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Darren R Linkin, MD, MSCE

Darren R Linkin, MD, MSCE

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Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Department: Medicine

Contact information
3900 Woodland Avenue, Dept. of Medicine, Room a803
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Education:
BA
Wesleyan University, 1993.
MD
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 1997.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2006.
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Description of Research Expertise

Antimicrobial use/stewardship, hospital antimicrobial resistance, hospital-acquired infections, clinical epidemiology, patient-oriented research

Description of Other Expertise

Infection control / hospital epidemiology

Selected Publications

Madaras-Kelly K, Jones M, Remington R, Hill N, Huttner B, Samore M: Development of an Antibiotic Spectrum Score Based on Veterans Affairs Culture and Susceptibility Data for the Purpose of Measuring Antibiotic De-Escalation: A Modified Delphi Approach. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35(9): 1103-1113, Sept 2014 Notes: Modified Delphi panel participant.

Mills JP, Linkin DR;for the Prevention Epicenter Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Data on Whole-Genome Sequencing Are Insufficient to Rule Out Patient-to-Patient Transmission as a Significant Source of Staphylococcus aureus Acquisition in an Intensive Care Unit. Clin Infect Dis Page: 368, May 2014.

Safdar N, Anderson DJ, Braun BI, Carling P, Cohen S, Donskey C, Drees M, Harris A, Henderson DK, Huang SS, Juthani-Mehta M, Lautenbach E, Linkin DR, Meddings J, Miller LG, Milstone A, Morgan D, Sengupta S, Varman M, Yokoe D, Zerr DM; Research Committee of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America: The Evolving Landscape of Healthcare-Associated Infections: Recent Advances in Prevention and a Roadmap for Research (SHEA WHITE PAPER) Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35(5): 480-93, May 2014.

Reid MJA, Cary M, Dhar SI, Liang P, Thompson J, Gabaitiri L, Steele K, Mayisela S, Dickinson D, Friedman H, Linkin DR, Steenhoff AP: Opinions and Attitudes of Participants in a RCT Examining the Efficacy of SMS Reminders to Enhance Antiretroviral Adherence: a Cross Sectional Survey. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Sydromes 65(2): 86-88, Feb 2014.

Tillekeratne LG, Linkin DR, Obino M, Omar A, Wanjiku M, Holtzman D, Cohn J: A Multi-Faceted Intervention to Reduce Rates of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections in a Resource-Limited Setting. Am J Infect Control 42(1): 12-16, Jan 2014.

Caroff DA, Norris AH, Keller S, Vinnard C, Zeitler KE, Lukaszewicz J, Zborowski KA, Linkin DR: Catheter-Salvage in Home Infusion Patients with Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection. Am J Infect Control 2014 Notes: In Press.

Han JH, Bilker WB, Nachamkin I, Zaoutis TE, Coffin SE, Linkin DR, Hu B, Tolomeo P, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E: The Effect of a Hospital-Wide Urine Culture Screening Intervention on the Incidence of Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase (ESBL)-Producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella Species. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34(11), Nov 2013.

Linkin DR, Fishman NO, Shea JA, Yang W, Cary MS, Lautenbach E: Public Reporting of Hospital Acquired Infections is Not Associated with Improved Processes or Outcomes Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34(8): 844-846, Aug 2013.

Keller S, Linkin DR, Fishman NO, Lautenbach E: Variations in Identification of Healthcare-Associated Infections Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 34(7): 678-86, Jul 2013.

Cheema S, Vinnard C, Foster-Chang S, Linkin DR: A Time-Off Incentive Was Not Associated with Influenza Vaccination Acceptance among Healthcare Workers. Influenza Research and Treatment Jun 2013.

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