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Mark Sawyer, MD



Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  • Program Director, UCSD/RCHSD Pediatric Residency Program
Clinical focus:
  • Infectious Disease, Pediatric
  • Public Health Aspects of Immunization
Medical Education
  • Medical School-University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 1980
  • Residency-University of California, San Diego Department of Pediatrics 1980-1983
  • Chief Residency-University of California, San Diego Department of Pediatrics 1986-1984
  • Fellowship-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 1984-1988

(Page in Progress)

  1. Development of a culturally and linguistically sensitive virtual reality educational platform to improve vaccine acceptance within a refugee population: the SHIFA community engagement-public health innovation programme. BMJ Open. 2021 09 14; 11(9):e051184. Streuli S, Ibrahim N, Mohamed A, Sharma M, Esmailian M, Sezan I, Farrell C, Sawyer M, Meyer D, El-Maleh K, Thamman R, Marchetti A, Lincoln A, Courchesne E, Sahid A, Bhavnani SP. PMID: 34521673; PMCID: PMC8442061.
  2. A Brief Provider Training Video Improves Comfort With Recommending the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2019 01; 58(1):17-23. Kumar MM, Boies EG, Sawyer MH, Kennedy M, Williams C, Rhee KE. PMID: 30280580.
  3. Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diphtheria with Vaccines in the United States: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR Recomm Rep. 2018 04 27; 67(2):1-44. Liang JL, Tiwari T, Moro P, Messonnier NE, Reingold A, Sawyer M, Clark TA. PMID: 29702631; PMCID: PMC5919600.
  4. Voluntarily Reported Immunization Registry Data: Reliability and Feasibility to Predict Immunization Rates, San Diego, California, 2013. Public Health Rep. 2017 May/Jun; 132(3):357-365. Madewell ZJ, Wester RB, Wang WW, Smith TC, Peddecord KM, Morris J, DeGuzman H, Sawyer MH, McDonald EC. PMID: 28379785; PMCID: PMC5415257.
  5. Pneumococcal Vaccines in Preterm Infants: Are More Doses Better? Implications for Other Vaccines. Pediatrics. 2016 09; 138(3). Sawyer MH, Rathore M. PMID: 27503350.
  6. Vaccines and Febrile Seizures: Quantifying the Risk. Pediatrics. 2016 07; 138(1). Sawyer MH, Simon G, Byington C. PMID: 27273713; PMCID: PMC4925088.
  7. Update From the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2016 Jun; 5(2):101-4. Schuster JE, Sawyer MH, O'Leary S, Kimberlin D. PMID: 27170697.
  8. The Pertussis Problem and a Possible Solution: Will Parents Go Along? JAMA Pediatr. 2016 05 01; 170(5):421-2. Sawyer MH. PMID: 27019461.
  9. Update From the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2016 Mar; 5(1):3-6. Iroh Tam PY, Sawyer MH, Kimberlin D. PMID: 26759500.
  10. Adolescents' Self-Reported Recall of Anticipatory Guidance Provided During Well-Visits at Nine Medical Clinics in San Diego, California, 2009-2011. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Mar; 58(3):267-75. Peddecord KM, Wang W, Wang L, Ralston K, Ly E, Friedman L, Curtis CR, Sawyer MH. PMID: 26699230.