Dennis A. Clements, MD, PhD, MPH



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Professor of Pediatrics
Research Professor of Global Health
Professor in the School of Nursing
Professor in Community and Family Medicine
Chief, Primary Care Pediatrics
Department / Division:
Pediatrics / Pediatrics-Primary Care
DUMC 3675
Durham, NC 27710
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  • MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (New York), 1973
  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, 1990
  • Master of Public Health, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, 1988
  • Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, 1973-1976
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, 1986-1989
Clinical Interests:
General pediatrics, infectious diseases, epidemiology, vaccine research, managed care health issues, global health
Research Interests:
1) Vaccine Research - safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity, effectiveness.
2) Infectious Disease Epidemiology - otitis media, day care, outbreaks
3) Cost effectiveness of vaccination strategies.
4)Latino health issues, medical Spanish education, cultural sensitivity.
5) Health Care Delivery Systems - contracting, business plans, access to care, management, finances
6) Health Manpower needs in the third world
7) Education - medical school, graduate school and undergraduate
Representative Publications:
  • Lee, PY; Matchar, DB; Clements, DA; Huber, J; Hamilton, JD; Peterson, ED. Economic analysis of influenza vaccination and antiviral treatment for healthy working adults. Annals of internal medicine. 2002;137:225-231.  Abstract
  • Clements, DA; Zaref, JI; Bland, CL; Walter, EB; Coplan, PM. Partial uptake of varicella vaccine and the epidemiological effect on varicella disease in 11 day-care centers in North Carolina. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 2001;155:455-461.  Abstract
  • Walter, EB; Hornick, RB; Poland, GA; Tucker, R; Bland, CL; Clements, DA; Rhamstine, CC; Jacobson, RM; Brown, L; Gress, JO; Harris, KE; Wiens, BL; Nalin, DR. Concurrent administration of inactivated hepatitis A vaccine with immune globulin in healthy adults. Vaccine. 1999;17:1468-1473.  Abstract
  • Walter, EB; Simmons, SS; Bland, CL; Clements, DA. Modified varicella-like syndrome in children previously vaccinated with live attenuated measles, mumps, rubella and varicella vaccine. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 1997;16:626-627.  Abstract
  • Clements, DA; Armstrong, CB; Ursano, AM; Moggio, MM; Walter, EB; Wilfert, CM. Over five-year follow-up of Oka/Merck varicella vaccine recipients in 465 infants and adolescents. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 1995;14:874-879.  Abstract
  • Clements, DA; Langdon, L; Bland, C; Walter, E. Influenza A vaccine decreases the incidence of otitis media in 6- to 30-month-old children in day care. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. 1995;149:1113-1117.  Abstract
  • Clements, DA; Weigle, KA; Gilbert, GL. A case-control study examining risk factors for invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b disease in Victoria, Australia 1988-90. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 1995;31:513-518.  Abstract
  • Clements, DA; Booy, R; Dagan, R; Gilbert, GL; Moxon, ER; Slack, MP; Takala, A; Zimmermann, HP; Zuber, PL; Eskola, J. Comparison of the epidemiology and cost of Haemophilus influenzae type b disease in five western countries. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 1993;12:362-367.  Abstract
  • Clements, DA; Guise, IA; MacInnes, SJ; Gilbert, GL. Haemophilus influenzae type b infections in Victoria, Australia, 1985-1989. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 1992;165 Suppl 1:S33-S34.  Abstract
  • Takala, AK; Clements, DA. Socioeconomic risk factors for invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b disease. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 1992;165 Suppl 1:S11-S15.  Abstract
  • Clements, DA; Wilfert, CM; MacCormack, JN; Weigle, KA; Denny, FW. Pertussis immunization in eight-month-old children in North Carolina. American journal of public health. 1990;80:734-736.  Abstract