Overview

I am a vaccine safety scientist at the Vaccine Evaluation Center, a leading center for applied vaccine research in Canada. My research interests include vaccine safety, vaccine hesitancy and vaccine preventable diseases, as well as attitudes and beliefs around immunization uptake and use. I am also the epidemiologist for the Immunization Monitoring Program, Active, a national surveillance system for vaccine preventable diseases and vaccine adverse events in 12 pediatric tertiary care centers across Canada and the lead investigator for the Canadian National Vaccine Safety (CANVAS) network, an active surveillance network that monitors the safety of vaccines.

Publications

Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of university students, faculty, and staff during a meningococcal serogroup B outbreak vaccination program
Vaccine
D.M. MacDougall, J.M. Langley, L. Li, L. Ye, D. MacKinnon-Cameron, K.A. Top, S.A. McNeil, B.A. Halperin, A. Swain, J.A. Bettinger, E. Dubé, G. De Serres, S.A. Halperin
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.02.011
04/2017

Placental pathology in HIV infection at term: a comparison with HIV-uninfected women
Tropical Medicine & International Health
Emma Kalk, Pawel Schubert, Julie A. Bettinger, Mark F. Cotton, Monika Esser, Amy Slogrove, Colleen A. Wright
DOI: 10.1111/tmi.12858
03/2017

A Prospective Cohort Study of Common Childhood Infections in South African HIV-exposed Uninfected and HIV-unexposed Infants
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Amy L. Slogrove, Monika M. Esser, Mark F. Cotton, David P. Speert, Tobias R. Kollmann, Joel Singer, Julie A. Bettinger
DOI: 10.1097/inf.0000000000001391
02/2017

Continuing the Conversation
Public Health in the Age of Anxiety
2017

Public Health in the Age of Anxiety
University of Toronto Press
2017

Epidemiologic Trends in Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunization in Canada
Public Health in the Age of Anxiety
2017

Attitudes and Beliefs of Pregnant Women and New Mothers Regarding Influenza Vaccination in British Columbia
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada
Julie A. Bettinger, Devon Greyson, Deborah Money
DOI: 10.1016/j.jogc.2016.08.004
11/2016

Do Dose Numbers Matter?Evaluation of Differing Infant and Toddler Meningococcal C Conjugate Vaccine Programs in Canadian Children
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Julie A. Bettinger, Otto G. Vanderkooi, David W. Scheifele, Scott A. Halperin, James D. Kellner, Anthony Schryvers, Gaston De Serres, Joenel Alcantara
DOI: 10.1097/inf.0000000000001278
11/2016

A longitudinal study on quality of life after injury in children
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
Amy Schneeberg, Takuro Ishikawa, Sami Kruse, Erica Zallen, Craig Mitton, Julie A. Bettinger, Mariana Brussoni
DOI: 10.1186/s12955-016-0523-6
08/2016

Hospitalization for Influenza A Versus B
PEDIATRICS
D. Tran, W. Vaudry, D. Moore, J. A. Bettinger, S. A. Halperin, D. W. Scheifele, T. Jadvji, L. Lee, T. Mersereau, for the members of the Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program Active
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2015-4643
08/2016

Rapid surveillance for health events following a mass meningococcal B vaccine program in a university setting: A Canadian Immunization Research Network study
Vaccine
J.M. Langley, D.M. MacDougall, B.A. Halperin, A. Swain, S.A. Halperin, K.A. Top, S.A. McNeil, D. MacKinnon-Cameron, K. Marty, G. De Serres, E. Dubé, J.A. Bettinger
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2016.06.025
07/2016

Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy in Canada: Results of a Consultation Study by the Canadian Immunization Research Network
PLOS ONE
Eve Dubé, Dominique Gagnon, Manale Ouakki, Julie A. Bettinger, Maryse Guay, Scott Halperin, Kumanan Wilson, Janice Graham, Holly O. Witteman, Shannon MacDonald, William Fisher, Laurence Monnais, Dat Tran, Arnaud Gagneur, Juliet Guichon, Vineet Saini, Jane M. Heffernan, Samantha Meyer, S. Michelle Driedger, Joshua Greenberg, Heather MacDougall, Canadian Immunization Research Network
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156118
06/2016

Pattern of Infectious Morbidity in HIV-Exposed Uninfected Infants and Children
Frontiers in Immunology
Amy L. Slogrove, Tessa Goetghebuer, Mark F. Cotton, Joel Singer, Julie A. Bettinger
DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2016.00164
05/2016

