Josh Herigon

Pediatric infectious diseases fellow at Boston Children's interested in the intersection of medicine and technology. 

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Research Interests

Primary research interests focus on combining antimicrobial stewardship and technology. Specifically, I seek to utilize large databases to examine trends in antimicrobial use and misuse with the goal of identifying areas for stewardship, then develop novel solutions to help clinicians—from physicians at tertiary pediatric hospitals to community health workers in developing countries—optimize their use of antimicrobials. I also have interests in health care quality improvement and working to eliminate domestic and international health disparities.

Publications

Pahud B, Clark S, Herigon JC, Sherman A, Lynch DA, Hoffman A, Jackson MA. “A pilot program to improve vaccination status for hospitalized children.” Hospital Pediatrics. 2015;5(1):35–41. PMID: 25554757 | PDF

Hersh AL, Lee BR, Hedican EB, Herigon JC, Newland JG. “Linezolid use in hospitalized children.” Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2014; 33(1): e14-e18. PMID: 24352192

Ogden RK, Hedican EB, Stach LM, Herigon JC, Jackson MA, Newland JG. “Antibiotic management of animal bites in children during the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus era.” Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2013; 2(4): 379–381. PMID: 26619500 | PDF

Goldman JL, Jackson MA, Herigon JC, Hersh AL, Shapiro DJ, Leeder JS. “Trends in adverse reactions to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.” Pediatrics. 2013; 131(1): e103–108. PMID: 23209098 | PDF

Stach LM, Hedican EB, Herigon JC, Jackson MA, Newland JG. “Clinicians attitudes towards an antimicrobial stewardship program at a children’s hospital.” Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2012; 1(3): 190–197. PMID: 26619407 | PDF

Newland JG, Stach LM, De Lurgio SA, Hedican EB, Yu DL, Herigon JC, Prasad PA, Jackson MA, Myers AL, Zaoutis TE. “Impact of prospective-audit-with-feedback antimicrobial stewardship program at a children’s hospital.” Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. 2012; 1(3): 179–186. PMID: 26619405 | PDF

Newman RE, Hedican EB, Herigon JC, Williams DD, Williams AR, Newland JG. “Impact of a guideline on management of children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia.” Pediatrics. 2012; 129(3): e597–604. PMID: 22351891 | PDF

Herigon JC, Newland JG. “The role of intention-to-treat analyses in randomized trials.” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2012; 33(2): 207–208. PMID: 22227995

Hersh AL, Herigon JC, Ampofo K, Pavia AT, Newland JG. “Rapid increase in use of antiviral therapy for hospitalized children with influenza during the 2009 H1N1 epidemic.” Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 2011; 30(10): 895–897. PMID: 21587093

Newland JG, Herigon JC. “Antibiotics provide no additional short-term benefit to surgical management of paediatric skin abscesses.” Evidence Based Medicine. 2010; 15(5): 138–139. PMID: 20643760

Herigon JC, Hersh AL, Gerber JS, Zaoutis TE, Newland JG. “Antibiotic management of Staphylococcus aureus infections at US children’s hospitals, 1999—2008.” Pediatrics. 2010; 125(6): e1294-e1300. PMID: 20478934

Oral Presentations

Herigon JC, Hersh AL, Gerber JS, Zaoutis TE, Newland JG. “Significant changes in antibiotic management of Staphylococcus aureus infections in US Children’s Hospitals from 1999–2008.” Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD—May 2–5, 2009. Late breaker platform presentation.

Poster Presentations

Herigon JC, Lee BR, Patel K, Newland JG, Goldman JL. “Characteristics of primary medical team disagreements with antimicrobial stewardship program interventions.” ID Week - Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA—Oct 26–30, 2016.

Herigon JC, McCulloh, RJ, Newland JG. “Development of a smartphone-based physician decision tool for common pediatric infectious conditions.” ID Week - Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA—Oct 8–12, 2014.

Herigon JC, Newland JG. “Smartphone use among trainees and practicing clinicians at a children’s hospital.” Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting. Boston, MA—April 28-May 1, 2012.

Herigon JC, Newland JG, Hersh AL. “The impact of 2009 H1N1 influenza on antiviral prescribing for hospitalized children.” Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Conference. Vancouver, Canada—Oct 21–24, 2010.

Stach LM, Herigon JC, Newland JG. “Physician’s attitudes toward an antimicrobial stewardship program at a children’s hospital.” Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Conference. Vancouver, Canada—Oct 21–24, 2010.

Newman RE, Herigon JC, Newland JG. “Impact of a clinical practice guideline on the management of children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia.” Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada—May 1–4, 2010.

Herigon JC, Hersh AL, Gerber JS, Zaoutis TE, Newland JG. “Significant changes in antibiotic management of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in US children’s hospitals from 1999–2008.” Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA—Oct 29-Nov 1, 2009.

Sulieman SE, Herigon JC, Newland JG, Selvarangan R. “Impact of rapid viral cultures on management of hospitalized children with respiratory infections.” Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA—Oct 29-Nov 1, 2009.

Ogden Jr RK, Stach LM, Newland JG, Herigon JC, Jackson MA. “Clinical features, management and outcome of animal bites in children.” Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA—Oct 29-Nov 1, 2009.

Mangalat N, Albenberg L, Herigon JC, Newland JG, Selvarangan R, Jackson MA. “Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile Associated Disease (CDAD) in pediatric patients.” Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA—Oct 29-Nov 1, 2009.

Newland JG, Hersh AL, Herigon JC. “Linezolid use at children’s hospitals from 2003 to 2008.” Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA—Oct 29-Nov 1, 2009.

Peterson SC, Newland JG, Jackson MA, Herigon JC. “Epidemiologic and clinical characteristics of tularemia in children.” Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD—May 2–5, 2009.

Newland JG, Stach LM, Jackson MA, Myers AL, Herigon JC, Zaoutis TE. “Successful implementation of an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at a children’s hospital.” The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Annual Conference. San Diego, CA—March 19–22, 2009.

Rees J, Herigon JC, Rozier M, Lewis R, True W, Nolan C. “Case study of diarrheal disease in rural Dominican Republic.” Global Health Education Consortium Annual Conference. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic—February 16, 2007.

Ratevosian J and Herigon JC. “Evaluation of a home based care program in Kenya: the future of community health workers.” American Public Health Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA— November 5, 2006.

Intille SS, Herigon JC, Haskell WL, King AC, Wright JA, and Friedman, RH. “Intensity levels of occupational activities related to hotel housekeeping in a sample of minority women.” International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Annual Conference. Boston, MA—July 14, 2006.

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