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Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE) SHEA Research Network Collection

Epi Project and Research Scholar Awards 

Year Title Principal Investigator


Research Scholar Award

Development and Evaluation of a Checklist for Reliable Environmental Cleaning in Occupied and Semi-private Patient Rooms: CheckR Linda McKinley

Epi Project

Diagnostic Stewardship of Multiplex Molecular Panel Tests to Improve Antibiotic Use Jonathan Baghdadi
Research Scholar Award
Burnout in Antimicrobial Stewardship: A Mixed Methods Study Julia Szymczak
Research Scholar Award
Development of Validated Diagnostic Stewardship Strategy to Improve Reflex Urine Culture Utilization and Diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infections Sonali Advani
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.
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;45:763-771.

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;47:425-430.

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;35:133-146.

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; 37:143-8. 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: 362-6.

Marci Drees

SRN Projects


  1. Upcoming: State of the SRN and SHEA Research Priorities; Burnout in Hospital Epidemiology and Antibiotic Stewardship; Disparities in HAI Prevention
  2. Current Use of Routine Contact Precautions for MDROs, PI: Emily Martin
  3. Curtailing Nosocomial Amplification of COVID-19 with Mathematical Modeling, PI: Eric Lofgren
  4. Efforts to Prevent Non-Ventilator Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia, PIs: Dian Baker, Karen Giuliano
  5. HVAC Settings, SSIs, COVID-19, and Climate Change, PI: Jason Burnham
  6. Peri-Operative Antibiotics in Neurosurgery, PI: Rahul Sastry


  1. Diagnostic and antimicrobial stewardship with molecular respiratory testing across the SHEA Research Network. Claeys KC, Morgan DJ, Leekha S, Sullivan KV. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. Dec 2020;3:1-4.
  2. Surveillance practices and air-sampling strategies to address healthcare-associated invasive mold infections in SHEA Research Network hospitals—United States, 2020. Gold JAW, Jackson BR, Glowicz J, Mead KR, Beer KD. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021:1–4.
  3. Policies and practices of SHEA Research Network hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Calderwood MS, Deloney VM, Anderson DJ, Cheng VC-C, Gohil S, Kwon JH, Mody L, Monsees E, Vaughn VM, Wiemken TL, Ziegler MJ, Lofgren E. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020;41:1127–1135.
  4. Use of diagnostic and antimicrobial stewardship practices to improve Clostridioides difficile testing among SHEA Research Network hospitals. Sullivan KV, Gallagher JC, Leekha S, Morgan DJ, Morita K, Rock C, Claeys KC. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. Mar 2021:1–5.
  5. Study of Effect of Fluoroquinolone Restriction on CDI (FIRST Trial), PI: Nasia Safdar
  6. How are Emerging Data Translated into Clinical Practice? A Mixed Methods Investigation of COVID-19 Institutional Treatment Protocols. Asundi A, Resnik J, Benedict P, Shin M, Elwy RA, and Branch-Elliman, W. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, 2021. 
  7. 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. Oct 2020;59:70-75. 
  8. Active Bathing to Eliminate Infection (ABATE), PI: Jonathan Zenilman
  9. The Value and Impact of Public Reporting, PI: Gregory Schrank
  10. Sepsis Research Priorities, PI: Nasia Safdar 


  1. Implementation of infectious diseases rapid molecular diagnostic tests and antimicrobial stewardship program involvement in acute-care hospitals. Kondo M, Simon MS, Westblade LF, Jenkins SG, Babady NE, Loo AS, Calfee DP; SHEA Research Network. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. Oct 2020;16:1-3.
  2. Infection Prevention Training for Frontline Personnel (Prevention CHKC) Needs Assessment, SHEA Prevention Course for HAI Knowledge and Control of HAIs (Prevention CHKC) Program Committee
  3. 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. Nov 2019;40:1281-1283.
  4. Practice Variation in Validation of Device Denominator Data for National Healthcare Safety Network Reporting. Challener D, Sampathkumar P, O’Horo J. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020;41:S354-S355.
  5. 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.
  6. Perceptions of Data Management in Infection Prevention, PI: Carlos Figueroa-Castro
  7. 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;40:729-31. 
  8. Assessing the composition and function of existing antimicrobial stewardship committees in the practice-based setting as compared to published guidelines, PI: Matthew Weissenbach
  9. 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. May 2020;41:585-589. 
  10. 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. Jul 2019;17:1-4. 


