I am an Internist and Pediatrician and am currently training in Pediatric Infectious Disease. Prior to beginning my training in Pediatric Infectious Disease I worked on Pediatric HIV in resource-limited settings. My current research is focused on the maternal fetal immune system and how pregnancy impairs antiviral immunity. To evaluate this question I have enrolled a cohort of pregnant women undergoing influenza vaccination. We use mass cytometry to determine how pregnancy alters NK cell immune phenotypes and functions. In addition, I am interested in quality improvement regarding antimicrobial stewardship and evidence based global health policy.

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Infectious Disease

Academic Appointments

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, Stanford Society for Physician Scholars (2011 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Fellowship:Stanford University (2014) CAUnited States of America
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2010)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
  • Residency:Maine Medical Center (2009) ME
  • Internship:Maine Medical Center (2006) ME
  • Medical Education:University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2005) CTUnited States of America

All Publications

  • Immunogenicity and clinical efficacy of influenza vaccination in pregnancy FRONTIERS IN IMMUNOLOGY Kay, A. W., Blish, C. A. 2015; 6: 1-9
  • Delayed BCG vaccination--time to take a shot. journal of infectious diseases Kay, A. W., Blish, C. A. 2015; 211 (3): 335-337

    View details for DOI 10.1093/infdis/jiu435

    View details for PubMedID 25108029

  • Enhanced natural killer-cell and T-cell responses to influenza A virus during pregnancy PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Kay, A. W., Fukuyama, J., Aziz, N., Dekker, C. L., Mackey, S., Swan, G. E., Davis, M. M., Holmes, S., Blish, C. A. 2014; 111 (40): 14506-14511