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Lindsay Grant, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

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Contact Information

621 N. Washington Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


Center for American Indian Health:


PhD, Johns Hopkins BSPH, 2010
MPH, Johns Hopkins BSPH


My research interests involve epidemiology of vaccine-preventable diseases.  Specifically, I am interested in bacterial and viral infections in children and how vaccines can be used to prevent these infections.  I am also interested in the interface between epidemiology and laboratory science and how the lab can complement epidemiological studies. My current work involves both rotavirus and pneumococcal disease research among American Indians in the Southwest United States.

Honors and Awards

2007: Clements-Mann Fellowhip, 2011: Maurice R. Hilleman Early-Stage Career Investigator Award Finalist

  • pneumonia, pneumococcus, diarrhea, rotavirus, vaccine, American Indian, Native American

Most Recent Publications:

  • Grant LR, Hammitt LL, Murdoch DR, O’Brien KL, Scott JAG. Procedures for collection of induced sputum specimens from children for consideration in the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) study.  Clin Infect Dis. 2012;54 Suppl 2:S140-5.

  • Grant LR, Watt JP, Moulton LH, Weatherholtz RC, Reid R, Santosham M, O’Brien KL. Non-specific protection against all-cause, non-rotavirus gastroenteritis by vaccination with orally administered rotavirus vaccine.  J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013;56(6):635-40. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e318287c5cc.

  • Grant LR, O’Brien SE, Burbidge P, Haston M, Zancolli M, Cowell L, Johnson M, Weatherholtz RC, Reid R, Santosham M, O’Brien KL, Goldblatt D. Comparative immunogenicity of 7 and 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines and the development of functional antibodies to cross-reactive serotypes. PLoS ONE. 2013;8(9):e74906. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074906.

  • Weinberger DM, Bruden DR, Grant LR, Lipsitch M, O’Brien KL, Pelton SI, Sanders EAM, Feikin DR. Using pneumococcal carriage data to monitor post-vaccination changes in invasive pneumococcal disease. Am J Epidemiol. 2013;178(9):1488-95. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwt156.

  • Weinberger DM, Grant LR, Steiner CA, Weatherholtz R, Santosham M, Viboud C, O'Brien KL. Seasonal drivers of pneumococcal disease incidence: Impact of bacterial carriage and viral activity. Clin Infect Dis. 2014;58(2):188-94. doi: 10.1093/cid/cit721.