Natalia Jimenez-Truque, Ph.D.

Dr. Jimenez-Truque graduated in May 2013 going down in the annals of Vanderbilt as the first graduate of the program. Dr. Jimenez-Truque holds a faculty appointment at Vanderbilt as a Research Instructor (research track) in the Department of Pediatrics. She is also a co-instructor in an upper level course in the epidemiology PhD program. 

Peer-reviewed Publications
Thomsen I, McKenna BD, Saye EJ, Jimenez N, Edwards KM, Creech CB. Molecular distinctions exist between community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization and disease-associated isolates in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 May;30(5):418-21. PMID: 21263373 

Creech CB, Saye E, McKenna BD, Johnson BG, Jimenez N, Talbot TR, Bossung T, Gregory A, Edwards KM. One-year surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization and skin and soft tissue infections in collegiate athletes. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Jul;164(7):615-20. PMID: 20603460

Jimenez-Truque N, Thomsen I, Saye E, Creech CB. Should higher vancomycin trough levels be targeted for invasive community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in children? Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010;29(4):368-70.

Jimenez-Truque N, Tedeschi S, Saye EJ, McKenna BD, Langdon W, Wright JP, Alsentzer A, Arnold S, Saville BR, Wang W, Thomsen I, Creech CB. Relationship Between Maternal and Neonatal Staphylococcus aureus Colonization. Pediatrics. 2012;129(5):e1252-e1259.

Johnson JG, Saye EJ, Jimenez-Truque N, Soper N, Thomsen I, Talbot TR, Creech CB. Frequency of Disinfectant Resistance Genes in Pediatric Strains of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. In press.

Dozois AR, Thomsen I, Jimenez-Truque N, Soper N, Pearson A, Mohamed-Rambaran P, Dettorre KB, Russ S, Creech CB, and Wright SW. Prevalence and molecular characteristics of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) in an Emergency Department in Guyana. Submitted.

Jimenez-Truque N, Saye EJ, Thomsen I, Herrera ML, Creech CB. Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Costa Rican Children. Submitted.

Jimenez-Truque N, Saye EJ, Saville BR, Thomsen I, Edwards KM, Creech CB. Longitudinal Colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in Healthy Collegiate Student       Athletes. Submitted.

Jimenez-Truque N, Saye EJ, Saville BR, Thomsen I, Edwards KM, Creech CB. Increased Colonization with Staphylococcus aureus in Contact vs. Noncontact Sports Collegiate Athletes. Manuscript in preparation.