University of Maryland and Baltimore VA Medical Center
Daniel Morgan MD, MS is a physician and epidemiologist in Baltimore, Maryland. He is Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Chief Hospital Epidemiologist at the Baltimore VAMC and a fellow at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP). His research explores infection prevention and medical overuse. This includes 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 MRSA and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), the importance of the environment on transmission of bacteria, multicenter infection prevention studies and antimicrobial stewardship. He was a founding member and past Director of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Research Network and is on the Board of Directors of SHEA.
On a NIH New Innovator award for “exceptional scientists pursing highly innovative approaches to major challenges” he is exploring how poor clinician understanding of risk leads to medical overuse.
His work is funded through the US NIH, CDC and AHRQ.