Research & Publications
I'm an Associate Research Scientist working on pneumococcal disease and pneumococcal vaccination modeling. I want to determine how to efficiently and effectively protect populations from pneumococcal disease, both invasive (bacteremia, meningitis) and non-invasive (otitis media, non-bacteremic pneumonia). I'm interested in disease surveillance, serotype replacement, antibiotic resistance, vulnerable populations, vaccine schedules, vaccine advocacy, and overcoming vaccine hesitancy.
You can find me on Twitter @StephPerniciaro.
Education & Training
- PhDRWTH Aachen University, Medical Microbiology (2019)
- MPHUniversity of Pittsburgh, Epidemiology (2010)
- BSCreighton University, Biology (2007)