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Major Areas of Research

Hospital Epidemiology/Epidemiology of Infections/Antimicrobial Stewardship

  • Prevention of healthcare associated infections (Dr. Loreen Herwaldt) or other infection prevention topics
  • Antimicrobial stewardship (Drs. Livorsi and Ince)
  • Healthcare Quality and Delivery, including telehealth (Drs. Goto, Ohl, Livorsi, Suzuki)
  • Computational Epidemiology Program (Dr. Polgreen)

Host defenses/Inflammation (Faculty members of the Inflammation Program)

  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Innate and cell-mediated immunity
  • Phagocyte biology, including:
    • Signal transduction, molecular recognition, phagocytosis
    • Iron and calcium metabolism
    • Antimicrobial peptides
    • NADPH oxidase/Myeloperoxidase
  • Projects with Microbiology/Immunology Department faculty members

Global Health and Parasitology Research

  • Basic biology genetics and immune response of Leishmania
  • Epidemiology of M. leprae infection
  • Short-term clinical leishmaniasis research projects in India or Brazil

Clinical Research/Translational Research

  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Vaccine Trials
  • HIV Clinical Trials, SARS CoV-2 therapeutic trials
  • Ortho ID
  • Equity in delivery of ID care

Medical Microbiology

  • Projects available in medical micro (Drs. Ford and Prasidthrathsint)

Emerging Infections Network

  • National ID provider survey projects available with Drs. Polgreen and Herwaldt

Clinical Reviews or Case Series/Case Reports

  • Multiple clinical faculty members can mentor

Medical Education