MD , University of Chicago School of Medicine , 1973
My research interest is use of childhood vaccines in countries with limited resources. Working with colleagues in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, we are evaluating the burden of disease due to vaccine-preventable infections. The intent is to assess the need for and likely effect of vaccines now widely used in wealthy countries, to improve the health of children in South Asia.
Grant G, Campbell H, Dowell S, Graham S, Klugman K, Mulholland K, Steinhoff M, Weber M, Qazi S. Recommendations for treatment of childhood non-severe pneumonia. The Lancet Infectious Diseases 2009; 9:185-96
Batuwanthudawe R, Karunarathne K, Dassanayake M, de Silva S, Lalitha MK, Thomas K, Steinhoff M, Abeysinghe N. Surveillance of invasive pneumococcal disease in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Mar 1;48 Suppl 2:S136-40
Shah AS, Knoll MD, Sharma PR, Moisi JC, Kulkarni P, Lalitha MK, Steinhoff M, Thomas K. Invasive pneumococcal disease in Kanti Children's Hospital, Nepal, as observed by the South Asian Pneumococcal Alliance network. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Mar 1;48 Suppl 2:S123-8
Verghese VP, Friberg IK, Cherian T, Raghupathy P, Balaji V, Lalitha MK, Thomas K, John TJ, Steinhoff MC. Community effect of Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccination in India. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2009;28:738-40.
Omer SB, Sutanto A, Sarwo H, Linehan M, Djelantik IG, Mercer D, Moniaga V, Moulton LH, Widjaya A, Muljati P, Gessner BD, Steinhoff MC. Climatic, temporal, and geographic characteristics of respiratory syncytial virus disease in a tropical island population. Epidemiol. Infect. 2008; 136: 56–64.