Laura E. Breeher, M.D., M.P.H.

  1. Occupational Medicine Specialist
  1. Vanichkachorn G, Gilman E, Ganesh R, Mueller M, Swift M, Breeher L, Murad MH. Potential reduction of post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 symptoms via vaccination. J Investig Med. 2023 Dec; 71 (8):889-895 Epub 2023 Aug 23
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  2. Khan Jamal, Ashbeck RA, Breeher LE, Swift MD, Hainy CM, Shedenhelm HJ, Tommaso CP. Integrating innovation into occupational induction to adjust to the changing workforce Management in Healthcare. 2023.
  3. Swift MD, McDermott MC, Hainy CM, Arendt CJ, Anderson JA, Mahoo JJ, Breeher LE. Early Experience With an Occupational JYNNEOS ( Orthopoxvirus ) Vaccination Program. J Occup Environ Med. 2023 Jun 01; 65(6):477-480. Epub 2023 Mar 22.
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  4. Virk A, Johnson MG, Roellinger DL, Scott CG, Sampathkumar P, Breeher LE, Swift M. Hybrid Immunity Provides Protective Advantage Over Vaccination or Prior Remote Coronavirus Disease 2019 Alone. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2023 May; 10 (5):ofad161 Epub 2023 Mar 27
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  5. Farah W, Breeher LE, Hainy CM, Tommaso CP, Swift MD. Who is getting boosted? Disparities in COVID-19 vaccine booster uptake among health care workers. Vaccine X. 2023 Apr; 13:100269 Epub 2023 Feb 11
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  6. Pollock BD, Dykhoff HJ, Breeher LE, Mabry TM, Franco PM, Noe KH, Ramar K, Young T, Dowdy SC. A Multisite Assessment of Inpatient Safety Event Rates During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2023 Feb; 7 (1):51-57 Epub 2022 Dec 26
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  7. Beam E, Meyer ML, O' Horo JC, Breeher LE. False-negative nasopharyngeal severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in immunocompromised patients resulting in healthcare worker exposures. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2022 Dec; 43 (12):1971-1972 Epub 2021 Nov 02
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  8. Shah VP, Breeher LE, Alleckson JM, Rivers DG, Wang Z, Stratton ER, Farah W, Hainy CM, Swift MD. Occupational exposure to severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and risk of infection among healthcare personnel. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2022 Dec; 43 (12):1785-1789 Epub 2022 Jan 06
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  9. Farah W, Breeher L, Shah V, Wang Z, Hainy C, Swift M. Coworkers are more likely than patients to transmit SARS-CoV-2 infection to healthcare personnel. Occup Environ Med. 2022 Oct; 79 (10):713-716 Epub 2022 Aug 04
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  10. Tande AJ, Swift MD, Challener DW, Berbari EF, Tommaso CP, Christopherson DR, Binnicker MJ, Breeher LE. Utility of Follow-up Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Antigen Tests After Acute Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Infection Among Healthcare Personnel. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Aug 24; 75 (1):e347-e349
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  11. Wight E, Swift M, O'Horo JC, Hainy C, Molella R, Morrow A, Breeher L. COVID-19 Infections in Health Care Personnel by Source of Exposure and Correlation With Community Incidence. J Occup Environ Med. 2022 Aug 1; 64 (8):675-678 Epub 2022 June 09
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  12. Shah VP, Breeher LE, Hainy CM, Swift MD. Evaluation of healthcare personnel exposures to patients with severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) associated with personal protective equipment. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2022 Jun; 43 (6):770-774 Epub 2021 May 12
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  13. Puranik A, Lenehan PJ, O'Horo JC, Pawlowski C, Virk A, Swift MD, Kremers W, Venkatakrishnan AJ, Challener DW, Breeher L, Gordon JE, Geyer HL, Speicher LL, Soundararajan V, Badley AD. Durability analysis of the highly effective mRNA-1273 vaccine against COVID-19. PNAS Nexus. 2022 May; 1 (2):pgac058 Epub 2022 May 20
