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  • Humiston SG, Serwint JR, Szilagyi PG et al. Increasing Adolescent Immunization Rates in Primary Care: Strategies Physicians Use and Would Consider Implementing. Clinical Pediatrics. 2013. 52(8):706-716. PMID: 23580625.

The Children's Primary Outreach Program

  • Rodewald LE, Szilagyi PG, Humiston SG, Barth R, Kraus R, Raubertas RF. A randomized study of tracking with outreach and provider prompting to improve immunization coverage and primary care. Pediatrics. 103(1):31-8, 1999. PMID: 9917436.
  • Szilagyi PG, Schaffer S, Shone L, Barth R, Humiston SG, Sandler M, Rodewald LE. Reducing geographic, racial, and ethnic disparities in childhood immunization rates by using reminder/recall interventions in urban primary care practices. Pediatrics. 110:e58, 2002. PMID: 12415064.
  • Humiston SG, Bennett NM, Long C, Eberly S, Arvelo L, Stankaitis J, Szilagyi PG.
  • Increasing inner-city adult influenza vaccination rates: a randomized controlled trial. Public Health Report, 126 Suppl 2:39-47; 2011. PMID: 21812168.
  • Szilagyi PG, Albertin C, Humiston SG. et. al. A randomized trial of the effect of reminder/recall on immunizations and preventive care visits for adolescents. Academic Pediatrics. [a commentary accompanies this article] 2013;13(3). 204-213. PMID: 23510607


  • Rand CM, Blumkin A, Szilagyi PG. Electronic health record use and preventive counseling for US children and adolescents. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2013 Sep 6.. [Epub ahead of print]


  • Weinberg, GA, Hall CB, Poehling KA, Edwards KM, Iwane MK, Bridges CB, Staat MA, Griffin MR, Szilagyi PG. Parainfluenza virus infection of young children: population-based burden of hospitalization. J Pediatr 2009;154:694-699.
  • Hall CB, Weinberg GA, Iwane MK, Blumkin AK, Edwards KM, Staat MA, Auinger P, Griffin MR, Poehling KA, Erdman D, Grijalva CG, Zhu Y, Szilagyi P. The burden of respiratory syncytial virus infection in young children. N Engl J Med 2009;360:588-98.
  • Weinberg GA, Payne DC, Teel EN, Mijatovic-Rustempasic S, Bowen MD, Wikswo M, Gentsch JR, Parashar UD. First reports of human rotavirus G8P[4] gastroenteritis in the United States. J Clin Microbiol 2012;50:1118-1121.
  • Payne DC, Humiston SG, Opel D, Kennedy A, Wikswo M, Downing K, Klein EJ, Kobayashi A, Locke D, Albertin C, Chesley C and Staat MA. A multi-center, qualitative assessment of pediatrician and maternal perspectives on rotavirus vaccines and the detection of porcine circovirus. BMC Pediatr. 2011 Sep 26;11(1):83. [Epub ahead of print] Available at
  • Poehling KA, Edwards KM, Weinberg GA, Szilagyi P, Staat MA, Iwane MK, Bridges CB, Grijalva CG, Zhu Y, Bernstein DI, Herrera G, Erdman D, Hall CB, Seither R, Griffin MR. The underrecognized burden of influenza in young children. N Engl J Med 2006;355:31-40. PMID 16822994.

School Located Influenza Vaccination

  • Christensen JJ, Humiston SG, Long CE, Kennedy A, DiMattia K, Kolasa M. Assessing the acceptability and feasibility of a school-located influenza vaccination program with third-party billing in elementary schools. J Sch Nurs. 2012 Oct;28(5):344-51.The Journal of School Nursing 1059840512452667, first published on July 11, 2012 as doi:10.1177/1059840512452667
  • Humiston SG, Schaffer SJ, Szilagyi PG, Long CE, Chappel TR, Blumkin AK, Szydlowski J, Kolasa MS. Seasonal influenza vaccination at school: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Jan;46(1):1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2013.08.021.Yoo BK,
  • Humiston SG, Szilagyi PG, Schaffer SJ, Long C, Kolasa M. Cost effectiveness analysis of elementary school-located vaccination against influenza--results from a randomized controlled trial. Vaccine. 2013 Apr 19;31(17):2156-64.doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.02.052. Epub 2013 Mar 13. PMID: 23499607 [PubMed - in process]

Additional Publications

  • Rand, CM, Schaffer, SJ, Humiston, SG, Albertin, CS, Shone, LP, Heintz, EV, Blumkin, AK, Stokley, S, Szilagyi, PG. Patient-provider communication and human papillomavirus vaccine acceptance. Clin Pediatr(Phila) 50(2): 106-13. 2011 Feb. PMID: 20837607
  • Rand CM, Humiston SG, Schaffer SJ, Albertin CS, Shone LP, Blumkin AK, Stokley S, Szilagyi PG. Parent and adolescent perspectives about adolescent vaccine delivery: Practical considerations for vaccine communication. Vaccine 29(44):7651-8. 2011 Oct. PMID: 21839793
  • Rand, CM. Shone, LP. Albertin, C. Auinger, P. Klein, JD. Szilagyi, P. National healthcare visits patterns of adolescents: implications for delivery of new adolescent vaccines. Arch Peds Adolesc Med. 161(3):252-9, 2007 Mar. PMID: 17339506
  • Rand, CM, Szilagyi, PG, Albertin, C, Auinger, P. Additional healthcare visits needed among adolescents for human papillomavirus vaccine delivery within medical homes: a national study. Pediatrics 120(3): 461-6, 2007 Sept. PMID: 17766516.
  • Humiston SG, Albertin C, Schaffer S, Rand C, Shone LP, Stokley S, Szilagyi PG. Health care provider attitudes and practices regarding adolescent immunizations: a qualitative study. Patient Educ Couns. 75(1): 121-7. 2009 April. PMID: 19157759
  • Szilagyi PG, Albertin C, Humiston SG, Rand CM, Schaffer S, Brill H, Stankaitis J, Yo BK, Blumkin A, Stokley S. A randomized trial of the effect of centralized reminder/recall on immunizations and preventive care visits for adolescents. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Jan 9. PMID: 23510607