Victoria J. Fraser, MD

Head of the Department of Medicine

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

My main research focus is healthcare epididemiology specifically risk factors, outcomes and costs of nosocomial infections and adverse events in hospitalized patients.I also do health services research studying quality and patient safety and methods to improve health care outcomes through intervention studies. Large adminsitrative databases are used along with medical informatics and prospective cohort studies to evaluate blood stream infections, ventilator assoicated pneumonia, ICU related infections, surgical site infections, adverse events, antibiotic resistance and falls.