Anneka Hooft, MD

Assistant Clinical Profesor
Emergency Medicine

I am a pediatric emergency medicine physician and researcher in global health and acute management of infectious diseases. My research focuses on clinical decision-making during the care of sick children, especially those with undifferentiated febrile illness. I also study related behavioral influences on both healthcare providers and caregivers of children in resource-limited settings and integration of informal medical providers (e.g. traditional healers) into the biomedical sphere utilizing epidemiological and implementation science techniques. My goal is to improve access to care for those who need it most and optimize diagnosis and management of febrile illness through the use of evidence-based clinical guidelines and decision pathways.


Verbal Autopsy to Assess Postdischarge Mortality in Children With Suspected Sepsis in Uganda.


Knappett M, Hooft A, Maqsood MB, Lavoie PM, Kortz T, Mehta S, Duby J, Akech S, Maina M, Carter R, Popescu CR, Daftary R, Mugisha NK, Mwesigwa D, Kabakyenga J, Kumbakumba E, Ansermino JM, Kissoon N, Mutekanga A, Hau D, Moschovis P, Kangwa M, Chen C, Firnberg M, Glomb N, Argent A, Reid SJ, Bhutta A, Wiens MO

Explaining utilization of HIV prevention and testing services among university students in Mozambique: results from a mixed methods study.

BMC public health

Hooft A, Pfeil S, Mussengue J, Jetha E, He F, Jain S, Manuel S, Langa PV, Sundararajan R

High Frequency of Antibiotic Prescription in Children With Undifferentiated Febrile Illness in Kenya.

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

Hooft AM, Ndenga B, Mutuku F, Otuka V, Ronga C, Chebii PK, Maina PW, Jembe Z, Lee J, Vu DM, Mukoko D, LaBeaud AD

Factors Motivating Traditional Healer versus Biomedical Facility Use for Treatment of Pediatric Febrile Illness: Results from a Qualitative Study in Southwestern Uganda.

The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene

Hooft A, Nabukalu D, Mwanga-Amumpaire J, Gardiner MA, Sundararajan R

Principles, practices and knowledge of clinicians when assessing febrile children: a qualitative study in Kenya.

Malaria journal

Hooft AM, Ripp K, Ndenga B, Mutuku F, Vu D, Baltzell K, Masese LN, Vulule J, Mukoko D, LaBeaud AD

Parental perception of efficacy of antihistamines for pruritus in pediatric atopic dermatitis.

Allergy and asthma proceedings

Chawla V, Hogan MB, Moonie S, Fenwick GL, Hooft A, Wilson NW

The Accuracy of ICD Codes: Identifying Physical Abuse in 4 Children's Hospitals.

Academic pediatrics

Hooft AM, Asnes AG, Livingston N, Deutsch S, Cahill L, Wood JN, Leventhal JM

GFP fails to inhibit actin-myosin interactions in vitro.

Nature methods

Resnicow DI, Hooft AM, Harrison BC, Baker JE, Leinwand LA

An accelerated state of myosin-based actin motility.


Hooft AM, Maki EJ, Cox KK, Baker JE