Sarah Rhea

Research Epidemiologist





Rhea S, Jones K, Endres-Dighe S, Munoz B, Weber DJ, Hilscher R, MacFarquhar J, Sickbert-Bennett E, DiBiase L, Marx A, Rineer J, Lewis J, Bobashev G, . (2020). Modeling inpatient and outpatient antibiotic stewardship interventions to reduce the burden of Clostridioides difficile infection in a regional healthcare network. PloS one, 15(6)

Slayton RB, O'Hagan JJ, Barnes S, Rhea S, Hilscher R, Rubin M, Lofgren E, Singh B, Segre A, Paul P,. (2020). Modeling Infectious Diseases in Healthcare Network (MInD-Healthcare) Framework for Describing and Reporting Multidrug Resistant Organism and Healthcare-Associated Infections Agent-Based Modeling Methods. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Grimes KEL, Ngoyi BF, Stolka KB, Hemingway-Foday JJ, Lubula L, Mossoko M, Okitandjate A, MacDonald PDM, Nelson A, Rhea S, Ilunga BK. (2020). Contextual, Social and Epidemiological Characteristics of the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Likati Health Zone, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2017. Frontiers in public health, (8)

Rhea S, Hilscher R, Rineer JI, Munoz B, Jones K, Endres-Dighe SM, DiBiase LM, Sickbert-Bennett EE, Weber DJ, MacFarquhar JK, Dubendris H, Bobashev G. Infection. Health security, 17(4)

Hurt CB, Carpenter DM, Evon DM, Hennessy CM, Rhea SK, Zule WA. (2020). Mitigating the Risk of Infectious Diseases Among Rural Drug Users in Western North Carolina: Results of the Southern Appalachia Test, Link, Care (SA-TLC) Health Care Provider Survey. The Journal of rural health : official journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association, 36(2)

Stolka KB, Ngoyi BF, Grimes KEL, Hemingway-Foday JJ, Lubula L, Nzanzu Magazani A, Bikuku J, Mossoko M, Manya Kitoto L, Mpangi Bashilebo S, Lufwa Maya D, Kebela Ilunga B, Rhea S, MacDonald PDM. Assessing the Surveillance System for Priority Zoonotic Diseases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2017. Health security, 16(S1)

Rhea S, Seña AC, Hilton A, Hurt CB, Wohl D, Fleischauer A. (2018). Integrated Hepatitis C Testing and Linkage to Care at a Local Health Department Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic: Determining Essential Resources and Evaluating Outcomes. Sexually transmitted diseases, 45(4)

Zhang HL, Rhea SK, Hurt CB, Mobley VL, Swygard H, Seña AC, McKellar MS. (2018). HIV Preexposure Prophylaxis Implementation at Local Health Departments: A Statewide Assessment of Activities and Barriers. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), 77(1)

Rhea S, Moorman A, Pace R, Mobley V, MacFarquhar J, Robinson E, Hayden T, Thai H, Drobeniuc J, Brooks JT, Moore Z, Patel PR. (2016). Hepatitis B Reverse Seroconversion and Transmission in a Hemodialysis Center: A Public Health Investigation and Case Report. American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation, 68(2)

Rhea S, Fleischauer A, Foust E, Davies M. Hepatitis C in North Carolina: Two Epidemics With One Public Health Response. North Carolina medical journal, 77(3)

Rhea SK, Cox SW, Moore ZS, Mays ER, Benitez AJ, Diaz MH, Winchell JM, . (2014). Notes from the field: atypical pneumonia in three members of an extended family - South Carolina and north Carolina, july-august 2013. MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 63(33)

Rhea SK, Weber DJ, Poole C, Waller AE, Ising AI, Williams C. (2014). Use of statewide emergency department surveillance data to assess incidence of animal bite injuries among humans in North Carolina. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 244(5)

Rhea S, Weber DJ, Poole C, Cairns C. (2014). Risk factors for hospitalization after dog bite injury: a case-cohort study of emergency department visits. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, 21(2)

Rhea S, Ising A, Waller A, Haskell MG, Weber DJ. Using ICD-9-CM E-codes in addition to chief complaint keyword searches for identification of animal bite-related emergency department visits. Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974), 127(6)

Rhea S, Ising A, Fleischauer AT, Deyneka L, Vaughan-Batten H, Waller A. (2012). Using near real-time morbidity data to identify heat-related illness prevention strategies in North Carolina. Journal of community health, 37(2)

Rhea S, Glickman S, Waller A, Williams C, Glickman L. (2011). Association of doxycycline prescriptions and tick-related emergency department visits in North Carolina. Southern medical journal, 104(9)

Rhea SK, Glickman SW, Waller A, Ising A, Maillard JM, Lund EM, Glickman LT. (2011). Evaluation of routinely collected veterinary and human health data for surveillance of human tick-borne diseases in North Carolina. Vector borne and zoonotic diseases (Larchmont, N.Y.), 11(1)

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