Catherine Mary Healy, MD

Department or Service

Specialty

Infectious Disease

Phone: 832-824-4330
Fax: (832) 825-1048

Contact Information

1102 Bates St. #1120
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas

Assistant Professor

Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
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

About

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.

Organization

Organization Name Role
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

Selected Publications

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.