BJ Sutherland, SW Olesen, H. Kusumaatmaja, JWR Morgan, DJ Wales. Morphological analysis of chiral rod clusters from a coarse-grained single-site chiral potential. Soft Matter (2019). doi: 10.1039/C9SM01343A

SW Olesen, M Lipsitch, YH Grad. Outpatient antibiotic stewardship interventions: geographic scale and associations between antibiotic use and resistance. bioRxiv (2019). doi: 10.1101/536714 pubmed: 31426780

E Goldstein, SW Olesen, Z Karaca, CA Steiner, C Viboud, M Lipsitch. Levels of outpatient prescribing for four major antibiotic classes and rates of septicemia hospitalization in adults in different US states – a statistical analysis. BMC Public Health 19: 1139 (2019). doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7431-8 pubmed: 31426780

SW Olesen, D MacFadden, YH Grad. Cumulative probability of receiving an antibiotic prescription over time. NEJM 380(19): 1872–1873 (2019). doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1816699 pubmed: 31067381

RM Klevens, E Caten, SW Olesen, A DeMaria, S Troppy, YH Grad. Outpatient Antibiotic Prescribing in Massachusetts, 2011–2015. Open Forum Infectious Diseases 6(5): ofz169. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofz169 pubmed: 31065563

JI Miller, S Techtmann, J Fortney, N Mahmoudi, D Joyner, J Liu, SW Olesen, E Alm, A Fernandez, P Gardinali, N GaraJayeva, FS Askerov, TC Hazen. Oil hydrocarbon degradation by Caspian Sea microbial communities. Front Microbiol (2019). doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00995

SW Olesen, M Lipsitch, YH Grad. Response to comment on ‘The distribution of antibiotic use and its association with antibiotic resistance’. eLife 8:e47124 (2019). doi: 10.7554/eLife.47124 pubmed: 31050649

DR MacFadden, M Lipsitch, SW Olesen, Y Grad. Multidrug-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae: implications for future treatment strategies. The Lancet Infectious Diseases (2018). doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30274-3 pubmed: 29856349

SW Olesen, ML Barnett, DR MacFadden, JS Brownstein, S Hernandez-Diaz, M Lipsitch, YH Grad. The distribution of antibiotic use and its association with antibiotic resistance. eLife 7:e39435 (2018). doi: 10.7554/eLife.39435 pubmed: 30560781

C Tedijanto, SW Olesen, YH Grad, M Lipsitch. Estimating the proportion of bystander selection for antibiotic resistance among potentially pathogenic bacterial flora. PNAS (2018). doi: 10.1073/pnas.1810840115 pubmed: 30559213

SW Olesen, YH Grad. Racial/ethnic disparities in antimicrobial drug use, United States, 2014-2015. Emerging Infectious Diseases 24(11): 2126-2128 (2018). doi: 10.3201/eid2411.180762 pubmed: 30334733

K Arora-Williams, SW Olesen, BP Scandella, K Delwiche, SJ Spencer, EM Myers, S Abraham, A Sooklal, SP Preheim. Dynamics of microbial populations mediating biogeochemical cycling in a freshwater lake. Microbiome (2018). doi: 10.1186/s40168-018-0556-7

SW Olesen, EA Torrone, JR Papp, RD Kirkcaldy, M Lipsitch, YH Grad. Azithromycin susceptibility in Neisseria gonorrhoeae and seasonal macrolide use. Journal of Infectious Diseases (2018). doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiy551 pubmed: 30239814

SW Olesen, ML Barnett, DR MacFadden, M Lipsitch, YH Grad. Trends in outpatient antibiotic prescribing practice among US older adults, 2011-2015: observational study. BMJ (2018). doi: 10.1136/bmj.k3155 pubmed: 30054353

N Wilck, MG Matus, SM Kearney, SW Olesen, K Forslund, H Bartolomaeus, S Haase, A Mahler, A Balogh, L Marko, O Vvedenskaya, FH Kleiner, D Tsvetkov, L Klug, PI Costea, S Sunagawa, L Maier, N Rakova, V Schatz, P Neubert, C Fratzer, A Krannich, M Gollasch, DA Grohme, BF Corte-Real, RG Gerlach, M Basic, A Typas, C Wu, JM Titze, J Jantsch, M Boschmann, R Dechend, M Kleinewietfeld, S Kempa, P Bork, RA Linker, EJ Alm, DN Muller. Salt-responsive gut commensal modules TH17 axis and disease. Nature (2017). doi: 10.1038/nature24628

SW Olesen, C Duvallet, EJ Alm. dbOTU3: A new implementation of distribution-based OTU calling. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0176335 (2017). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176335 pubmed: 29143823

SW Olesen, ML Leier, EJ Alm, SA Kahn. Searching for superstool: maximizing the therapeutic potential of FMT. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology (2018). doi: 10.1038/s41575-018-0019-4 pubmed: 29703976

SW Olesen*, T Gurry* (co-first), EJ Alm. Designing fecal microbiota transplant trials that account for stool donor heterogeneity. Statistical Methods in Medical Research (2017). doi: 10.1177/0962280216688502 pubmed: 28178876

SW Olesen, EJ Alm. Dysbiosis is not an answer. Nature Microbiology 1: 16228 (2016). doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.228 pubmed: 27886190

SP Preheim*, SW Olesen* (co-first), A Materna, C Varadharajan, M Blackburn, J Friedman, J Rodriguez, H Hemond, EJ Alm. Surveys, simulations, and single-cell assays relate function and phylogeny in a lake ecosystem. Nature Microbiology 1: 16130 (2016). doi: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.130

Olesen SW, Vora S, Techtmann SM, Fortney JL, Bastidas-Oyanedel JR, Rodríguez J, Hazen TC, Alm EJ. A novel analysis method for paired-sample microbial ecology experiments. PLoS ONE 11: e0154804 (2016). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154804 pubmed: 27152415

Smith MB, Rocha AM, Smillie CS, Olesen SW, Paradis C, Wu L, Campbell JH, Fortney JL, Mehlhorn TL, Lowe KA, Earles JE, Phillips J, Techtmann SM, Joyner DC, Elias DA, Bailey KL, Hurt RA, Jr, Preheim SP, Sanders MS, Yang J, Mueller MA, Brooks S, Watson DB, Zhang P, He Z, Dubinsky EA, Adams PD, Arkin AP, Fields MW, Zhou J, Alm EJ, Hazen TC. Natural bacterial communities serve as quantitative geochemical biosensors. mBio 6, e00326-15 (2015). doi: 10.1128/mBio.00326-15

SW Olesen, SN Fejer, D Chakrabarti, and DJ Wales. A left-handed building block self-assembles into right-and left-handed helices. RSC Advances, 3, 12905-12908 (2013). doi: 10.1039/C3RA41813H

D Bingemann, MR Allen, and SW Olesen. Single molecules reveal the dynamics of heterogeneities in a polymer at the glass transition. Journal of Chemical Physics, 134, 024513 (2011). doi: 10.1063/1.3516516

Other work

SW Olesen. Quantitative modeling for microbial ecology and clinical trials. PhD thesis, MIT (2016). DSpace; source code

SW Olesen. Processing 16S data: an informal primer about 16S rRNA amplicon data. Leanpub (2016).

SW Olesen, EJ Alm. “Leveraging microbes when responding to an oil spill.” HSE NOW (Dec 2016).