About the Authors

T. Prescott Atkinson

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Investigation, Project administration, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

patkinson@peds.uab.edu

Affiliation Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Robert M. Centor

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Methodology, Supervision

Affiliation Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Li Xiao

Roles Methodology, Software, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Fuchenchu Wang

Roles Formal analysis

Affiliation Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Xiangqin Cui

Roles Formal analysis

Current address: Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

William Van Der Pol

Roles Formal analysis

Affiliation Center For Clinical & Translational Science, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Casey D. Morrow

Roles Formal analysis, Methodology, Resources, Software, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Cell, Developmental, & Integrative Biology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Amy E. Ratliff

Roles Methodology

Affiliation Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Donna M. Crabb

Roles Methodology

Affiliation Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Arthur H. Totten

Roles Formal analysis, Methodology

Affiliation Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Carlos A. Estrada

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis

Affiliation Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Michael B. Faircloth

Roles Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Supervision

Affiliation Department of Family & Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Ken B. Waites

Roles Conceptualization, Investigation, Methodology, Project administration, Resources, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.