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Eileen M Burd, PhD

Professor
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Other Appointments/Positions

  • Director, Clinical Microbiology, Emory University Hospital

Pathology Division(s):
Clinical Pathology

Email Address:   eburd@emory.edu

Education:

PhD   Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Department of Pathology, 1991 - 1993

Research Interests:

My research interests generally focus on the evaluation of new tests and instrument platforms for the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Most of my current interest concerns bacterial resistance mechanisms, which have become increasingly complex and are sometimes difficult to detect in the clinical laboratory.

Clinical Focus:

As director of the clinical microbiology laboratory, my clinical focus primarily involves overseeing testing of specimens related to the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. In addition to routine bacteriology, the Microbiology Laboratory covers a wide range of disciplines inlcuding mycology, parasitology, virology and mycobacteriology. I am also responsible for overseeing the infectious disease serology testing done in the Immunology Laboratory and am involved in diagnostic testing using molecular assays. I interface with the Infectious Disease faculty and Pharmacy staff and have an active role in Infection Control and Antibiotic Subcommittee.

Specialty Boards:

  • Diplomate American Board of Medical Microbiology
  • Diplomate - recertified American Board of Medical Microbiology

Selected/Most Recent Publications:

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Published and Accepted Research Articles -

  • Burd, E.M. Human Papillomavirus Detection and Utility of Testing. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter 29(21):159-167, 2007.
  • Burd, E.M., Juzych, L.A., Rudrik, J.T., Habib, F. Pustular dermatitis caused by Dermatophilus congolensis. J. Clin Microbiol 45(5): 1655-1658, 2007.
  • VanBuskirk, C., Burd, E.M., Lee, M. Photo Quiz: Tunga penetrans, Clinical Infectious Diseases 43(1): 65-6, 106-8, 2006.
  • Burd, E.M. Human papillomavirus and cervical cancer. Clin Micro Reviews 16(1):1-17, 2003.
  • Mahmood, M.N., Keohane, M.E., Burd, E.M. Pathologic quiz case: a 45-year-old renal transplant recipient with persistent fever. Arch Pathol Lab Med Apr 127(4):e224-226, 2003.
  • Zaman, R., Abbas, M., Burd, E. Late prosthetic hip joint infection with Actinomyces israelii in an intravenous drug user: Case report and literature review. J. Clin Microbiol 40:4391-2, 2002.
  • Deshpande, V., Burd, E., Aardema, K.L., Ma, C.K., Moonka, D.K., Brown, K.A., Abouljoud M. S., Nakhleh, R.E. High Levels of Hepatitis C Virus RNA in Native Livers Correlate with the Development of Cholestatic Hepatitis in Liver Allografts and a Poor Outcome. Liver Transplantation 7:118-124, 2001.
  • Gottschlich, M.J., Aardema, K.L., Burd, E.M., Nakhleh, R.E., Brown, K.A., Abouljoud, M.A., Hirst, K., Moonka, D.K. The Use of Hepatitis C Viral RNA Levels in Liver Tissue to Distinguish Rejection from Recurrent Hepatitis C. Liver Transplantation 7(5): 436-441, 2001.
  • Burd, E.M. Acute and Convalescent Serology Testing. Laboratory Medicine 31(4): 182-183, 2000.
  • Burd, E.M. Applications of quantitative RT-PCR for HIV-1 prognostication. Molecular Diagnostics and Immunopathology 3(2): 17-37, 1999.
  • Aardema, K.L., Nakhleh, R.E., Terry, L.K., Burd, E.M., Ma, C.K., Moonka, D.K., Brown, K.A., Abouljoud, M.S. Tissue Quantitation of Hepatitis C Virus RNA and Morphologic Correlation in the Diagnosis of Recurrent Hepatitis C Virus in Human Liver Transplants. Modern Pathology 12(11): 1043-1049, 1999.
  • Aardema, K.L., Nakhleh, R.E., Terry, L.K., Burd, E.M., Ma, C.K., Moonka, D.K., Brown, K.A., Abouljoud, M.S. Tissue Quantitation of Hepatitis C Virus RNA and Morphologic Correlation of Human Liver Transplants. Transplantation Proceedings 31:477-478, 1998.
  • Burd, E.M., Pulido, J.S., Puro, D.G., O'Brien, W.J. Maintenance of replicative intermediates in ganciclovir-treated CMV-infected retinal glia. Arch. Ophth. 114:856-861, 1996.
  • Burd, E.M., Carrigan, D.R. Human Herpesvirus Six (HHV 6) Associated Dysfunction of Blood Monocytes. Virus Research 29:79-90, 1993.
  • Burd, E.M., Knox, K.K., Carrigan, D.R. Human Herpesvirus-Six Mediated Suppression of Growth Factor Induced Macrophage Maturation in Human Bone Marrow Cultures. Blood 81:1645-1650, 1993.

Book Chapters -

  • Burd, E.M. Antiparasitic Agents, In K.F. Tabbara and R.A. Hyndiuk (Eds): Infections of the Eye, Boston, Little Brown Co., 2nd Edition, 1995.
  • Brinser, J.H., Burd, E.M. Principles of Diagnostic Ocular Microbiology, In K.F. Tabbara and R.A. Hyndiuk (Eds): Infections of the Eye, Boston, Little Brown Co., 2nd Edition, 1995.
  • O'Day, D.M., Burd, E.M. Microbiology: Fungi, In G. Smolin and R.A. Thoft (Eds): The Cornea: Scientific Foundation and Clinical Practice, Boston, Little Brown Co., 3rd Edition, 1993
  • Burd, E.M. Microbiology: Bacteria, In G. Smolin and R.A. Thoft (Eds): The Cornea: Scientific Foundation and Clinical Practice, Boston, Little Brown Co., 3rd Edition, 1993.
  • Hyndiuk, R.A., Skorich, D., Burd, E.M.: Bacterial Keratitis, In K.F. Tabbara and R.A. Hyndiuk (Eds): Infections of the Eye, Boston: Little Brown Co., 1986.
  • Burd, E.M.: Antiparasitic Agents, In K.F. Tabbara and R.A. Hyndiuk (Eds): Infections of the Eye, Boston: Little Brown Co., 1986.
  • Brinser, J.A., Burd, E.M. Principles of Diagnostic Ocular Microbiology, In K.F. Tabbara and R.A. Hyndiuk (Eds): Infections of the Eye, Boston: Little Brown Co., 1986.
  • Hyndiuk, R.A., Nassif, K.F., Burd, E.M.: Bacterial Diseases, In G. Smolin and R.A. Thoft (Eds): The Cornea: Scientific Foundation and Clinical Practice, Boston: Little Brown Co., 1983.

Books Edited and Written -

  • Byrne, K.A., Burd, E.M., Tabbara, K.F., Hyndiuk, R.A. Diagnostic Microbiology and Cytology of the Eye. Stoneham, MA, Butterworth-Heinemann, Jan. 1995