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photo Alexander J. Sundermann, DrPH

Infectious Diseases

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-915-1202

Office: 827 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-915-1202
Education and Training
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH), Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, 2022
Master of Public Health (MPH), Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, 2014
Bachelor of Science (BS), Microbiology, University of Rochester, 2013
Research Interest
Dr. Sundermann's research focuses on the detection and investigation of healthcare-associated outbreaks of infectious diseases using genomic epidemiology. His work has uncovered multiple outbreaks including an outbreak of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus related to contrast injection in interventional radiology procedures and an outbreak of Pseudomonas related to a contaminated gastroscope.
Within the Center for Genomic Epidemiology, he has helped build a real-time whole genomic sequencing surveillance program for the rapid detection of healthcare outbreaks and transmission at UPMC Presbyterian.
Educational Interest
Dr. Sundermann mentors public health students interested in infection prevention and genomic epidemiology.
He gives lectures on infectious disease epidemiology, infection prevention, and public health.
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Sundermann, A.J., Chen, J., Miller, J.K., Martin, E.M., Snyder, G.M., Van Tyne, D., Marsh, J.W., Dubrawski, A., Harrison, L.H. Whole-genome sequencing surveillance and machine learning for healthcare outbreak detection and investigation: A systematic review and summary. Antimicrobial Stewardship & Healthcare Epidemiology. 2022.
Sundermann, A. J., Chen, J., Kumar, P., Ayres, A. M., Cho, S. T., Ezeonwuka, C.,, Griffith, M. P., Miller, J. K., Mustapha, M. M., Pasculle, A. W., Saul, M. I., Shutt, K. A., Srinivasa, V., Waggle, K., Snyder, D. J., Cooper, V. S., Van Tyne, D., Snyder, G. M., Dubrawski, A., Harrison, L. H. Whole-Genome Sequencing Surveillance and Machine Learning of the Electronic Health Record for Enhanced Healthcare Outbreak Detection. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2022.
Sundermann, A. J., Clancy, C. J., Pasculle, A. W., Liu, G., Cheng, S., Cumbie, R. B., Driscoll, E., Ayres, A., Donahue, L., Buck, M., Streifel, A., Muto, C. A., Nguyen, M. H. Remediation of Mucorales-contaminated Healthcare Linens at a Laundry Facility Following an Investigation of a Case Cluster of Hospital-acquired Mucormycosis. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2022.
Notable Achievements
Fellow, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, 2021
Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, 2021