I was inspired to go to college by my parents, who were children of the Great Depression and did not have the financial resources to attend college themselves. In medical school and residency, my mentor physicians encouraged me to choose infectious diseases as a subspecialty.
As an infectious disease physician and director of Adult Clinical Services, I treat each patient as I would want to be treated. Infectious Disease is a small division, so we work closely with our nurses and medical assistants to provide timely and exceptional patient care.
I received the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Immunization Champion Award for the state of Ohio in 2018. This award was for my efforts in improving immunization rates among Ohio’s children.
In my research, my colleagues and I are looking for ways to improve vaccines for influenza. We are also studying candidate vaccines for SARS-CoV-2, which is the cause of COVID-19 disease.
During my spare time, I enjoy embroidery, and I make my own clothes.
MD: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1988.
Residency: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.
Fellowships: Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; Adult Infectious Diseases, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
Certifications: Pediatrics, 1992, recertified 1999; Internal Medicine, 1993; Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 1997; Adult Infectious Diseases, 1997.
Adult and pediatric infectious disease
Cytomegalovirus and other viral infections
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A Multicenter, Controlled Human Infection Study of Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in Healthy Adults. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2023; 228:287-298.
Rapid decline in vaccine-boosted neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant. Cell Reports Medicine. 2022; 3:100679.
COVID-19 booster vaccination during pregnancy enhances maternal binding and neutralizing antibody responses and transplacental antibody transfer to the newborn (DMID 21-0004). 2022; 3:2022.06.13.22276354.
Homologous and Heterologous Covid-19 Booster Vaccinations. The New England journal of medicine. 2022; 386:1046-1057.
Heterologous SARS-CoV-2 Booster Vaccinations - Preliminary Report. 2021; 2:2021.10.10.21264827.
Maintaining Hepatitis B Protection in Immunocompromised Pediatric Rheumatology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients. The Journal of rheumatology. 2021; 48:1314-1321.
Bacterial Meningitis. Introduction to Clinical Infectious Diseases. : Springer Nature; Springer Nature; 2019.
Rebecca C. Brady, MD, Robert W. Frenck Jr., MD7/21/2022
Rebecca C. Brady, MD, Robert W. Frenck Jr., MD1/26/2022