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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

James H. Conway, MD, FAAP, is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin, where he is also very active in Global Health, serving as the Associate Director for Health Sciences in the Global Health Institute.
Dr. Conway's primary area of interest is with immunization program improvement and he currently has projects investigating influenza transmission and prevention, the effectiveness of pertussis vaccines and understanding issues of vaccine hesitancy.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), in the Sections on Infectious Diseases and International Child Health, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin AAP chapter and as Chair of the Committee on Immunizations and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Conway serves as the AAP representative to the Wisconsin Council on Immunization Practice, and is Chair of the University of Wisconsin Immunization Task Force. He was given a Special Achievement Award "for distinguished Service and Dedication to the Mission and Goals of the Academy, for leadership and tireless efforts related to immunization projects for the chapter and national AAP, as well as for the United States and around the world."
In addition, he was selected as the guest commencement speaker by the UW School of Medicine and Public Health's class of 2012, as well as presented with the Clinical Educator Excellence award in 2012.


Pediatric Infectious Diseases




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UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Pediatrics

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO

Residency Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Medical School Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY

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Dr. Conway received a four-year collaborative grant from the Merck Foundation as a co-investigator on an immunization project in Kenya, attempting to increase vaccination rates through healthworker training and education.

PubMed Articles
Garcia-Prats AJ Salazar-Austin N Conway JH Radtke K LaCourse SM Maleche-Obimbo E Hesseling AC Savic RM Nachman S Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pharmacologic Treatments for Children: Research Priorities and Approach to Pediatric Studies. Clin Infect Dis . 2021 Mar 15;72(6):1067-1073
[PubMed ID: 32594142]
Koning SM Scott K Conway JH Palta M Reproductive health at conflict borders: a cross-sectional survey of human rights violations and perinatal outcomes at the Thai-Myanmar border. Confl Health . 2021 Mar 10;15(1):15
[PubMed ID: 33691764]
Carias C Pawaskar M Nyaku M Conway JH Roberts CS Finelli L Chen YT Potential impact of COVID-19 pandemic on vaccination coverage in children: A case study of measles-containing vaccine administration in the United States (US). Vaccine . 2021 Feb 22;39(8):1201-1204
[PubMed ID: 33334618]
Conway JH Davis JP Eickhoff JC Pool V Greenberg DP Decker MD Brand-specific rates of pertussis disease among Wisconsin children given 1-4 doses of pertussis Vaccine, 2010-2014. Vaccine . 2020 Oct 21;38(45):7063-7069
[PubMed ID: 32921507]
Gusland DY Livermore AT Sterkel AK Nguyen JC Conway JH Two Cases Illustrating the Diagnostic Challenge of Pediatric Blastomycosis Presenting as Osteomyelitis. Pediatr Emerg Care . 2020 Oct;36(10):e579-e581
[PubMed ID: 32205801]
Schmuhl NB Mooney KE Zhang X Cooney LG Conway JH LoConte NK No association between HPV vaccination and infertility in U.S. females 18-33 years old. Vaccine . 2020 May 19;38(24):4038-4043
[PubMed ID: 32253100]
Walker JL Conway JH Svenson JE Zika: information in the nick of time. J Glob Health . 2017 Jun;7(1):010305
[PubMed ID: 28400948]
Vonasek BJ Bajunirwe F Jacobson LE Twesigye L Dahm J Grant MJ Sethi AK Conway JH Do Maternal Knowledge and Attitudes towards Childhood Immunizations in Rural Uganda Correlate with Complete Childhood Vaccination? PLoS One . 2016;11(2):e0150131
[PubMed ID: 26918890]
Koepke R Bartholomew ML Eickhoff JC Ayele RA Rodd D Kuennen J Rosekrans J Warshauer DM Conway JH Davis JP Widespread Bordetella parapertussis Infections-Wisconsin, 2011-2012: Clinical and Epidemiologic Features and Antibiotic Use for Treatment and Prevention. Clin Infect Dis . 2015 Nov 1;61(9):1421-31
[PubMed ID: 26113655]
Sabnis SS Conway JH Overcoming Challenges to Childhood Immunizations Status. Pediatr Clin North Am . 2015 Oct;62(5):1093-109
[PubMed ID: 26318942]
Koepke R Petit AB Ayele RA Eickhoff JC Schauer SL Verdon MJ Hopfensperger DJ Conway JH Davis JP Completeness and accuracy of the wisconsin immunization registry: an evaluation coinciding with the beginning of meaningful use. J Public Health Manag Pract . 2015 May-Jun;21(3):273-81
[PubMed ID: 25590511]
Koepke R Eickhoff JC Ayele RA Petit AB Schauer SL Hopfensperger DJ Conway JH Davis JP Reply to Decker et al. J Infect Dis . 2015 Feb 1;211(3):498-9
[PubMed ID: 25156559]
Koepke R Eickhoff JC Ayele RA Petit AB Schauer SL Hopfensperger DJ Conway JH Davis JP Estimating the effectiveness of tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) for preventing pertussis: evidence of rapidly waning immunity and difference in effectiveness by Tdap brand. J Infect Dis . 2014 Sep 15;210(6):942-53
[PubMed ID: 24903664]
Tarr GA Eickhoff JC Koepke R Hopfensperger DJ Davis JP Conway JH Using a bayesian latent class model to evaluate the utility of investigating persons with negative polymerase chain reaction results for pertussis. Am J Epidemiol . 2013 Jul 15;178(2):309-18
[PubMed ID: 23735308]
Conway J Clinical prediction rule accurately identifies those at low risk for Lyme meningitis. J Pediatr . 2012 Jul;161(1):171-2
[PubMed ID: 22726332]
Conway JH Green T Childhood immunization policies and the prevention of communicable disease. Pediatr Ann . 2011 Mar;40(3):136-43
[PubMed ID: 21417204]
Sansone JM Wilsman NJ Leiferman EM Conway J Hutson P Noonan KJ The effect of fluoroquinolone antibiotics on growing cartilage in the lamb model. J Pediatr Orthop . 2009 Mar;29(2):189-95
[PubMed ID: 19352246]
Haq C Baumann L Olsen CW Brown LD Kraus C Bousquet G Conway J Easterday BC Creating a center for global health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Acad Med . 2008 Feb;83(2):148-53
[PubMed ID: 18303359]
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