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Sheena Mukkada, MD, MPH
Sheena Mukkada, MD, MPH


MD - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
MPH - University of Memphis School of Public Health, Memphis, Tennessee
Internship and Residency - Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Fellowship – University of Tennessee Health Science Center/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
AB - Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Research Interests

  • Infection diagnosis and management in immunocompromised children in resource limited settings

Selected Publications

Mukkada S, Bhakta N, Chantada GL, Chen Y, Vedaraju Y, Faughnan L, Homsi MR, Muniz-Talavera H, Ranadive R, Metzger M, Friedrich P, Agulnik A, Jeha S, Lam C, Dalvi R, Hessissen L, Moreira DC, Santana VM, Sullivan M, Bouffet E, Caniza MA, Devidas M, Pritchard-Jones K, Rodriguez-Galindo C; Global Registry of COVID-19 in Childhood Cancer. Global characteristics and outcomes of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children and adolescents with cancer (GRCCC): a cohort study. Lancet Oncol Aug 26:S1470-2045(21)00454-X, 2021. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(21)00454-X. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34454651

Graetz D, Agulnik A, Ranadive R, Vedaraju Y, Chen Y, Chantada G, Metzger ML, Mukkada S, Force LM, Friedrich P, Lam C, Sniderman E, Bhakta N, Hessissen L, Dalvi R, Devidas M, Pritchard-Jones K, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Moreira DC. Global effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on paediatric cancer care: a cross-sectional study. Lancet Child Adolesc Health May;5(5):332-340, 2021. doi: 10.1016/S2352-4642(21)00031-6. Epub 2021 Mar 4. PMID: 33675698; PMCID: PMC7929816

Moreira DC, Sniderman E, Mukkada S, Chantada G, Bhakta N, Foster W, Avula M, Homsi MR, Faughnan L, Happ B, Andujar A, Sonnenfelt J, Dalvi R, Frazier AL, Hessissen L, Kearns PR, Luna-Fineman S, Moreno A, Saghir Khan M, Sullivan M, Devidas M, Santana V, Caniza M, Pritchard-Jones K, Rodriguez-Galindo C. The Global COVID-19 Observatory and Resource Center for Childhood Cancer: A response for the pediatric oncology community by SIOP and St. Jude Global. Pediatr Blood Cancer May;68(5):e28962, 2021. doi: 10.1002/pbc.28962. Epub 2021 Feb 24. PMID: 33629507; PMCID: PMC7994967

Melgar M, Reljic T, Barahona G, Camacho K, Chang A, Contreras J, Espinoza D, Estripeaut D, Gamero M, Luque M, Mentor G, Zacasa P, Homsi M, Caniza MA, Kumar A, Mukkada S. Guidance Statement for the Management of Febrile Neutropenia in Pediatric Patients Receiving Cancer-Directed Therapy in Central America and the Caribbean. JCO Glob Oncol Mar;6:508-517, 2020. doi: 10.1200/JGO.19.00329. PMID: 32216650; PMCID: PMC7124939

Mukkada S, Smith CK, Aguilar D, Sykes A, Tang L, Dolendo M, Caniza MA. Evaluation of a fever-management algorithm in a pediatric cancer center in a low-resource setting. Pediatr Blood Cancer Feb;65(2):10, 2018. doi: 10.1002/pbc.26790. Epub 2017 Sep 12. PMID: 28895277; PMCID: PMC6051353

Mukkada S, Kirby J, Apiwattanakul N, Hayden R, Caniza M. Use of Fungal Diagnostics and Therapy in Pediatric Cancer Patients in Resource-Limited Settings. Curr Clin Microbiol Rep Sep;3(3):120-131, 2016. PMID: 27672551

Mukkada S, Buckingham SC. Recognition of and Prompt Treatment for Tick-Borne Infections in Children. Infect Dis Clin North Am Sep;29(3):539-55. PMID: 26188606

Caniza MA, Odio C, Mukkada S, Gonzalez M, Ceppi F, Chaisavaneeyakorn S, Howard SC, Conter V, Bonilla M. Infectious complications in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated in low-middle-income countries. Expert Rev Hematol Oct;8(5):627-45, 2015. PMID: 26211675

Carrion A, Schwartz J, Mukkada S, Reiss UM, Ghafoor S, Stokes DC. Casting a Shadow. A 13-Year-Old Girl with Acute Chest Syndrome and Respiratory Failure. Ann Am Thorac Soc Jul;12(7):1097-9, 2015. PMID: 26203611

Albert H, Nakiyingi L, Sempa, J, Mbabazi O, Mukkada S, Nyesiga B, Perkins MD, Manabe Y. Operational Implementation of LED Fluorescence Microscopy in Screening Tuberculosis Suspects in an Urban HIV Clinic in Uganda. PLoS One Sep 6;8(9):e72556, 2013. PMID: 24039780

Staat MA, Rice M, Donauer S, Mukkada S, Holloway M, Cassedy A, Kelley J, Salisbury S. Intestinal Parasite Screening in Internationally Adopted Children: Importance of Multiple Stool Specimens. Pediatrics Sep;128(3):e613-22, 2011. Epub 2011 Aug 8. PMID: 21824880

Albert H, Bwanga F, Mukkada S, Nyesiga B, Ademun JP, Lukyamuzi G, Haile M, Hoffner S, Joloba M, O'Brien R. Rapid Screening of MDR-TB using molecular Line Probe Assay is feasible in Uganda. BMC Infect Dis Feb 26;10:41, 2010. PMID: 20187922

Albert H, Manabe Y, Lukyamuzi G, Ademun P, Mukkada S, Nyesiga B, Joloba M, Paramasivan CN, Perkins M. Performance of Three LED-based Fluorescence Microscopy Systems for Detection of Tuberculosis in  Uganda. PLoS One Dec 28;5(12):e15206. PMID: 21203398

Last update: August 2021