis in infants and children: rotavirus vaccine safety, efficacy, and potential impact. Biologics. 2010 Aug 9;4:213-29.
Santosham M, Chandran A, Fitzwater S, Fischer-Walker C, Baqui A, Black R. Progress and barriers for the control of diarrhoeal disease. Lancet. 2010 Jul 3;376(9734):63-7.