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Epi Project and Research Scholar Awards 

Year Title Principal Investigator
Epi Project
Molecular Epidemiology of Spinal Fusion Surgical Site Infection and Influence of Preoperative Patient Microbiome Dustin Long
Epi Project
Antibiotic Overuse at Hospital Discharge Valerie Vaughn
Research Scholar Award
A Diagnostic Stewardship Intervention to Improve Blood Culture Use among Adult Nonneutropenic Inpatients: The Distribute Study
Valeria Fabre, Eili Klein, Alejandra B. Salinas, George Jones, Karen C. Carroll, Aaron M. Milstone, Joe Amoah, Yea-Jen Hsu, Avinash Gadala, Sanjay Desai, Amit Goyal, David Furfaro, Jacquelyn Zimmerman, Susan Lin, Sara E. Cosgrove. Journal of Clinical Microbiology Sep 2020, 58 (10) e01053-20; DOI: 10.1128/JCM.01053-20
Valerie Fabre
Epi Project

Roles and role ambiguity in patient and caregiver-performed outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy
Keller SC, Cosgrove SE, Arbaje AI, Chang RH, Krosche A, Williams D, Gurses AP. Jt Comm J Qual Pt Safety. 2019;45(11):763-771.

Hazards from physical attributes of the home environment among patients on outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT)
Keller SC, Cosgrove SE, Kohut M, Krosche A, Chang RH, Williams D, Gurses AP. Am J Infect Control. 2019;47(4):425-430.

It's complicated: patient and informal caregiver performance of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy-related tasks
Keller SC, Cosgrove SE, Arbaje AI, Chang RH, Krosche A, Williams D, Gurses AP. Am J Med Qual. 2020;35(2):133-146.

Sara Keller
Epi Project
Variation in Practices to Clean and Disinfect Surfaces in SHEA Research Network Facilities  Sujan Reddy
Epi Project
Applying the Washington State Validation Protocol to Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Reporting Across a National Cohort  Jason Lempp
Epi Project
A Multicenter Longitudinal Study of Hospital-Onset Bacteremia: Time for a New Quality Outcome Measure?Rock C, Thom KA, Harris AD, Li S, Morgan D, Milstone AM, Caffo B, Joshi M, Leekha S.Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Feb; 37(2):143-8. Clare Rock
Epi Project
Variation in Definitions and Isolation Procedures for Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria: A Survey of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network
Drees M, Pineles L, Harris A, Morgan D. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Apr; 35(4): 362-6.
Marci Drees


SRN Projects


Optimizing C. difficile Ordering and Testing
PI: Kaede Ota Sullivan

Air Monitoring and Surveillance for Cases of Invasive Mold Infections
PI: Jeremy Gold

Policies and practices of SHEA Research Network hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic
Calderwood, M., Deloney, V., Anderson, D., Cheng, V., Gohil, S., Kwon, J., . . . Lofgren, E. (2020). Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 41, 1127-1135.

Understanding the Role of Rapid Molecular Meningitis and Encephalitis Respiratory Tract Testing
PI: Kimberly Claeys

Study of Effect of Fluoroquinolone Restriction on CDI (FIRST Trial)
PI: Nasia Safdar

Institutional Treatment Guidelines for COVID-19: A Qualitative Research Project
PI: Westyn Branch-Elliman

PPE-SAFE contributors. Personal protective equipment and intensive care unit healthcare worker safety in the COVID-19 era (PPE-SAFE): An international survey
Tabah A, Ramanan M, Laupland KB, Buetti N, Cortegiani A, et al; J Crit Care. 2020 Oct; 59:70-75. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2020.06.005. PMID: 32570052.

Active Bathing to Eliminate Infection (ABATE)
PI: Jonathan Zenilman

The Value and Impact of Public Reporting
PI: Gregory Schrank

Sepsis Research Priorities
PI: Nasia Safdar 


Assessment of Utilization of Rapid Molecular Diagnostic Tests in Hospitals
PI: David Calfee

Infection Prevention Training for Frontline Personnel (Prevention CHKC) Needs Assessment
PI: SHEA Prevention Course for HAI Knowledge and Control of HAIs (Prevention CHKC) Program Committee

Prolonged postprocedural antimicrobial use: A survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network
Puig-Asensio M, Perencevich EN, Livorsi DJ. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Nov;40(11):1281-1283. PMID: 31466542

Denominator Validation for NHSN Metrics
PI: John O’Horo

Perspectives on antimicrobial use at the end of life among antibiotic stewardship programs: A survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network
Datta R, Topal J, McManus D, Dembry L, Quagliarello V, Juthani-Mehta M. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 1-3.

Perceptions of Data Management in Infection Prevention
PI: Carlos Figueroa-Castro

Perspectives on central-line associated bloodstream infection surveillance in home infusion therapy
Keller S, Alexander M, Williams D, Rock C, Han J, Schweizer M, Gorski L. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019;40(6), 729-31. 

Assessing the composition and function of existing antimicrobial stewardship committees in the practice-based setting as compared to published guidelines
PI: Matthew Weissenbach

Variability in antifungal stewardship strategies among Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network facilities
Fitzpatrick MA, Albarillo F, Santarossa M, Evans CT, Suda KJ. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 May;41(5):585-589. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.76. 

Current infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship program practices: A survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network (SRN)
Chiotos K, Rock C, Schweizer M, Han J et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2019 Jul 17:1-4. 


Hospital epidemiologists’ and infection preventionists’ opinions regarding hospital-onset bacteremia and fungemia as a potential healthcare-associated infection metric
Dantes R, Abbo L, Anderson D, Hall L, Han J, Harris A, Rock C, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019; 40(5), 536-40. 

