Thomas R. Talbot, III, M.D.

Faculty Appointments
Professor of Medicine
M.P.H., Public Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeM.D., Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeB.S., Biological Sciences, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Office Address
A-2200 MCN
1161 21st Ave. S.
Nashville, TN 37232
Research Description
Dr. Talbot is a recognized expert in the field of healthcare epidemiology and infection control, as he currently serves as a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) and recently served on the Board of Directors for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). He also serves on the Editorial Board for Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the preeminent journal in the field. Dr. Talbot's clinical research is centered on the area of healthcare epidemiology and infection control. He has a particular interest in vaccination of healthcare workers and the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. Dr. Talbot has more than 70 publications in peer-reviewed journals, with original research studies focusing on healthcare personnel vaccination, HAI surveillance, and improving hand hygiene as a tool to drive a culture of safety. As a part of his role as the Chief Hospital Epidemiologist, he oversees the surveillance and prevention of healthcare-associated infections (HAI) at VUMC, including the development of education for staff and physicians and the implementation of quality improvement interventions designed to reduce patient morbidity and mortality related to HAIs.
Research Keywords
Hospital Epidemiology, Infection Control, Vaccines, Healthcare-associated Infections
Clinical Research Keywords
Hospital Epidemiology Infection Control Healthcare-associated Infections Vaccines
Talbot TR, Carr D, Lee Parmley C, Martin BJ, Gray B, Ambrose A, Starmer J. Sustained Reduction of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Rates Using Real-Time Course Correction With a Ventilator Bundle Compliance Dashboard. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2015 Nov; 36(11): 1261-7. PMID: 26260255, PII: S0899823X15001804, DOI: 10.1017/ice.2015.180, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Kaye KS, Anderson DJ, Cook E, Huang SS, Siegel JD, Zuckerman JM, Talbot TR. Guidance for infection prevention and healthcare epidemiology programs: healthcare epidemiologist skills and competencies. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Apr; 36(4): 369-80. PMID: 25998192, PII: S0899823X14000798, DOI: 10.1017/ice.2014.79, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Talbot TR, Johnson JG, Anders T, Hayes RM. Comparison of NHSN-defined central venous catheter day counts with a method that accounts for concurrent catheters. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Jan; 36(1): 107-9. PMID: 25627768, PII: S0899823X14000075, DOI: 10.1017/ice.2014.7, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Talbot TR, Wang D, Swift M, St Jacques P, Johnson S, Brinsko V, Thayer V, Dail T, Feistritzer N, Polancich S. Implementation of an enhanced safety-engineered sharp device oversight and bloodborne pathogen protection program at a large academic medical center. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2014 Nov; 35(11): 1383-90. PMID: 25333433, DOI: 10.1086/678417, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Talbot TR. Update on immunizations for healthcare personnel in the United States. Vaccine [print-electronic]. 2014 Aug 8/27/2014; 32(38): 4869-75. PMID: 24231439, PII: S0264-410X(13)01499-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.10.090, ISSN: 1873-2518.

Self WH, Talbot TR, Paul BR, Collins SP, Ward MJ. Cost analysis of strategies to reduce blood culture contamination in the emergency department: sterile collection kits and phlebotomy teams. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2014 Aug; 35(8): 1021-8. PMID: 25026619, PMCID: PMC4100213, DOI: 10.1086/677161, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Self WH, Mickanin J, Grijalva CG, Grant FH, Henderson MC, Corley G, Blaschke Ii DG, McNaughton CD, Barrett TW, Talbot TR, Paul BR. Reducing blood culture contamination in community hospital emergency departments: a multicenter evaluation of a quality improvement intervention. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Mar; 21(3): 274-82. PMID: 24628752, PMCID: PMC3984048, DOI: 10.1111/acem.12337, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Daniels TL, Talbot TR. Infection control and prevention considerations. Cancer Treat. Res. 2014; 161: 463-83. PMID: 24706234, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04220-6_15, ISSN: 0927-3042.

