Amy J. Behrman, MD

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Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Emergency Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Emergency Medicine
Division of Occupational Medicine
3400 Spruce Street
Ground Floor, Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 2156623192
Fax: 2153495100
Education:
BA (Biology)
Swarthmore College, 1978.
(Graduate Study in Cell Biology)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1984.
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Selected Publications

Russi M, Budnick LD, Behrman A, et al. : Guidance for Occupational Health Services in Medical Centers. American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: http://www.acoem.org/uploadedFiles/Public_Affairs/Policies_And_Position_Statements/Guidelines/Guidelines/Medical%20Center%20OHS%20Guidance.pdf. American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, April 2017 Notes: National guideline reviewing and addressing workplace exposure, injury and illness management for healthcare personnel.

Swift M; Behrman A: Vaccines for Health Care Personnel. Mayo Clinic Proceedings: doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2019.01.035 October 2019.

Influenza Working Group, National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit; Co-chairs and authors: Amy Behrman, MD; Kelly McKenna, MA; Amy Parker-Fiebelkorn, MSN, MPH : Checklist of Best Practices for Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary or Off-site Locations https://www.izsummitpartners.org/content/uploads/2017/02/NAIIS-Vaccination-Clinic-Checklist_v2.pdf. National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit, September 2016; updated September 2017 Notes: Collaborative project with CDC to address patient safety risks and improve effectiveness of adult mass vaccination programs held at non-traditional sites. In 2018, it becomes the standard for CDC Pandemic Preparedness training.

Influenza Working Group, National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit; Co-chairs and authors: Amy Behrman, MD; Kelly McKenna, MA; Amy Parker-Fiebelkorn, MSN, MPH: Guidance for Leaders/Administrators in Long-Term Care Facilities Who Plan to Implement an Influenza Vaccination Requirement Policy for Health Care Personnel to Improve Influenza Vaccination Coverage. https://www.izsummitpartners.org/content/uploads/2018/08/guidance-for-developing-a-flu-vax-requirement-policy-for-hcp-in-ltcf-v1.pdf August 2018 Notes: Toolkit to improve staff and patient safety by increasing influenza vaccination rates for healthcare workers in long term care settings. Includes literature review, draft policies, and supporting documents.

Influenza Working Group, National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit; Co-chairs and authors: Amy Behrman, MD; Kelly McKenna, MA; Amy Parker-Fiebelkorn, MSN, MPH: Ten Principles for Holding Safe Vaccination Clinics at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-site Locations. https://www.izsummitpartners.org/content/uploads/2017/04/Ten-principles-for-safe-vac-clinics-1-pg-sum.pdf. June 2017; updated September 2017 Notes: Summary of best practices for immunization safety in a user-friendly poster format. This is a companion document to the "Checklist of Best Practices for Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary or Off-site Locations"

Behrman, A: Tuberculosis. Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine Manual, Edition 8, Chapter 31 Rita Cydulka, Michael Fitch, Scott Joing, Vincent Wang, David Cline, John Ma (eds.). McGraw Hill, September 2017.

Behrman A: Should influenza vaccination be mandatory for healthcare workers? British Medical Journal: doi 10.1136/bmj.f6705 347, November 2013 Notes: Metrics: Abstract 17,028; Full text 10,961; PDF 1821.

Behrman A, Lopez AS, Chaves SS, Watson BM, Schmid DS: Varicella immunity in vaccinated healthcare workers. Journal of Clinical Virology 57: 109-114, June 2013.

Dela Cruz M, Vearrier D, Behrman A, Hofman M, Osterhoudt K. : Occupational dermal exposure to alpha-amanitin: alarm, and disparity, in safety data sheets. J Med Toxicol 15:102, March 2019.

Thanassi W, Behrman A, Reves R, et al. : Tuberculosis Screening, Testing, and Treatment of US Health Care Personnel: ACOEM and NTCA Joint Task Force on Implementation of the 2019 MMWR Recommendations. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 62(7): e355-e369, July 2020.

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Last updated: 04/06/2021
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