- Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of California, Berkeley, 2009
- M.P.H., Epidemiology/Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2005
- M.A., University of California, Berkeley, Molecular and Cell Biology, 2002
- B.S., Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998
Research Interests & Projects
- Dr. Gordon's research interests are the areas of infectious disease epidemiology and global health. Her current research focuses on the epidemiologic features and transmission of influenza in Nicaragua. Data on influenza in the tropics is fairly scarce, and even basic issues such as the seasonality of influenza in the tropics has not been defined. She currently has several ongoing field studies set in Managua, Nicaragua: a large-scale prospective pediatric cohort study examining the burden of influenza in Nicaraguan children and characterizing the seasonality of influenza in Nicaragua; the Household Study of Influenza Transmission, which characterizes the transmission parameters of influenza in Nicaraguan households, including urban slum households, and examines individual and household risk factors for influenza transmission; the Influenza and RSV in Infants Study, which characterizes the hospitalized burden of influenza and RSV; and the Nicaraguan Birth Cohort Study, which follows infants from birth to two-years of age to characterize respiratory infections in the first years of life, when children are at the highest risk for pneumonia and death from pneumonia. In addition, Dr. Gordon collaborates on several ground-breaking studies on dengue, Zika, and chikungunya.
Gordon, A., Ortega, O., Kuan, G., Reingold, A., Saborio, S., Balmaseda, A., and Harris, E. Prevalence and seasonality of influenza-like illness in a pediatric cohort in Nicaragua. Emerg. Infect. Dis. 2009 Mar. 15:408-414
Gordon, A., Saborio, S., Videa, E., Lopez, R., Kuan, G., Balmaseda, A., Harris, E. Clinical attack rate and presentation of pandemic H1N1 compared to seasonal influenza A and B in a pediatric cohort in Nicaragua. CID 2010 Jun 1;50(11):1462-7.
Gordon, A. Kuan, G. Mercado, JC., Aviles, W., Balmaseda, A. and Harris, E. The Nicaraguan Pediatric Dengue Cohort Study: Incidence of inapparent and symptomatic dengue virus infections from 2004-2010. Plos NTD 2013Sep 26;7(9):e2462. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002462
Nelson, M.I., Balmaseda, A., Kuan, G., Saborio, S., Lin, X., Halpin, R., Stockwell, T., Wentworth, D., Harris, E., and Gordon, A. The evolution of influenza A and B viruses in the tropical city of Managua, Nicaragua. Virology, 2014.462-463 (81-90).
Gresh L, Kuan G, Sanchez N, Azziz-Baumgartner E, Ojeda S, Melendez M, Lopez R, Martin ET, Widdowson MA, Bresee J, Harris E, Balmaseda A, and Gordon A. Burden of Influenza and Influenza-Associated Pneumonia in the First Year of Life in a Prospective Cohort Study in Managua, Nicaragua. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 Feb; 35(2) 152-6.
Balmaseda A*, Gordon A*, Gresh L, Ojeda S, Saborio S, Tellez Y, Sanchez N, Kuan G, Harris E. Clinical Attack Rate of Chikungunya in a Cohort of Nicaraguan Children. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Feb 3;94(2):397-9.
Ng S, Lopez R, Kuan G, Gresh L, Balmaseda A, Harris E, Gordon A. The timeline of influenza virus shedding in children and adults in a household transmission study of influenza in Managua, Nicaragua Pediatr Infect Dis J. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2016 May;35(5):583-6.