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Changes in the incidence of pneumonia, bacterial meningitis, and infant mortality 5 years following introduction of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in a 3 + 0 schedule

Becker-Dreps, S., Blette, B., Briceño, R., Alemán, J., Hudgens, M.G., Moreno, G., Ordoñez, A., Rocha, J., Weber, D.J. and Amaya, E., 2017. Changes in the incidence of pneumonia, bacterial meningitis, and infant mortality 5 years following introduction of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in a" 3+ 0" schedule. PloS one, 12(8), p.e0183348.

High school physical activity and nutrition policy: Summarizing changes over time using latent class analysis

Blette, B.S., Howard, A.G. and Frerichs, L.M., 2019. High School Physical Activity and Nutrition Policy: Summarizing Changes Over Time Using Latent Class Analysis. American journal of preventive medicine, 57(3), pp.e69-e76.

Antibody Fc effector functions and IgG3 associate with decreased HIV-1 risk

Neidich, S. D., Fong, Y., Li, S. S., Geraghty, D. E., Williamson, B. D., Young, W. C., ... & Zhang, L. (2019). Antibody Fc effector functions and IgG3 associate with decreased HIV-1 risk. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 129(11), 4838-4849.

Serologic surveillance of maternal Zika infection and adverse fetal outcomes in a prospective cohort in León, Nicaragua during the peak of the Zika epidemic

Collins, M.H., Zepeda, O., Blette, B., Jadi, R., Morales, M., Pérez, R., Liou, G.J.A., Montoya-Cruz, M., Harris, E., Becker-Dreps, S. and de Silva, A.M., 2020. Serologic surveillance of maternal Zika infection in a prospective cohort in Leon, Nicaragua during the peak of the Zika epidemic. PloS one, 15(4), p.e0230692.

Post-randomization biomarker effect modification in an HIV vaccine clinical trial

Gilbert, P.B., Blette, B.S., Shepherd, B.E. and Hudgens, M.G., 2020. Post-randomization Biomarker Effect Modification Analysis in an HIV Vaccine Clinical Trial. Journal of Causal Inference, 8(1), pp.54-69.

Neurodevelopmental outcomes of children following in utero exposure to Zika in Nicaragua

Stringer, E.M., Martinez, E., Blette, B., Toval Ruiz, C.E., Boivin, M., Zepeda, O., Stringer, J.S., Morales, M., Ortiz-Pujols, S., Familiar, I. and Collins, M., 2021. Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Children Following In Utero Exposure to Zika in Nicaragua. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 72(5), pp.e146-e153.

Risk factors and clinical profile of sapovirus-associated gastroenteritis in early childhood: a Nicaraguan birth cohort study

Vielot, N.A., González, F., Reyes, Y., Zepeda, O., Blette, B., Paniagua, M., Toval-Ruíz, C., Diez-Valcarce, M., Hudgens, M.G., Gutiérrez, L. and Blandón, P., 2021. Risk Factors and Clinical Profile of Sapovirus-associated Acute Gastroenteritis in Early Childhood: A Nicaraguan Birth Cohort Study. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 40(3), pp.220-226.

Clinical and epidemiological features of acute Zika virus infections in Leon, Nicaragua

Bowman, N.M., Bucardo, F., Collins, M.H., Reyes, Y., Cuadra, E.C., Blette, B., Lakshmanane, P., Guerra, E.P., Rubinstein, R., Liou, G.A. and de Silva, A.M., 2021. Clinical and Epidemiological Features of Acute Zika Virus Infections in León, Nicaragua. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 105(4), 924-930.

First episodes of norovirus and sapovirus gastroenteritis protect against subsequent episodes in a Nicaraguan birth cohort

Vielot, N., Becker-Dreps, S., Blette, B., Gonzalez, F., Toval-Ruiz, C., Gutierrez, L., Vilchez, S., Diez-Valcarce, M., Vinje, J., Becker-Dreps, S., Bucardo, F. (2022). First episodes of norovirus and sapovirus gastroenteritis protect against subsequent episodes in a Nicaraguan birth cohort. Epidemiology, 33(5), 650-653.