  1. Status of the prevention of multidrug-resistant organisms in international settings: a survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network. Safdar N, Sengupta S, Musuuza JS.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2017;38:53-60
  2. 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;40:536-40. 
  3. 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;40:228-231.
  4. 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.
  5. Visitor screening and staff sick leave policies in US hospitals. Chow E, Smit M, Mermel L. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018;39:1006-8. 
  6. 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: 1470-2. 


  1. Interfacility transfer communication of multidrug-resistant organism colonization or infection status: Practices and barriers in the acute-care setting. Ellingson KD, Noble BN, Buser GL, Snyder GM, McGregor JC, Rock C, Chopra T, Mody L, Furuno JP. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021;1–6.
  2. Do Experts Understand Performance Measures? A Mixed-Methods Study of Infection Preventionists. Govindan S, Wallace B, Iwashyna TJ, Chopra V. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. Jan 2018;39:71-6. 
  3. 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, 1-17.
  4. Choosing Wisely in Healthcare Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship. Morgan DJ, Croft LD, Deloney V, et al. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2016;37:755-760.
  5. Duration of Contact Precautions for Acute-Care Settings. Banach DB, Bearman G, Barnden M, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018;39:127-44.
  6. 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;38:1393-419.
  7. 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;38:496-8. 
  8. Survey on the Activities of the World Health Organization (WHO) against Antimicrobial Resistance, PI: Ida Marie Nyhagen Vikan 
  9. Legal Implications of Antimicrobial Stewardship. Maliha G, Nepps ME, Tamma PD, Dodds Ashley E, Szymczak JE, Kolesar E, Hamilton KW. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. May 2020;13:1-8.
  10. NOSOFlu: Developing Healthcare-Associated Flu Definitions, PI: Philippe Vanhems


  1. 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;37:704-6.
  2. Variation in Definitions and Isolation Procedures for Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria: A Survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network. Drees M, Pineles L, Harris AD, Morgan DJ. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. May 2016;35:362–366.
  3. ERCP Endoscope Reprocessing Practices to Reduce the Risk of CRE Transmission, PI: David Yassa
  4. 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. May 2016;36:605-8.


  1. How to Study Quality Improvement Strategies, PI: Susan Huang
  2. Lessons Learned from Hospital Ebola Preparation. Morgan D, Braun B, Milstone A, Anderson D, Harris A, et al. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 36:627-631. 
  3. 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. 36:1163-1172. 
  4. 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.


  1. Survey of Hospital Practices Regarding Use of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Bathing for Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections. Shuman, E, Harpe J, Calfee D; IDWeek 2014.
  2. Survey of infection prevention informatics use and practitioner satisfaction in US hospitals. Masnick M, Morgan DJ, Wright MO, Lin MY, Pineles L, Harris AD. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. Jul 2014;35:891-3. 
  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. Feb 2014;35:107-21.


  1. 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. JAMA. 2013;310:1571-80. 
  2. 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. 34:844-846. Survey
  3. 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. Dec 2013;34,1244-51.
  4. 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. Oct 2012;55:923-9. 
  5. Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections. Keller SC, Linkin DR, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. Jul 2013;34:678-86. 
  6. Variable Screening and Decolonization Protocols for Staphylococcus aureus Carriage before Surgery. Kline S, Pham T, Perl T; IDWeek 2012.