Victoria J. Fraser, M.D.

Adolphus Busch Professor and Chair
Internal Medicine
Infectious Diseases

Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology Program

  • 314-362-8061

  • 314-362-8015

  • 8066

  • vfraser@dom.wustl.edu

  • Healthcare epidemiology, including the study of nosocomial infections, specifically surgical site infections, blood stream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia

Research Abstract:

My research is based on the broad area of healthcare epidemiology, including the study of nosocomial infections, specifically surgical site infections, blood stream infections and ventilator-associated pneumonia. We study risk factors, outcomes and costs of these infections as well as how to prevent them. We use hospital-based information systems and informatics to do electronic surveillance. We are studying the epidemiology of medical errors, adverse events and outcomes. We have developed new reporting systems for medical errors and adverse events and we are studying the risk factors and outcomes of medical errors, adverse events and healthcare delivery in order to develop strategies to prevent these events and improve outcomes.

We are also using large administrative databases and claims data to study the changing epidemiology of infectious and multi-drug resistant organisms. These data allow development of risk prediction models, analysis of geographic variation, outcomes and costs.

Selected Publications:

Increased Risk of Surgical Site Infection Among Breast-Conserving Surgery Re-excisions.
Olsen MA, Nickel KB, Margenthaler JA, Wallace AE, Mines D, Miller JP, Fraser VJ, Warren DK.
Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print]

Contamination of Environmental Surfaces With Staphylococcus aureus in Households With Children Infected With Methicillin-Resistant S aureus.
Fritz SA, Hogan PG, Singh LN, Thompson RM, Wallace MA, Whitney K, Al-Zubeidi D, Burnham CA,Fraser VJ.
JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Nov 1;168(11):1030-8.

Baseline hypovitaminosis D is not associated with poor clinical outcomes in osteoarticular infections.
Marschall J, Lewis JW, Warren DK, Babcock HM, Barrack RL, Fraser VJ.
Int J Infect Dis. 2014 Sep;26:98-102.

Delayed-onset cytomegalovirus disease coded during hospital readmission after kidney transplantation.
Santos CA, Brennan DC, Fraser VJ, Olsen MA.
Transplantation. 2014 Jul 27;98(2):187-94.

Catheter removal versus retention in the management of catheter-associated enterococcal bloodstream infections.
Marschall J, Piccirillo ML, Fraser VJ, Doherty JA, Warren DK.
Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2013 Fall;24(3):e83-7.

Last Updated: 12/18/2014 10:08:37 AM

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