Susan Coffin, MD, MPH


  •  Professor of Pediatrics | Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  •  Botswana | Dominican Republic
  •   Infection control | Infectious disease | Pandemic influenza | Pediatrics

Languages: English (native)

Bio statement

Dr. Coffin has served as an international consultant and trainer for infection prevention and control programs, including pandemic influenza preparedness, in various developing countries, including the Dominican Republic, and Botswana. Dr. Coffin’s research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections in international and domestic settings.

Recent global health projects

Botswana (neonatal sepsis):
- reservoirs of pathogenic organisms and routes of transmission.
- relationship between microbiome and invasive infection

DR (neonatal sepsis):
- microbiology and epidemiology

Selected publications

Dramowski, A., Aucamp, M., Beales, E., Bekker, A., Cotton, M.F., Fitzgerald, F.C., Labi, A.K., Russell, N., Strysko, J., Whitelaw, A. and Coffin, S., 2022. Healthcare-associated infection prevention interventions for neonates in resource-limited settings. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 10, p.919403.

Kouni S, Kourlaba G, Mougkou K, Maroudi S, Chavela B, Nteli C, Lourida A, Spyridis N, Zaoutis T, Coffin S. "Assessment of hand hygiene resources and practices at the 2 children’s hospitals in Greece." The Pediatric infectious disease journal 33, no. 10 (2014): e247-e251. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000376.

Last Updated: 11 December 2023