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Kerri A. Thom

Kerri A. Thom M.D., M.S.

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Primary Appointment: Epidemiology & Public Health
Secondary Appointments: Medicine
Administrative Title: Assistant Dean For Student Research & Education & Director Of The Office Of Student Research At U.M.S.O.M.
Location: MSTF, 334B
Phone: 410-706-6124
Fax: 410-706-0098

Personal History:

Dr. Thom in an infectious disease physician, clinical researcher and clinical educator. She received her MD from the University of Florida College of Medicine (Gainesville, FL) and her MS from the University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. She is also one of the Associate Hospital Epidemiologists at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition to these roles, Dr. Thom is active in teaching interprofessional learners in patient safety, quality improvement and healthcare epidemiology.

Research Interests:

Dr. Thom's research has several areas of focus and includes the study of antimicrobial resistant pathogens, prevention of infections in the healthcare setting, patient safety and medical education.

Clinical Specialty:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine

Grant Support:

  1. Epidemiology of Acinetobacter baumannii: An emerging nosocomial pathogen (NIH K23)
  2. Removing barriers to hand hygiene and glove compliance: evaluation of two novel time efficient interventions (AHRQ R01)
  3. Post-antibiotic prescription review by day 3: A multi-site study to evaluate impact on antibiotic use and resistance (CDC Contract)