June 21, 2017

Dirk Haselow, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Pediatrics (Adjunct)

State Epidemiologist and Medical Director for Outbreak Response


2011 – Residency (Pediatrics), Univ. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
2008 – M.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
2002 – Ph.D. (Epidemiology), University of Maryland
1997 – MS (Preventive Medicine), University of Wisconsin
1994 – BS (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology), University of Wisconsin

Research Interest

Infectious diseases, vaccine preventable diseases, outbreak control, applied epidemiology

Courses Taught

EPID 5326: Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

Selected Publications

Golub JE, Haselow DT, Hageman JC, Lopez AS, Oldach DW, Grattan LM, Perl TM. Pfiesteria in Maryland: Preliminary Epidemiological Findings. Maryland Medical Journal 1998; 47: 137-143.

Moe CL, Turf E, Oldach D, Bell P, Hutton S, Savitz D, Koltai D, Turf M, Ingrisawang L, Hart R, Ball JD, Stutts M, McCarter R, Wilson L, Haselow D, Gratton L, Morris JG, Weber DJ. Cohort Studies of Health Effects Among People Exposed to Estuarine Waters: North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. Environmental Health Perspectives 2001; 109 Suppl 5:781-786.

Haselow DT, Brown E, Tracy JK, Magnien R, Grattan LM, Morris Jr. JG, Oldach DW. Gastrointestinal and Respiratory Tract Symptoms Following Brief Environmental Exposure to Aerosols During a Pfiesteria-Related Fish Kill. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A 2001;63: 553-564.

Lopez AS, Guris D, Zimmerman L, Gladden L, Moore T, Haselow DT, Loparev VN, Schmid DS, Jumaan AO, Snow SL. One Dose of Varicella Vaccine Does Not Prevent School Outbreaks – Is it Time for a Second Dose? Pediatrics 2006; 117: e1070-e1077.

Haselow D, Saccente M, Vyas K, Bariola R, Safi H, Bradsher R, Smith N, Phillips, J. Geographic distribution of endemic fungal infections among older persons, United States [letter]. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2012;18:361.

Haselow D. Strategy for Effective Collaboration in the Control of Pertussis Outbreaks That Involve Schools. Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society. 2013;110(6):113-116.

Haselow DT, Safi H, Holcomb D, Wagner KD, Bolden BB, Smith N, Harik NS. Histoplasmosis Outbreak in NE Arkansas, October 2011. MMWR 2014; 63(8): 165-8.

Gicquelais RE, Morris JF, Matthews HS, Gladden L, Safi H, Grayson C, Slayton RB, Newton, AE, Bordonaro R, Wheeler JG, Smith N, Bosch SA, Haselow DT. Multiple-Serotype Salmonella Outbreaks in Two State Prisons — Arkansas, August 2012. MMWR 2014; 63(8): 169-73.

Apewokin S, Vyas K, Lester LK, Grazzuitti M, Haselow DT, Wolfe F, Roberts M, Bellamy W, Kumar NS, Hunter D, Lee J, Laudadio J, Wheeler JG, Bradsher R. Influenza A Outbreak in an Ambulatory Stem Cell Transplant Center. Open Forum Infectious Diseases (Summer 2014); 1 (2):1-7.

Beebe, A. Quattlebaum, T. Gicquelais, RE. Zohoori, N. Haselow, DT. Smith, NH. Patil, N. Hepatitis C in Arkansas: Updates on Epidemiology, Testing and Treatment. Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society. May 2015; 111(12) 248-51.

Vallabhaneni, S, Haselow, DT, Lloyd, S, Lockhart, S, Moulton-Meisner, H, Lester, LK, Wheeler, JG, Gladden, L, Garner, K, Derado, G, Park, B, Harris, JR. Cluster of Cryptococcus neoformans infections in an intensive care unit, Arkansas, USA, 2013. Emerging Infectious Diseases. October 2015; 21(10) 1719-1724.

Arriola CS, Nelson D, Deliberto TJ, Blanton L, Kniss K, Levine M, Trock S , Finelli L, Jhung MA and the H5 investigation group. Infection Risk for Persons Exposed to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5 Virus-Infected Birds, United States, December 2014-March 2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 2015;21(12):2135-40.

Rhoads, S., Bush, E., Haselow, D., Vyas, K., Wheeler, J.G., Faulkner, A. & Lowery, C. Mobilizing a Statewide Network to Provide Ebola Education and Support. Telemedicine and e-Health. 2016;22(2):1-6.

Haselow DT. Vaccination-related Symptoms, Humoral Immunity, and Adverse Events During the 2003 Civilian Smallpox Vaccination Campaign in Arkansas. Public Health Nursing, 2016;33(2):129-138.

Gicquelais, RE, Safi, H, Butler, S, Smith NH, Haselow, DT. Association of School Based Influenza Vaccination Clinics and School Absenteeism During the 2012-13 Influenza Season in Arkansas. Journal of School Health. 2016:86(4):234-41.

Montales MT, Beebe A, Chaudhury A, Haselow D, Patil S, Weinstein S, Taffner R, Patil N. A Clinical Review of Tick-Borne Diseases in Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society. 2016;112(13):254-258.

Lester LK, Patil N, Haselow DT, Williams SH, Wheeler JG, Mukasa LN. Cluster of Tuberculosis Among Marshallese Persons Residing in Arkansas, 2014-2015. MMWR. 2016;65(33):882-883.

Lester Rothfeldt LK, Jacobs RF, Wheeler JG, Weinstein S, Haselow DT. Variation in Tularemia Clinical Manifestations – Arkansas, 2009-2013. Open Forum Infect Dis 2017. Ofx027. Doi:10.1093/ofid/ofx027. 1-6.

Burgess MJ, Rosenbaum ER, Pritt BS, Haselow DT, Ferren KM, Alzghoul BN, Rico JC, Sloan LM, Ramanan P, Puroshothaman R, Bradsher RW. Possible Transfusion-Transmitted Babesia divergens-like/MO-1 in an Arkansas Patient. Clinical Infectious Disease. 2017 Mar 13. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix216.