University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Vaccine Testing Center

Bio for Kristen Pierce, M.D.
Kristen Pierce, M.D.

Kristen Pierce, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Training Program

Contact Information

Office Location:
University of Vermont Medical Center, 111 Colchester Avenue, Mailstop 115 SM2, Burlington, VT 05401


1988 - 1993    University of Colorado, B.A. in Humanities, Honors
1998 - 2003    University of Vermont, College of Medicine, M. D. Degree
2003 - 2006    University of Vermont / Fletcher Allen Health Care, Residency: Internal Medicine
2006 - 2008    University of Vermont / Fletcher Allen Health Care, Fellowship: Infectious Disease

Academic Appointments

2014 - Present    Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Disease Unit, University of Vermont Medical Center
2013 - Present    Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Training Program, Fletcher Allen Health Care
2008 - 2014        Assistant Professor of Medicine, Infectious Disease Unit, Fletcher Allen Health Care
2010 - 2013        Associate Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program


Durbin AP, Kirkpatrick BD, Pierce KK, Schmidt AC, Whitehead SS.  Development and clinical evaluation of multiple investigational monovalent DENV vaccines to identify components for inclusion in a live attenuated tetravalent DENV vaccine.  Vaccine (2011). 29; 7212-7250

Ahern J, Pierce K. Pharmacokinetics:  Practical Applications of Antimicrobial Therapy.  Infectious Disease in Clinical Practice.  January 2011;19: 16-24

Lyon CE, Sadigh KS, Carmolli MP, Polly F, Porter C, Larsson C, Pierce K, Guerry study team, Darsley M, Kirkpatrick B. Recrudesecent Camplyobacter jejuni Infection in an Immunocompetent Adult following Experimental Infection with Well-Characterized Organism.  Clinical Vaccine and Immunology (2010). 17:80-86

Ahern J, Pierce K. Pharmacokinetics. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2010

Pierce K, Kirkpatrick B. Update on Human Infections Caused by Intestinal Protozoa. Current Opinion in Gastroenterology. (2008) 25:12-17

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