Publications

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(*) indicates manuscripts under review

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.