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Amanda
K.
Debes
,
PhD

Associate Scientist
Amanda Debes

Departmental Affiliations

Primary
Division
Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E5036
Baltimore
Maryland
21205
US        
Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
MS
Johns Hopkins University
2005
PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2015
Overview
My primary interests include the development and validation of diagnostics for use in low resource settings. My current research focus is on the assessment of sustainable tools for disease detection and the molecular characterization of cholera (and other enteric diseases) to improve understanding of transmission processes and facilitate intervention strategies.
Select Publications
Most recent publications
  • Debes AK, Xiao S, Liu J, Shaffer A, Scalzo P, Guenou E, Beyala L, Pascal GA, Chebe AN, Tchio-Nighie H, Sonia NS, Ram M, Sack DA, Ateudjieu J. Characterization of enteric disease in children using a low-cost specimen preservation method. J Clin Microbiol. 2021 Sep 15:JCM0170321. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01703-21. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34524885.
  • Debes AK, Xiao S, Colantuoni E, Egbert ER, Caturegli P, Gadala A, Milstone AM. Association of Vaccine Type and Prior SARS-CoV-2 Infection With Symptoms and Antibody Measurements Following Vaccination Among Health Care Workers. JAMA Intern Med. 2021 Aug 16:e214580. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.4580. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34398173; PMCID: PMC8369424.
  • Egbert ER, Xiao S, Colantuoni E, Caturegli P, Gadala A, Milstone AM, Debes AK. Durability of Spike Immunoglobin G Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 Among Health Care Workers With Prior Infection. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Aug 2;4(8):e2123256. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.23256. PMID: 34459910; PMCID: PMC8406077.
  • Mwaba J, Chisenga CC, Xiao S, Ng'ombe H, Banda E, Shea P, Mabula-Bwalya C, Mwila-Kazimbaya K, Laban NM, Alabi P, Chirwa-Chobe M, Simuyandi M, Harris J, Iyer AS, Bosomprah S, Scalzo P, Murt KN, Ram M, Kwenda G, Ali M, Sack DA, Chilengi R, Debes AK. Serum vibriocidal responses when second doses of oral cholera vaccine are delayed 6 months in Zambia. Vaccine. 2021 Jul 22;39(32):4516-4523. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.06.034. Epub 2021 Jul 1. PMID: 34217572.
Projects
DOVE Project (Stop-Cholera)