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Amanda Jenne Driscoll, PhD, MHS

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:



685 W. Baltimore St. Baltimore, MD 21201

Education and Training

2004   B.Sc., Environmental Sciences, University of California at Berkeley

2007   M.H.S., International Health, Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2018   PhD, International Health, Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


My interest is primarily in preventable infectious diseases of childhood, and my research is focused on using epidemiological methods to improve our understanding of how to modify risk of these illnesses in low-resource settings through the use of vaccines and other interventions. I have a particular interest in the use of vaccine probe studies to better understand the public health value of vaccines and to study associations that may be easily confounded in observational reserach. 

Highlighted Publications

    Driscoll AJ, Karron RA, Morpeth SC, Bhat N, Levine OS, Baggett HC, Brooks WA, Feikin DR, Hammitt LL, Howie SRC, Deloria Knoll M, Kotloff KL, Madhi SA, Scott JAG, Thea DM, Adrian PV, Ahmed D, Alam M, Anderson TP, Antonio M, Baillie VL, Dione M, Endtz H, Gitahi C, Karani A, Kwenda G, Maiga AA, McClellan J, Mitchell JL, Morailane P, Mugo D, Mwaba J, Mwansa J, Mwarumba S, Nyongesa S, Panchalingam S, Rahman M, Sawatwong P, Tamboura B, Toure A, Whistler T, O’Brien KL, Murdoch DR.Standardization of laboratory methods for the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health study.Clin Infect Dis 2017 64:S245-S252

    Driscoll AJ, Deloria Knoll M, Hammitt LL, Baggett HC, Brooks WA, Feikin DR, Kotloff KL, Levine OS, Madhi SA, O’Brien KL, Scott JAG, Thea DM, Howie SRC, Adrian PV, Ahmed D, DeLuca AN, Ebruke BE, Gitahi C, Higdon MM, Kaewpan A, Karani A, Karron RA, Mazumder R, McLellan J, Moore DP, Mwananyanda L, Park DE, Prosperi C, Rhodes J, Saifullah M, Seidenberg P, Sow SO, Tamboura B, Zeger SL, Murdoch DR, The PERCH Study Group. The effect of antibiotic exposure and specimen volume on the detection of pathogens in children with pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis 2017 64:S368-377

    O’Brien, K.L., Driscoll, A.J., Santosham, M.,  Hammit, L.L., Karron, R.K. Motavizumab, RSV and subsequent wheezing – authors’ reply. Lancet Inf Dis. 2016 Dec 16:1329-1330.

    Driscoll A, Karron RA, Bhat N, Thumar B, Kodani M, Fields B, Whitney CG, Levine OS, Murdoch DR. Evaluation of Fast-track Diagnostics and TaqMan Array Card real-time PCR assays for the detection of respiratory pathogens.  J Micro Methods 2014 107:222-6

    Driscoll A, Bhat N, Karron RA, O’Brien KL, Murdoch DR. Disc-diffusion bioassays for the detection of antibiotic activity in body fluids: applications for the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health (PERCH) project. Clin. Infect. Dis., 2012 Clin Infect Dis. (2012) 54(suppl 2): S159-S164