Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention


Maternal and Child Health and HIV


Dr. Consuelo Beck-Sagué is a Florida-licensed physician, board certified in pediatrics and infectious diseases, who has worked in public health and infectious disease, including HIV, tuberculosis and sexually transmitted disease prevention and care for over 35 years.

She trained as a pediatrician in the Residency Program for Social Medicine, Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, New York.

She was accepted into the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention, in the Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Atlanta, Georgia. She remained at CDC for another 17 years, where she led dozens of epidemic investigations, multicenter studies and other research.

From 2004-2008, she worked as a Clinton HIV/AIDS initiative consultant to the Dominican Republic Ministry of Health to help lead the scale-up of pediatric antiretroviral therapy (ART) use in the Dominican Republic. During her four years in the Dominican Republic, the number of pediatric patients receiving ART rose from less than 50 to over 1,000, more than 77 percent of children diagnosed with HIV, one of the highest proportions in the developing world.

Three months after joining Florida International University’s (FIU) Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in August 2011, she submitted a proposal to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in collaboration with her FIU mentors, Jessy Devieux and the late Robert Malow, the first binational NIH-funded (Haiti-DR) pediatric HIV project. She successfully competed for and leads a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded training grant to develop a maternal and child health concentration and graduate certificate. She has authored/co-authored over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, chapters and national and international reports and guidelines.


  • Temple University Medical School, MD
  • Gannon University, BS


(Truncated, limited to publications in peer-reviewed journals including 3 non-peer-reviewed [NPR] publications, including invited editorial in area of subject matter expertise.) Publications from before joining FIU highlighted in grey.

Trepka MJ, Mukherjee S, Maddox L, Beck-Sague C, Fennie K, Sheehan D, Prabhakar M, Lieb S, Thompson D. (2017). Missed opportunities for preventing perinatal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus Southern Med J 2017;110:116-128.

Pinzon-Iregui MC, Ibanez G, Beck-Sague CM. “…like because you are a grownup, you do not need help”: Experiences of youth with perinatal HIV infection, caregivers and healthcare providers with transition from pediatric to adult care in the Dominican Republic JIAPAC 2017 in press.

Degarege A, Degarege D, Veledar E, Erko B, Nacher M, Beck-Sague CM, Madhivanan P (2016). Plasmodium falciparum Infection status among children with Schistosoma in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Dec 7;10(12):e0005193.

Rubens M, Ramamoorthy V, Saxena A, George F, Nancy S, Attonito J, McCoy HV, Beck-Sague CM. (2016) The Relationship between Metabolic Syndrome and Cognitive Impairment among Adolescents in the United States Population. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders 2016;14:397-403

Deviéux JG, Jean-Gilles M, Rosenberg R, Beck-Sagué C, Attonito JM, Saxena A, Stein JA (2016). Depression, Abuse, Relationship Power and Condom Use by Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Substance Abuse History. AIDS Behav 2016;20:292-303.

Lerebours-Nadal L, Beck-Sague C, Parker D, Gosman A, Saavedra A, Engel K, Dean A (2016). Severe, Disfiguring, Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris in a Woman in the Dominican J Int Assoc Provid AIDS Care. 2016;15:11-4.

Gasana J, Gibson-Young L, Ibrahimou B, Weiss-Randall D, Arrieta A, Beck-Sagué C, Sivén J, Pinzon-Iregui MC, Torok T, Tittel C (2016). Asthma in Schoolchildren in Monroe County, Florida: School-based Needs Assessment. J Asthma. 2016;53:330-8 .

Beck-Sagué C, Dévieux JG, Pinzón-Iregui, MC, Lerebours-Nadal L, Abreu-Pérez R, Bertrand R, Rouzier V, Gaston S, Halpern M, Pape JW, Preston S, Dean AG, Nicholas SW, Blasini I (2015). Disclosure of their HIV status to perinatally-infected youth using the adapted Blasini disclosure model in Haiti and the Dominican Republic: Preliminary Results. AIDS 2015;29 Suppl 1:S91-8

Beck-Sagué CM, Dévieux JG, Pinzón-Iregui MC, Abreu-Pérez R, Lerebours-Nadal L, Gaston S, Dean AG, Halpern M, Rouzier V, Bertrand R, Rosenberg R, Pape JW, Nicholas SW, Blasini I (2015). Depression in caregivers of status-naïve pediatric HIV patients participating in a status disclosure study in Haiti and the Dominican Republic: Preliminary Report. J Trop Pediatr 2015;61:65-8.

