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Aaron M. Harris, MD, MPH, FACP

Dr. Aaron M. Harris, is a Medical Epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a volunteer assistant professor of medicine at Emory University. Dr. Harris earned is combined MD/MPH at Tufts University School of Medicine where he received NIH grant support for global health research to prevent pneumonia in Ecuador and cholera in Bangladesh. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Emory University with research honors and global health distinction. After residency, Dr. Harris served as Epidemic Intelligence Officer at CDC. Dr. Harris currently leads national viral hepatitis prevention efforts in the Division of Viral Hepatitis. Dr. Harris also practices internal medicine and teach fellows, residents, and medical students.


  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • ABMS Internal Medicine


  • Emory

Education & Training

  • Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Emory University School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

Outstanding Service Medal from U.S. Public Health Service

Achievement Medal from U.S. Public Health Service

Elected Fellow in the American College of Physicians


Abara WE, Qaseem A, Schillie S, McMahon BJ, Harris AM. Hepatitis B Vaccination, Screening, and Linkage to Care: Best Practice Advice From the American College of Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Accepted to Ann Intern Med. 2017).

Chahal H, Peters MG, Harris AM, McCabe D, Voldberding P, Kahn JG. Cost-effectiveness of Hepatitis B Virus Infection Screening and Treatment or Vaccination in Six High-Risk Populations in the US. (Submitted to PLoS One 2017).

Harris AM, Isenhour C, Schillie S, Vellozzi C. Hepatitis B Virus Testing and Care among Pregnant Women Using Commercial Claims Data, United States 2011–2014. (Submitted to Journal of Viral Hepatitis 2017).

Harris AM, Bramley AM, Jain S, Arnold SR, Ampofo K, Self WH, Williams DJ, Anderson EJ, Grijalva CG, McCullers JA, Pavia AT, Wunderink RG, Edwards KM, Winchell JM, Hicks LA. Influence of Antibiotics on the Detection of Bacteria by Culture-Based and Culture-Independent Diagnostic Tests in Patients Hospitalized with Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2017: 1-7.

Watkins LKF, Toews KA, Harris AM, Davidson S, Ayers-Millsap S, Lucas CE, Hubbard BC, Kozak Muiznieks NA, Khan E, Kutty PK. Lessons From an Outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease on a Hematology-Oncology Unit. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016: 1-8.

Chandrasekar E, Song S, Johnson M, Harris AM, Kaufman GI, Freedman D, Quinn MT, Kim KE. A Novel Strategy to Increase Identification of African-Born People with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, 2012–2014. Prev Chronic Dis. 2016 Sep 2; 13: E118. Doi: 10.5888/pcd13.160162.

Harris AM, Schoenbachler BT, Ramirez G, Vellozzi C, Beckett GA. Testing and Linking Foreign Born People with Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection to Care at Nine U.S. Programs, 2012–2014. Public Health Rep. 2016 May-Jun;131 Suppl 2:20-8.

Harris AM, Aol G, Ouma D, Bigogo G, Montgomery JM, Whitney CG, Breiman RF, Kim L. Improving Capture of Vaccine History: Case Study from an Evaluation of 10-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Introduction in Kenya. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2016 Jun 1; 94(6):1400-2.

Tomczyk S, Arriola CS, Beall B, Benitez A, Benoit SR, Berman L, Bresee J, da Gloria Carvalho M, Cohn A, Cross K, Diaz MH, Francois Watkins LK, Gierke R, Hagan JE, Harris AM, Jain S, Kim L, Kobayashi M, Lindstrom S, McGee L, McMorrow M, Metcalf BL, Moore MR, Moura I, Nix WA, Nyangoma E, Oberste MS, Olsen SJ, Pimenta F, Socias C, Thurman K, Waller J, Waterman SH, Westercamp M, Wharton M, Whitney CG, Winchell JM, Wolff B, Kim C. Multistate outbreak of respiratory infections among unaccompanied children, June 2014–July 2014. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 Jul 1; 63(1):48-56.

Harris AM, Hicks LA, Qaseem A. Appropriate antibiotic use for acute respiratory tract infection in adults: advise for high-value care from the American College of Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ann Intern Med. 2016; 164(6):425-434.

Harris AM, Yazzie D, Antone-Nez R, Dine-Chacon G, Kinlacheeny JB, Foley D, Yasmin S, Adams L, Livar E, Taranella A, Yeager L, Komatsu K, Van Beneden C, Langley G. A cluster of community- acquired invasive group A streptococcal disease among Native Americans in Arizona, Winter 2012- 13. Emerg Infect Dis 2015; 21(1): 177-9.

Capewell LG, Harris AM, Yoder J, Cope JR, Eddy B, Roy S, Visvesvara GS, Fox LM, Beach MJ. Diagnosis, clinical course, and treatment of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis in the United States, 1937-2013. J Ped Infect Dis 2015; 4(4):e68-75.

Harris AM, Beekmann SE, Polgreen PM, Moore MR. Rapid urine antigen testing for Streptococcus pneumoniae in adults with community-acquired pneumonia: clinical use and barriers. Diag Microbiol and Infect Dis 2014; 79(4): 454-457.

Harris AM, Sempertegui F, Estrella B, Narváez X, Egas J, Woodin M, Durant JL, Naumova E, Griffiths JK. Air pollution and anemia as risk factors for pneumonia in Ecuadorian children: a retrospective cohort analysis. Environ Health 2011;10:93.

Weil AA, Arifuzzaman M, Bhuiyan TR, LaRocque RC, Harris AM, Kendall EA, Hossain A, Tarique AA, Sheikh A, Chowdhury F, Lundgren A, Khan AI, Parker KC, Banerjee KK, Ryan ET, Harris JB, Qadri F, Calderwood SB. Memory T cell responses to Vibrio cholerae infection. Infect Immun 2009;77(11):5090-6.

Harris AM, Bhuiyan MS, Chowdhury F, Khan AI, Hossain A, Kendall E, Faruque AS, LaRocque RC, Ryan ET, Qadri F, Calderwood SB, Harris JB. Memory B cell responses in Bangladesh patients infected with Vibrio cholerae O1. Infect Immun 2009;77(9):3850-6.

Harris AM, Chowdhury F, Ara-Begum Y, Faruquie ASG, Svennerholm AM, Ryan E, Cravioto A, Calderwood SB, Qadri F. Shifting prevalence of major diarrheal pathogens in patients seeking hospital care during floods in 1998, 2004, and 2007 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2008;79(5):708-714. Harris AM, Iqbal K, Schillie S, Britton J, Kainer MA, Tressler S, Vellozzi C. Increases in Acute Hepatitis B Virus Infections – Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia, 2006-2013. January 29, 2016;65(3):47-50.

Mitruka K, Tsertsvadze T, Butsashvili M, Gamkrelidze A, Sabelashvili P, Adamia E, Chokheli M, Drobeniuc J, Hagan L, Harris AM, Jiqia T, Kasradze A, Ko S, Qerashvili V, Sharvadze L, Tskhomelidze I, Kvaratskhelia V, Morgan J, Ward JW, Averhoff F. Launch of a Nationwide Hepatitis C Elimination Program – Georgia, April 2015. July 24, 2015; 64(28):753-757.

Harris AM, Bennett NM, Whitney CG, Moore, M, Gierke R, Pilishvili T. Use of 13-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and 23-Valent Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine Among Children Aged 6-18 Years with Immunocompromising Conditions: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). June 28, 2013; 62(25):521-524.