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Epi Project and Research Scholar Awards 

2019 Epi Competition:
Molecular Epidemiology of Spinal Fusion Surgical Site Infection and Influence of Preoperative Patient Microbiome
(PI: Dustin Long, MD)

2018 Research Scholar Award:

Pilot Feasibility Project: Reporting Antibiotic Utilization and Duration of Therapy from the Inpatient to Outpatient Setting to Infectious Diseases Providers
(PI: Valeria Fabre)

2018 Epi Competition:
Antibiotic Overuse at Hospital Discharge
(PI: Valerie Vaughn)

2017 Epi Competition:
Identifying human risk factors for complications from central venous catheters for patients who are self-administering at-home IV antibiotics
(PI: Sara Keller)

2015 Epi Competition:
Variation in Practices to Clean and Disinfect Surfaces in SHEA Research Network Facilities
(PI: Sujan Reddy)

2014 Epi Competition:
Applying the Washington State Validation Protocol to Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) Reporting Across a National Cohort
(PI: Jason Lempp)

2013 Epi Competition:
A Multicenter Longitudinal Study of Hospital-Onset Bacteremia: Time for a New Quality Outcome Measure?
Rock C1, Thom KA2, Harris AD2, Li S3, Morgan D2, Milstone AM4, Caffo B5, Joshi M6, Leekha S2.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Feb;37(2):143-8. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.261. Epub 2015 Oct 23.

2012 Epi Competition:
Variation in Definitions and Isolation Procedures for Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria: A Survey of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Research Network
Marci Drees, MD, MS, Lisa Pineles, MA, Anthony D. Harris, MD, MPH, Daniel J. Morgan, MD, MS; Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 35, No. 4, Special Topic Issue: Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae and Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (April 2014), pp. 362-366

Completed Projects

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

Post-Procedural Antimicrobials
(PI: Daniel Livorsi)

Denominator Validation for NHSN Metrics
(PI: John O’Horo)

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

CLABSIs in Home Infusion Therapy
(PI: Sara Keller)

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

Antifungal Stewardship
(PI: Margaret Fitzpatrick)

SHEA Research Network Survey of FY2018
(PIs: Kathleen Choitos - SHEA Research Network Leadership Team)

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):71-76. doi: 10.1017/ice.2017.243. Epub 2017 Dec 5. PubMed PMID: 29202884.

Hospital Epidemiologists’ and Infection Preventionists’ Opinions Regarding Hospital-Onset Bacteremia and Fungemia as a Potential Healthcare-associated Infection Metric
(PI: Clare Rock)

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. doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.325. Epub 2018 Dec 7. PubMed PMID: 30522544.

Antibiotic Prescribing during End-of-Life Care
(PI: Rupak Datta)

Variability in the Application of Surveillance Definitions for Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection across U.S. Hospitals
(PIs: Caitlin Adams Barker, Michael Calderwood, Miriam Dowling-Schmitt)
IDWeek Poster Abstract Session: Healthcare Epidemiology: HAI Surveillance, October 6, 2018

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

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. (2018). Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 39(12), 1470-1472. doi:10.1017/ice.2018.240

Visitor screening and staff sick leave policies in US hospitals
Chow, E., Smit, M., & Mermel, L. (2018). Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 39(8), 1006-1008. doi:10.1017/ice.2018.131

Infection prevention in the operating room anesthesia work area
Munoz-Price, L., Bowdle, A., Johnston, B., Bearman, G., Camins, B., Dellinger, E., . . . Birnbach, D. (2019). Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, 40(1), 1-17. doi:10.1017/ice.2018.303

Do Experts Understand Performance Measures? A Mixed-Methods Study of Infection Preventionists 
Govindan S, Wallace B, Iwashyna TJ, Chopra V. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2018;39(1):71-76. doi:10.1017/ice.2017.243.

Duration of Contact Precautions for Acute-Care Settings
Banach DB, Bearman G, Barnden M, et al. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2018;39(2):127-144.

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. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2017;38(12):1393-1419.

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. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2017;38(4):496-498. doi:10.1017/ice.2016.309.

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

NOSOFlu: Developing Healthcare-Associated Flu Definitions
(PI: Pr. Philippe Vanhems, MD)

Antimicrobial Stewardship in SRN Hospitals
(PI: Daniel Livorsi)

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
Daniel J. Morgan, Valerie M. Deloney, Allison Bartlett, Susan E. Boruchoff, Renato Camagros Couto, Michael Oji, Aruna Poojary, Gwen Rogers, Carol Sulis and Aaron M. Milstone

How to Study Quality Improvement Strategies
(PI: Susan Huang)

Reconsidering Contact Precautions for Endemic MRSA and VRE
D. Morgan, R. Murthy, L.S. Munoz-Price, M. Barnden, B. Camins, B.L. Johnston, Z. Rubin, K. Sullivan, A. Shane, E.P. Dellinger, M. Rupp, G. Bearman

Animals in Healthcare Facilities: Recommendations to Minimize Potential Risks
Rekha Murthy, Gonzalo Bearman, Sherrill Brown, Kristina Bryant, Raymond Chinn, Angela Hewlett, B. Glenn George, Ellie J.C. Goldstein, Galit Holzmann-Pazgal, Mark E. Rupp, Timothy Wiemken, J. Scott Weese and David J. Weber, Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, CJO 2015 doi:10.1017/ice.2015.15

Survey of Hospital Practices Regarding Use of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Bathing for Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections
(PI: Emily Shuman)

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. Epub 2014 May 15  

SHEA Expert Guidance on Healthcare Personnel Attire in Non-Operating-Room Settings
Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH; Kristina Bryant, MD; Surbhi Leekha, MBBS, MPH; Jeanmarie Mayer, MD; L. Silvia Munoz-Price, MD; Rekha Murthy, MD; Tara Palmore, MD; Mark E. Rupp, MD; Joshua White, MD, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 35, No. 2 (February 2014), pp. 107-121

Universal Glove and Gown Use and Acquisition of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in the ICUA: Randomized Trial
Anthony D. Harris; Lisa Pineles; Beverly Belton; J. Kristie Johnson; Michelle Shardell; Mark Loeb; Robin Newhouse; Louise Dembry; Barbara Braun; Eli N. Perencevich; Kendall K. Hall; Daniel J. Morgan; and the Benefits of Universal Glove and Gown (BUGG) Investigators
JAMA. 2013;310(15):1571-1580. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.277815

Public Reporting of Hospital Acquired Infections is Not Associated with Improved Processes or Outcomes
(PI: Darren Linkin, ICHE)

Pediatric Antimicrobial Susceptibility Trends across the United States
Pranita D. Tamma, MD, MHS, Gwen L. Robinson, MPH, Jeffrey S. Gerber, MD, PhD, Jason G. Newland, MD, Chloe M. DeLisle, Theoklis E. Zaoutis, MD, MSCE, Aaron M. Milstone, MDMHS; Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, Vol. 34, No. 12 (December 2013), pp. 1244-1251

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

Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections
Keller SC, Linkin DR, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Jul;34(7):678-86. doi: 10.1086/670999. Epub 2013 May 21

Variable Screening and Decolonization Protocols for Staphylococcus aureus Carriage before Surgery
Kline S, Pham T, Perl T
ID Week 2012, Poster Abstract: Surgical Site Infections, October 20, 2012