Johnson JG, Saye EJ, Jimenez-Truque N, Soper N, Thomsen I, Talbot TR, Creech CB. Frequency of disinfectant resistance genes in pediatric strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2013 Dec; 34(12): 1326-7. PMID: 24225622, PMCID: PMC3965576, DOI: 10.1086/673983, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Talbot TR, Johnson JG, Fergus C, Domenico JH, Schaffner W, Daniels TL, Wilson G, Slayton J, Feistritzer N, Hickson GB. Sustained improvement in hand hygiene adherence: utilizing shared accountability and financial incentives. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2013 Nov; 34(11): 1129-36. PMID: 24113595, DOI: 10.1086/673445, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Halasa NB, Grijalva CG, Arbogast PG, Talbot TR, Craig AS, Griffin MR, Schaffner W. Nearly complete elimination of the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine serotypes in Tennessee. Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. 2013 Jun; 32(6): 604-9. PMID: 23348816, DOI: 10.1097/INF.0b013e318287fe0d, ISSN: 1532-0987.

Esbenshade JC, Edwards KM, Esbenshade AJ, Rodriguez VE, Talbot HK, Joseph MF, Nwosu SK, Chappell JD, Gern JE, Williams JV, Talbot TR. Respiratory virus shedding in a cohort of on-duty healthcare workers undergoing prospective surveillance. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2013 Apr; 34(4): 373-8. PMID: 23466910, PMCID: PMC3730277, DOI: 10.1086/669857, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Talbot TR, Talbot HK. Influenza prevention update: examining common arguments against influenza vaccination. JAMA. 2013 Mar 3/6/2013; 309(9): 881-2. PMID: 23334755, PII: 1558460, DOI: 10.1001/jama.2013.453, ISSN: 1538-3598.

Self WH, Speroff T, Grijalva CG, McNaughton CD, Ashburn J, Liu D, Arbogast PG, Russ S, Storrow AB, Talbot TR. Reducing blood culture contamination in the emergency department: an interrupted time series quality improvement study. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Jan; 20(1): 89-97. PMID: 23570482, PMCID: PMC3623801, DOI: 10.1111/acem.12057, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Zuckerman SL, Parikh R, Moore DC, Talbot TR. An evaluation of immediate-use steam sterilization practices in adult knee and hip arthroplasty procedures. Am J Infect Control [print-electronic]. 2012 Nov; 40(9): 866-71. PMID: 22364918, PII: S0196-6553(11)01310-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2011.11.006, ISSN: 1527-3296.

Talbot TR, Babcock H, Cotton D, Maragakis LL, Poland GA, Septimus EJ, Tapper ML, Weber DJ. The use of live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV) in healthcare personnel (HCP): guidance from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Oct; 33(10): 981-3. PMID: 22961016, DOI: 10.1086/667772, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Rosenbloom ST, Daniels TL, Talbot TR, McClain T, Hennes R, Stenner S, Muse S, Jirjis J, Purcell Jackson G. Triaging patients at risk of influenza using a patient portal. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2012 Jul; 19(4): 549-54. PMID: 22140208, PMCID: PMC3384102, PII: amiajnl-2011-000382, DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000382, ISSN: 1527-974X.

Self WH, Speroff T, McNaughton CD, Wright PW, Miller G, Johnson JG, Daniels TL, Talbot TR. Blood culture collection through peripheral intravenous catheters increases the risk of specimen contamination among adult emergency department patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2012 May; 33(5): 524-6. PMID: 22476282, DOI: 10.1086/665319, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Dexheimer JW, Talbot TR, Ye F, Shyr Y, Jones I, Gregg WM, Aronsky D. A computerized pneumococcal vaccination reminder system in the adult emergency department. Vaccine [print-electronic]. 2011 Sep 9/16/2011; 29(40): 7035-41. PMID: 21784117, PMCID: PMC3168965, PII: S0264-410X(11)01053-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.07.032, ISSN: 1873-2518.

Talbot TR, May AK, Obremskey WT, Wright PW, Daniels TL. Intraoperative patient-to-healthcare-worker transmission of invasive group A streptococcal infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Sep; 32(9): 924-6. PMID: 21828977, DOI: 10.1086/661596, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Johnson JG, Talbot TR. New approaches for influenza vaccination of healthcare workers. Curr. Opin. Infect. Dis. 2011 Aug; 24(4): 363-9. PMID: 21587072, DOI: 10.1097/QCO.0b013e328347b0e7, ISSN: 1473-6527.

