Suzanne Bradley, MD

Dr. Bradley has served as the Editor-in-Chief of Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology since 2007. Her career in infection control began with a long-standing interest in the epidemiology of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in nursing home residents. At that time, there was little information on the actual prevalence of infection in non-hospital settings or how the spread of these infections might be prevented. As a participant in the infection control community and in SHEA, she was given many opportunities to improve care for many more older adults than she could have as an individual physician in Infectious Diseases or Geriatrics. She has also been fortunate to use her experience in the peer-review and publication of scientific articles to give back to the Society and shape the direction of its journal as Editor-in-Chief.

Dr. Bradley is a nationally recognized expert in the problem of infections in older adults. Her research has focused on the epidemiology and prevention of infection in older adults and in nursing home residents. She has served as Chair and Member of SHEA’s Long-term Care Committee and Special Interest Group, She is a member of the Office of the Medical Inspector Veterans Health Administration Nursing Home Infection Surveillance Task Force. She has also served as the Biosciences Section Editor and Editorial Board Member for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). She has been involved in the development of many infection control and surveillance guidelines related to problems of older adults and nursing home residents for SHEA, AGS, and IDSA.

She was born in Northampton, Massachusetts and raised in Buffalo, New York. She received her A.B. magna cum laude in Biology from Mount Holyoke College and her M.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Ohio State University Hospitals and Fellowships in Infectious Diseases and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Michigan. She is currently Professor of Internal Medicine in Infectious Diseases and Geriatric Medicine & Palliative Care at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is also Program Director of Infection Control for the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System. She is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American College of Physicians, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Dr. Bradley is an avid traveler, bird watcher, and skier. She is frequently found lakeside in Hamburg, Michigan or in Juno Beach, Florida.