The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is committed to integrating research into the care of our patients. Pediatric research interests include international health, immunization efficacy, vaccine preventable disease epidemiology and policy, respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, and fungal infections.

Our pediatric infectious diseases specialists are active in many research activities, including:

  • Pertussis and pertussis vaccine effectiveness
  • Systems strengthening in resource challenged areas
  • Vaccine hesitancy behaviors
  • Health information seeking and sharing behavior
  • Fungal pathogenesis
  • Fungal morphogenesis
  • Allergic inflammation in the lung
  • T-cell mediated immunity to fungi
  • Dendtritic cells in antifungal immunity and vaccine design
  • Acute bacterial sinusitis in children
  • Treating childhood obesity
  • Acute otitis media in children
  • Urinary tract infection in children
  • Pathogenesis of acute bacterial sinusitis
  • Group A streptococcus infections
  • Healthcare for HIV-infected adolescents
  • Transition of care from pediatric to adult providers
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Congenital infections
  • Influenza transmission and control

Our laboratories are located in the Microbial Sciences Building at 1550 Linden Drive on the UW-Madison campus.