Bio


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.

Academic Appointments


Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


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

Journal Articles


  • 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