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Senior Research Associate
Shannon Seopaul

Departmental Affiliations

Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Shannon Seopaul, MPH ’15, is leading public health surveillance of infectious diseases in Maryland to inform public policy at the state and national levels.

Contact Info

Research Interests

Public Health Surveillance; Infectious Disease; Bacteria; Emerging Infections; Healthcare; Health Disparities; HIV; Global Health; Marginalized Populations; Human Rights
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
University of Maryland
Principal Investigator overseeing the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Maryland Emerging Infections Program (EIP), Active Bacterial Core Surveillance (ABCs) and Healthcare-Associated Infections - Community Interface (HAIC) related projects. Collaborates with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Select Publications
Selected Publications from the last 10 years, encompassing work in global health/human rights, oncology, and allergy/immunology fields.
  • Messner, N., Woods., A., Petty, A., Parmar, P.K., Leigh, J., Thomas, E., Curry, D., Venters, H., Gilbert, A., Nelson, T., & Lester. E. (2019). Qualitative evidence of crimes against humanity: the August 2017 attacks on the Rohingya in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar. Conflict and Health, 13(41). *pseudonym used to protect in-country collaborators.
  • Parmar, P. K., Leigh, J., Venters, H., Nelson, T., & PHR Rohingya Study Group. (2019). Violence and mortality in the Northern Rakhine State of Myanmar, 2017: results of a quantitative survey of surviving community leaders in Bangladesh. The Lancet Planetary Health, 3(3), e144-e153. *pseudonym used to protect in-country collaborators.
  • Holdhoff, M., Ye, X., Piotrowski, A. F., Strowd, R. E., Seopaul, S., Lu, Y., Barker, N.J., Sivakumar, A., Rodriguez, F.J., Grossman, S.A., & Burger, P. C. (2018). The consistency of neuropathological diagnoses in patients undergoing surgery for suspected recurrence of glioblastoma. Journal of neuro-oncology, 1-8.
  • Keet, C.A., Savage, J.H., Seopaul, S., Peng, R.D., Wood, R.A. & Matsui, E.C. (2014). Temporal trends and racial/ethnic disparity in self-reported pediatric food allergy in the United States. Annals of Allergy Asthma and Immunology, 112: 222-229.
  • Keet, C. A., Seopaul, S., Knorr, S., Narisety, S., Skripak, J., & Wood, R. A. (2013). Long-term follow-up of oral immunotherapy for cow's milk allergy. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology, 132(3), 737-739.