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Anthony D Harris

Anthony D Harris M.D., M.P.H.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Epidemiology & Public Health
Secondary Appointments: Medicine
Administrative Title: Division Head
Location: 685 W. Baltimore Street, MSTF 330
Phone: (410) 706-0064
Fax: (410) 706-0098

Personal History:

  • B.S., McGill University
  • M.D., McGill University 
  • M.P.H., Harvard University

Research Interests:

Dr. Harris is an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist whose research interests include emerging pathogens, antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, hospital epidemiology/infection control, epidemiologic methods in infectious diseases and medical informatics. He has published over 115 papers. He has current or has had funding from the NIH, CDC and AHRQ to study antibiotic resistance and hospital epidemiology.


Selected Publications

Harris AD, Furuno JP, Roghmann MC, Johnson JK, Conway LJ, Venezia RA, Standiford HC, Schweizer ML, Hebden JN, Moore AC, Perencevich EN. Targeted MRSA surveillance and its potential use to guide empiric antibiotic therapy. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. Aug 2010. 54:3143.

Johnson JK, Smith G, Lee MS, Venezia RA, Stine OC, Nataro JP, Hsiao W, Harris AD. The role of patient-to-patient transmission  in the acquisition of imipenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa colonization in the intensive care unit. J Infect Dis. 2009 Sep;200:900.

Thom KA, Shardell MD, Osih RB, Schweizer ML, Furuno JP, Perencevich EN, McGregor JC, Harris AD. Controlling for severity of illness in outcome studies involving infectious diseases: impact of measurement at different time points. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 Nov;29:1048

Thom K, Schweizer M, Osih R, McGregor J, Furuno J, Perencevich E, Harris AD. Clinical Impact of Empiric Antimicrobial Therapy on Outcomes in Patients with Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae Bacteremia. BMC Infectious Disease. September 2008; 8:116.

Snyder GM, Thom KA, Furuno JP, Perencevich EN, Roghmann MC, Strauss SM, Netzer G and Harris AD. Detection of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci on the Gowns and Gloves of Healthcare Workers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 July;29:583.

Harris AD, Perencevich EN, Johnson JK, Paterson DL, Morris JG, Strauss SM, Johnson JA. Patient-to-Patient Transmission is Important in Extended Spectrum beata-Lactamase Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Acquisition. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Nov;45:1347.

Johnson, J.K., S.M. Arduino, O.C. Stine, J.A. Johnson, A.D. Harris. Multilocus Sequencing Typing Compared to Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis for Molecular Typing of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J. Clin Microbiol. 2007 Nov; 45:3707.

McGregor JC, Perencevich EN, Furuno JP, Langenberg P, Flannery K, Zhu J, Fink JC, Bradham DD and Harris AD. Comorbidity risk-adjustment measures were developed and validated for studies of antibiotic-resistant infections. J Clin Epidemiol 2006; 59: 1266-1273.

McGregor JC, Perencevich EN, Furuno JP, Langenberg P, Flannery K, Zhu J, Fink JC, Bradham DD and Harris AD. Impact of a computerized clinical decision support system on reducing inappropriate antimicrobial use: a randomized controlled trial. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2006;13:378-84.

Harris AD, McGregor JC, Perencevich EN, Furuno JP, Zhu J, Peterson D, Finklestein J. The Use and Interpretation of Quasi-Experimental Studies in Medical Informatics. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2006 ;13:16-23.

Furuno JP, Perencevich EN, Johnson JA, Wright MO, McGregor JC, Morris Jr., JG, Nemoy LL, Roghman M, Standiford HC, Hebden JN, Strauss SM, Harris AD. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and vancomycin-resistant Enterococci co-colonization. Emerg Infect Dis. 2005 11:1539-44.

Harris AD, Bradham DD, Baumgarten M, Zuckerman IH, Fink JC, Perencevich EN. The use and interpretation of quasi-experimental studies in infectious diseases. Clin Infect Dis. 38:1586-91. 2004

Harris A.D., Samore M.H., Lipsitch M., Kaye K.S., Perencevich E., and Carmeli Y. Control-group selection importance in studies of antimicrobial resistance: examples applied to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci, and Escherichia coli. Clin Infect Dis. 34:1558-63. 2002

Harris, A.D., Karchmer, T.B., Carmeli, Y., and Samore, M.H. Methodologic Principles of Case-Control Studies Analyzing Risk Factors for Antibiotic Resistance: A Systematic Review. Clin Infect Dis. 32:1055-61. 2000.

Harris, A.D., Sauberman, L., Kabbash, L., Greineder, D.K., and Samore, M.H. Penicillin skin testing: A modality to optimize antibiotic utilization. American Journal of Medicine, 107(2):166-8. 1999.

Thom K, Johnson J, Lee M, Harris AD. Environmental Contamination of Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter surrounding Colonized or Infected Patients. Am J Infect Control. 2011 November;39:711. [PMCID:PMC3206296]

Morgan DJ, Rogawski E, Thom K, Johnson JK, Perencevich EN, Shardell M, Leekha S, Harris AD. Transfer of Multidrug-Resistant bacteria to Healthcare Workers Gloves and Gowns After Patient Contact Increases with Environmental Contamination. Crit Care Med, April 2011; 40:1045-51