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Paul Lantos

Medical Instructor in the Department of Medicine
Medical Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics

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Paul Lantos


Paul Lantos is interested in the spatial epidemiology of infectious diseases. His research utilizes geographic information systems (GIS) and geostatistical software to understand the spatial and spatiotemporal distribution of diseases and their relationship with environmental and demographic factors. He currently has active studies of influenza, cytomegalovirus, Lyme disease, dengue, tick-borne rickettsial diseases and socioeconomic health disparities. He is also interested in GIS education and has conducted workshops on public health GIS in Mongolia and China.

Recent Publications

Lantos PM, Lipsett SC, Nigrovic LE. False positive Lyme disease IgM immunoblots in children. J Pediatrics. 2016 Jul;174:267-269.e1. Epub 2016 May 4.

Paydar-Darian N, Kimia AA, Lantos PM, Fine AM, Gordon CD, Gordon CR, Landschaft A, Nigrovic LE. Diagnostic Lumbar Puncture Among Children With Facial Palsy in a Lyme Disease Endemic Area. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2016 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Lantos PM, Hoffman K, Anderson B, Gray GC. Are persons living near industrial swine production facilities at increased risk of influenza? Clinical Infectious Diseases (in press).

Lantos, PM, Hoffman, K, Höhle, M, Anderson, B, and Gray, GC. "Are People Living Near Modern Swine Production Facilities at Increased Risk of Influenza Virus Infection?." Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America 63, no. 12 (December 2016): 1558-1563.