An evaluation of the feasibility and usability of a proof of concept mobile app for adverse event reporting post influenza vaccination
Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Kumanan Wilson, Katherine M. Atkinson, Jacqueline Westeinde, Cameron Bell, Kim Marty, Dean Fergusson, Shelley L. Deeks, Natasha Crowcroft, Julie A. Bettinger
DOI: 10.1080/21645515.2016.1152434
02/2016

Meningococcal B vaccine acceptability: Results of a longitudinal study in Quebec (Canada)
Vaccine Reports
Eve Dubé, Dominique Gagnon, Manale Ouakki, Sylvie Belley, Hélène Gagné, Nicole Boulianne, Monique Landry, Julie A. Bettinger
DOI: 10.1016/j.vacrep.2016.08.001
2016

Vaccine acceptance, hesitancy, and refusal in Canada: Challenges and potential approaches
Canada Communicable Disease Report
2016

Successful methodology for large-scale surveillance of severe events following influenza vaccination in Canada, 2011 and 2012
Eurosurveillance
J A Bettinger, I Rouleau, M C Gariépy, W R Bowie, L Valiquette, O G Vanderkooi, J D Kellner, B L Coleman, S A McNeil, A McCarthy, G De Serres, On behalf of the Public Health Agen
DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.es2015.20.29.21189
07/2015

Examining Perceptions about Mandatory Influenza Vaccination of Healthcare Workers through Online Comments on News Stories
PLOS ONE
Yang Lei, Jennifer A. Pereira, Susan Quach, Julie A. Bettinger, Jeffrey C. Kwong, Kimberly Corace, Gary Garber, Yael Feinberg, Maryse Guay, Public Health Agency of Canada/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Influenza Research Network (PCIRN) Program Delivery and Evaluation Group
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129993
06/2015

Outcomes of Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Adults and Children in Canada Between 2002 and 2011: A Prospective Cohort Study
Clinical Infectious Diseases
M. Sadarangani, D. W. Scheifele, S. A. Halperin, W. Vaudry, N. Le Saux, R. Tsang, J. A. Bettinger, investigators of the Canadian Immunization, N. Bridger, R. Morris, S. Halperin, K. Top, P. Dery, D. Moore, M. Lebel, N. Le Saux, D. Tran, L. Ford-Jones, J. Embree, B. Law, R. Tsang, B. Tan, W. Vaudry, T. Jadavji, O. G. Vanderkooi, D. Scheifele, L. Sauve, J. Bettinger, investigators of the Canadian Immunization
DOI: 10.1093/cid/civ028
01/2015

Parents’ and Adolescents’ Willingness to be Vaccinated Against Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease during a Mass Vaccination in Saguenay–Lac-St-Jean (Quebec)
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
Eve Dubé, Dominique Gagnon, Denis Hamel, Sylvie Belley, Hélène Gagné, Nicole Boulianne, Monique Landry, Julie A Bettinger
DOI: 10.1155/2015/732464
2015

Guillain–BarrÉ Syndrome After Immunization in Canadian Children (1996–2012)
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Karina A. Top, Shalini Desai, Dorothy Moore, Barbara J. Law, Wendy Vaudry, Scott A. Halperin, Julie A. Bettinger
DOI: 10.1097/inf.0000000000000903
2015

Canadian vaccine research networks: Vaccine safety resources for CanadaNon-Refereed
Canada Communicable Disease Report
2015

Rapid Online Identification of Adverse Events After Influenza Immunization in Children by PCIRN’s National Ambulatory Network
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Julie A. Bettinger, Otto G. Vanderkooi, Judy MacDonald, James D. Kellner
DOI: 10.1097/inf.0000000000000373
10/2014

The Impact of the Meningococcal Serogroup C Conjugate Vaccine in Canada Between 2002 and 2012
Clinical Infectious Diseases
M. Sadarangani, D. W. Scheifele, S. A. Halperin, W. Vaudry, N. Le Saux, R. Tsang, J. A. Bettinger, N. Bridger, R. Morris, S. Halperin, K. Top, P. Dery, D. Moore, M. Lebel, N. Le Saux, D. Tran, L. Ford-Jones, J. Embree, B. Law, R. Tsang, B. Tan, W. Vaudry, T. Jadavji, O. G. Vanderkooi, D. Scheifele, L. Sauve, J. Bettinger, For the investigators of the Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program, ACTive (IMPACT)
DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciu597
07/2014

Burden of Seasonal Influenza in Children With Neurodevelopmental Conditions
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Catherine Burton, Wendy Vaudry, Dorothy Moore, Julie A. Bettinger, Dat Tran, Scott A. Halperin, David W. Scheifele
DOI: 10.1097/inf.0000000000000272
07/2014

Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of older adults about pneumococcal immunization, a Public Health Agency of Canada/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Influenza Research Network (PCIRN) investigation
BMC Public Health
Amy Schneeberg, Julie A Bettinger, Shelly McNeil, Brian J Ward, Marc Dionne, Curtis Cooper, Brenda Coleman, Mark Loeb, Ethan Rubinstein, Janet McElhaney, David W Scheifele, Scott A Halperin
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-442
05/2014

Childhood immunization rates in Canada are too low: UNICEF
Paediatrics & Child Health
David W Scheifele, Scott A Halperin, Julie A Bettinger
DOI: 10.1093/pch/19.5.237
05/2014

Home environmental tobacco smoke exposure in Canadian children
The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
A. L. Slogrove, J. A. Bettinger
DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.13.0648
04/2014

Effectiveness of the standard and an alternative set of Streptococcus pneumoniae multi locus sequence typing primers
BMC Microbiology
Paul Adamiak, Otto G Vanderkooi, James D Kellner, Anthony B Schryvers, Julie A Bettinger, Joenel Alcantara
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2180-14-143
2014

The Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program, ACTive (IMPACT): Active surveillance for vaccine adverse events and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Canada Communicable Disease Report
2014

Evolving meningococcal immunization strategies
Expert Review of Vaccines
Marco Aurélio Sáfadi, Julie A Bettinger, Gabriela Moreno Maturana, Godwin Enwere, Ray Borrow
DOI: 10.1586/14760584.2015.979799
2014

Safety, immunogenicity, and tolerability of three influenza vaccines in older adultsResults of a randomized, controlled comparison
Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
David W. Scheifele, Shelly A. McNeil, Brian J. Ward, Marc Dionne, Curtis Cooper, Brenda Coleman, Mark Loeb, Ethan Rubinstein, Janet McElhaney, Todd Hatchette, Yan Li, Emanuele Montomoli, Amy Schneeberg, Julie A. Bettinger, Scott A. Halperin, PHAC/CIHR Influenza Research Network
DOI: 10.4161/hv.25580
11/2013

Immunizing health care workers against influenza: A glimpse into the challenges with voluntary programs and considerations for mandatory policies
American Journal of Infection Control
Susan Quach, Jennifer A. Pereira, Jeffrey C. Kwong, Sherman Quan, Lois Crowe, Maryse Guay, Julie A. Bettinger
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.05.016
11/2013

Applicability of the Brighton Collaboration Case Definition for seizure after immunization in active and passive surveillance in Canada
Vaccine
Karina A. Top, Cora M. Constantinescu, Julie Laflèche, Julie A. Bettinger, David W. Scheifele, Wendy Vaudry, Scott A. Halperin, Barbara J. Law
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.09.048
11/2013

Health care worker influenza immunization rates: The missing pieces of the puzzle
American Journal of Infection Control
Susan Quach, Jennifer A. Pereira, Christine L. Heidebrecht, Jeffrey C. Kwong, Maryse Guay, Lois Crowe, Sherman Quan, Julie A. Bettinger
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.09.022
08/2013

Vaccine hesitancyAn overview
Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Eve Dubé, Caroline Laberge, Maryse Guay, Paul Bramadat, Réal Roy, Julie A. Bettinger
DOI: 10.4161/hv.24657
08/2013

Response to the changing epidemiology of meningococcal disease in North America 1945-2010
Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
Julie A. Bettinger, David W. Scheifele, Scott A. Halperin, Wendy Vaudry, Nicole Le Saux
DOI: 10.4161/hv.24009
06/2013

HIV sero-conversion during late pregnancy – when to retest
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine
Emma Kalk, Amy Slogrove, David P Speert, Julie A Bettinger, Mark F Cotton, Monika Esser
DOI: 10.4102/sajhivmed.v14i2.84
06/2013

Controlling serogroup B invasive meningococcal disease: the Canadian perspective
Expert Review of Vaccines
Julie A Bettinger, Shelley L Deeks, Scott A Halperin, Raymond Tsang, David W Scheifele
DOI: 10.1586/erv.13.30
05/2013

Immunogenicity of 2 Doses of HPV Vaccine in Younger Adolescents vs 3 Doses in Young WomenA Randomized Clinical Trial
JAMA
Simon R. M. Dobson, Shelly McNeil, Marc Dionne, Meena Dawar, Gina Ogilvie, Mel Krajden, Chantal Sauvageau, David W. Scheifele, Tobias R. Kollmann, Scott A. Halperin, Joanne M. Langley, Julie A. Bettinger, Joel Singer, Deborah Money, Dianne Miller, Monika Naus, Fawziah Marra, Eric Young
DOI: 10.1001/jama.2013.1625
05/2013