Carnevale RJ, Talbot TR, Schaffner W, Bloch KC, Daniels TL, Miller RA. Evaluating the utility of syndromic surveillance algorithms for screening to detect potentially clonal hospital infection outbreaks. J Am Med Inform Assoc [print-electronic]. 2011 Jul; 18(4): 466-72. PMID: 21606134, PMCID: PMC3128411, PII: amiajnl-2011-000216, DOI: 10.1136/amiajnl-2011-000216, ISSN: 1527-974X.

van der Heijden YF, Miller G, Wright PW, Shepherd BE, Daniels TL, Talbot TR. Clinical impact of blood cultures contaminated with coagulase-negative staphylococci at an academic medical center. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Jun; 32(6): 623-5. PMID: 21558778, DOI: 10.1086/660096, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Speroff T, Ely EW, Greevy R, Weinger MB, Talbot TR, Wall RJ, Deshpande JK, France DJ, Nwosu S, Burgess H, Englebright J, Williams MV, Dittus RS. Quality improvement projects targeting health care-associated infections: comparing Virtual Collaborative and Toolkit approaches. J Hosp Med [print-electronic]. 2011 May; 6(5): 271-8. PMID: 21312329, DOI: 10.1002/jhm.873, ISSN: 1553-5606.

May AK, Daniels TL, Obremskey WT, Kaiser AB, Talbot TR. Steroids in the treatment of group A streptococcal necrotizing soft tissue infection. Surg Infect (Larchmt) [print-electronic]. 2011 Feb; 12(1): 77-81. PMID: 21171810, DOI: 10.1089/sur.2010.035, ISSN: 1557-8674.

Dortch MJ, Fleming SB, Kauffmann RM, Dossett LA, Talbot TR, May AK. Infection reduction strategies including antibiotic stewardship protocols in surgical and trauma intensive care units are associated with reduced resistant gram-negative healthcare-associated infections. Surg Infect (Larchmt) [print-electronic]. 2011 Feb; 12(1): 15-25. PMID: 21091186, DOI: 10.1089/sur.2009.059, ISSN: 1557-8674.

Speroff T, Nwosu S, Greevy R, Weinger MB, Talbot TR, Wall RJ, Deshpande JK, France DJ, Ely EW, Burgess H, Englebright J, Williams MV, Dittus RS. Organisational culture: variation across hospitals and connection to patient safety climate. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010 Dec; 19(6): 592-6. PMID: 21127115, PII: 19/6/592, DOI: 10.1136/qshc.2009.039511, ISSN: 1475-3901.

Talbot TR, Babcock H, Caplan AL, Cotton D, Maragakis LL, Poland GA, Septimus EJ, Tapper ML, Weber DJ. Revised SHEA position paper: influenza vaccination of healthcare personnel. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Oct; 31(10): 987-95. PMID: 20807037, DOI: 10.1086/656558, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Talbot TR, Schaffner W. On being the first: Virginia Mason Medical Center and mandatory influenza vaccination of healthcare workers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 Sep; 31(9): 889-92. PMID: 20653446, DOI: 10.1086/656211, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Creech CB, Saye E, McKenna BD, Johnson BG, Jimenez N, Talbot TR, Bossung T, Gregory A, Edwards KM. One-year surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization and skin and soft tissue infections in collegiate athletes. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Jul; 164(7): 615-20. PMID: 20603460, PMCID: PMC3778501, PII: 164/7/615, DOI: 10.1001/archpediatrics.2010.93, ISSN: 1538-3628.

Talbot TR, Starmer JM. Does the specific time of day used to capture data on ventilator-days have an impact on the documented rates of ventilator-associated pneumonia?. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 May; 31(5): 548-50. PMID: 20334510, DOI: 10.1086/652450, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Talbot TR, Dellit TH, Hebden J, Sama D, Cuny J. Factors associated with increased healthcare worker influenza vaccination rates: results from a national survey of university hospitals and medical centers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2010 May; 31(5): 456-62. PMID: 20233060, DOI: 10.1086/651666, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Creech CB, Litzner B, Talbot TR, Schaffner W. Frequency of detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from rectovaginal swabs in pregnant women. Am J Infect Control [print-electronic]. 2010 Feb; 38(1): 72-4. PMID: 19836855, PII: S0196-6553(09)00756-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2009.06.015, ISSN: 1527-3296.

Miller RS, Norris PR, Jenkins JM, Talbot TR, Starmer JM, Hutchison SA, Carr DS, Kleymeer CJ, Morris JA. Systems initiatives reduce healthcare-associated infections: a study of 22,928 device days in a single trauma unit. J Trauma. 2010 Jan; 68(1): 23-31. PMID: 20065753, PII: 00005373-201001000-00006, DOI: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181c82678, ISSN: 1529-8809.

