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Major Areas of Scholarly Work

Hospital Epidemiology/Epidemiology of Infections/Healthcare Quality

  • Prevention of healthcare associated infections (Dr. Loreen Herwaldt, Dr. Karen Brust, Dr. Takaaki Kobayashi) or other infection prevention topics
  • Antimicrobial stewardship (Drs. Livorsi, Suzuki and Ince)
  • Healthcare Quality and Delivery (Drs. Goto, Ohl, Livorsi, Suzuki)
  • Computational Epidemiology Program (Drs. Polgreen and Miller)
  • Delayed ID diagnoses, C. difficile epidemiology (Drs. Polgreen and Miller)

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

  • Mediators of inflammation in metabolic disorders
  • Host-pathogen interactions (Staph aureus, Leishmania, Flavivirus, Polyomavirus)
  • Innate and cell-mediated immunity
  • Phagocyte biology, signal transduction, molecular recognition, antimicrobial peptides
  • T-regulatory cell development
  • Projects with Microbiology/Immunology Department faculty

Global Health and Parasitology Research

  • Basic biology and genetics of Leishmania ; immune response to Leishmania
  • Epidemiology of M. leprae infection
  • Short-term clinical Leishmania research projects in India or Brazil
  • Clinical experiences in Brazil or India
  • Collaborators in India: Common causes of febrile illness and encephalitis in Northern India

Clinical Research/Translational Research

  • Vaccine Trials
  • Ortho ID
  • Transplant ID
  • Equity in delivery of ID care
  • Polyomaviruses
  • Antiviral clinical trials

Medical Microbiology

  • Projects in clinical 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

Medical Education