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Epidemiology - Research

Research efforts include the use of molecular laboratory markers to define and control the constantly changing spectrum of microbial pathogens; the study of important pediatric diseases, including bacterial disease and invasive staphylococcal and streptococcal infections; and the development of reliable and practical clinical laboratory methods for identification and surveillance of resistant microorganisms.

Outcomes research includes the application of epidemiologic techniques to improve health care delivery systems through the development of outcomes measurement tools and analysis of large comparative datasets. Because of its geographic location, Colorado is an excellent venue for our population-based epidemiologic studies of children's health care trends.

Faculty Research Interests

Dr. Michael Kahn’s research focus is on clinical informatics and clinical measure design.

Dr. Ann-Christine Nyquist focuses on infection prevention, antibiotic use, and infectious disease epidemiology.

Dr. James Todd’s research interests are in diagnostic microbiology, staphylococcal and streptococcal infections, data-driven hospital and community epidemiology, and outcomes.

Other associated faculty research interests can be found in the Section of Infectious Diseases