Creech CB, Johnson BG, Alsentzer AR, Hohenboken M, Edwards KM, Talbot TR. Vaccination as infection control: a pilot study to determine the impact of Staphylococcus aureus vaccination on nasal carriage. Vaccine [print-electronic]. 2009 Dec 12/10/2009; 28(1): 256-60. PMID: 19799842, PII: S0264-410X(09)01435-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2009.09.088, ISSN: 1873-2518.

Talbot TR, Peters J, Wright PF, Edwards KM. Absence of pharyngeal shedding of vaccinia following smallpox vaccination. Am J Infect Control. 2007 Sep; 35(7): 486-8. PMID: 17765564, PII: S0196-6553(06)01161-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2006.07.013, ISSN: 0196-6553.

Talbot TR, Nania JJ, Wright PW, Jones I, Aronsky D. Evaluation of the microbiology of soft-tissue abscesses in the era of community-associated strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: an argument for empirical contact precautions. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2007 Jun; 28(6): 730-2. PMID: 17520550, PII: ICHE2006200, DOI: 10.1086/516799, ISSN: 0899-823X.

Nania JJ, Skinner J, Wilkerson K, Warkentin JV, Thayer V, Swift M, Schaffner W, Talbot TR. Exposure to pulmonary tuberculosis in a neonatal intensive care unit: unique aspects of contact investigation and management of hospitalized neonates. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2007 Jun; 28(6): 661-5. PMID: 17520537, PII: ICHE2006195, DOI: 10.1086/517975, ISSN: 0899-823X.

Halasa NB, Shankar SM, Talbot TR, Arbogast PG, Mitchel EF, Wang WC, Schaffner W, Craig AS, Griffin MR. Incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease among individuals with sickle cell disease before and after the introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Clin. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2007 Jun 6/1/2007; 44(11): 1428-33. PMID: 17479937, PII: CID41426, DOI: 10.1086/516781, ISSN: 1537-6591.

Dexheimer JW, Jones I, Chen Q, Talbot TR, Mason D, Aronsky D. Providers' beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors before implementing a computerized pneumococcal vaccination reminder. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2006 Dec; 13(12): 1312-8. PMID: 17101730, PII: j.aem.2006.07.029, DOI: 10.1197/j.aem.2006.07.029, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Talbot TR, Peters J, Yan L, Wright PF, Edwards KM. Optimal bandaging of smallpox vaccination sites to decrease the potential for secondary vaccinia transmission without impairing lesion healing. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2006 Nov; 27(11): 1184-92. PMID: 17080375, PII: ICHE2006005, DOI: 10.1086/508827, ISSN: 0899-823X.

May AK, Fleming SB, Carpenter RO, Diaz JJ, Guillamondegui OD, Deppen SA, Miller RS, Talbot TR, Morris JA. Influence of broad-spectrum antibiotic prophylaxis on intracranial pressure monitor infections and subsequent infectious complications in head-injured patients. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2006 Oct; 7(5): 409-17. PMID: 17083307, DOI: 10.1089/sur.2006.7.409, ISSN: 1096-2964.

Rock MT, Yoder SM, Talbot TR, Edwards KM, Crowe JE. Cellular immune responses to diluted and undiluted aventis pasteur smallpox vaccine. J. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2006 Aug 8/15/2006; 194(4): 435-43. PMID: 16845626, PII: JID36240, DOI: 10.1086/505506, ISSN: 0022-1899.

Edwards KM, Talbot TR. The challenges of pertussis outbreaks in healthcare facilities: is there a light at the end of the tunnel? [editorial]. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2006 Jun; 27(6): 537-40. PMID: 16755470, PII: ICHE2006123, DOI: 10.1086/506233, ISSN: 0899-823X.

Poehling KA, Talbot TR, Griffin MR, Craig AS, Whitney CG, Zell E, Lexau CA, Thomas AR, Harrison LH, Reingold AL, Hadler JL, Farley MM, Anderson BJ, Schaffner W. Invasive pneumococcal disease among infants before and after introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. JAMA. 2006 Apr 4/12/2006; 295(14): 1668-74. PMID: 16609088, PII: 295/14/1668, DOI: 10.1001/jama.295.14.1668, ISSN: 1538-3598.

Daniels TL, Talbot TR, Schaffner W. Who, what, when, where, why, and how? The unanswered questions of surgical antimicrobial prophylaxis. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2006 Mar; 8(2): 83-5. PMID: 16524543, ISSN: 1523-3847.

