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.


Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (2004)
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (2007), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2012), Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Research Interest

  • Moraxella catarrhalis
  • Viral respiratory infection predisposing otitis media


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

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 Infect. Immun. 2014 Oct
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 Infect. Immun. 2014 Mar
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
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 Pediatr Emerg Care 2012 Oct 28 10 990-7
Japanese encephalitis in two children--United States, 2010.
MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. 2011 Mar 60 9 276-8
Neurologic complications associated with novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in children - Dallas, Texas, May 2009.
MMWR Morb. Mortal. Wkly. Rep. 2009 Jul 58 28 773-8

Honors & Awards

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein-National Research Service Award
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Society Poster Presentation Award
    Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Annual Meeting (2009)
  • Resident of the Year
    Georgetown University Children’s Medical Center (2006-2007)
  • Daisy Allen Scholarship
    UT Medical Branch at Galveston (2003)
  • General Clinical Research Center: Mentored Medical Student Clinical Research Award
    UT Medical Branch at Galveston (2001-2002)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Microbiology (2012)
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (2009)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, FAAP (2004)