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  14. Swift MD, Hainy CM, Sampathkumar P, Breeher LE. Multiple SARS-CoV-2 Reinfections: A Case Series of Thrice-Infected Individuals. Mayo Clin Proc 2022 May; 97 (5):1021-1023 Epub 2022 Mar 11
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  15. Farah W, Breeher L, Shah V, Hainy C, Tommaso CP, Swift MD. Disparities in COVID-19 vaccine uptake among health care workers. Vaccine. 2022 Apr 26; 40 (19):2749-2754 Epub 2022 Mar 25
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  16. Tande AJ, Pollock BD, Shah ND, Farrugia G, Virk A, Swift M, Breeher L, Binnicker M, Berbari EF. Impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine on Asymptomatic Infection Among Patients Undergoing Preprocedural COVID-19 Molecular Screening. Clin Infect Dis. 2022 Jan 7; 74 (1):59-65
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  17. Breeher LE, Wolf ME, Geyer H, Brinker T, Tommaso C, Kohlnhofer S, Hainy C, Swift M. Work Absence Following COVID-19 Vaccination in a Cohort of Healthcare Personnel. J Occup Environ Med. 2022 Jan 1; 64 (1):6-9
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  18. Shah VP, Hainy CM, Swift MD, Breeher LE, Theel ES, Sampathkumar P. Unrecognized severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) seroprevalence among healthcare personnel in a low-prevalence area. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Dec; 42 (12):1532-1534 Epub 2020 Nov 20
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  19. Swift MD, Breeher LE, Tande AJ, Tommaso CP, Hainy CM, Chu H, Murad MH, Berbari EF, Virk A. Effectiveness of Messenger RNA Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccines Against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Infection in a Cohort of Healthcare Personnel. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Sep 15; 73 (6):e1376-e1379
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  20. Breeher LE. Reducing Community Exposure to Protect Health Care Personnel in a Pandemic Environment. Mayo Clin Proc 2021 Sep; 96 (9):2295-2297
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  21. Vanichkachorn G, Newcomb R, Cowl CT, Murad MH, Breeher L, Miller S, Trenary M, Neveau D, Higgins S. Post-COVID-19 Syndrome (Long Haul Syndrome): Description of a Multidisciplinary Clinic at Mayo Clinic and Characteristics of the Initial Patient Cohort. Mayo Clin Proc. 2021 Jul; 96 (7):1782-1791 Epub 2021 May 11
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  22. Tomshine JR, Dennis KD, Bruhnke RE, Christensen JH, Halvorsen TG, Hogan CJ Jr, O'Horo JC, Breeher LE, Callstrom MR, Wehde MB. Combined Effects of Masking and Distance on Aerosol Exposure Potential. Mayo Clin Proc. 2021 Jul; 96 (7):1792-1800
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  23. Carter RE, Theel ES, Breeher LE, Swift MD, Van Brunt NA, Smith WR, Blanchfield LL, Daugherty EA, Chapital AB, Matson KM, Bews KA, Johnson PW, Domnick RA, Joyce DE, Geyer HL, Granger D, Hilgart HR, Turgeon CT, Sanders KA, Matern D, Nassar A, Sampathkumar P, Hainy CM, Orford RR, Vachon CM, Didehban R, Morice WG, Ting HH, Williams AW, Gray RJ, Thielen KR, Farrugia G, Mayo Clinic Serology Screening Program Operations Team. Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in a Multistate Academic Medical Center. Mayo Clin Proc. 2021 May; 96(5):1165-1174. Epub 2021 Mar 26.
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  24. Challener DW, Breeher LE, Frain J, Swift MD, Tosh PK, O'Horo J. Healthcare personnel absenteeism, presenteeism, and staffing challenges during epidemics. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Apr; 42 (4):388-391 Epub 2020 Oct 26
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  25. Swift Melanie D. , MD, MPH, Sampathkumar Priya , MD,, Breeher Laura E. , MD, MPH, Ting Henry H. , MD, MBA, Virk Abinash , MD, DTM&H. Mayo Clinic’s Multidisciplinary Approach to Covid-19 Vaccine Allocation and Distribution NEJM Catalyst. 2021.