Creech CB, Talbot TR, Schaffner W. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: the way to the wound is through the nose [editorial]. J. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2006 Jan 1/15/2006; 193(2): 169-71. PMID: 16362879, PII: JID36081, DOI: 10.1086/500432, ISSN: 0022-1899.

Talbot TR, Bradley SE, Cosgrove SE, Ruef C, Siegel JD, Weber DJ. Influenza vaccination of healthcare workers and vaccine allocation for healthcare workers during vaccine shortages. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2005 Nov; 26(11): 882-90. PMID: 16320984, PII: ICHE11650, DOI: 10.1086/502512, ISSN: 0899-823X.

Talbot TR. Diabetes mellitus and cardiothoracic surgical site infections. Am J Infect Control. 2005 Aug; 33(6): 353-9. PMID: 16061142, PII: S0196-6553(05)00163-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2004.10.008, ISSN: 0196-6553.

Talbot TR, Hartert TV, Mitchel E, Halasa NB, Arbogast PG, Poehling KA, Schaffner W, Craig AS, Griffin MR. Asthma as a risk factor for invasive pneumococcal disease. N. Engl. J. Med. 2005 May 5/19/2005; 352(20): 2082-90. PMID: 15901861, PII: 352/20/2082, DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa044113, ISSN: 1533-4406.

Talbot TR, Crocker DD, Peters J, Doersam JK, Ikizler MR, Sannella E, Wright PE, Edwards KM. Duration of virus shedding after trivalent intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccination in adults. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2005 May; 26(5): 494-500. PMID: 15954490, PII: ICHE10433, DOI: 10.1086/502574, ISSN: 0899-823X.

Talbot TR, Schaffner W. Relationship between age and the risk of surgical site infection: a contemporary reexamination of a classic risk factor [editorial]. J. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2005 Apr 4/1/2005; 191(7): 1032-5. PMID: 15747235, PII: JID34134, DOI: 10.1086/428627, ISSN: 0022-1899.

Rock MT, Yoder SM, Wright PF, Talbot TR, Edwards KM, Crowe JE. Differential regulation of granzyme and perforin in effector and memory T cells following smallpox immunization. J. Immunol. 2005 Mar 3/15/2005; 174(6): 3757-64. PMID: 15749916, PII: 174/6/3757, ISSN: 0022-1767.

Talbot TR, Poehling KA, Hartert TV, Arbogast PG, Halasa NB, Edwards KM, Schaffner W, Craig AS, Griffin MR. Seasonality of invasive pneumococcal disease: temporal relation to documented influenza and respiratory syncytial viral circulation. Am. J. Med. 2005 Mar; 118(3): 285-91. PMID: 15745727, PII: S0002-9343(04)00712-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2004.09.016, ISSN: 0002-9343.

Shaklee JF, Talbot TR, Muldowney JA, Vaughan DE, Butler J, House F, Crowe JE, Smith LH, Edwards KM. Smallpox vaccination does not elevate systemic levels of prothrombotic proteins associated with ischemic cardiac events. J. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2005 Mar 3/1/2005; 191(5): 724-30. PMID: 15688286, PII: JID33581, DOI: 10.1086/427831, ISSN: 0022-1899.

Cosgrove SE, Fishman NO, Talbot TR, Woeltje KF, Schaffner W, Fraser VJ, McMillan JA, Perl TM. Strategies for use of a limited influenza vaccine supply. JAMA. 2005 Jan 1/12/2005; 293(2): 229-32. PMID: 15644550, PII: 293/2/229, DOI: 10.1001/jama.293.2.229, ISSN: 1538-3598.

Dexheimer JW, Gregg W, Talbot TR, Aronsky D. Creating and validating a pneumococcal vaccination registry. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005; 201-5. PMID: 16779030, PMCID: PMC1560825, PII: 58384, ISSN: 1942-597X.

St Jacques P, Sanders N, Patel N, Talbot TR, Deshpande JK, Higgins M. Improving timely surgical antibiotic prophylaxis redosing administration using computerized record prompts. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2005; 6(2): 215-21. PMID: 16128628, DOI: 10.1089/sur.2005.6.215, ISSN: 1096-2964.

Talbot TR, Crocker DD, Peters J, Doersam JK, Ikizler MR, Sannella E, Wright PF, Edwards KM. Duration of virus shedding after trivalent intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccination in adults. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2005; 26: 494-500.