Beck-Sague CM, Pinzon-Iregui MC, Abreu-Perez R, Lerebours-Nadal L, Navarro CM, Ibanez G, Soto S, Halpern M, Nicholas SW, Malow R, Dévieux JG (2015) Disclosure of their status to youth with Human immunodeficiency virus, Dominican Republic: A Mixed Methods Study. AIDS Behav 2015;19:302-10

Silva-Suárez G, Bastida E, Rabionet SE, Beck-Sagué C, Febo I, Zorrilla CD (2015). “That’s True Love:” Lived Experiences of Puerto Rican Perinatally HIV-Infected Youth within Their Families’ Context. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;13(1) doi: 10.3390/ijerph13010007

Beck-Sague CM, Lerebours-Nadal L, Koenig E, Halpern M, Rosenberg R, et al. (2014) Depression and Response to Antiretroviral Therapy in the Dominican Republic. J AIDS Clin Res 5:401. doi:4172/2155-6113.1000401.

Kulkarni S, Perez C, Pichardo C, Castillo L,Gagnon M, Beck-Sague C, Hernandez E, Gereige R. (2015). Use of Pediatric Health Information System [PHIS] Database to study the trends in the incidence, management, etiology and outcomes due to Pediatric Acute Liver Failure in United States from 2008-2013. Pediatr Transplant 2015 ;19:888-95.

Beck-Sague CM, Black CM, Morse SA, Schmid G. (2014) Women and children first: The impact of sexually transmitted infections on maternal and child health. J Sex Transm Dis 2014; Article ID 671085: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/671085 (NPR Invited Editorial in area of expertise).

Page T, Beck-Sague CM, Pinzon-Iregui MC, Cuddihy A, Tyler T, Forno E, Dean AG, Siven J, Pottinger S,Gasana J. (2013) Asthma in Underserved Schoolchildren in Miami, Florida: Results of a School- and Community-Based Needs Assessment. J Asthma 2013;50:480-7.

Pinzon MC, Beck-Sague CM, Malow RM (2013). Disclosure of their HIV status to infected children: Review of the literature. J Trop Ped 2013;59:84-9.

Lorenzo O, Beck-Sague CM, Bautista-Soriano C, Halpern M,Roman-Poueriet J,Henderson NPerez-Then E,Abreu-Perez RSoto SMartínez LRives-Gray SVeras BConnolly MCallender GBNicholas SW. (2012). HIV mother-to-child transmission in the Dominican Republic, 1999-2011: Progress towards elimination. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2012:543916. doi: 10.1155/2012/543916.

Schmidt NC, Roman-Pouriet J, Fernandez AD, Beck-Sagué CM, Leonardo-Guerrero J, Nicholas SW (2012). Costs and benefits of multidrug, multidose antiretroviral therapy for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in the Dominican Republic. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2012;116:219-22.

Unger ER, Fajman NN, MaloneyEM, Onyekwuluj J, Swan DC, Howard L, Beck-Sague CM et al (2011). Anogenital human papilloma virus in sexually abused and non-abused children: Results of a multi-center study. Pediatrics 2011;128:e658-65

Koppel A,Leonardo-Guerrero J,Rives SPaniagua-Torres NSparrow CBeck-Sagué CM. (2010). Immune Reconstitution Inflammatory Syndrome due to Mycobacterium bovis Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) in infants receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy:  A call for universal perinatal rapid HIV testing prior to administration of BCG immunization of neonates J Trop Pediatr;56:280-3.

Román-Poueriet J, Fernandez AD, Beck-Sagué CM, García Szabó R, Mercedes F, Duke W, Martinez A, Nicholas S (2009) HIV infection and prevention of mother-to-child transmission in childbearing women: La Romana, Dominican Republic, 2002-2006. Rev Panam Salud Publica 26:315-23.

