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.
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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.