Rock MT, Yoder SM, Wright PF, Talbot TR, Edwards KM, Crowe Jr JE. Differential Regulation of granzyme and perforin in effector and memory T cells following smallpox immunization. J Immunol. 2005; 174: 3757-64.

Talbot TR, Griffin MR. Use of population-based cohort data to assess community-acquired pneumonia: a powerful approach [editorial]. Clin. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2004 Dec 12/1/2004; 39(11): 1651-3. PMID: 15578366, PII: CID34833, DOI: 10.1086/425621, ISSN: 1537-6591.

Talbot TR, Stapleton JT, Brady RC, Winokur PL, Bernstein DI, Germanson T, Yoder SM, Rock MT, Crowe JE, Edwards KM. Vaccination success rate and reaction profile with diluted and undiluted smallpox vaccine: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2004 Sep 9/8/2004; 292(10): 1205-12. PMID: 15353533, PII: 292/10/1205, DOI: 10.1001/jama.292.10.1205, ISSN: 1538-3598.

Talbot TR, Poehling KA, Hartert TV, Arbogast PG, Halasa NB, Mitchel E, Schaffner W, Craig AS, Edwards KM, Griffin MR. Reduction in high rates of antibiotic-nonsusceptible invasive pneumococcal disease in tennessee after introduction of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Clin. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2004 Sep 9/1/2004; 39(5): 641-8. PMID: 15356776, PII: CID33473, DOI: 10.1086/422653, ISSN: 1537-6591.

Talbot TR, Poehling KA, Hartert TV, Arbogast PG, Halasa NB, Mitchel E, Schaffner W, Craig AS, Edwards KM, Griffin MR. Elimination of racial differences in invasive pneumococcal disease in young children after introduction of the conjugate pneumococcal vaccine. Pediatr. Infect. Dis. J. 2004 Aug; 23(8): 726-31. PMID: 15295222, PII: 00006454-200408000-00006, ISSN: 0891-3668.

Talbot TR, D'Agata EM, Brinsko V, Lee B, Speroff T, Schaffner W. Perioperative blood transfusion is predictive of poststernotomy surgical site infection: marker for morbidity or true immunosuppressant?. Clin. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2004 May 5/15/2004; 38(10): 1378-82. PMID: 15156474, PII: CID32776, DOI: 10.1086/386334, ISSN: 1537-6591.

Rock MT, Yoder SM, Talbot TR, Edwards KM, Crowe JE. Adverse events after smallpox immunizations are associated with alterations in systemic cytokine levels. J. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2004 Apr 4/15/2004; 189(8): 1401-10. PMID: 15073677, PII: JID31505, DOI: 10.1086/382510, ISSN: 0022-1899.

Talbot TR, Ziel E, Doersam JK, LaFleur B, Tollefson S, Edwards KM. Risk of vaccinia transfer to the hands of vaccinated persons after smallpox immunization. Clin. Infect. Dis [print-electronic]. 2004 Feb 2/15/2004; 38(4): 536-41. PMID: 14765347, PII: CID32263, DOI: 10.1086/381205, ISSN: 1537-6591.

Talbot TR, Comer JA, Bloch KC. Ehrlichia chaffeensis infections among HIV-infected patients in a human monocytic ehrlichiosis-endemic area. Emerging Infect. Dis. 2003 Sep; 9(9): 1123-7. PMID: 14519250, PMCID: PMC3016774, DOI: 10.3201/eid0909.020560, ISSN: 1080-6040.

Talbot TR, Bredenberg HK, Smith M, LaFleur BJ, Boyd A, Edwards KM. Focal and generalized folliculitis following smallpox vaccination among vaccinia-naive recipients. JAMA. 2003 Jun 6/25/2003; 289(24): 3290-4. PMID: 12824211, PII: 289/24/3290, DOI: 10.1001/jama.289.24.3290, ISSN: 1538-3598.

Talbot TR, Hatcher J, Davis SF, Pierson RN, Barton R, Dummer S. Scedosporium apiospermum pneumonia and sternal wound infection in a heart transplant recipient. Transplantation. 2002 Dec 12/15/2002; 74(11): 1645-7. PMID: 12490804, DOI: 10.1097/01.TP.0000038746.35254.A4, ISSN: 0041-1337.

Talbot TR. Cases from the Osler Medical Service at Johns Hopkins University. Hodgkin's disease with Pel-Ebstein fevers. Am. J. Med. 2002 Mar; 112(4): 312-3. PMID: 11893371, PII: S0002934302010410, ISSN: 0002-9343.