Epidemiology Faculty and Staff


David L. Swerdlow  

Updated: 05/15/2012    [update]
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of:

CDC, 1600 Clifton Rd
Mailstop A-27
Atlanta, GA 30333
tel: (404) 639-1329

MD, 1986, Harvard Medical School
Courses Taught:
EPI 544: Epid Foodborne &Diarrheal Dis.
EPI 590R: EPI Seminar
Areas of Interest/Research:
Disease Surveillance
Infectious Disease
Selected Publications:
Swerdlow, DL
, Finelli L, Bridges CB
2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic: Field and epidemiologic investigations in the United States at the start of the first pandemic of the 21st Century
Clinical Infectious Diseases
, 52: S1-S3, 2011.
Mody RK, Greene SA, Gaul L, Sever A, Pichette S, Zambrana I, Dang T, Gass A, Wood R, Herman K, Cantwell LB, Falkenhorst G, Wannemuehler K, Hoekstra RM, McCullum I, Cone A, Franklin L, Austin J, Delea K, Behravesh KB, Sodha SV, Yee JC, Emanuel B, Al-Khaldi SF, Jefferson V, Williams IT, Griffin PM,
Swerdlow, DL
National outbreak of Salmonella Serotype Saintpaul infections: Importance of Texas restaurant investigations in implicating jalapeño peppers
PLoS One
, 6: e16759, 2011.
Cauchemez S, Bhattarai A, Marchbanks TL, Fagan RP, Ostroff S, Ferguson NM, Swerdlow D
Role of social networks in shaping disease transmission during a community outbreak of 2009 H1N1 pandemic influenza
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
, 108: 2825-30, 2011.
Bhattarai A, Villanueva J, Palekar RS, Fagan R, Sessions W, Winter J, Berman L, Lute J, Leap R, Marchbanks T, Sodha SV, Moll M, Xu X, Fry A, Fiore AE, Ostroff S,
Swerdlow, DL

Viral shedding duration of pandemic influenza A H1N1 virus during an elementary school outbreak—Pennsylvania, May–June 2009
Clinical Infectious Diseases
, 52: S102-8., 2011.
Jhung MA, Swerdlow D, Olsen SJ, Jernigan D, Biggerstaff M, Kamimoto L, Kniss K, Reed C, Fry A, Brammer L, Gindler J, Gregg J, Bresee J, Finelli L
Epidemiology of 2009 pandemic H1N1 in the United States
Clinical Infectious Diseases
, 52: S13-26, 2011.
Shrestha SS,
Swerdlow, DL
, Borse RH, Prabhu VS, Finelli L, Atkins CY, Owusu-Edusei K, Bell BP, Mead PS, Biggerstaff M, Brammer L, Davidson H, Jernigan D, Jhung MA, Kamimoto LA, Merlin TL, Nowell M, Redd SC, Reed C, Schuchat A, Meltzer MI
Estimating the burden of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in the United States, April 2009 – April, 2010
Clinical Infectious Diseases
, 52: S75-82, 2011.
Jain A, Kamimoto L, Bramley A, Schmitz A, Benoit S, Louie J, Sugarman D, Druckenmiller J, Ritger K, Chugh R, Jasuja S, Deutscher M, Chen S, Walker J, Duchin J, Lett S, Soliva S, Wells E,
Swerdlow, DL
, Uyeki T, Fiore AE, Olsen SJ, Fry AM, Bridges CB, and Finelli L.
Severe novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in the United States, April – May 2009
New England Journal of Medicine
, 361: 1935-44, 2009.
Iuliano AD, Reed C, Guh A, Desai M, Dee DL, Kutty P, Gould LH, Sotir M, Grant G, Lynch M, Mitchell T, Getchel J, Shu B, Villanueva J, Lindstrom S, Massoudi MS, Siebold J, Silverman PR, Armstrong G,
Swerdlow, DL

Notes from the field: Outbreak of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus at a large public university in Delaware, April–May 2009
Clinical Infectious Diseases
, 49: 1811-20, 2009.
Other affiliations and Activities:

Associate Director for Science,

National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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