Cachafeiro A, Sherman GG, Sohn AH, Beck-Sague C, Fiscus SA (2009). Diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection in infants by use of dried blood spots and an ultrasensitive p24 antigen assay. J Clin Microbiol. 2009;47:459-62.

Girardet RG, Lahoti S, Howard LA, Fajman NN, Sawyer MK, Driebe EM, Lee F, Sautter RL, Greenwald E, Beck-Sagué CM, Hammerschlag MR, Black CM (2009). Epidemiology of sexually transmitted infections in suspected child victims of sexual assault. Pediatrics;124:79-86.

Black CM, Driebe EM, Howard LA, Fajman NN, Sawyer MK, Girardet RG, Sautter RL, Greenwald E, Beck-Sague CM, Unger ER, Igietseme JU, Hammerschlag MR (2009). Multicenter study of nucleic acid amplification tests for detection of Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in children being evaluated for sexual abuse. Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:608-13.

Roman-Poueriet JA, Kley ND, Beck-Sagué CM (2008) Antiretroviral prophylaxis to reduce breast-milk HIV-1 transmission. N Engl J Med 2008;359:1845. NPR Letter to the Editor.

Grant AM, Jamieson D, Elam-Evans L, Beck-Sague C, Duerr A, Henderson S (2006). Reasons for testing and clinical and demographic profile of adolescents with sexually-acquired HIV infection, Georgia 1999-2002. Pediatrics 2006;117(3):e468-75

De Ravello L, Brantley MD, LaMarre M, Qayad MG, Aubert H, Beck-Sague CM.(2005) Sexually transmitted infections and other Health Conditions of Women Entering Prison in Georgia, 1998-1999. Sex Transm Dis 32:247-250

Asamoa K, Rodriguez M, Gines V, Beck-Sague CM et al. (2004). Use of preventive health services by Hispanic/Latino women in two urban communities: Atlanta, Georgia and Miami, Florida, 2000 and 2001. Journal of Women’s Health 13:654-661

Beck-Sague CM, Miller E (2002). A point well taken. Journal of Pediatrics 2002 140:391-3. (NPR Invited Editorial in area of expertise)

Robinson LG. Hilinski J. Graham F. Hymes L. Beck-Sague CM, Hsia J, Nesheim SR (2002). Predictors of cytomegalovirus disease among pediatric transplant recipients within one year of renal transplantation. Pediatric Transplantation. 6:111-8.

Beck-Sague CM (2001). Child sexual abuse and human papillomavirus infection. Pediatrics 108(4):1045 (NPR Letter to the Editor, correcting statistical error in a published article).

de Gentile A, Rivas N, Sinkowitz-Cochran RL, Momesso T, Iriart EM, Lopez E, Beck-Sague CM, Jarvis WR (2001). Nosocomial infections in a children’s hospital in Argentina: impact of a unique infection control intervention program. Infect Control & Hospital Epidemiol 22:762-6.

Petrillo T, Beck-Sague CM, Songer JG, et al (2000). Enteritis necroticans (pigbel) in an American Diabetic Child. N Engl J Med 342:1250-3.

Parkinson A, Petersen K, McMahon B, Beck-Sague CM (2000). Laboratory diagnosis of infections related to chronic disease in minority communities. American Clin Laboratory 19:14-15.

Peters SA, Beck-Sague CM, Farshy CE, et al (2000). Behaviors associated with Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis: cervical infection among young women attending adolescent clinics. Clin Pediatr 2000;39:173-7.

Chen CY, Ballard R, Beck-Sague CM, et al (2000). Human immunodeficiency virus infection and genital ulcer disease in South Africa: The herpetic connection. Sex Transm Dis 27:21-9.

El Sayed N, Gomatos PJ, Beck-Sague CM, et al (2000). Epidemic transmission of HIV in hemodialysis units in Egypt. J Infect Dis 181:91-7.

