Elisa B H Margolis, MD, PhD

Elisa B H Margolis, MD, PhD

Infectious Disease

On staff since July 2016

Academic Title: Acting Instructor

Research Center: Center for Global Infectious Disease Research

Language (Other than English): Spanish

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Travel Award Corkey Endowment 2015
    Travel Award Gordon Research Conference 2007
    Travel Award Burroughs Wellcome Trust 2005
    Diploma of Honor Mallco Rancho Community, Bolivia 2002
    Fullbright Scholar US State Department 2000
    Prize for Academic Excellence Brown University 2000
    • Margolis E and Fredricks D
      Bacterial Vaginosis
      Medical Molecular Microbiology , 2014
    • Wolf E and Margolis E
      MGH Handbook of Pediatric Global health , 2013
    • Margolis E, Yates A, Levin BR
      The ecology of nasal colonization of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Staphylococcus aureus: the role of competition and interactions with host's immune response.
      20178591 BMC microbiology , 2010 Feb. 23 : 1059 PMCID: PMC2844402
    • Handel A, Margolis E, Levin BR
      Exploring the role of the immune response in preventing antibiotic resistance
      19056402 Journal of Theoretical Biology , 2009 Feb. 21 : 256(4)655-62
    • Margolis E and Levin BR
      The Evolution of bacterial host interactions
      Microbial Evolution and Co-Adaptation , 2009
    • Margolis E
      Hydrogen peroxide mediated interference competition by Streptococcus pneumoniae has no significant effect on Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization of neonatal rats
      19011027 Journal of Bacteriology , 2009 Jan. : 191(2)571-5 PMCID: PMC2620824
    • Margolis E, Levin BR
      Within-host evolution for the invasiveness of commensal bacteria: an experimental study of bacteremias resulting from Haemophilus influenzae nasal carriage
      17763330 Journal of Infectious Diseases , 2007 Oct. 1 : 196(7)1068-75
    • Margolis E and Levin BR
      The Evolution of Bacteria-Host Interactions: Virulence and the Immune Over-Response
      Introduction to the Evolutionary Biology of Bacterial and Fungal Pathogens , 2007
    • Margolis E, Liu, C, Oot A, Fredricks DN
      Deciphering Microbial Interactions in Human Microbiomes Using Convergent Cross Mapping
      Microbiome : In Press
  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Microbiome Causality Detection with Convergent Cross Mapping International Symposium on Microbial Ecology Canada 2016
    Finding the Needle-Microbiome Causality PIDS St. Jude Research Conference Memphis, TN 2016
    Biology Department Seminar Emory University Atlanta, GA 2016
    Understanding Microbiome Dynamics PIDS St. Jude Research Conference Memphis, TN 2015
    Evolution and Ecology of Infectious Disease ETH: Integrative Biology Department Seminar Switzerland 2009
    Within-host evolution for the invasiveness of Haemophilius influenzae Within-Host Dynamics Bacterial Infections Symposium Cambridge, UK 2009
    Evolution of Virulence due to immune over-responses 108th American Society of Microbiologist Boston, MA 2008
    Immune Over-Responses and the Virulence of Microparasite Infections Royal Society and Linnean Society London, England 2007
    Investigations of the role of within-host evolution and virulence due to immune screw-ups Imperial College:Infectious Disease Epidemiology Seminar London, England 2007
    Immune response's contribution to the emergence of antibiotic resistance Ecology and evolution Infectious Disease NIGMS Symposium Albuquerque, NM 2007
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Dynamics of Bacterial Populations in Vaginal Microflora Pediatric Infectious Disease Society 2014 - 2017


Board Certification(s)


Medical/Professional School

Emory University, Atlanta
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta


Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle


Pediatric Infectious Disease, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Lab testing stewardship, fecal microbiome transplant

Research Description

Infant microbiome, clostridium difficile infections