Our research group is comprised of a methodologically diverse team of faculty, fellow and student investigators with backgrounds in infectious disease clinical practice, hospital epidemiology, epidemiology, medical anthropology, health psychology, spatial analysis, informatics and biostatistics. Research in our group focuses on developing methods for the prevention and treatment of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections in the healthcare environment. Our ultimate goal is to make hospital stays safer and free of infection. Major focuses areas for our research include: Developing and testing bundles of care to prevent surgical site infections, developing methods to improve surveillance of hand hygiene compliance and testing novel interventions to improve compliance, determining the comparative effectiveness of therapeutic options for multidrug resistant bacterial infections including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), understanding the environmental and geographic factors that increase the risk of MRSA and CRE infections and understanding the barriers and facilitators to adoption and implementation of infection prevention interventions.
Eli N. Perencevich, MD, MS