Beck-Sague CM, Solomon F (1999). Sexually transmitted diseases in abused children and adolescents and adult victims of rape: Review of selected literature. C Infect Dis 28(suppl 1):S74-83.

Beck-Sague CM. Emergence of Nipah virus ASM News 1999;65:731 (NPR Letter to the Editor)

Beck-Sagué CM, Farshy C, Jackson T., et al (1998). Detection of Chlamydia trachomatis cervical infection by urine tests among adolescents. J Adol Health 22:197-204.

Htun Ye, Morse SA, Dangor Y, Fehler G, Radebe F, Trees DL, Beck-Sague CM, Ballard RC (1998). A comparison of clinically-directed, disease-specific and syndromic protocols for the management of genital ulcer disease in Lesotho. Sex Transm Infect 14;74:supp (S23-8)

Xu K, Glanton V, Johnson SR, Beck-Sague CM, Bhullar V, Candal DH, Pettus KS, Farshy CE, Black CM (1998). Detection of Neisseria gonorrhoeae by ligase chain reaction testing among adolescent women with and without Chlamydia trachomatis Sex Transm Dis 25:533-8

Beck‑Sagué CM, Jarvis WR, Martone WJ (1997). Outbreak Investigations. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 18:138-45.

Morse SA, Trees DL, Htun Y, Radebe F, Orle KA, Dangor Y, Beck-Sague CM, Schmid S, Fehler G, Weiss JB, Ballard RC (1997). Comparison of clinical diagnosis, standard laboratory and molecular methods for the diagnosis of genital ulcer disease in Lesotho: Association with HIV infection.  J Infect Dis 175;583-9.

Zaza S, Beck-Sague CM, Blumberg HM, et al (1997). Tracing patients exposed to health care workers with tuberculosis. Pub Health Rep;112:153-7.

Beck-Sagué CM, Morse SA (1996). Prevention of prematurity in black and white (NPR Invited Editorial in area of expertise). Public Health Rep 111:114-5.

Beck-Sagué CM, Chinn R, Sinkowitz R, et al (1996). Risk factors for ventilator-associated pneumonia in intensive care unit patients: Results of a multivariate analysis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 17:374-7.

Beck-Sagué CM, Cordts JR, Brown K, et al (1996). Laboratory diagnosis of sexually transmitted diseases in facilities in the United States. Sex Transm Dis 23:1-8.

Rudnick JR, Beck-Sague CM, Anderson R, Schable B, Miller JM, Jarvis WR (1996). Gram-negative bacteremia in open-heart surgery patients traced to probable tap-water contamination of pressure-monitoring equipment. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 17:281-5.

Zaza S, Blumberg HM, Beck-Sague CM, et al (1995). Epidemic transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis among health care workers: Patients and health care workers as sources of infection. J Infect Dis 172:1542-9.

Schwartz DA, Larsen SA, Beck-Sague C, Fears M, Rice RJ (1995). Pathology of the umbilical cord in congenital syphilis: Analysis of 25 specimens using histochemistry and immunofluorescent antibody to Treponema pallidum. Hum Path 1995;26:784-791

Wenger P, Otten J, Orfas D, Beck-Sague C, Jarvis WR (1995). Efficacy of control measures in preventing nosocomial transmission of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis among patients and healthcare workers. Lancet 345:235-40.

Beck‑Sagué CM, Azimi P, Fonseca S, et al (1994). Bloodstream infections in neonatal intensive care unit patients: Results of a multicenter study.  Pediatr Infect Dis J 13:1110-6.

Beck-Sagué CM, Villarino ME, Giuliano DA, Latts LM, Sinkowicz RM, Jarvis WR (1994). Infectious diseases and mortality: Results of surveillance in 13 California nursing homes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 15:494-496.

Jackson BM, Beck-Sague CM, Bland LA, et al (1994). Pyrogenic reactions and gram-negative bacteremia in hemodialysis patients. Am J Neph 14:85-89.

Nelson D, Auerbach S, Beck-Sague CM, et al (1994). Epidemic of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea: Role of second- and third-generation cephalosporins. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 15:88-94.

