Robert Schechter, MD

Immunization Branch
850 Marina Bay Parkway
Richmond, CA
USA 94804

Biographical Sketch:
1993 - Public Health Medical Officer, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, California 1993 - Diplomate, american Board of Pediatrics; Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics Recent publications include Louie JK, Guevara H, Boston E, Dahlke M, Nevarez M, Kong T, et al. Rapid influenza antigen test for diagnosis of pandemic (H1N1) 2009. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010;16:824-6. Louie JK, Acosta M, Winter K, Jean C, Gavali S, Schechter R, et al. California Pandemic (H1N1) Working Group. Factors associated with death or hospitalization due to pandemic 2009 influenza A(H1N1) infection in California. JAMA. 2009;302:1896-902. Novel Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Investigation Team. Emergence of a novel swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus in humans. N Engl J Med. 2009;360:2605-15. Erratum in: N Engl J Med. 2009;361:102. Cummings KC, Louie J, Probert WS, Killoran PB, Schechter R, Mohle-Boetani JC, et al. Increased detection of meningococcal infections in California using a polymerase chain reaction assay. J. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Apr 1;46(7):1124-6. Swerdlow DL, et al; Smallpox Vaccine Cardiac Adverse Events Working Group. Ischemic cardiac events during the Department of Health and Human Services Smallpox Vaccination Program, 2003. Clin Infect Dis. 2008;46(Suppl 3):S234-41. Schechter R, Grether JK. Continuing increases in autism reported to California's developmental services system: mercury in retrograde. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2008 Jan;65(1):19-24.