Elevated Inflammatory Mediators in Adults with Oculorespiratory Syndrome following Influenza Immunization: a Public Health Agency of Canada/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Influenza Research Network Study
Clinical and Vaccine Immunology
M. Al-Dabbagh, K. Lapphra, D. W. Scheifele, S. A. Halperin, J. M. Langley, P. Cho, T. R. Kollmann, Y. Li, G. De Serres, E. S. Fortuno, J. A. Bettinger
DOI: 10.1128/cvi.00659-12
05/2013

Measuring influenza immunization coverage among health care workers in acute care hospitals and continuing care organizations in Canada
American Journal of Infection Control
Susan Quach, Jennifer A. Pereira, Jemila S. Hamid, Lois Crowe, Christine L. Heidebrecht, Jeffrey C. Kwong, Maryse Guay, Natasha S. Crowcroft, Allison McGeer, Larry W. Chambers, Sherman D. Quan, Julie A. Bettinger
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajic.2012.04.333
04/2013

The Disease Burden of Invasive Meningococcal Serogroup B Disease in Canada
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Julie A. Bettinger, David W. Scheifele, Nicole Le Saux, Scott A. Halperin, Wendy Vaudry, Raymond Tsang
DOI: 10.1097/inf.0b013e3182706b89
01/2013

Diversity of Canadian meningococcal serogroup B isolates and estimated coverage by an investigational meningococcal serogroup B vaccine (4CMenB)
Vaccine
Julie A. Bettinger, David W. Scheifele, Scott A. Halperin, Wendy Vaudry, Jamie Findlow, Ray Borrow, Duccio Medini, Raymond Tsang
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2013.03.063
2013

How best to describe the risk of meningococcal B infection?
Paediatrics & Child Health
Manish Sadarangani, Julie A Bettinger, David W Scheifele
DOI: 10.1093/pch/18.10.543
2013

Molecular characterization of rotavirus isolates from select Canadian pediatric hospitals
BMC Infectious Diseases
Andrew McDermid, Members of the Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program, Active (IMPACT), Nicole Le Saux, Elsie Grudeski, Julie A Bettinger, Kathy Manguiat, Scott A Halperin, Lily MacDonald, Pierre Déry, Joanne Embree, Wendy Vaudry, Timothy F Booth
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-306
11/2012

The Effect of Funded Varicella Immunization Programs on Varicella-related Hospitalizations in IMPACT Centers, Canada, 2000–2008
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Ben Tan, Julie Bettinger, Athena McConnell, David Scheifele, Scott Halperin, Wendy Vaudry, Barbara Law
DOI: 10.1097/inf.0b013e318260cc4d
09/2012

Comparison of Children Hospitalized With Seasonal Versus Pandemic Influenza A, 2004-2009
PEDIATRICS
D. Tran, W. Vaudry, D. L. Moore, J. A. Bettinger, S. A. Halperin, D. W. Scheifele, S. Aziz, for the IMPACT investigators
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-3216
08/2012

Determinants of parents' decision to vaccinate their children against rotavirus: results of a longitudinal study
Health Education Research
E. Dube, J. A. Bettinger, B. Halperin, R. Bradet, F. Lavoie, C. Sauvageau, V. Gilca, N. Boulianne
DOI: 10.1093/her/cys088
08/2012

Short and Long-Term Safety of the 2009 AS03-Adjuvanted Pandemic Vaccine
PLoS ONE
Gaston De Serres, Marie-Claude Gariépy, Brenda Coleman, Isabelle Rouleau, Shelly McNeil, Mélanie Benoît, Allison McGeer, Ardith Ambrose, Judy Needham, Chantal Bergeron, Cynthia Grenier, Kenna Sleigh, Arlene Kallos, Manale Ouakki, Najwa Ouhoummane, Grant Stiver, Louis Valiquette, Anne McCarthy, Julie Bettinger, on behalf of the PHAC-CIHR influenza Research Network (PCIRN)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038563
07/2012

Clinicians’ opinions on new vaccination programs implementation
Vaccine
E. Dubé, V. Gilca, C. Sauvageau, J.A. Bettinger, F.D. Boucher, S. McNeil, I. Gemmill, F. Lavoie, M. Ouakki, N. Boulianne
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.04.100
06/2012

Evaluation of meningococcal serogroup C conjugate vaccine programs in Canadian children: Interim analysis
Vaccine
Julie A. Bettinger, David W. Scheifele, Scott A. Halperin, James D. Kellner, Otto G. Vanderkooi, Anthony Schryvers, Gaston De Serres, Joenel Alcantara
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.04.034
06/2012

