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photo Elise M. Martin, MD, MS

Infectious Diseases

Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology at VAPHS

Email: emm207@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-360-1696

Contact
Office: University Drive
7W-129
Pittsburgh, PA 15240
 
Phone: 412-360-1696
Fax: 412-360-6310
E-mail: emm207@pitt.edu
Education and Training
Education
BA, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 2010
MS, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2016
Training
Internship, Internal Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2011
Residency, Internal Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2013
Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2016
Research Interest
As the Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology at VAPHS, Dr. Martin is most interested in quality improvement research in infection prevention and finding ways to decrease the spread of hospital acquired pathogens and resistant organisms. She is very interested in how we use personal protective equipment and isolation to decrease the spread of infections, while trying to maintain high quality patient care. Most of her research focuses on contact precautions and hospital adverse events. She is also interested in infection prevention in dialysis, CLABSI, and medical education.
Clinical Interest
As the Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Hospital Epidemiology at VAPHS, Dr. Martin works with the VA Infection Prevention team to decrease the spread of hospital acquired infections, including, CLABSI, CAUTI, C. diff, MRSA, VRE, surgical site infections, and other device associate infections. She is also a member of the Infectious Diseases Department and attends on the Infectious Diseases consultation service at the VA.
Educational Interest
Dr. Martin is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and her educational interests include infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship, and clinical infectious diseases. She is very interested in teaching physicians and staff about ways to decrease the spread of hospital acquired infections and how to do quality improvement. She teaches infection prevention basics for both medical students and residents, and worked with Dr. Graham Snyder to develop a comprehensive infection prevention training program for both ID fellows that are interested in a career in hospital epidemiology as well as ID fellows with other career goals that are interested in applying infection prevention to their area of focus.
Publications
Selected Publications:
Kumar P, Sundermann AJ, Martin EM, Snyder GM, Marsh JW, Harrison LH, Roberts MS. Method for Economic Evaluation of Bacterial Whole Genome Sequencing Surveillance Compared to Standard of Care in Detecting Hospital Outbreaks. Clinical Infectious Disease. 2021; 73(1): e9-e18.
Martin, E. M., Bryant, B., Grogan, T. R., Rubin, Z. A., Russell, D. L., Elashoff, D., Uslan, D. Z. Noninfectious Hospital Adverse Events Decline After Elimination of Contact Precautions for MRSA and VRE. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2018; 39(7): 788-796.
Russell, D. L., Uslan, D. Z., Rubin, Z. A., Grogan, T. R., Martin, E. M. Multidrug Resistant Acinetobacter baumanii: A 15-Year Trend Analysis. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2018; 39(5): 608-611.
Martin, E. M., Russell, D., Rubin, Z., Humphries, R., Grogan, T. R., Elashoff, D., Uslan, D. Z. Elimination of Routine Contact Precautions for Endemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus: A Retrospective Quasi-Experimental Study. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 2016; 37(11): 1323-1330.
Notable Achievements
Project Protect: Infection Prevention Fellowship, HRET, AHA, 2014-2015
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Abstract Award, 2015
Research Innovator Award, UCLA STAR Program, 2015
Member, Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2017
Member, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, 2017