  26. Breeher LE, Sampathkumar P, Beam E, Hainy CM, Austin MD, Swift MD. Revisiting the Safety of Health Care Workers. Mayo Clin Proc. 2020 Sep; 95 (9S):S14-S16 Epub 2020 July 07
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  27. Sampathkumar P, Beam E, Breeher LE, O'Horo JC. Precautions, Utilization of Personal Protective Equipment, and Conservation Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Mayo Clin Proc. 2020 Sep; 95 (9S):S11-S13 Epub 2020 June 22
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  28. Swift MD, Molella RG, Vaughn AIS, Breeher LE, Newcomb RD, Abdellatif S, Murad MH. Determinants of Latent Tuberculosis Treatment Acceptance and Completion in Healthcare Personnel. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 11; 71 (2):284-290
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  29. Breeher L, Boon A, Hainy C, Murad MH, Wittich C, Swift M. A Framework for Sustainable Contact Tracing and Exposure Investigation for Large Health Systems. Mayo Clin Proc. 2020 Jul; 95 (7):1432-1444 Epub 2020 June 16
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  30. Lucchinetti CF, von Bormann AG, Nagel JJ, Jones AE, O’Horo JC, Callstrom MR, Amrami KK, Barth JE, Breeher LE, Dowdy SC, Evers TS, Hucke DL, Hurt RT, Otte KK, Pringnitz RL, Prunty ME, Ravikumar P, Rushlow DR, Sanchez W, Swift MD, Tommaso CP, Wehde MB. Engaging and Empowering the Front Lines During the COVID-19 Outpatient Practice Reactivation Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 2020; 95(9):S47-S51.
  31. Breeher LE, Stonelake-French HL. An Approach to Hazardous Medication Surveillance. J Occup Environ Med. 2020 Apr; 62 (4):260-262
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  32. Theel ES, Sorenson M, Rahman C, Granger D, Vaughn A, Breeher L. Performance Characteristics of a Multiplex Flow Immunoassay for Detection of IgG-Class Antibodies to Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella-Zoster Viruses in Presumptively Immune Health Care Workers. J Clin Microbiol. 2020 Mar 25; 58 (4)
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  33. Breeher LE, Molella RG, Vaughn AI, Swift MD, Spaulding AC, Brueggen CM, Green-McKenzie J, Newcomb RD. Medical Surveillance Programs for Workers Exposed to Hazardous Medications: A Survey of Current Practices in Health Care Institutions. J Occup Environ Med. 2019 Feb; 61 (2):120-125
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  34. Theel ES, Hilgart H, Breen-Lyles M, McCoy K, Flury R, Breeher LE, Wilson J, Sia IG, Whitaker JA, Clain J, Aksamit TR, Escalante P. Comparison of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus and QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube Interferon Gamma Release Assays in Patients at Risk for Tuberculosis and in Health Care Workers. J Clin Microbiol. 2018 Jul; 56 (7) Epub 2018 June 25
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  35. Newcomb RD, Frasso R, Cruz P, Breeher LE, Molella RG, Green-McKenzie J. Medical Surveillance for Hazardous Drugs: A Qualitative Assessment of Current Practices. J Occup Environ Med. 2018 Jun; 60 (6):521-527
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  36. Dobler CC, Farah WH, Alsawas M, Mohammed K, Breeher LE, Murad MH, Molella RG. Tuberculin Skin Test Conversions and Occupational Exposure Risk in US Healthcare Workers. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 10; 66 (5):706-711
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  37. Farah WH, Breeher LE, Newcomb RD, Murad MH, Vaughn AIS, Hagen PT, Molella RG. Late boosting phenomenon in TST conversion among health care workers. Occup Med (Lond). 2017 Aug 1; 67 (6):484-489
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  38. Newcomb RD, Steffen MW, Breeher LE, Sturchio GM, Murad MH, Wang Z, Molella RG. Screening for depression in the occupational health setting. Occup Med (Lond). 2016 Jul; 66 (5):390-3 Epub 2016 May 06
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  39. Breeher L, Mikulski MA, Czeczok T, Leinenkugel K, Fuortes LJ. A cluster of lead poisoning among consumers of Ayurvedic medicine. Int J Occup Environ Health. 2015 Oct; 21: (4)303-7.
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  40. Breeher L, Gerr F, Fuortes L. A case report of adult lead toxicity following use of Ayurvedic herbal medication. J Occup Med Toxicol. 2013; 8(1):26. Epub 2013 Oct 02.
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