Considerations for controlling invasive meningococcal disease in high income countries
Vaccine
Johan Holst, Hanne Nøkleby, Julie A. Bettinger
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.12.093
05/2012

The changing and dynamic epidemiology of meningococcal disease
Vaccine
Scott A. Halperin, Julie A. Bettinger, Brian Greenwood, Lee H. Harrison, Jane Jelfs, Shamez N. Ladhani, Peter McIntyre, Mary E. Ramsay, Marco A.P. Sáfadi
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.12.032
05/2012

HIV-Exposed Uninfected Infants are at Increased Risk for Severe Infections in the First Year of Life
Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
A. Slogrove, B. Reikie, S. Naidoo, C. De Beer, K. Ho, M. Cotton, J. Bettinger, D. Speert, M. Esser, T. Kollmann
DOI: 10.1093/tropej/fms019
05/2012

The Hidden Costs and Characteristics of Childhood Rotavirus Emergency Visits in Canada
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Nicole Le Saux, Julie Bettinger, Pierre Déry, Joanne Embree, Wendy Vaudry, Scott A. Halperin, Andrew McDermid, Timothy F. Booth, Doug Coyle
DOI: 10.1097/inf.0b013e3182375011
02/2012

Exploring the feasibility of integrating barcode scanning technology into vaccine inventory recording in seasonal influenza vaccination clinics
Vaccine
Jennifer A. Pereira, Susan Quach, Jemila S. Hamid, Christine L. Heidebrecht, Sherman D. Quan, Jane Nassif, Amanda Jane Diniz, Robert Van Exan, Jeffrey Malawski, Adrian Gentry, Michael Finkelstein, Maryse Guay, David L. Buckeridge, Julie A. Bettinger, Donna Kalailieff, Jeffrey C. Kwong
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.11.043
01/2012

Cost Effectiveness of Infant Vaccination for Rotavirus in Canada
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
Doug Coyle, Kathryn Coyle, Julie A Bettinger, Scott A Halperin, Wendy Vaudry, David W Scheifele, Nicole Le Saux
DOI: 10.1155/2012/327054
2012

Influenza Immunization Data: Can We Make Order Out of Chaos?
Healthcare Quarterly
Jennifer Pereira, Christine Heidebrecht, Susan Quach, Sherman Quan, Michael Finkelstein, Julie Bettinger, Shelley Deeks, Maryse Guay, David Buckeridge, Larry Chambers, Natasha Crowcroft, Beate Sander, Donna Kalailieff, Stephanie Brien, Jeffrey Kwong
DOI: 10.12927/hcq.2011.22641
11/2011

Hospital acquired rotavirus infections: burden in Canadian paediatric hospitals
Journal of Infection Prevention
Nicole Le Saux, Julie Bettinger, Scott Halperin, Wendy Vaudry, David Scheifele, Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program, Active (IMPACT)
DOI: 10.1177/1757177411402409
07/2011

Canadian paediatricians’ opinions on rotavirus vaccination
Vaccine
E. Dubé, V. Gilca, C. Sauvageau, R. Bradet, J.A. Bettinger, N. Boulianne, F.D. Boucher, S. McNeil, I. Gemmill, F. Lavoie
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.02.044
04/2011

Acute otitis media and its prevention by immunization: A survey of Canadian pediatricians’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs
Human Vaccines
Eve Dubé, Vladimir Gilca, Chantal Sauvageau, Richard Bradet, France Lavoie, Nicole Boulianne, François D. Boucher, Julie A. Bettinger, Shelly McNeil, Ian Gemmill
DOI: 10.4161/hv.7.4.14141
04/2011

Time and motion study to compare electronic and hybrid data collection systems during the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccination campaign
Vaccine
Susan Quach, Jemila S. Hamid, Jennifer A. Pereira, Christine L. Heidebrecht, Julie Foisy, Julie A. Bettinger, Laura Rosella, Natasha S. Crowcroft, Shelley L. Deeks, Sherman D. Quan
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.09.016
02/2011

A(H1N1) pandemic influenza and its prevention by vaccination: Paediatricians' opinions before and after the beginning of the vaccination campaign
BMC Public Health
Eve Dubé, Fannie Defay, Vladimir Gilca, Julie A Bettinger, Chantal Sauvageau, France Lavoie, François D Boucher, Shelly McNeil, Ian Gemmill, Nicole Boulianne
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-128
02/2011

Approaches to immunization data collection employed across Canada during the Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccination campaign
Canadian Journal of Public Health
2011

