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Researcher | Research Overview

Dr. Lise Nigrovic’s research focus has been in the approach to diagnosis and management of children with infectious emergencies. Her significant research contributions include the development and multi-center validation of a clinical prediction model to distinguish between bacterial from viral meningitis. Her current research is focused on the diagnosis and management of children with acute Lyme disease. She is the founding chair of the only pediatric Lyme disease clinical research network, Pedi Lyme Net with associated pediatric biorepository and more than 5000 children enrolled. Currently she is the PI for a NIAID funded 21-center comparative effectiveness study comparing doxycycline to ceftriaxone for children with Lyme meningitis. Previously she served as the site principal investigator for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Applied Research Network (PECARN) and past chair of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Clinical Research Collaborative (PEM CRC).

Researcher | Research Background

Lise Nigrovic received her MD in Medicine from Harvard Medical School and her MPH in clinical effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her residency, chief residency and clinical fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital and then joined the faculty in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. She now serves as the site PI for Harvard Catalyst at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Researcher | Publications