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Anthony D. Harris, MD, MPH

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:

Epidemiology & Public Health

Secondary Appointment(s):


Administrative Title:

Division Head, Health Care Outcomes Research


685 W. Baltimore Street, MSTF 330

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-0064


(410) 706-0098

Education and Training

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, BS, 1989

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, MD, 1993

Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, MPH,  1999


Dr. Harris is an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist whose research interests include emerging pathogens, antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, hospital epidemiology/infection control, epidemiologic methods in infectious diseases and medical informatics. He has published over 160 papers. He has current or has had funding from the NIH, CDC and AHRQ to study antibiotic resistance and hospital epidemiology.

Research/Clinical Keywords

antibiotic resistance, hospital epidemiology, risk adjustment.

Highlighted Publications

Harris AD, Pineles L, Belton B, Johnson JK, Shardell M, Loeb M, Newhouse R, Dembry L, Braun B, Perencevich EN, Hall KK, Morgan DJ and the Benefits of Universal Glove and Gown (BUGG) Investigators. Universal glove and gown use and acquisition of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the ICU: A randomized trial. JAMA. 2013 Oct 16;310(15):1571-80. [PMCID:PMC4026208]

Masnick M, Morgan DJ, Sorkin JD, Kim E, Brown JP, Rheingans P, Harris AD.  Lack of Patient Understanding of Hospital-Acquired Infection Data Published on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Compare Website.  Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016 Feb;37(2):182-7. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.260. Epub 2015 Nov 23. [PMCID:PMC4731310]

Harris AD, Fleming B, Bromberg JS, Rock P, Nkonge G, Emerick M, Harris-Williams M and Thom KA. Surgical Site Infection after Renal Transplantation. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Apr;36(4):417-23. doi: 10.1017/ice.2014.77. [PMCID:PMC4367121]

Croft LD, Harris AD, Pineles L, Langenberg P, Shardell M, Fink JC, Simoni-Wastila L, Morgan DJ; Benefits of Universal Glove and Gown (BUGG) primary investigators; Benefits of Universal Glove and Gown BUGG primary investigators. The Effect of Universal Glove and Gown Use on Adverse Events in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Patients. Clin Infect Dis. 2015 Apr 21. pii: civ315. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25900169.

Johnson JK, Wilson LE, Zhao L, Richars K, Thom KA, Harris AD.  Point Prevalence of Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase-Producing Enterobacteriaceae (KPCS) in Maryland.   Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Apr;35(4):443-5.

McGregor JC, Kim PW, Perencevich EN, Bradham DD, Furuno JP, Kaye KS, Fink JC, Langenberg P, Roghmann MC, Harris AD. Utility of the chronic disease score and Charlson comorbidity index as comorbidity measures for use in epidemiologic studies of antibiotic-resistant organisms. Am J Epidemiol. 2005 Mar;161(5):483.