Beth Thielen
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Credentials
MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Biography

Bio

Dr. Thielen is a physician-scientist trained in adult and pediatric infectious diseases. She joined the faculty in pediatrics in 2020 and is developing a translational research program focused on the molecular epidemiology and viral pathogenesis of human respiratory viral infections including influenza and respiratory syncytial virus. She also has interests in clinical immunology, the role that host genetic variation plays in the response to infectious diseases, and the global burden of respiratory infections.

Administrator Information

Sandra Streff
Administrative Phone: 612-626-5637

Research Summary

Dr. Thielen has clinical and research interests in the pathogenesis of respiratory viruses, including influenza viruses and respiratory syncytial virus. She will be continuing work started during her fellowship with Dr. Ryan Langlois (Microbiology) studying differences in the innate immune response to these viruses in primary human cells. She also has clinical interests in other infections of immunocompromised patients, clinical immunology, and travel medicine.

Education

MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
PhD in Global Health & Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Fellowship in Adult & Pediatric Infectious Diseases,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Infectious Diseases, American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Internal Medicine
Infectious Diseases, American Board of Internal Medicine
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine
Minnesota Monthly "Top Doctor", Minnesota Monthly Magazine
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Thielen, B. T., 2022. Talking monkeypox with the U of M. Minneapolis, United States:
Thielen, B. T., 2021. Talking Halloween and holiday safety with U of M. Minneapolis, United States:
Quadri, N. S., Thielen, B. K., Crichlow, R., Rheault, M., Vraga, E. K., Cohen, E. L., Erayil, S. E., Gulleen, E. A., Braman, J. P., Krohn, K., 2021. 12 Tips for Engaging Medical Students in Health Communications. MedEdPublish, 10 (1):
Thielen, B. T., 2020. Talking Halloween safety with U of M. Minneapolis, United States:
Chapter 305: Principles of Antiparasitic Therapy. In St. Geme, J. (Ed.), Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics/Elsevier, Minneapolis, United States:
Selected Presentations

Selected Presentations

Thielen, B. K. "Managing Disease Outbreaks in Minnesota Through Effective Infection Prevention", Minnesota Geriatrics ECHO, Project ECHO, Hennepin Healthcare, MHealth Fairview, Virtual, Minnesota, October 25, 2022.
Thielen, B. K. "COVID-19 update for patients with primary immune deficiency", Immune Deficiency Foundation Education Meeting, Immune Deficiency Foundation, Virtual, October 22, 2022.
Thielen, B. K., (Speaker), Ouellette, C., (Speaker) "Pro-Con Debates: Antifungal prophylaxis", North American Hemato-Immunology Clinical Education and Research Consortium (NICER) Consortium symposium, NICER, Virtual only due to COVID-19, September 30, 2022.
Thielen, B. K., (Moderator) "Vaccines in Immunocompromised hosts", North American Hemato-Immunology Clinical Education and Research Consortium (NICER) Consortium symposium, NICER, Virtual only due to COVID-19, September 28, 2022.
Thielen, B. K., (Panelist), Suresh, S., (Leader), McAllister, S. C., (Panelist), Andrews, S. L., (Panelist), Lo, S., (Panelist) "Live Vaccines after Organ Transplantation", Transplant Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 07, 2022.
Thielen, B. K. "Diagnosis and Management of Pediatric Sepsis", Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases journal club, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. January 20, 2022.
Thielen, B. K. "Unintended Consequences: A case of brain abscess in a immigrant child and review of management", Citywide Infectious Diseases Conference, University of Minnesota Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. December 14, 2021.
Thielen, B. K., (Panelist), Ashkir, A., (Facilitator), Osterholm, M. T., (Panelist), Harare, O., (Panelist) "COVID19 and the Somali community", Somali TV Minnesota COVID panel discussion, organized by Department of Pediatrics Somali Executive Committee, Minneapolis, Minnesota, December 13, 2021.
Thielen, B. K. "Interactions between COVID-19 and the flu", Mini Medical School: Health and Wellness During a Pandemic, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 01, 2021.
Thielen, B. K., Lim, S., (Facilitator) "Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children -- Diagnosis and Management Considrations", Minnesota Department of Health Statewide COVID/MIS-C clinician management call, Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 30, 2020.