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Laura L. Hammitt, MD

Associate Director, Center for American Indian Health

Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliation(s):

International Health

Center & Institute Affiliation(s):

Contact Information

415 N. Washington Street
Baltimore , Maryland   21231



MD , University of Utah , 1999


My primary area of interest is the epidemiology and prevention of childhood infection, particularly vaccine-preventable disease and pneumonia, in disadvantaged populations. My work has included studies of Hib and pneumococcal conjugate vaccine immunogenicity, the impact of vaccination on nasopharyngeal carriage, and the etiology of severe pneumonia.  

vaccine, pneumonia, American Indian, Kenya

  • Hammitt LL, Murdoch DR, Scott JAG, Driscoll A, Karron RA, Levine OS, O’Brien KL and the Pneumonia Methods Working Group. Specimen collection for the diagnosis of pediatric pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis 2012; 54 Suppl 2:S132-9.

    Grant LR, Hammitt LL, Murdoch DR, O’Brien KL, Scott JAG. Procedures for collection of induced sputum from children. Clin Infect Dis 2012; 54 Suppl 2:S140-5.

    Hammitt LL, Kazungu S, Morpeth SC, Gibson DG, Mvera B, Brent AJ, Mwarumba S, Onyango CO, Bett A, Akech DO, Murdoch DR, Nokes DJ, Scott JAGS. A preliminary study of pneumonia etiology among hospitalized children in Kenya. Clin Infect Dis 2012; 54 Suppl 2:S190-9.  

    Hammitt LL, Kazungu S, Welch S, Bett A, Onyango C, JAG Scott, Nokes DJ. Detection of viruses in children hospitalized with lower respiratory tract infection – added value of an oropharyngeal swab. J Clin Microbiol 2011; 49:2318-2320.

    Hammitt LL, Bulkow LR, Singleton RJ, Nuorti JP, Boyd Hummel K, Miernyk K, Zanis C, Whaley M, Romero Steiner S, Butler JC, Rudolph K, Hennessy TW.  Repeat Revaccination with 23-valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine among Adults Aged 55-74 Years Living in Alaska: No Evidence of Hyporesponsiveness. Vaccine 2011; 29:2287-95.