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Anne Mobley Butler, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Phone314-454-8354

Emailanne.butler@wustl.edu

Office location

Northwest Tower
4990 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Education

  • BS - Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology: Emory University, Atlanta GA (2003)
  • MS - Epidemiology: Harvard School of Public Health (2006)
  • PhD - Epidemiology: Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2014)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship - Epidemiology: Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2015-2017)

Research Interests

Dr. Butler joined the Infectious Diseases Division faculty in May 2017. Her research uses epidemiological methods and large clinical and healthcare utilization databases to evaluate drug and vaccine utilization, effectiveness, safety, and related outcomes.

Dr. Butler’s research involves the application of epidemiologic study designs and analytic methods to highly detailed, clinical and administrative data that are captured on patients as part of routine clinical care. Her pharmacoepidemiology research focuses on the treatment and prevention of common infections, including antibiotic and vaccine utilization, effectiveness, safety, and related outcomes. Dr. Butler’s work utilizes data from various national databases including US commercial claims, Medicare, Medicaid, United States Renal Database System, Flatiron, and other clinical cohorts. Given that various patient populations are rarely included in clinical trials, results generated from these studies provide much needed evidence to inform decisions related to clinical practice, health policy, and quality improvement interventions. Dr. Butler has a secondary appointment in the Division of Public Health Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine.

Publications

Comparative effectiveness of high-dose versus standard-dose influenza vaccine among patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis. Butler AM, Layton JB, Dharnidharka VR, Sahrmann JM, Seamans MJ, Weber DJ, McGrath LJ. American Journal of Kidney Diseases. 2019 Aug 1. pii: S0272-6386(19)30829-7. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2019.05.018. [Epub ahead of print]

Assessing residual bias in estimating influenza vaccine effectiveness: comparison of high-dose versus standard-dose vaccines. Butler AM, Layton JB, Krueger WS, Kshirsagar AV, McGrath LJ. Medical Care. 2018 Nov 12. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001018. [Epub ahead of print]

Predictors of low uptake of prenatal tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis immunization in privately-insured women in the United States. Butler AM, Layton JB, Li D, Hudgens MG, Boggess KA, McGrath LJ, Becker-Dreps S. Obstetrics and Gynecology 2017; 129(4):629-637.

Informative censoring by health plan disenrollment among commercially insured adults. Butler AM, Todd JV, Sahrmann JM, Lesko CR, Brookhart MA. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2019 May;28(5):640-648. doi: 10.1002/pds.4750. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

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