Stephanie H. Factor
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Medicine, Infectious Diseases
- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Dr. Factor is an internist, and infectious disease specialist and an epidemiologic researcher. Her work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focused on the prevention of diseases due to respiratory pathogens and the prevention of respiratory illness in general. She specifically studied the epidemiology of infections due to group A Streptococcus, group B Streptococcus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Haemophilus influenzae and the prevention of SARS and childhood pneumonia. Her work for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene focused on prevention of large-scale public health emergencies including preparedness planning for bioterrorism attacks and pandemic influenza. Her current research interests include the epidemiology of emerging pathogens and prevention strategies for influenza. She is the course director for the Epidemiology Course, part of the core curriculum for a Masters in Public Health at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Graduate School Faculty Teaching Award
Graduate School at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Alpha Omega Alpha
Junior Faculty Award
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Factor SH, Levine OS, Nassar A, Potter J, Fajardo A, O'Sullivan MJ, Schuchat A. Impact of a risk-based prevention policy on neonatal group B streptococcal disease. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1998 December; 179(6): 1568-1571.
Factor SH, Whitney C, Zywicki S, Schuchat A, Abc Surveillance Team . Adoption of the 1996 group B streptococcal (GBS) consensus guidelines are associated with less disease in 1997. OBGYN 2000 March; 95(3): 377-382.
Factor SH, Schillinger JA, Kalter HD, Saha S, Begum H, Hossain A, Hossain M, Dewitt V, Hanif M, Khan N, Perkins P, Black RE, Schwartz B. Diagnosis and management of febrile children using the WHO/UNICEF guidelines for the integrated management of childhood illness in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bull World Health Organ 2001; 79(12): 1096-1105.
Factor SH, Levine OS, Schwartz B, Harrison L, Farley MM, Mcgeer A, Schuchat A. Risk factors for invasive group A streptococcal disease among adults: Results from a population-based case-control study. Emerg Infect Dis 2003; 9(8): 970-977.
Factor SH, Laclaire L, Bronsdeon M, Suleymanova F, Atlynbaeva G, Kadrivov BA, Shamieva U, Dowell SF, Schuchat A, Facklam R, Schwartz B, Chorba T. Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae type b Carriage, Central Asia. Emerg Infect Dis 2005 September; 11(9): 1476-1479.
Factor SH, Levine OS, Harrison LH, Farley MM, Mcgeer A, Skoff T, Wright C, Schwartz B, Schuchat A. Risk factors for pediatric invasive group A streptococcal disease. Emerg Infect Dis 2005 July; 11(7): 1062-1066.
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Dr. Factor did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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