Interpersonal therapy vs. antidepressant medication for treatment of postpartum depression and anxiety among women with HIV in Zambia: a randomized feasibility trial*

Spelke, M. B., Paul, R., Blette, B., Meltzer-Brody, S., Schiller, C. E., Ncheka, J. M., Kasaro, M. P., Price, J. T., Stringer, J. S., Stringer, E. Interpersonal therapy vs. antidepressant medication for treatment of postpartum depression and anxiety among women with HIV in Zambia: a randomized feasibility trial. Journal of the International AIDS Society, 25(7), p.e25959

Addressing confounding and continuous exposure measurement error using conditional score functions*

Blette, B., Gilbert, P., Hudgens, M. Addressing confounding and continuous exposure measurement error using conditional score functions (under revision)

A Bayesian interpretation of the Therapeutic Hypothermia After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Out-of-Hospital (THAPCA-OH) trial*

Harhay, M. O., Blette, B. S., Garnholm, A., Moler, F. W., Zampieri, F. G., Goligher, E. C., Gardner, M. M., Topjian, A. A, Yehya, N. A Bayesian interpretation of the Therapeutic Hypothermia After Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Out-of-Hospital (THAPCA-OH) trial (under revision)

Factors associated with severity of Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Screen (EPDS) and optimal cutoff of EPDS for diagnosing depression and anxiety among postpartum HIV positive women in Lusaka, Zambia*

Kasaro, M., Blette, B., Paul, R., Meltzer-Brody, S., Mwanze, J., Spelke, M. B., Stringer, J., Stringer, E. Factors associated with severity of Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Screen (EPDS) and optimal cutoff of EPDS for diagnosing depression and anxiety among postpartum HIV positive women in Lusaka, Zambia (submitted)

Acceptability of a randomized trial of anti-depressant medication or interpersonal therapy for treatment of perinatal depression in HIV infected women*

Spelke, M. B., Okumu, E., Perry, N., Blette, B., Paul R., Schiller, C., Ncheka, J. M., Kasaro, M., Price, J., Meltzer-Brody, S., Stringer, J., Stringer, E. Acceptability of a randomized trial of anti-depressant medication or interpersonal therapy* for treatment of perinatal depression in HIV infected women (submitted)

Assessing treatment effect heterogeneity in the presence of missing effect modifier data in cluster-randomized trials*

Blette, B. S., Halpern, S. D., Li, F., Harhay, M. O. Assessing treatment effect heterogeneity in the presence of missing effect modifier data in cluster-randomized trials (submitted)

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Teaching Assistant for STA2023: Introduction to Statistics

Teaching Assistant for STA2023: Introduction to Statistics

Undergraduate Course, University of Florida, Department of Statistics, 2015

Managed the tutoring room for several hours each week, proctored exams, graded papers and exams, and taught multiple lab classes each week

Teaching Assistant for BIOS 600: Introduction to Biostatistics

Teaching Assistant for BIOS 600: Introduction to Biostatistics

Graduate Course, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Biostatistics, 2017

Assisted professor in writing exams and quizzes, created formats for students to take quizzes online, graded exams, hosted review sessions for exams, and assisted students one-on-one throughout the semester

UNC Academic Enrichment Program Tutor

UNC Academic Enrichment Program Tutor

Tutoring, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Biostatistics, 2020

Acted as the official school of public health tutor for introductory courses in biostatistics and epidemiology (BIOS 600 and EPID 600)

Instructor of SPHG 712: Public Health Methods and Measures

Instructor of SPHG 712: Public Health Methods and Measures

Graduate Course, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Online MPH, 2021

Adjunct faculty instructor of an introductory epidemiology course for students in the online Master of Public Health program