Heterogeneity of Rotavirus Testing and Admitting Practices for Gastroenteritis among 12 Tertiary Care Pediatric Hospitals: Implications for Surveillance
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
Julie A. Bettinger, Kathryn Wills, Nicole Le Saux, David W Scheifele, Scott A. Halperin, Wendy Vaudry, Members of the Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program, ACTive (IMPACT)
DOI: 10.1155/2011/656404
2011

Substantial Morbidity for Hospitalized Children With Community-Acquired Rotavirus Infections2005–2007 IMPACT Surveillance in Canadian Hospitals
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Nicole Le Saux, Julie A. Bettinger, Scott A. Halperin, Wendy Vaudry, David W. Scheifele
DOI: 10.1097/inf.0b013e3181e20c94
09/2010

Perceptions of immunization information systems for collecting pandemic H1N1 immunization data within Canada's public health community: A qualitative study
BMC Public Health
Christine L Heidebrecht, the Public Health Agency of Canada/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Influenza Research Network (PCIRN) Vaccine Coverage Theme Group, Julie Foisy, Jennifer A Pereira, Sherman D Quan, Donald J Willison, Shelley L Deeks, Michael Finkelstein, Natasha S Crowcroft, David L Buckeridge, Maryse Guay, Christopher A Sikora, Jeffrey C Kwong
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-523
08/2010

Acceptability of Internet adverse event self-reporting for pandemic and seasonal influenza immunization among health care workers
Vaccine
Keswadee Lapphra, Simon Dobson, Julie A. Bettinger
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.07.019
08/2010

Pan-Canadian assessment of pandemic immunization data collection: study methodology
BMC Medical Research Methodology
Jennifer A Pereira, the Public Health Agency of Canada/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Influenza Research Network (PCIRN) Vaccine Coverage Theme Group, Susan Quach, Christine Heidebrecht, Julie Foisy, Sherman Quan, Michael Finkelstein, Christopher A Sikora, Julie A Bettinger, David L Buckeridge, Anne McCarthy, Shelley Deeks, Jeffrey C Kwong
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-10-51
06/2010

Pandemic influenza in Canadian children: A summary of hospitalized pediatric cases
Vaccine
Julie A. Bettinger, Laura J. Sauvé, David W. Scheifele, Dorothy Moore, Wendy Vaudry, Dat Tran, Scott A. Halperin, Louise Pelletier
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.02.044
04/2010

ICES Reports: Canada's Response to Pandemic H1N1 Influenza: The Collection of Individual-Level Data at the Point of Vaccination
Healthcare Quarterly
Jeffrey Kwong, Julie Foisy, Sherman Quan, Christine Heidebrecht, Faron Kolbe, Julie Bettinger, David Buckeridge, Larry Chambers, Natasha Crowcroft, Irfan Dhalla, Christopher Sikora, Donald Willison, Jennifer Pereira
DOI: 10.12927/hcq.2013.21683
03/2010

Postvaccination Thrombocytopenia in Canada
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Laura J. Sauvé, Julie Bettinger, David Scheifele, Scott Halperin, Wendy Vaudry, Barbara Law
DOI: 10.1097/inf.0b013e3181d2bb45
02/2010

The effect of routine vaccination on invasive pneumococcal infections in Canadian children, Immunization Monitoring Program, Active 2000–2007
Vaccine
Julie A. Bettinger, David W. Scheifele, James D. Kellner, Scott A. Halperin, Wendy Vaudry, Barbara Law, Gregory Tyrrell
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2009.12.026
02/2010

Haemophilus Disease in Alaskan and Canadian Children
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
David P. Greenberg, Martha Doemland, Julie A. Bettinger, Scott A. Halperin, Valerie Waters, Kami Kandola
DOI: 10.1097/inf.0b013e3181c37df1
02/2010

Why collect individual-level vaccination data?
Canadian Medical Association Journal
Writing team for the Public Health Agency of Canada/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Influenza Research Network Vaccine Coverage Theme Group
DOI: 10.1503/cmaj.091515
01/2010

Rotavirus serotypes results from an impact emergency department study
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2010

Canadian family physicians' and paediatricians' opinions toward A(H1N1) pandemic vaccine before and after vaccination campaign onset
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2010

Clinic staff perceptions of data collection methodologies used during the 2009 H1N1 influenza campaign in Canada
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2010

The epidemiology of serogroup B meningococcal infections in Canada: IMPACT 2002-2009
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2010

Emergence of pneumococcal serotype 19A in Canadian children: IMPACT 2000-2009
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2010

Approaches to immunization data collection employed across Canada during the H1N1 vaccination campaign
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2010

Time and motion study to compare electronic and hybrid data collection systems during the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccination campaign
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2010

Acceptability of web-based influenza immunization adverse event self-reporting among health care workers
American Journal of Epidemiology
2010

