Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2018 Seroconversion for Cytomegalovirus Infection during Pregnancy and Fetal Infection in a Highly Seropositive Population: "the BraCHS Study"Journal of Infectious Diseases.  218:1200-1204. 2018
2018 Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Prevalence of Congenital Cytomegalovirus InfectionJournal of Pediatrics.  200:196-201.e1. 2018
2018 Cytomegalovirus Shedding in Seropositive Pregnant Women from a High-Seroprevalence Population: The Brazilian Cytomegalovirus Hearing and Maternal Secondary Infection StudyClinical Infectious Diseases.  67:743-750. 2018
2018 Contribution of Breastfeeding to False-Positive Saliva Polymerase Chain Reaction for Newborn Congenital Cytomegalovirus ScreeningJournal of Infectious Diseases.  217:1612-1615. 2018
2018 Congenital cytomegalovirus infectionSeminars in Perinatology.  42:149-154. 2018
2017 Breast milk human cytomegalovirus (CMV) viral load and the establishment of breast milk CMV-pp65-Specific CD8 T Cells in Human CMV infected mothersJournal of Infectious Diseases.  216:1176-1179. 2017
2017 Insight into long-Term neurodevelopmental outcomes in asymptomatic congenital cmv infectionPediatrics.  140. 2017
2017 Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection and Permanent Hearing Loss in Rural North Indian ChildrenPediatric Infectious Disease Journal.  36:670-673. 2017
2017 Congenital cytomegalovirus infection in pregnancy and the neonate: consensus recommendations for prevention, diagnosis, and therapyLancet Infectious Diseases.  17:e177-e188. 2017
2017 A targeted approach for congenital cytomegalovirus screening within newborn hearing screeningPediatrics.  139. 2017
2017 Targeted Screening for Cytomegalovirus and Hearing LossHearing Journal.  70:10-11. 2017
2017 What to know about advances in CMV detection, preventionASHA leader / American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  22:18-20. 2017
2013 Incidence of symptomatic A(H1N1)pdm09 influenza during the pandemic and post-pandemic periods in a rural Indian communityInternational Journal of Infectious Diseases.  17. 2013
2006 Risk factors for congenital cytomegalovirus infection in the offspring of young women: Exposure to young children and recent onset of sexual activityPediatrics (Spanish Edition).  118. 2006
2006 Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and hearing deficitJournal of Clinical Virology.  35:226-231. 2006
2004 Interval between births and risk of congenital cytomegalovirus infectionClinical Infectious Diseases.  38:1035-1037. 2004
2003 Maternal Immunity and Prevention of Congenital Cytomegalovirus InfectionJournal of the American Medical Association.  289:1008-1011. 2003

Investigator On

  • A Phase II, Single-Stage, Single Arm Investigation of Oral Valganciclovir Therapy in Infants with Asymptomatic Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2016 - 2021
  • Neuroimaging Findings and Hearing Outcome in Asymptomatic Congenital CMV Infection  awarded by KAUL PEDIATRIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE 2019 - 2021
  • International Congenital CMV Conference and CMV Workshop  awarded by National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders/NIH/DHHS 2019 - 2020
  • Comparison Of Commercially Available Diagnostics For The Detection Of Mycoplasma Pneumoniae, Including Macrolide Resistance Determination  awarded by CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS 2018 - 2019
  • Acquisition of HCMV from Breast Milk-Correlates of Protection  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2014 - 2019
  • Viral Diversity in Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection  awarded by National Institute on Deafness & Other Communication Disorders/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2019
  • Congenital CMV Infection in the Era of Option B in South Africa  awarded by UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA 2015 - 2019
  • CMV Vaccines: Reinfection and Antigenic Variation  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2011 - 2018
  • The Natural History of CMV-Related Hearing Loss and the Feasibility of CMV Screening as Adjunct to Hearing Screening in the Newborn-CHIMES Follow On  awarded by National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS 2012 - 2015
  • Innate Immunity and Viral Renal Allograft Injury  awarded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/NIH/DHHS 2013 - 2015
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1990
  • Master of Sciences or Mathematics, University of Georgia 1981
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics, University of Alabama 1979
  • Full Name

  • Karen Fowler