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. Ertem Z, Schechter-Perkins E, Oster E, van den Berg P, Epshtein I, Chaiyakunapruk N, Wilson F, Perenchevich E, Pettey W, Branch-Elliman W, Nelson R. The Impact of School Opening Model on SARS-CoV-2 Community Incidence and Mortality: A Nationwide Cohort Study. Res Sq. 2021 Jul 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34282412; PMCID: PMC8288150; DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-712725/v1;
  2. Woods P, Flynn M, Monach P, Visnaw K, Schiller S, Holmberg E, Leatherman S, Ferguson R, Branch-Elliman W. Implementation of documented and written informed consent for clinical trials of communicable diseases: Lessons learned, barriers, solutions, future directions identified during the conduct of a COVID-19 clinical trial. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021 Sep; 23:100804.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34222708; PMCID: PMC8234262; DOI: 10.1016/j.conctc.2021.100804;
  3. Branch-Elliman W, Jack RS, Schechter-Perkins EM, van den Berg P, Epshtein I, Oster E, Nelson R. Reply to Author. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 May 14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33988221
  4. Branch-Elliman W, Schechter-Perkins EM, Jack RS, van den Berg P, Epshtein I, Nelson R, Oster E. Reply to authors. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Apr 25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33895805
  5. Asundi A, Resnik J, Benedict PA, Shin M, Rani Elwy A, Branch-Elliman W. How Are Emerging Data Translated Into Clinical Practice? A Mixed Methods Investigation of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Institutional Treatment Protocols. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Apr; 8(4):ofab072.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33855102; PMCID: PMC8026152; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofab072;
  6. 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; PMCID: PMC7989511; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab230;
  7. 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
  8. 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; PMCID: PMC7454343; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa541;
  9. 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 12 17; 71(10):2732-2735.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32337589; PMCID: PMC7744972; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa475;
  10. 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; PMCID: PMC7654375; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofaa490;
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