Publications

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Academic publications

Nathavitharana R, Mishra H, Sullivan A, Hurwitz S, Lederer P et al. Predicting airborne infection risk: Association between personal ambient carbon dioxide level monitoring and incidence of tuberculosis infection in South African health workers. Resubmitting for publication: Clinical Infectious Diseases, February 2022. 

Nathavitharana RR, Lederer P, et al. Impact of diagnostic strategies for tuberculosis using lateral flow urine lipoarabinomannan assay in people living with HIV. Cochrane Database Systematic Review. August 2021.

Nathavitharana RR, Patel P, Tierney D, Mehrotra P, Lederer P, et al. Innovation and Knowledge Sharing Can Transform COVID-19 Infection Prevention Response. Journal of Hospital Medicine, May 2020.

Lederer PA. Health and Healing. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.  Published Online December 2020, 48 (4) 519-520.

Kaadan I, Dennis M, Desai N, Yadavalli G, Lederer P. One Health Education for Future Physicians: A Case Report of Cat-Transmitted Sporotrichosis. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, May 2019.

Nardell E, Lederer P, et al Cool but dangerous: How climate change is increasing the risk of airborne infections. Indoor Air, March 2020.

Nathavitharana RR, Strnad L, Lederer P, et al. Top Questions in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary M. abscessus Disease. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, July 2019.

Olson G, Nathavitharana RR, Lederer P. Diagnostic Delays and Treatment Implications for Patients with Isoniazid-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, June 2019.

Graves S, Augusto O, Viegas S, Lederer P et al. Tuberculosis infection risk, preventive therapy care cascade and incidence of tuberculosis disease in healthcare workers at Maputo Central Hospital. BMC Infectious Diseases, April 2019.

Nathavitharana RR, Bond P, Dramowski A, Kotze K, Lederer P, et al. Agents of change: The role of healthcare workers in the prevention of nosocomial and occupational tuberculosis. Presse Med 2017.

Pathmanathan I, Lederer P, et al. Knowledge of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Status and Seropositivity After a Recently Negative Test in Malawi. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, December 2016.

Nathavitharana RR, Peters J, Lederer P, et al. Engaging health-care workers to reduce tuberculosis transmission. Lancet Infectious Diseases, August 2016.

Verani A, Emerson C, Lederer P, et al. The role of the law in reducing tuberculosis transmission in Botswana, South Africa and Zambia. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, June 2016.

Piantadosi A, Rubin D, McQuillen D, Hsu L, Lederer P, et al. Emerging Cases of Powassan Virus Encephalitis in New England: Clinical Presentation, Imaging, and Review of the Literature. Clinical Infectious Diseases, December 2015.

Cohen J, Lederer P, et al. Photo quiz. A 86-Year-Old Man With Bilateral Chronic Wounds of the Legs. Clinical Infectious Diseases, October 2015.

Fraser T, Hillman B, Lederer P, et al. Solving Summer Fever in Early Pregnancy. Journal of General Internal Medicine, October 2015.

von Delft, A, Dramowski A, Khosa C, Kotze K, Lederer P, et al.  Why healthcare workers are sick of TB. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, March 2015.

Schwitters A, Lederer P, et al. Barriers to Health Care in Rural Mozambique: A Rapid Ethnographic Assessment of Planned Mobile Health Clinics for ART, Global Health Science and Practice, March 2015.

Lind J, Peterson E, Lederer P, et al. Infant and Maternal Characteristics in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome — Selected Hospitals in Florida, 2010–2011, MMWR March 2015.

Lederer P et al. TB-HAART Trial, Lancet Infectious Diseases, May 2015.

Mocumbi A, Carrilho C, Aronoff-Spencer E, Funzamo C, Patel S, Preziosi M, Lederer P, et al. Innovative strategies for transforming internal medicine residency training in resource-limited settings: the Mozambique experience. Academic Medicine, August 2015.

Selected letters, op-eds, advocacy pieces, and media coverage:

Lederer, P. Let science guide mask-wearing in schools. Boston Globe, February 11, 2022. 

Fox, J. Families and School Nurses Rally at State House for better COVID-19 precautions in Schools. Boston Globe, December 15, 2021.

Lederer, P. We need comprehensive state and federal plan to tackle root causes of homelessness. Boston Globe, December 9, 2021.

Balla K, Elansary M, Kenney B, Lederer P. Why a CDC investigation of Boston Public Schools COVID-19 outbreaks is needed now. Boston Globe, November 18, 2021.

Lederer P, We should be addressing root causes, not looking to correctional settings, Boston Globe, October 31, 2021

Bichell, R. Alumni Of Epidemic Intelligence Service Lament ‘Silencing’ of CDC, KUNC, 7/21/20.

Lederer P, DeSilva M, Yablon B. What the CDC Did Wrong, and Why. New York Times, June 4, 2020.

Lederer P, Sinha P, Khan K. Call grows for moral budget to see to human needs. Boston Globe, August 23, 2019

Lederer P. Boston’s Truth and Poverty “Spill the Tea” Tour, Mass Peace Action blog, May 3, 2019.

Lederer J, Lederer P. We need safer streets, Part II. Jamaica Plain Gazette, November 9, 2018.

Lederer P. Nathavitharana RR. Fighting TB Requires Political Will. New York Times, October 7, 2018.

Lederer J, Lederer P. We Need Safer Streets. Jamaica Plain Gazette, September 28, 2018.

Lederer P and Lim, J. Fighting the Nipah Virus. New York Times, June 15, 2018.

Muller J, Lederer P, Pastore J. After the summit, the threat of nuclear war remains. Boston Globe, June 14, 2018.

Lederer P. Woke Up This Morning with my Mind Stayed on Freedom. Common Dreams, April 3, 2018

Lederer P. We Shall Overcome. Common Dreams, February 11, 2018.

Lederer P. The devastation of nuclear war, Boston Globe, January 5, 2018.

Lederer P. Notes from the Burn Intensive Care Unit. Common Dreams, January 3, 2018.

Forrow L, Lederer P. Boston Should Lead the Way Toward the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons. Harvard Law Record, November 20, 2017.

Lederer P. The Poor People’s Campaign and the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize: A National Call for a Moral Revival. Common Dreams, October 25, 2017. Also published in the Bay State Banner, November 3, 2017.

Lederer P. How Trump can become one of America’s Greatest Presidents. CNN.com October 13, 2017.

Helfand I, Lederer P. Obama administration is wrong on nuclear weapons and Clinton, Trump are silent. CNN.com, November 4, 2016.

Pronovost, P. Why it’s time for doctors to ditch their white coats. KevinMD, January 5, 2016.

Sweeney, C. Should Doctors Ditch Their White Coats? Boston Magazine, December 23, 2015.

Schumann, J. A Doctor Wrestles With With Whether to Keep Wearing his White Coat. NPR, November 21, 2015.

Freyer, F. Doctors debate safety of their white coats. Boston Globe, November 18, 2015.

Fisher, R. StudioTulsa on Health: Doctors, White Coats, and an Ongoing Debate in American Medicine. Public Radio Tulsa, November 17, 2015.

Lederer, P. It’s time for doctors to hang up their white coats for good. The Conversation, September 17, 2015.

Lederer, P. Lost friends serve as inspiration. Brown Daily Herald, April 25, 2003.

Rosendahl, A. Three Study Disparities in the Mississippi Delta. Brown Daily Herald, September 30, 2002

And, a bonus:

My father was a professor at the University of Kentucky, Oakland University, and the University of Pittsburgh – and here’s my favorite of his articles – “Don’t Forget the People in Database Management.” It’s a powerful call for humanism in our modern age. 

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