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
Most Recent Publications:
- Grant LR, Watt JP, Weatherholtz RC, Moulton LH, Reid R, Santosham M, O’Brien KL. Efficacy of a Pentavalent Human-Bovine Reassortant Rotavirus Vaccine against Rotavirus Gastroenteritis among American Indian Children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012;31(2):184-188.
- Grant LR, Vinjé J, Parashar UD, Watt JP, Reid R, Weatherholtz RC, Santosham M, Gentsch JR, O’Brien KL. Epidemiologic and clinical features of enteric viruses associated with acute gastroenteritis among American Indian infants. J Pediatr. 2012;161:110-5.
- 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.
- 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.
- Grant LR, Burbidge P, Haston M, Johnson M, Reid R, Santosham M, Goldblatt D, O’Brien KL. Persistence of IgG levels following routine infant immunization with the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2015 May;34(5):e138-42.