Mark A. Schmidt, PhD, MPH

Areas of Focus

 

Biography

Mark Schmidt, PhD, MPH, is an infectious disease epidemiologist with interdisciplinary training in molecular epidemiology and complex system modeling of infectious disease transmission.

Dr. Schmidt, who has worked at CHR since 2009, has been an Investigator since 2015. Before joining CHR, he worked for 10 years in communicable disease epidemiology and bioterrorism preparedness with state health departments in Oregon and Michigan.

Dr. Schmidt’s current research focuses primarily on studies of infectious disease epidemiology, including establishing the first all-age, active surveillance program for medically attended acute gastroenteritis and norovirus infection in the United States; better characterizing extraintestinal, invasive E. coli infection in adults, and participating in a multi-site study of those chronically-infected with hepatitis B and C.

Dr. Schmidt is also passionate about working to improve health outcomes in – and reduce the significant health disparities faced by – sexual and gender minority populations. He is currently working to assess disparities in clinical outcomes and health care access and utilization among one of the largest cohorts of gender minorities known to date, including both individuals seeking care within Kaiser Permanente and those seeking care in community health settings.  

Dr. Schmidt received his BS in biochemistry, MPH in hospital and molecular epidemiology, and PhD in epidemiologic science from the University of Michigan.

Selected Publications

 
  • Schmidt MA, Naleway AL, Esterberg E, DeBess EE, Biggs C, Hall A. Rapid, Active Surveillance for Medically-Attended Acute Gastroenteritis and Norovirus Infection in a Managed Care Environment. HMO Research Network 2015 Conference. Long Beach, CA, March 11-13, 2015.
  • Hall AJ, Naleway AL, Esterberg EJ, Moua K, Donald J, DeBess EE, Biggs C, Schmidt MA. Incidence of Medically-Attended Acute Gastroenteritis and Norovirus Infection Across the Age Spectrum. ID Week 2015 Conference. San Diego, CA, October 7-11, 2015.
  • Schmidt MA, Naleway AL, Shioda K, Biggs C, Hall AJ. Differences in the Occurrence and Cause of Medically-Attended Acute Gastroenteritis Among Men Who Have Sex With Men within an Integrated Health Care Delivery System. IDWeek 2016, New Orleans, LA, October 26-30, 2016.
  • Schmidt MA, PhD, MPH, Varga AM, MPH, Crawford PM, MS, Sengupta S, PhD, Gillespie SE, MS, MA, Donald JL, MA, McBurnie M, PhD, MS. Building a Foundation for Sexual Minority Research within an Integrated Healthcare Delivery System. Gay and Lesbian Medical Association 2016 Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, September 13-17, 2016.
  • Schmidt MA, PhD, MPH, Varga AM, MPH, Crawford PM, MS, Sengupta S, PhD, Gillespie SE, MS, MA, Donald JL, MA, McBurnie M, PhD, MS. Using the Electronic Health Record to Improve Gender Minority Health Research. Gay and Lesbian Medical Association 2016 Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, September 13-17, 2016.
  • Schmidt MA, Kurosky SK, Mullooly JP, Chun C, Weinmann S. A Ten Year Case-Control Study of Passive Smoke Exposure as a Risk Factor for Pertussis in Children. Perm J. 2015; 19: 59-63.
  • Schmidt MA, Gold R, Kurosky SK, Daley MF, Irving SA, Gee J, Naleway AL. Uptake, coverage, and completion of quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine in the vaccine safety Datalink, July 2006–June 2011. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2013 Nov 1;53(5):637-41.