Marian C McDonald

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The increasing burden of emerging infectious diseases worldwide confronts us with numerous challenges, including the imperative to design research and responses that are commensurate to understanding the complex social and ecological contexts in which infectious diseases occur. A diverse group of scientists met in Hawaii in March 2005 to discuss the linked(More)
Racial/ethnic minority populations experience worse health outcomes than do other groups during and after disasters. Evidence for a differential impact from pandemic influenza includes both higher rates of underlying health conditions in minority populations, increasing their risk of influenza-related complications, and larger socioeconomic (e.g., access to(More)
OBJECTIVES We explored possible disparities in seasonal influenza treatment in Georgia's disabled Medicaid population. We sought to determine whether racial/ethnic, geographic, or gender disparities existed in antiviral drugs usage in the treatment of influenza. METHODS Medicaid claims were analyzed from 69 556 clients with disabilities enrolled in a(More)
Peter Hotez, Eileen Stillwaggon, Marian McDonald, Lynn Todman, and Lydia DiGrazia Author affiliations: George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA (P. Hotez, L. DiGrazia); Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington (P. Hotez, L. DiGrazia); Gettysburg College and Eisenhower Institute, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA, and Washington (E. Stillwaggon); Centers for(More)
Because of their evolving nature and inherent scientific uncertainties, outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases can be associated with considerable fear in the general public or in specific communities, especially when illness and deaths are substantial. Mitigating fear and discrimination directed toward persons infected with, and affected by, infectious(More)
Hepatitis A virus (HAV) disease disproportionately affects adolescents and young adults, American Indian/Alaska Native and Hispanic racial/ethnic groups, and disadvantaged populations. During 1996-2006, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) made incremental changes in hepatitis A (HepA) vaccination recommendations to increase coverage for(More)
researchers, women’s health advocates, educators, policymakers, and representatives from nongovernmental organizations and community-based organizations gathered in Atlanta for the first International Conference on Women and Infectious Diseases (ICWID): From Science to Action. The Office of Minority and Women’s Health of the National Center for Infectious(More)
Faculty experts (FE) and crowd workers (CW) can assess technical skill, but assessment of operative technique has not been explored. We sought to evaluate if CW could be taught to assess completion of the critical view of safety (CVS) in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. We prepared 160 blinded, surgical videos of laparoscopic cholecystectomy from public domain(More)