Catherine Mary Healy, MD
Department or Service
Baylor College of Medicine
|Baylor College of Medicine||fellowship||Preventative Medicine||2005|
|Baylor College of Medicine||fellowship||Pediatric Infectious Disease||2003|
|Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children||residency||Pediatrics||1994|
|National University of Ireland||residency||Internal Medicine/Pediatrics||1993|
|National University of Ireland||medical school||Doctor of Medicine||1991|
Dr. Healy is interested in the clinical practice of pediatric infectious diseases. She is also interested in preventing infections through immunization of all age groups. She is investigating the challenges in preventing severe pertussis in infants. She is examining the challenges in implementing pertussis immunization in pregnancy and targeted immunization strategies such as cocooning. She is also performing studies assessing the efficacy of these strategies in preventing pertussis in young infants. She has completed studies quantifying pertussis-specific antibodies in maternal and infant sera both in mothers who did and did not receive pertussis booster vaccine. In addition, Dr Healy is examining factors that affect parental and provider beliefs and decisions regarding immunization and how these factors influence provider and parental compliance with the recommended immunization schedule. Dr. Healy has investigated invasive straphylococcal infections in the neonatal intensive care unit and the impact of fluconazole prophylaxis on invasive candidiasis in extremely low birth weight neonates.
|American Academy of Pediatrics||Member|
|Infectious Diseases Society of America||Fellow|
|Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society||Member|
|Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK)||Member|
|Society of Pediatric Research||Member|
Healy CM, Rench MA, Baker CJ. Importance of Timing of Maternal Tdap Immunization and Protection of Young Infants.Clinical Infectious Diseases 2012 Epub Oct 26.