Katie Anderson, MD, PhD, MSPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Katie Anderson

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Division of General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine
420 Delaware Street, SE, MMC 741
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Jill Charles

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Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

Medical School, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Internal Medicine (Global Health Pathway) Residency, University of Minnesota

PhD, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

MSPH, Emory University, Atlanta, GA


Katie Anderson is an internist and infectious disease epidemiologist. She has worked in the field studying dengue epidemiology for over a decade. She first began studying dengue virology at Colorado State University, then received her MSPH at Emory University where she worked with the CDC studying dengue in Vietnam. In 2003, Katie worked at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and began her work on arbovirus epidemiology in Thailand, which continues today. This work has resulted in multiple publications in the Lancet and other journals. She currently divides her time between Bangkok, Thailand and continuing clinical work at the University of Minnesota, where she also serves as a core global health faculty member and works as a hospitalist.


Research Summary/Interests

  • Arboviruses: dengue, chikungunya, zika
  • Sero-epidemiology of viruses and correlates of protection
  • Issues in serology critical to vaccine introduction and evaluation
  • Field studies of transmission and pathogenesis
  • Importance of subclinical and mild infections in virus transmission
  • Evaluation of early clinical predictors of severe infection


  • Anderson KB, Pureza V, Walker PF. Chikungunya: Acute fever, rash and debilitating arthralgias in a returning traveler from Haiti. J Trav Med (in press).
  • Anderson KB, Gibbons RV, Cummings DA, Nisalak A, Green S, Libraty DH, Jarman RG, Srikiatkhachorn A, Mammen MP, Darunee B, Yoon IK, Endy TP. A Shorter Time Interval Between First and Second Dengue Infections Is Associated With Protection From Clinical Illness in a School-based Cohort in Thailand. J Infect Dis. 2014 Feb;209(3):360-8.
  • Anderson KB, Gibbons RV, Thomas SJ, Rothman AL, Nisalak A, Berkelman RL, Libraty DH, Endy TP. Japanese encephalitis virus neutralizing antibodies and increased symptomatic dengue illness in a school-based cohort in Thailand. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Oct;5(10):e1311.
  • Anderson KB, Gibbons RV, Edelman R, Eckels KH, Putnak RJ, Innis BL, Sun W. Interference and facilitation between dengue serotypes in a tetravalent live dengue virus vaccine candidate. J Infect Dis. 2011 Aug;204(3):442-50.
  • Endy TP, Anderson KB, Nisalak A, Yoon IK, Green S, Rothman AL, Thomas SJ, Jarman RG, Libraty DH, Gibbons RV. Determinants of inapparent and symptomatic dengue infection in a prospective study of primary school children in Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 Mar 1;5(3):e975.
  • Jarman RG, Nisalak A, Anderson KB, Klungthong C, Thaisomboonsuk B, Kaneechit W, Kalayanarooj S, Gibbons RV. Factors influencing dengue virus isolation by C6/36 cell culture and mosquito inoculation of nested PCR-positive clinical samples. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Feb;84(2):218-23.
  • Thomas SJ, Nisalak A, Anderson KB, Libraty DH, Kalayanarooj S, Vaughn DW, Putnak R, Gibbons RV, Jarman R, Endy TP. Dengue plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT) in primary and secondary dengue virus infections: How alterations in assay conditions impact performance. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Nov;81(5):825-33.
  • Anderson KB, Chunsuttiwat S, Nisalak A, Mammen MP, Libraty DH, Rothman AL, Green S, Vaughn DW, Ennis FA, Endy TP. Burden of symptomatic dengue infection in children at primary school in Thailand: a prospective study. Lancet. 2007 Apr 8; 369(9571): 1452-9.
  • Anderson KB, Guest JL, Rimland, D. Hepatitis C virus coinfection increases mortality in HIV-infected patients in the highly active antiretroviral therapy era: data from the HIV Atlanta VA Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Nov 15;39(10):1507-13