University of Washington School of Public Health
Associate Professor, Medicine - Allergy and Infectious Dis.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
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).
MD University of Nebraska, 1998
MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2008
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The Seattle Times, 08/16/2016