Part Time Faculty

Deborah Barbeau, MDDeborah Nicolls Barbeau, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Dr. Barbeau received her medical degree in 2000 from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed Internal Medicine training at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. She went on to complete a combined Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Fellowship at Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. During her fellowship, she worked at the Travelers’ Health branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Research from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.

Dr. Barbeau joined the Tulane faculty in 2008 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Barbeau is  pursuing a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences through the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Her main research interests include the health effects associated with poor drinking water quality, wastewater and biosolids management, and traveler's health.

Selected Publications
Franco-Paredes C, Dismukes R, Nicolls D, Kozarsky P. Neurotoxicity due to antimalarial therapy associated with misdiagnosis of malaria. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2005;40:1710-11.

Keene A, Vavagiakis P, Lee M, Finnerty K, Nicolls D, Cespedes C, Quagliarello B, Chiasson M, Chong D, Lowy F. Staphylococcus aureus colonization and the risk of infection in critically ill patients. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2005;26:622-28.

Nicolls D, Bala J, del Rio C, Holland D, King M. Intracranial Tuberculoma Developing while on Therapy for Pulmonary Tuberculosis: Case Report and a Review of the Paradoxical Reaction. Lancet Infectious Diseases 2005; 5:795-801.

Franco-Paredes C, Nicolls D, Kempker R, Dismukes R, Kozarsky P. Pelvic Echinococcosis in a Northern Iraqi Refugee. J Trav Med 2006;13:119-22.

Franco-Paredes C, Dismukes R, Nicolls D, Hidron A, Workowski K, Rodriguez-Morales A, Wilson M, Jones D, Manyang P, and Kozarsky P. Short report: Persistent and untreated tropical infectious diseases among Sudanese refugees in the United States. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2007;77:633-5.

Nicolls D, Weld L, Schwartz E, Reed C, Freedman DO, von Sonnenburg F, Kozarsky P. Characteristics of schistosomiasis in travelers reported to the GeoSentinel Surveillance Network 1997–2008. Am J Trop Med Hygiene 2008;79:729–34.

Barbeau DN, Grimsley LF, White LE, El-Dahr JM, Lichtveld M. 2009. Mold Exposure and Health Effects Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. (Accepted for publication, Annual Rev Public Health)

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