Peyton Thompson, M.D.

3rd year fellow

Our current fellow, Dr. Peyton Thompson, has demonstrated how to take advantage of the breadth of clinical and research opportunities offered by our program. She is recognized as an outstanding infectious diseases clinician and educator of residents and medical students. During her fellowship training, Dr. Thompson has pursued her Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) at the GSPH and led a study of a novel program to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HBV in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her work has been published in the Journal of Infectious DiseasesClinical Pediatrics and American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. She has presented abstracts at IDWeek, the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, and the Global Hepatitis Summit meeting. She has also been the recipient of UNC’s Office of International Affairs Global Health Scholars award, the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund-ASTMH Fellowship in Tropical Infectious Diseases and the winner of multiple research awards at the Department’s Day of Scholarship.

Fellow Scholarship

Fellow scholarship for the division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill 

Select Publications 

  1. Wilson P, Taylor G, Blythe E, Knowles J, Laux J, Lohr J, Jhaveri R. Missed hepatitis B dose vaccine is a risk factor for incomplete vaccination at 18 and 24 months. J Infect. 2019 Feb;78(2):134-139. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2018.09.014
  2. Wilson P, Jhaveri R, Meshnick S. Call to Action: Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B in sub-Saharan Africa. J Infect Dis. 2018 Mar 28;217(8):1180-1183. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiy028
  3. Wilson P, Nassef C, Sutton A, Falato C, Jhaveri R. Persistent Gaps in Appropriate Use of Empiric Acyclovir in Neonates. Clin Pediatr 2017;56(5):472-479. doi: 10.1177/0009922816678975.
  4. Harausz EP, Garcia-Prats AJ, Seddon JA, Schaaf HS, Hesseling AC, Achar J, Bernheimer J, Cruz AT, D’Ambrosio L, Detjen A, Graham SM, Hughes J, Jonckheere S, Marais BJ, Migliori GB, McKenna L, Skrahina A, Tadolini M, Wilson P, Furin J. Sentinel Project on Pediatric Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: New and Repurposed Drugs for Pediatric Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis. Practice-based Recommendations. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2017;195(10):1300-1310. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201606-1227CI.
  5. Wilson P, Hayes E, Barber A, Lohr J. Screening for Spinal Dysraphisms in Newborns with Sacral Dimples. Clin Pediatr 2016;55(11):1064-1070. doi:10.1177/0009922816664061.
  6. Mentioned in AAP Grand Rounds: AAP Grand Rounds 2016; 36(6): 68
  7. Anderson J, Wilson P, Leinenweber S, Chilton K, Lohr J. A 9-month-old with a Purpuric Rash and Peripheral Edema Consultant for Pediatricians 2015; 14(11): 490-492.
  8. Wilson P, Genies M, Vincent J, Wu E. Five-Month-Old Girl with Fever of Unknown Origin and Rash Clinical Pediatrics 2014;53(11): 1109-1111. doi:10.1177/0009922814534315.

Publications in Progress:

  1. Wilson P, Parr JB, Holzmayer V, Carrel M, Tshefu A, Mwandagalirwa K, Mwonga J, Welo PO, Fwamba F, Kuhns M, Jhaveri R, Meshnick SR, Cloherty G. Dried blood spot-based determination of hepatitis B seroprevalence from a national survey in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Under review at AJTMH.
  2. Mpody C, Thompson P, Tabala M, Ravelomanana NLR, Malongo F, Kawende B, Behets F, Okitolonda E, Yotebieng M. Hepatitis B Infection Among Pregnant and Post-Partum Women Living with HIV in Kinshasa, DR Congo: A Cross Sectional Study. Under review at PLOS One.

Select Presentations:

  1. Thompson P. Epidemiology and Prevention of Hepatitis B in the DRC. UNC Pediatric Grand Rounds; 2018 December 13; Chapel Hill, NC.
  2. Wilson P, Parr JB, Holzmayer V, Carrel M, Tshefu A, Mwandagalirwa K, Mwonga J, Welo PO, Fwamba F, Kuhns M, Jhaveri R, Meshnick SR, Cloherty G. Dried blood spot-based determination of hepatitis B seroprevalence from a national survey in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Poster presented at Global Hepatitis Summit 2018; 2018 June 14-15; Toronto, Canada.
  3. Wilson, P. Determination of HBV Seroprevalence from a National Survey in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. UNC Pediatric Grand Rounds; 2018 April 26; Chapel Hill, NC.
  4. Wilson P. “Prevention of Maternal-to-Child Transmission of Hepatitis B in the DRC” Oral presentation to research staff; 2017 Jul 31; Kinshasa, DRC.
  5. Bradford L, Darnell E, Wilson P, Jhaveri R, Sutton A. Reducing the Use of Empiric Acyclovir in Low Risk Neonates Admitted for Sepsis Evaluation. Oral presentation by Lauren Bradford at Pediatric Hospital Medicine conference; 2017 Jul 21; Nashville, TN.
  6. Wilson P, Taylor G, Knowles J, Blyth E, Laux J, Lohr J, Jhaveri R. Predictive Value of Birth Dose of Hepatitis B Vaccine on Vaccination Status at 18 Months. Poster presented at Pediatric Academic Societies meeting 2017; 2017 May 9; San Francisco, CA.
  7. Bradford L, Darnell E, Wilson P, Jhaveri R, Sutton A. Reducing the Use of Empiric Acyclovir in Low Risk Neonates Admitted for Sepsis Evaluation. Oral presentation by Lauren Bradford and Paige Darnell at George Sheldon Research Symposium; 2017 Apr 26; Chapel Hill, NC.
  8. Wilson P, Taylor G, Knowles J, Blyth E, Laux J, Lohr J, Jhaveri R. Predictive Value of Birth Dose of Hepatitis B Vaccine on Vaccination Status at 18 Months. Poster presented at George Sheldon Research Symposium 2017; 2017 Apr 26; Chapel Hill, NC.
  9. Bradford L, Darnell E, Wilson P, Jhaveri R, Sutton A. Reducing the Use of Empiric Acyclovir in Low Risk Neonates Admitted for Sepsis Evaluation. Oral presentation by Paige Darnell at Pediatric Day of Scholarship; 2017 Apr 20; Chapel Hill, NC.
  10. Wilson P, Taylor G, Knowles J, Blyth E, Laux J, Lohr J, Jhaveri R. Predictive Value of Birth Dose of Hepatitis B Vaccine on Vaccination Status at 18 Months. Poster presented at Pediatric Day of Scholarship 2017; 2017 Apr 20; Chapel Hill, NC.
  11. Wilson P, Taylor G, Knowles J, Blyth E, Laux J, Lohr J, Jhaveri R. Predictive Value of Birth Dose of Hepatitis B Vaccine on Vaccination Status at 18 Months. Poster presented at St. Jude/PIDS 2017; 2017 Mar 10; Memphis, TN.