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 3 Versus 6 ft of Physical Distancing for Controlling Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Among Primary and Secondary Students and Staff: A Retrospective, Statewide Cohort Study. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 11 16; 73(10):1871-1878.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33704422; PMCID: PMC7989511; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciab230;
  2. Ertem Z, Schechter-Perkins EM, Oster E, van den Berg P, Epshtein I, Chaiyakunapruk N, Wilson FA, Perencevich E, Pettey WBP, Branch-Elliman W, Nelson RE. The impact of school opening model on SARS-CoV-2 community incidence and mortality. Nat Med. 2021 Oct 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34707317
  3. 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 09 15; 73(6):e1405-e1407.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33895805
  4. Monach PA, Branch-Elliman W. Reconsidering 'minimal risk' to expand the repertoire of trials with waiver of informed consent for research. BMJ Open. 2021 09 14; 11(9):e048534. PMID: 34521663; PMCID: PMC8442055; DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-048534;
  5. Monach PA, Branch-Elliman W. Aspirin Dosing in Cardiovascular Disease. N Engl J Med. 2021 Aug 19; 385(8):764. PMID: 34407351
  6. Earle W, Bonegio RGB, Smith DB, Branch-Elliman W. Plazomicin for the treatment of multidrug-resistant Klebsiella bacteraemia in a patient with underlying chronic kidney disease and acute renal failure requiring renal replacement therapy. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Aug 19; 14(8). PMID: 34413038; PMCID: PMC8378394; DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2021-243609;
  7. 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;
  8. 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;
  9. 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
  10. 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;
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