Use of diagnostic stewardship practices to improve urine culturing among SHEA Research Network hospitals
Sullivan KV, Morgan DJ, Leekha S. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019 Feb;40(2):228-231.

Variability in the Application of Surveillance Definitions for Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection across U.S. Hospitals
PIs: Adams Barker C, Calderwood M, Dowling-Schmitt M. IDWeek 2018.

Visitor screening and staff sick leave policies in US hospitals
Chow E, Smit M, Mermel L. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018;39(8):1006-8. 

Preventing hospital-acquired Legionnaires’ disease: A snapshot of clinical practices and water management approaches in US acute-care hospitals
Ehret K, Chamberlain A, Berkelman R, Fridkin, S. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018;39(12): 1470-2. 


Documentation of MDRO and CDI status during transitions of care
PIs: Jon Furuno, SHEA Research Committee

Do Experts Understand Performance Measures? A Mixed-Methods Study of Infection Preventionists
Govindan S, Wallace B, Iwashyna TJ, Chopra V. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jan;39(1):71-6. 

Infection prevention in the operating room anesthesia work area
Munoz-Price L, Bowdle A, Johnston B, Bearman G, Camins B, Dellinger E, Birnbach D et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2019;40(1), 1-17.

Choosing Wisely in Healthcare Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship 
Morgan DJ, Croft LD, Deloney V, et al. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2016;37(7):755-760. doi:10.1017/ice.2016.61

Duration of Contact Precautions for Acute-Care Settings
Banach DB, Bearman G, Barnden M, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018;39(2):127-44.

Outbreak Response and Incident Management: SHEA Guidance and Resources for Healthcare Epidemiologists in United States Acute-Care Hospitals
Banach DB, Johnston BL, Al-Zubeidi D, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017;38(12):1393-419.

Implementation of Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories: Results from the SHEA Research Network
Mehrotra P, Gupta K, Strymish J, Branch-Elliman, W. et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017;38(4):496-8. 

Survey on the Activities of the World Health Organization (WHO) against Antimicrobial Resistance
PI: Ida Marie Nyhagen Vikan 

Legal Implications of Antimicrobial Stewardship
Maliha G, Nepps ME, Tamma PD, Dodds Ashley E, Szymczak JE, Kolesar E, Hamilton KW. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 May 13:1-8. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.89. PMID: 32398167.

NOSOFlu: Developing Healthcare-Associated Flu Definitions
PI: Philippe Vanhems


Audit and Feedback Processes Among Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs: A Survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network
Livorsi D, Heintz B, Jacob J, Krein S, Morgan D, Perencevich E. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016;37(6):704-6. Survey

ERCP Endoscope Reprocessing Practices to Reduce the Risk of CRE Transmission
PI: David Yassa

The Expanding Role of the Hospital Epidemiologist in 2014: A Survey of the Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network
Morgan D, Deloney V, Bartlett A, Boruchoff S, Couto R, Oji M, Poojary A, Rogers G, Sulis C, Milstone A. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 May;36(5):605-8.


How to Study Quality Improvement Strategies
PI: Susan Huang

Lessons Learned from Hospital Ebola Preparation
Morgan D, Braun B, Milstone A, Anderson D, Harris A, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 36(6), 627-631. 

Reconsidering Contact Precautions for Endemic MRSA and VRE
Morgan D, Murthy R, Munoz-Price L, Barnden M, Camins B, Johnston B, Bearman G. Infect Control  Hosp Epidemiol, 36(10), 1163-1172. 

Animals in Healthcare Facilities: Recommendations to Minimize Potential Risks
Murthy R, Bearman G, Brown S, Bryant K, Chinn R, Hewlett A, George BG, Goldstein E, Holzmann-Pazgal G, Rupp M, Wiemken T, Weese JS, Weber D. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015.


Survey of Hospital Practices Regarding Use of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Bathing for Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections
Shuman, E, Harpe J, Calfee D; IDWeek 2014.

Survey of infection prevention informatics use and practitioner satisfaction in US hospitals
Masnick M, Morgan DJ, Wright MO, Lin MY, Pineles L, Harris AD; SHEA Research Network. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Jul;35(7):891-3. 

SHEA Expert Guidance on Healthcare Personnel Attire in Non-Operating-Room Settings
Bearman G, Bryant K, Leekha S, Mayer J, Munoz-Price LS, Murthy R, Palmore T, Rupp M, White J. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Feb;35(2):107-21.


Universal Glove and Gown Use and Acquisition of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in the ICUA: Randomized Trial
Harris A, Pineles L, Belton B, Johnson K, Shardell M, Loeb M, Newhouse R, Dembry L, Braun B, Perencevich E, Hall K, Morgan D, Benefits of Universal Glove and Gown (BUGG) Investigators

Public Reporting of Hospital Acquired Infections is Not Associated with Improved Processes or Outcomes
Linkin D, Fishman N, Shea J, Yang W, Cary M, Lautenbach E. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 34(8), 844-846.

Pediatric Antimicrobial Susceptibility Trends across the United States
Tamma P, Robinson G, Gerber J, Newland J, DeLisle C, Zaoutis T, Milstone A. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Dec.;34(12) 1244-51.

Does Nonpayment for Hospital-Acquired Catheter-Associated UTIs Lead to Overtesting and Increased Antimicrobial Prescribing?
Morgan DJ, Meddings J, Saint S, Lautenbach E, Shardell M, Anderson D, Milstone AM, Drees M, Pineles L, Safdar N, Bowling J, Henderson D, Yokoe D, Harris AD. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Oct;55(7):923-9. 

Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections
Keller SC, Linkin DR, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jul;34(7):678-86. 

Variable Screening and Decolonization Protocols for Staphylococcus aureus Carriage before Surgery
Kline S, Pham T, Perl T; IDWeek 2012.