Vincent James Quagliarello MD
Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases); Clinical Chief, Infectious Diseases
Observational research methods for understanding infectious disease
Dr. Quagliarello's current research interest is utilizing observational research methods (both retrospective and prospective cohort designs) to understand infectious disease. Recent research projects have focused on community acquired bacterial meningitis (including studies on prognostic staging, utility of head CT before LP in suspected meningitis, identification of the causes and timing of death, and the diagnostic accuracy of bedside meningeal signs), native valve endocarditis (a study using prognostic stratification to evaluate the impact of valve surgery on mortality), and risk factors for nursing home acquired pneumonia in conjunction with the Yale Program on Aging. In addition, Dr. Quagliarello's is currently conducting a large prospective cohort study examining modifiable risk factors on nursing home acquired pneumonia.