Jennifer Babik, MD, PhD

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Jennifer Babik specializes in clinical infectious diseases with a particular focus on infections in immunocompromised hosts. She attends on the Immunocompromised Host and General Infectious Diseases Consult Services, the Internal Medicine teaching wards, and has clinic in the Infectious Diseases Practice at UCSF Medical Center.

She is very interested in medical education and has two main educational leadership roles. She is the Associate Program Director for Subspecialty Education for the Internal Medicine Residency and the Assistant Program Director for Curriculum for the Infectious Diseases Fellowship. She gives clinical lectures for students, residents and fellows in residency and fellowship core lecture series. She also gives lectures to medical, pharmacy, and dental students and is a small group leader in the medical student course Pathogens and Host Defense. Her primary interests in medical educational are creating innovative ways to teach clinical infectious diseases to learners at all levels, developing best practices for effective teaching by consultants, and curriculum development for subspecialty education within internal medicine residency training.


Zoonotic coronavirus epidemics: SARS, MERS, and COVID-19.

Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology

Fung M, Otani I, Pham M, Babik J

Virtual Interviews at Graduate Medical Education Training Programs: Determining Evidence-Based Best Practices.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Huppert LA, Hsiao EC, Cho KC, Marquez C, Chaudhry RI, Frank J, Goglin SE, Hsu G, Kathpalia P, Khanna R, Kompala T, Rao MN, Bower BA, Trafas V, Santhosh L, Schwartz BS, Babik JM

Upper airway gene expression reveals suppressed immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 compared with other respiratory viruses.

Nature communications

Mick E, Kamm J, Pisco AO, Ratnasiri K, Babik JM, Castañeda G, DeRisi JL, Detweiler AM, Hao SL, Kangelaris KN, Kumar GR, Li LM, Mann SA, Neff N, Prasad PA, Serpa PH, Shah SJ, Spottiswoode N, Tan M, Calfee CS, Christenson SA, Kistler A, Langelier C

Best Practices to Successfully Navigate a Virtual Interview: a Five-Step Guide for Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Applicants.

Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education

Huppert LA, Babik JM

Treatment of Immunocompromised COVID-19 patients with Convalescent Plasma.

Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society

Fung M, Nambiar A, Pandey S, Aldrich JM, Teraoka J, Freise C, Roberts J, Chandran S, Hays SR, Bainbridge E, DeVoe C, Gardner AR, Yokoe D, Henrich TJ, Babik JM, Chin-Hong P

Clinical Utility of Universal Broad-Range Polymerase Chain Reaction Amplicon Sequencing for Pathogen Identification: A Retrospective Cohort Study.

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Kerkhoff AD, Rutishauser RL, Miller S, Babik JM

Clinical features, diagnostics, and outcomes of patients presenting with acute respiratory illness: A retrospective cohort study of patients with and without COVID-19.


Shah SJ, Barish PN, Prasad PA, Kistler A, Neff N, Kamm J, Li LM, Chiu CY, Babik JM, Fang MC, Kangelaris KN, Langelier C, Abe-Jones Y, Alipanah N, Alvarez FN, Botvinnik OB, Castaneda G

Gender Differences in Authorship of Clinical Problem-Solving Articles.

Journal of hospital medicine

Adler E, Hobbs A, Dhaliwal G, Babik JM

Clinical Outcomes and Serologic Response in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients with COVID-19: A Case Series from the United States.

American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons

Fung M, Chiu CY, DeVoe C, Doernberg SB, Schwartz BS, Langelier C, Henrich TJ, Yokoe D, Davis J, Hays SR, Chandran S, Kukreja J, Ng D, Prostko J, Taylor R, Reyes K, Bainbridge E, Bond A, Chin-Hong P, Babik JM

COVID-19 in Immunocompromised Hosts: What We Know So Far.

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Fung M, Babik JM

Getting Neighborly in 2030: A Shared Fellow Workspace Improves Communication, Teaching, and Burnout.

Journal of graduate medical education

Block BL, Anderson D, O'Brien B, Babik J

Upper airway gene expression differentiates COVID-19 from other acute respiratory illnesses and reveals suppression of innate immune responses by SARS-CoV-2.

medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Mick E, Kamm J, Pisco AO, Ratnasiri K, Babik JM, Calfee CS, Castaneda G, DeRisi JL, Detweiler AM, Hao S, Kangelaris KN, Kumar GR, Li LM, Mann SA, Neff N, Prasad PA, Serpa PH, Shah SJ, Spottiswoode N, Tan M, Christenson SA, Kistler A, Langelier C

Response to: Is Burnout Infectious? Understanding Drivers of Burnout and Job Satisfaction Among Academic Infectious Diseases Physicians.

Open forum infectious diseases

Budak JZ, Brickman CE, Abdoler EA, Wallender EK, Mulliken JS, Kerkhoff AD, Lampiris H, Babik JM, Koss CA, Schwartz BS

Coccidioidomycosis Presenting with Fever and Back Pain.

Journal of general internal medicine

Pillsbury MM, Rubio LA, Lucas CG, Babik JM

Creating and Presenting an Effective Lecture.

