Westyn Branch-Elliman, MD, MMSc
Adjunct Instructor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Northwestern University School of Medicine
MMS/MMSc, Harvard Medical School




I am a physician investigator who focuses on optimizing healthcare resource utilization and expanding infection prevention programs beyond traditional boundaries. My research projects include epidemiologic and economic evaluations of postpartum breast infections, comparative and cost-effectiveness evaluations of preventions designed to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAI), and development of novel electronic tools for improved HAI detection. The majority of my time is dedicated to clinical research. I also see patients and teach medical students, residents and infectious diseases fellows. In my previous role as the Medical Director of Infection Prevention at the Eastern Colorado VA Healthcare System, I dedicated significant effort to administrative responsibilities, including healthcare epidemiology and antimicrobial stewardship.

VA Boston Healthcare System


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  1. van den Berg P, Schechter-Perkins EM, Jack RS, Epshtein I, Nelson R, Oster E, Branch-Elliman W. Effectiveness of three versus six feet of physical distancing for controlling spread of COVID-19 among primary and secondary students and staff: A retrospective, state-wide cohort study. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Mar 10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33704422
     
  2. Suzuki H, Clore GS, Perencevich EN, Hockett-Sherlock SM, Goto M, Nair R, Branch-Elliman W, Richardson KK, Gupta K, Beck BF, Alexander B, Balkenende EC, Schweizer ML. Development of a fully automated surgical site infection detection algorithm for use in cardiac and orthopedic surgery research. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Feb 23; 1-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33618788
     
  3. Branch-Elliman W, Safdar N, Nelson R. Economic Considerations in Infectious Diseases Emergency Response Preparedness: It's All About the Point of View. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 01 23; 72(1):148-152. PMID: 32379858
     
  4. Strymish JM, O' Brien W, Itani K, Gupta K, Branch-Elliman W. What Is the Primary Driver of Preoperative Vancomycin Use? It's Not Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-or Allergy. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Dec 17; 71(10):2732-2735.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32337589
     
  5. Branch-Elliman W, Elwy AR, Monach P. Bringing New Meaning to the Term "Adaptive Trial": Challenges of Conducting Clinical Research During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic and Implications for Implementation Science. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2020 Nov; 7(11):ofaa490.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33204763
     
  6. Mull HJ, Stolzmann KL, Shin MH, Kalver E, Schweizer ML, Branch-Elliman W. Novel Method to Flag Cardiac Implantable Device Infections by Integrating Text Mining With Structured Data in the Veterans Health Administration's Electronic Medical Record. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 09 01; 3(9):e2012264.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32955571
     
  7. Gupta K, O'Brien W, Gallegos-Salazar J, Strymish J, Branch-Elliman W. How Testing Drives Treatment in Asymptomatic Patients: Level of Pyuria Directly Predicts Probability of Antimicrobial Prescribing. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 27; 71(3):614-621.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31504317
     
  8. Branch-Elliman W, Lehmann LS, Boden WE, Ferguson R, Monach P. Pragmatic, adaptive clinical trials: Is 2020 the dawning of a new age? Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2020 Sep; 19:100614.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32724866
     
  9. Asundi A, Stanislawski M, Mehta P, Mull HJ, Schweizer ML, Barón AE, Ho PM, Gupta K, Branch-Elliman W. Development and Validation of a Semi-Automated Surveillance Algorithm for Cardiac Device Infections: Insights from the VA CART program. Sci Rep. 2020 03 24; 10(1):5276.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32210289
     
  10. Branch-Elliman W, Araujo-Castillo RV, Snyder GM, Sullivan BF, Alonso CD, Wright SB. Identification of a norovirus outbreak on a hematopoietic stem cell transplant unit and development and implementation of a novel infection prevention algorithm for controlling transmission. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 04; 41(4):472-476. PMID: 32091351
     
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