Dr. Bearden is a Med-Peds trained (LAC+USC) physician who completed an adult Infectious Disease fellowship where her research was focused on a cross-sectional study of vitamin D in HIV infected adults. She also completed her fellowship training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases here at LAC+USC. Dr. Bearden has completed both an MPH and an MS in Clinical Investigation and has published in the area of vitamin D and HIV and viral infections, as well as the area of healthcare associated infections.
Her research interests include Vitamin D and infectious diseases, probiotics, mother-to-child transmission of HIV & CMV, adolescent HIV management and prevention, and expansion of PrEP services.
Safdar N, O'Horo JC, Ghufran A, Bearden A, Didier ME, Chateau D, Maki DG. Chlorhexidine-impregnated dressing for prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infection: a meta-analysis*. Crit Care Med. 2014 Jul; 42(7):1703-13. View in: PubMed
Ho CH, Bearden A, Lewis K, Sequeira P, Homans J. A 14-year-old Girl With Hip Pain and Fever After a Skateboard Fall. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Jun; 33(6):667. View in: PubMed
Haemel AK, Bearden A, Longley BJ, Crnich C. Black spots in the returning traveler. Dermatol Online J. 2013 Nov; 19(11):20393. View in: PubMed
Bearden A, Abad C, Gangnon R, Sosman JM, Binkley N, Safdar N. Cross-sectional study of vitamin D levels, immunologic and virologic outcomes in HIV-infected adults. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Apr; 98(4):1726-33. View in: PubMed
Bearden A, Friedrich TC, Goldberg TL, Byrne B, Spiegel C, Schult P, Safdar N. An outbreak of the 2009 influenza a (H1N1) virus in a children's hospital. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2012 Sep; 6(5):374-9. View in: PubMed
Beard JA, Bearden A, Striker R. Vitamin D and the anti-viral state. J Clin Virol. 2011 Mar; 50(3):194-200. View in: PubMed