Dr. Kellie’s primary interests are within the field of hospital epidemiology include methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), C. difficile, and the implementation of hand hygiene and antimicrobial stewardship.
Fellows are offered the opportunity to spend a full month in hospital epidemiology and infection control and learn surveillance methodology, best practices and current guidelines in infection control, and participate in community-based activities in infection control when available. Fellows are encouraged to do outbreak investigations and participate in hospital quality improvement activities. This introduction to concepts of population health at the hospital level prepares fellows to design research projects in hospital epidemiology and infection control.
Recent research in which Dr. Kellie has mentored fellows included use of a clinical database to describe enhanced epidemiology of Clostridium difficile (presented at the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America meeting 2011) and a survey of provider knowledge and attitudes about C. difficile (published in the American Journal of Infection Control in 2013).
Current projects with fellows include investigating hand hygiene compliance in different settings using a new electronic surveillance tool.
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