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Welcome to our Research Behind Infection Prevention segment, where Dr. Mohamed Yassin provides tough questions to top researchers and leaders in their field.

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Podcast – Episode 21 


The Research Behind Decolonization to Reduce Post-Discharge Infection Rates Among MRSA Carriers

Dr. Susan Huang & Dr. Mohammed Yassin

July 31, 2019

In this episode, Professor of Infectious Diseases Dr. Susan Huang explains her recent work on MRSA decolonization: “Decolonization to Reduce Post-Discharge Infection Rates Among MRSA Carriers,” New England Journal of Medicine, February 14, 2019.

More about Dr. Susan Huang:


Dr. Susan Huang, MD, MPH, is Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of California at Irvine School of Medicine. She is Medical Director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention.


Dr. Huang studies the spread and containment of antimicrobial resistant pathogens in healthcare and community settings and focuses on the clinical epidemiology of highly antibiotic-resistant organisms, including MRSA and VRE.


Her intent is to apply epidemiologic, statistical, and mathematical modeling methods to impact the way we monitor and intervene in the spread of bacterial infectious diseases.