Beck‑Sagué CM, Banerjee SL, Jarvis WR (1993). Infectious diseases and mortality among residents discharged from U.S. nursing homes. Am J Public Health 83:1739-42.

Beck‑Sagué CM, Jarvis WR, NNISS (1993). Secular trends in the epidemiology of nosocomial fungal infections in U.S. hospitals, 1980‑1990. J Infect Dis 167:1247-51

Coronado V, Beck-Sague CM, Hutton MD, et al (1993). Outbreak of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis among patients: Epidemiologic and restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis. J Infect Dis 168:1052-5.

Coronado V, Beck-Sague CM, Valway SA, et al (1993). Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of HIV-infected multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patients. Infect Dis Clin Prac 2:297-302.

Gellert GA, Ewert DP, Bendana N, Smith E, Beck-Sague C, Chin A, Miller JM, Hancock G, Welch, Mascola L (1993). A cluster of coagulase negative staphylococcal bacteremia associated with peripheral vascular catheter colonization in a neonatal intensive care unit. Am J Infect Control 21:16-20.

Beck-Sagué CM, Dooley SW, Hutton MD, et al (1992). Hospital outbreak of multidrug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infections: Factors in transmission to staff and HIV-infected patients. JAMA 268:1280-1286.

Beck-Sagué CM, Chong WH, Roy C, Anderson R, Jarvis WR (1992). Outbreak of surgical wound infections after total hip arthroplasty. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 13:526-534.

Panlilio A, Beck-Sague CM, Siegel JB, et al (1992). Infections and pseudoinfections due to Pseudomonas cepacia-contaminated povidone iodine solution. Clin Infect Dis 14:1078-83.

Pegues DA, Beck-Sague CM, Bland LA, et al (1992). Anaphylactoid reactions associated with reuse of hollow-fiber hemodialyzers and angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors. Kidney Int 42:1232-1237.

Beck‑Sagué CM, Jarvis WR, Ott CE et al (1991). Universal precautions and mortuary practitioners: Influence on practices and risk of occupational acquired infection.  J Occupational Med 33:874-878.

Carson LA, Anderson RL, Panlilio AL, Beck-Sague CM, Miller JM (1991). Isoenzyme analysis of Pseudomonas cepacia as an epidemiologic tool. Am J Med 1991 91(3B):252S-255S:

Beck‑Sagué CM, Jarvis WR, Brook JW, Culver DH, Potts A, Gay E, Shotts BW, Anderson RL, Weinstein ML (1990). Epidemic bacteremia due to Acinetobacter baumanii in five intensive care units. Am J Epidemiol 132:723‑733.

Beck-Sagué CM, Jarvis WR, Arduino MJ, Verosec G, Aguero SM, Bland LA (1990). Bacteremia and pyrogenic reactions in hemodialysis patients due to failure to adequately admix germicide. Am J Nephrol 10:397‑403.

Lowry PW, Beck-Sague CM, Bland LA, et al (1990). Mycobacterium chelonae infection among patients receiving high‑flux dialysis in a hemodialysis clinic in California. J Infect Dis 161:85‑90.

Beck-Sagué CM, Jarvis WR (1989). Epidemic bloodstream infections associated with pressure transducers: A persistent problem. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 10:54-59.

Landrum S, Beck-Sague CM, Kraus SM (1988). Racial trends in syphilis among men with same-sex partners: Implications for risk‑reduction education. Am J Public Health 78:66-67.

Beck-Sagué C, Alexander ER (1987). Sexually transmitted diseases in children and adolescents. Infect Dis Clinics of North America 1:277‑304.

Beck-Sagué C, Alexander ER (1987). Failure of benzathine penicillin G to arrest early congenital syphilis in infancy. Ped Inf Dis 6:1061‑4.

Beck-Sagué C, Alexander ER , Jaffe H (1987). Neurosyphilis and HIV infection. N Engl J Med 317:1473 (NPR Letter to the Editor).

Beck-Sagué CM, Jason J, Alexander ER (1986). Child Abuse and Neglect. JAMA  255:1135. (NPR Letter to the Editor, correcting errors in AMA Guidelines)