Canadian family physicians' and paediatricians' knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding A(H1N1) pandemic vaccine
BMC Research Notes
Eve Dubé, Vladimir Gilca, Chantal Sauvageau, Nicole Boulianne, François D Boucher, Julie A Bettinger, Shelly McNeil, Ian Gemmill, France Lavoie, Manale Ouakki
DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-3-102
2010

Perceptions of frontline staff regarding data collection methodologies used during the 2009 A H1N1 influenza immunization campaign in Canada
BMC Public Health
Julie Foisy, the Public Health Agency of Canada/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Influenza Research Network (PCIRN) Vaccine Coverage Theme Group*, Susan Quach, Christine L Heidebrecht, Jennifer A Pereira, Sherman D Quan, Maryse Guay, Julie A Bettinger, Shelley L Deeks, Stephanie Brien, Jeffrey C Kwong
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-796
2010

Rotavirus testing and admitting practices in 12 pediatric hospitals: implications for surveillance
American Journal of Epidemiology
2010

Priorities for new vaccination programs implementation: paediatricians' and family physicians' opinions
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2010

Surveillance for adverse events following adjuvanted pandemic influenza vaccine in Canadian children
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2010

Canadian family physicians' and paediatricians' opinions and intentions regarding hepatitis A and B infection and their prevention by vaccination
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2010

Safety of the 2010-2011 influenza vaccine in health care workers (HCW) previously vaccinated in 2009 with adjuvanted PH1N1 vaccine
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2010

Pandemic H1N1 influenza vaccine post-campaign survey: H1N1 immunization coverage and public attitudes in British Columbia (BC)
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2010

Rotavirus vaccination: results of a longitudinal study on determinants of Canadian parents' decision
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2010

Parental knowledge, attitudes and beliefs around pandemic H1N1 immuniation in British Columbia
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2010

Epidemiology of Pertussis and Haemophilus influenzae type b Disease in Canada With Exclusive Use of a Diphtheria-Tetanus-Acellular Pertussis-Inactivated Poliovirus-Haemophilus influenzae type b Pediatric Combination Vaccine and an Adolescent-Adult Tetanus-Diphtheria-Acellular Pertussis VaccineImplications for Disease Prevention in the United States
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
David P. Greenberg, Martha Doemland, Julie A. Bettinger, David W. Scheifele, Scott A. Halperin, Valerie Waters, Kami Kandola
DOI: 10.1097/inf.0b013e318199d2fc
06/2009

The Impact of Childhood Meningococcal Serogroup C Conjugate Vaccine Programs in Canada
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Julie A. Bettinger, David W. Scheifele, Nicole Le Saux, Scott A. Halperin, Wendy Vaudry, Raymond Tsang
DOI: 10.1097/inf.0b013e31819040e7
03/2009

Profile of Serogroup Y Meningococcal Infections in Canada: Implications for Vaccine Selection
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
Nicole Le Saux, Julie A Bettinger, Susan Wootton, Scott A Halperin, Wendy Vaudry, David W Scheifele, Raymond Tsang
DOI: 10.1155/2009/871071
2009

Hospital acquired rotavirus infections: substantial disease burden in Canadian Pediatric hospitals
Child: care, health, and development
2009

Ongoing Control of Haemophilus influenzae Type B Infections in Canadian Children, 2004–2007
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
David W. Scheifele, Julie A. Bettinger, Scott A. Halperin, Barbara Law, Robert Bortolussi
DOI: 10.1097/inf.0b013e31816fc339
08/2008

Commonly invasive serotypes ofStreptococcus pneumoniaetrigger a reduced innate immune response compared with serotypes rarely responsible for invasive infection
FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology
Thomas S.T. Burgess, Aaron F. Hirschfeld, Gregory J. Tyrrell, Julie A. Bettinger, Stuart E. Turvey
DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-695x.2008.00382.x
06/2008

Influenza vaccination in paediatric nurses: Cross-sectional study of coverage, refusal, and factors in acceptance
Vaccine
Seamus P. Norton, David W. Scheifele, Julie A. Bettinger, Robert M. West
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2008.03.033
06/2008

Children hospitalized with influenza during the 2006-2007 season: a report from the Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program, Active (IMPACT)Non-Refereed
Canada Communicable Disease Report
2008

Influenza in Canada: 2007-2009 Season UpdateNon-Refereed
Canada Communicable Disease Report
2008

The Effect of Routine Vaccination of Invasive Pneumococcal Infection in Canadian Children: 2002-2007, A Report from the IMPACT Network
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2008

The Changing Incidence of Meningococcal Invasive Infections across Canada, IMPACT 2002-2006
Paediatrics & Child Health
2008

