Dan Morgan is an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Baltimore VA. He also directs the Research Network for the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). Dan’s research explores two general lines or work: Infection prevention and medical overuse.
He studies pragmatic issues related to the control of infectious diseases in the hospital and patient safety, including the best use of patient isolation, automated methods for hand hygiene compliance, prevention of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Other expertise includes multidrug-resistant bacteria, the importance of the environment on transmission of bacteria, multicenter infection prevention studies and antimicrobial stewardship.
Overuse research include working with the Lown Institute on a Research Agenda for overuse and conducting studies on factors that lead clinicians to overuse medical care toward the goal of reducing the patient harm that occurs from overuse. He completes a yearly Update on Medical Overuse for JAMA Internal Medicine. More on overuse can be found at medicaloveruse.net
His work with CDDEP has focused on frequency and harms related to overuse of antibiotics.