Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control

The Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control (HEIC) at the Johns Hopkins Hospital serves to promote patient safety by reducing the risk of acquiring and transmitting infections within the healthcare setting.

Faculty Researchers

Sara Cosgrove, MD, MS

Sara Cosgrove, MD, MS is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology.  She serves as the Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and is an Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Dr. Cosgrove’s research interests include epidemiology and outcomes of antimicrobial resistance, development of tools and programs to promote rational use of antimicrobials, prevention of hospital-acquired infections and epidemiology and management of S. aureus bacteremia. Cosgrove Research Dashboard and Publications

Maria Valeria Fabre, MD

Maria Valeria Fabre, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital  Her research interests include study of the role of front line nurses in stewardship and approaches to improve blood culturing practices. Fabre Research Dashboard and Publications

Lisa Maragakis, MD, MPH

Lisa Maragakis, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Medicine.  Researchers in the Maragakis Lab are interested in healthcare acquired infections and antimicrobial-resistant gram-negative bacilli.  Dr. Maragakis is the Senior Director of Infection Prevention for the Johns Hopkins Health System and is the Hospital Epidemiologist for the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  She is responsible for the conceptualization, planning, implementation, and development of the Johns Hopkins Health Systems Infection Control and Prevention Program. Maragakis Research Dashboard and Publications

Clare Rock, MBBCh

Clare Rock, MBBCh is an Assistant Professor of Medicine.  She serves as an Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital and is on the faculty of the Armstrong Institute for patient Safety and Quality of the Johns Hopkins University.  Her interest in prevention of pathogen transmission in the hospital environment has led her to conduct research in patient room cleaning and disinfection, human factors engineering approaches, and clinical effectiveness of “no-touch” novel technologies such as UV-C light. Rock Research Dashboard and Publications