Jana Shaw, MD, MPH, MS
Epidemiology of S.aureus infection
Severity of S.aureus infection and markers of virulence
Dr. Shaw trained as a pediatric infectious disease physician, epidemiologist and immunologist. She earned her MD from Masaryk University (Czech Republic), MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (US), and MS in immunology from Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) before completing her pediatric residency training at SUNY Stony Brook (US), and pediatric infectious disease fellowship at Johns Hopkins (US).
Dr. Shaw is a practicing pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an expert on vaccine-preventable infections. Dr. Shaw is professor of pediatrics and professor in the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y. Dr. Shaw also serves as the hospital epidemiologist at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital.
In these roles she is responsible for providing care to children affected by common, rare and emerging infections. Her training and clinical experience make her ideally suited to advocate for prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases through vaccination, i.e. Covid-19, HPV, influenza, measles.
Her ongoing research and leadership efforts focus on improvement of vaccination coverage for childhood vaccines. Dr. Shaw is also active in training of physicians and health care staff about the benefits of vaccination. In addition, she dedicates time to inform and educate the public about emerging infections through regular media engagements.
She is a member of several pediatric and infectious disease professional societies. Her research interests focus on improving vaccination coverage in children. She has authored numerous publications focusing on vaccine hesitancy, emerging and S. aureus infections.
Dr. Shaw is an active vaccination advocate.