The Journal of continuing education in the health professions

Babik JM, Luther VP

Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Invasive Fungal Sinusitis in Cancer and Transplant Patients.

Current infectious disease reports

Fung M, Babik J, Humphreys IM, Davis GE

2534. Development of an Infectious Diseases Fellowship Well-Being Program.

Open forum infectious diseases

Jehan Budak, Cristina Brickman, Emily Abdoler, Erika Wallender, Jennifer S Mulliken, Andrew D Kerkhoff, Harry Lampiris, Jennifer M Babik, Catherine Koss, Brian Schwartz, Brian Schwartz

Disseminated Cutaneous and Osteoarticular Sporotrichosis Mimicking Pyoderma Gangrenosum.

Open forum infectious diseases

Saeed L, Weber RJ, Puryear SB, Bahrani E, Peluso MJ, Babik JM, Haemel A, Coates SJ

Feasibility of implementing a resident oncology video curriculum.

Journal of Clinical Oncology

Sam Brondfield, Nicholas Iverson, Lakshmi Subbaraj, Jennifer Babik

Strategies to build a clinician-educator career.

The clinical teacher

Santhosh L, Abdoler E, Babik JM

Clinical Features of Neutrophilic Dermatosis Variants Resembling Necrotizing Fasciitis.

JAMA dermatology

Sanchez IM, Lowenstein S, Johnson KA, Babik J, Haag C, Keller JJ, Ortega-Loayza AG, Cohen J, McCalmont TH, Demer AM, Mansh MD, Hylwa SA, Liu J, Shinkai K

415. Breakthrough Invasive Fungal Infections in Adult Hematologic Malignancy Patients Receiving Isavuconazole Prophylaxis.

Open forum infectious diseases

Catherine DeVoe, Monica Fung, Brian Schwartz, Sarah B Doernberg, Mimi Lo, Larissa Graff, Marisela Tan, Aaron Logan, Jennifer Babik, Peter Chin-Hong

Breakthrough Invasive Fungal Infections on Isavuconazole Prophylaxis and Treatment: What Is Happening in the Real-World Setting?

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Fung M, Schwartz BS, Doernberg SB, Langelier C, Lo M, Graff L, Tan M, Logan AC, Chin-Hong P, Babik JM

Whither the Pulmonary Ward Attending? Preserving Subspecialty Exposure in United States Internal Medicine Residency Training.

Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Santhosh L, Babik J, Looney MR, Hollander H

Disseminated Acanthamoeba infection in a heart transplant recipient treated successfully with a miltefosine-containing regimen: Case report and review of the literature.

Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society

Brondfield MN, Reid MJ, Rutishauser RL, Cope JR, Tang J, Ritter JM, Matanock A, Ali I, Doernberg SB, Hilts-Horeczko A, DeMarco T, Klein L, Babik JM

Raccoon Roundworm Infection Associated with Central Nervous System Disease and Ocular Disease - Six States, 2013-2015.

MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report

Sircar AD, Abanyie F, Blumberg D, Chin-Hong P, Coulter KS, Cunningham D, Huskins WC, Langelier C, Reid M, Scott BJ, Shirley DA, Babik JM, Belova A, Sapp SG, McAuliffe I, Rivera HN, Yabsley MJ, Montgomery SP

Baylisascaris procyonis-Associated Meningoencephalitis in a Previously Healthy Adult, California, USA.

Emerging infectious diseases

Langelier C, Reid MJ, Halabi C, Witek N, LaRiviere A, Shah M, Wilson MR, Chin-Hong P, Douglas V, Kazacos KR, Babik JM

Broad-range PCR for early diagnosis of nosocomial Enterococcus gallinarum meningitis.

Infectious diseases (London, England)

Su PY, Miller S, Rutishauser RL, Babik J

Epstein-Barr virus encephalitis in a renal transplant recipient manifesting as hemorrhagic, ring-enhancing mass lesions.

Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society

Babik JM, Katrak S, Miller S, Shah M, Chin-Hong P

Transplant tourism: understanding the risks.

Current infectious disease reports

Babik JM, Chin-Hong P

The human fetal immune response to hepatitis C virus exposure in utero.

The Journal of infectious diseases

Babik JM, Cohan D, Monto A, Hartigan-O'Connor DJ, McCune JM

The role of Sp1 and NF-kappa B in regulating CD40 gene expression.

The Journal of biological chemistry

Tone M, Tone Y, Babik JM, Lin CY, Waldmann H

Expression of murine IL-12 is regulated by translational control of the p35 subunit.

Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950)

Babik JM, Adams E, Tone Y, Fairchild PJ, Tone M, Waldmann H

Structure and chromosomal location of the mouse interleukin-12 p35 and p40 subunit genes.

European journal of immunology

Tone Y, Thompson SA, Babik JM, Nolan KF, Tone M, Raven C, Waldmann H

Protein design by binary patterning of polar and nonpolar amino acids.

Science (New York, N.Y.)

Kamtekar S, Schiffer JM, Xiong H, Babik JM, Hecht MH

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