- Medical School - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (1999-2004)
- Residency - MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2004-2007), Pediatrics
- Fellowship - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2008-2012), Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Dr. Amanda Evans received her undergraduate degree at UT Austin and did her medical training at UT Medical Branch in Galveston. After medical school, she completed a residency in pediatrics at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at UT Southwestern. In 2012, Dr. Evans joined the Pediatrics faculty at UT Southwestern in the Division of Infectious Diseases.
Her interests include the pathogenesis of respiratory diseases in children. She is exploring viral and bacterial co-infection interactions in a human cell tissue model, and the subsequent dynamic changes that occur within the bacterial pathogens which influence virulence and attachment. Her current research project involves a Moraxella catarrhalis/RSV in vitro co-infection model, aims to identify M. catarrhalis adherence or virulence factors involved in the pathogenesis of acute otitis media, with the goal of identifying new therapeutic or prophylactic targets for this bacterium.
- Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (2009)
- American Society of Microbiology (2012)
- American Academy of Pediatrics, FAAP (2004)
- Daisy Allen Scholarship 2003, UT Medical Branch at Galveston
- Pediatric Infectious Disease Society Poster Presentation Award 2009, Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Annual Meeting
- Ruth L. Kirschstein-National Research Service Award 2010-2012
- General Clinical Research Center: Mentored Medical Student Clinical Research Award 2001-2002, UT Medical Branch at Galveston
- Resident of the Year 2006-2007, Georgetown University Childrens Medical Center
Neurologic complications associated with novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in children - Dallas, Texas, May 2009.
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report 2009 Jul 58 28 773-8
Japanese encephalitis in two children--United States, 2010.
MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report 2011 Mar 60 9 276-8
Respiratory viruses identified in an urban children's hospital emergency department during the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic.
Chang ML, Jordan-Villegas A, Evans A, Bhore R, Brock E, Mejias A, Siegel JD Pediatric emergency care 2012 Oct 28 10 990-7
Identification of an Outer Membrane Lipoprotein Involved in Nasopharyngeal Colonization by Moraxella catarrhalis in an Animal Model.
Wang W, Joslin SN, Pybus C, Evans AS, Lichaa F, Brautigam CA, Hansen EJ Infection and immunity 2014 Mar
A Moraxella catarrhalis Two-Component Signal Transduction System Necessary for Growth in Liquid Media Affects Production of Two Lysozyme Inhibitors.
Joslin SN, Pybus C, Labandeira-Rey M, Evans AS, Attia AS, Brautigam CA, Hansen EJ Infection and immunity 2014 Oct
Development of a LacZ-based transcriptional reporter system for use with Moraxella catarrhalis.
Evans AS, Pybus C, Hansen EJ Plasmid 2013 Mar 69 2 180-5
- Neurologic complications associated with novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in children - Dallas, Texas, May 2009.
- Viral respiratory infection predisposing otitis media
- Moraxella catarrhalis