Highlights from our list of MSK-Authored COVID-19 Publications

In April 2020, we started tracking MSK COVID-19 related publications looking to quickly highlight any research, guidelines, perspective, or commentaries about the pandemic  authored by our MSK staff. The list has now grown to include 429 publications, 214 of which are from this year alone. 

Here are some highlights from those works published in 2021 based on their Altmetric score, which tracks the engagement of a publication online through its mentions in news stories, policy documents, blogs, tweets, and other social media. 

Click on the colored donuts to view view full details (keep in mind that scores fluctuate in real time):

Anxiety levels among physician mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2021 February 01; 178(2): 203-204.



A molecular single-cell lung atlas of lethal COVID-19. Nature. 2021 July 01; 595: 114-119.



Elective cancer surgery in COVID-19 free surgical pathways during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: An international, multicenter, comparative cohort Study. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2021 Jan 01; 39(1): 66-78.




New eBook: Machine Learning for Healthcare Applications

A new electronic book is available, entitled Machine Learning for Healthcare Applications. This eBook, published in 2021, is a comprehensive description of issues for healthcare data management and an overview of existing systems. Content includes information on disease diagnosis, telemedicine, medical imaging, smart health monitoring, social media healthcare, and machine learning for COVID-19.

Machine Learning for Healthcare Applications provides a comprehensive overview of current technology. Each of these chapters, which are written by the main inventors of the presented systems, specifies requirements and provides a description of both the chosen approach and its implementation.

Celebrating Infection Preventionists

Tania Bubb

Tania Bubb, PhD, RN, CIC, FAPIC. Photo by Richard DeWitt.

In a video interview of Dr. Tania Bubb, MSK’s Director of Infection Control, Infection Control Today features a study she presented at the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

Infection preventionists (IPs) were invited to fill out surveys regularly from March through July 2020. IPs from 16 US states and three other countries reported both exhaustion at the peak of the COVID pandemic and increased empowerment and value at their institutions. They noted that the pandemic led their colleagues to take hand hygiene and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) more seriously than ever before, at the same time expressing frustration with PPE shortages.

Dr. Bubb closed the interview by applauding IPs as unsung heroes of the pandemic: 

They may not have taken care of patients directly, but their policies, their procedures, their vigilance, and their enthusiasm for their jobs supported those who took care of the patients and laid the groundwork for how those who took care of the patients would remain safe.