University of Washington School of Public Health

Steven Pergam - SPH Faculty Bio

Steven Pergam

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Associate Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box 358080
1100 Fairview Ave. N, E4-100
Seattle, WA 98109
spergam@fhcrc.org

Research Interests

Dr. Pergam’s research interests involve hospital epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance, and infection prevention in immunosuppressed hosts. His research group focuses on infection prevention, resistant pathogens, antimicrobial stewardship, and on the development of novel prevention strategies for community and healthcare-associated infections in cancer and hematopoietic cell transplant patients. He has active research projects that evaluate vaccinations, water-borne pathogens, resistant bacteria, respiratory virus transmission, and fungal infections among immunocompromised hosts. He is interested in the interplay between the immune response, the microbiome, bacterial and viral infections in the respiratory and gastrointestinal systems, and their association with inflammatory complications (e.g. Graft-versus-host disease, mucositis).

Related Links

Epidemiology Biography Page


Education

MD   University of Nebraska, 1998
MPH   Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2008

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