EFFECTIVENESS OF PNEUMOCOCCAL CONJUGATE VACCINE IN GREATER VANCOUVER, CANADA: 2004???2005
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Gordean Bjornson, David W. Scheifele, Julie Bettinger, David M. Patrick, Larry Gustafson, Patricia Daly, Gregory J. Tyrrell
DOI: 10.1097/inf.0b013e31803c56df
06/2007

Invasive Pneumococcal Infections in Canadian Children, 1998-2003: Implications for Vaccination Programs
Canadian Journal of Public Health
03/2007

Prevalence of Toll-like receptor signalling defects in apparently healthy children who developed invasive pneumococcal infection
Clinical Immunology
Aaron F. Hirschfeld, Julie A. Bettinger, Rachel E. Victor, Donald J. Davidson, Andrew J. Currie, J. Mark Ansermino, David W. Scheifele, Jordan S. Orange, Stuart E. Turvey
DOI: 10.1016/j.clim.2006.10.012
03/2007

The Effect of Changing From Whole-Cell to Acellular Pertussis Vaccine on the Epidemiology of Hospitalized Children With Pertussis in Canada
The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Julie A. Bettinger, Scott A. Halperin, Gaston De Serres, David W. Scheifele, Theresa Tam
DOI: 10.1097/01.inf.0000247055.81541.04
01/2007

Defining Short- and Long-Term Travel
Journal of Travel Medicine
Julie A. Bettinger, Phyllis E. Kozarsky
DOI: 10.2310/7060.2002.21981
03/2006

Evaluation of The Coca-Cola Company Travel Health Kit
Journal of Travel Medicine
Lynne A. Harper, Julie Bettinger, Roberta Dismukes, Phyllis E. Kozarsky
DOI: 10.2310/7060.2002.24156
03/2006

Morbidity and mortality of invasive meningococcal disease in Canada 2002-2005
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2006

Impact of infant vaccination against invasive pneumococcal disease in Vancouver-Coastal and Fraser Health Authorities
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2006

Effectiveness of influenza vaccine in preventing hospitalization of children 6-23 months of age
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2006

Risk Perceptions, Condom Use, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Among Adolescent Females According to Social Network Position
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Julie A. Bettinger, Nancy E. Adler, Frank C. Curriero, Jonathan M. Ellen
DOI: 10.1097/01.olq.0000137906.01779.55
09/2004

Does Parental Involvement Predict New Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Female Adolescents?
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Julie A. Bettinger, David D. Celentano, Frank C. Curriero, Nancy E. Adler, Susan G. Millstein, Jonathan M. Ellen
DOI: 10.1001/archpedi.158.7.666
07/2004

Epidemiology of Hospitalized Pertussis after Change from Whole-cell to Acellular Pertussis Vaccine
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2004

Invasive Pneumococcal Infections in Canadian Children, 1998-2004
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
2004

Leptospirosis in “Eco-Challenge” Athletes, Malaysian Borneo, 2000
Emerging Infectious Diseases
James Sejvar, Elizabeth Bancroft, Kevin Winthrop, Julie Bettinger, Mary Bajani, Sandra Bragg, Kathleen Shutt, Robyn Kaiser, Nina Marano, Tanja Popovic, Jordan Tappero, David Ashford, Laurene Mascola, Duc Vugia, Bradley Perkins, Nancy Rosenstein, the Eco-Challenge Investigation Team
DOI: 10.3201/eid0906.020751
06/2003

The Influence of STD Risk Perceptions and Family Factors on Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Adolescents
The Johns Hopkins University
2003

Health Information for International Travel, 2011-2002
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2001

Lymphoedema staff manual: Treatment and Prevention of Problems Associated with Lymphatic Filariasis
World Health Organization
2001

Update: outbreak of acute febrile illness among athletes participating in eco-challenge Sabah 2000Non-Refereed
Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report
2001

Does deep kissing increase the risk of meningitis in teens?Non-Refereed
Parkhurst Exchange

Appropriately vaccinated children among hospitalized pertussis cases
Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Research

Current Projects
Health care provider and parental vaccine hesitancy

Current Projects
Immunization Monitoring Program, Active (IMPACT): hospital-based active surveillance for vaccine preventable diseases and adverse events following immunization

Current Projects
Population based active surveillance for meningococcal infections in adults and children across Canada

Current Projects
Canada National Vaccine Safety network: monitors the safety of seasonal influenza vaccine each year

Grants

CIHR Operating Grant: Improved Immunization Coverage Initiative

Honours & Awards

Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Investigator Award - 2011-2018

Research Group Members

Jennifer Tam, Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
May Abdelhamid Ahmed