Joshua A. Salomon
Harvard University
DemographyDiseasePopulationMedicineEnvironmental health
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#1Alisha N. Wade (University of the Witwatersrand)H-Index: 19
#2Nigel J. Crowther (National Health Laboratory Service)H-Index: 28
Last. Anne R. Cappola (UPenn: University of Pennsylvania)H-Index: 41
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#1Alyssa Bilinski (Harvard University)H-Index: 5
Last. Joshua A. Salomon (Stanford University)H-Index: 84
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Contact tracing has been recommended as a critical component of containment strategies for COVID-19. We used a simple epidemic model to evaluate how contact tracing might enable partial relaxation of current physical distancing restrictions. Testing and tracing coverage need to exceed 50% in order for contact tracing to reduce transmission by at least 10%. With high isolation and quarantine efficacy, contact tracing could reduce overall transmission by >40%, which would allow for substantial loo...
#1Rebecca Earnest (Harvard University)
#2Minttu M Rönn (Harvard University)H-Index: 6
Last. Nicolas A. Menzies (Harvard University)H-Index: 11
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BACKGROUND: Men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately burdened by gonorrhea and face high rates of extragenital (rectal and pharyngeal) infection, which is mostly asymptomatic and often missed by urogenital-only screening. Extragenital screening likely remains below CDC-recommended levels. Since increasing screening coverage is often resource-intensive, we assessed whether improved extragenital screening among men already presenting at clinics could lead to substantial reductions in...
#1Angela E MicahH-Index: 5
#2Yanfang SuH-Index: 1
Last. Modhurima MoitraH-Index: 1
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Summary Background Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 aims to "ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages". While a substantial effort has been made to quantify progress towards SDG3, less research has focused on tracking spending towards this goal. We used spending estimates to measure progress in financing the priority areas of SDG3, examine the association between outcomes and financing, and identify where resource gains are most needed to achieve the SDG3 indicators fo...
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#1Lin Zhu (Stanford University)H-Index: 3
#2Nicolas A. Menzies (Harvard University)H-Index: 11
Last. Joshua A. Salomon (Stanford University)H-Index: 84
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Respondent-driven sampling (RDS) is widely used for collecting data on hard-to-reach populations, including information about the structure of the networks connecting the individuals. Characterizing network features can be important for designing and evaluating health programs, particularly those that involve infectious disease transmission. While the validity of population proportions estimated from RDS-based datasets has been well studied, little is known about potential biases in inference ab...
#2Policy modeling (Stanford University)
#3Joshua A. SalomonH-Index: 84
Last. Salomon
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Initial projections from the first generation of COVID-19 models focused public attention on worst-case scenarios in the absence of decisive policy action. These underscored the imperative for strong and immediate measures to slow the spread of infection. In the coming weeks, however, as policymakers continue enlisting models to inform decisions on COVID-19, answers to the most difficult and pressing policy questions will be much more sensitive to underlying uncertainties. In this study, we demo...
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#1Johannes Opsahl Ferstad (Stanford University)H-Index: 1
#2Angela Jessica Gu (Stanford University)H-Index: 1
Last. Kevin A. Schulman (Stanford University)H-Index: 76
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COVID-19 has quickly become a global pandemic that threatens to overwhelm hospital facilities throughout the United States. In order to aid community and hospital leaders, we created an interactive, quantitative model that predicts the demand for hospitalization for patients with COVID-19 based on county-level population characteristics, data from the literature on COVID-19, and data from online repositories. Using this information as well as user inputs, the model estimates a time series of dem...
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#1Reza Yaesoubi (Yale University)H-Index: 7
#2Ted Cohen (Yale University)H-Index: 37
Last. Yonatan H. Grad (Harvard University)H-Index: 21
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Background The rise of gonococcal antimicrobial resistance highlights the need for strategies that extend the clinically useful life span of antibiotics. Because there is limited evidence to support the current practice of switching empiric first-line antibiotic when resistance exceeds 5% in the population, our objective was to compare the impact of alternative strategies on the effective life spans of antibiotics and the overall burden of gonorrhea. Methods and findings We developed and calibra...
#1Sabrina A. Assoumou (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 6
#2Jianing Wang (BMC: Boston Medical Center)H-Index: 4
Last. Benjamin P. Linas (BU: Boston University)H-Index: 16
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Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) serve diverse communities in the United States (U.S.) and could function as important venues to diagnose and treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. To determine HCV testing proportion and factors associated with treatment initiation, and treatment outcomes in a large sample of FQHCs around the U.S. Retrospective cohort study using electronic health records of three hundred and forty-one FQHC clinical sites participating in the OCHIN network in 19 U.S...
BACKGROUND: Baltimore and San Francisco represent high burden areas for gonorrhea in the United States. We explored different gonorrhea screening strategies and their comparative impact in the 2 cities. METHODS: We used a compartmental transmission model of gonorrhea stratified by sex, sexual orientation, age, and race/ethnicity, calibrated to city-level surveillance data for 2010 to 2017. We analyzed the benefits of 5-year interventions which improved retention in care cascade or increased scre...