Post-Doctoral Fellow Profile

John  Kubale

John Kubale, PhD, MPH


PhD, Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 2020
MPH, Global Health Epidemiology, University of Michigan, 2017
B.A., Liberal Arts, Xavier University, 2011

Research Interests & Projects

I currently work in the lab of Dr. Aubree Gordon where my research is focused on the dynamics of severe illness caused by respiratory viruses like respiratory syncytial virus, influenza, and SARS-CoV-2. Through this research I aim to explore the social and environmental factors that drive persistent disparities in the frequency and severity of respiratory infections and identify mechanisms through which these inequities may be addressed.

Selected Publications

Kubale J, Balmaseda A, Sanchez N, Lopez R, Gresh L, Ojeda S, Harris E, Kuan G, Zelner J*, Gordon A*. Pneumonia Following Symptomatic Influenza Infection Among Nicaraguan Children Before And After Introduction of the Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine. Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2020 Dec 22. (Online ahead of print)

Kubale J, Kuan G, Gresh L, Ojeda S, Schiller A, Sanchez N, Lopez R, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Wraith S, Harris E, Balmaseda A, Zelner J*, Gordon A*. Individual-Level Association of Influenza Infection with Subsequent Pneumonia: A Case-Control And Prospective Cohort Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2020 Jul 27.

Kubale J, Kuan G, Gresh L, Ojeda S, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Sanchez N, Lopez R, Harris E, Balmaseda A, Gordon A. Assessing the Incidence of Symptomatic Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Illness within a Prospective Birth Cohort in Managua, Nicaragua. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2019 Jul 29.

Noppert GA, Kubale JT, Wilson ML. Analyses of infectious disease patterns and drivers largely lack insights from social epidemiology: contemporary patterns and future opportunities. J.Epidemiol.Community Health 2016 Oct 31