David Barrett Banach MD, MPH, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Research Interests

Healthcare-associated infections; Influenza vaccination; Infections in solid organ transplant recipients


Research Summary

My current research focuses on the epidemiology, prevention and outcomes of infections with multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogens. The organisms of focus include vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) and multi-drug resistant gram-negative organisms, including those resistant to carbapenem antibiotics.


Selected Publications

  • Banach D, Francois J, Blash S, Patel G, Jenkins S, LaBombardi V, Kreisworth B, Srinivasan A, Calfee D. Active Surveillance for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaeciae using Stool Specimens Tested for Clostridium difficile. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. (accepted, in press).
  • Banach D, Zhang C, Factor S, Calfee D. Support for Mandatory Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination among Allied Health Professionals, Technical Staff, and Medical Students. American Journal of Infection Control. 2013:41(4):354-356.
  • Barría MI, Garrido JL, Scher E, Ge Y, Engel SM, Stein CR, Kraus TA, Banach D, Moran TM. Intranasal, Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine (LAIV) induces a Localized Mucosal Immune Response in Adults. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2013:207(1):115-124.
  • Banach D, Bielang R, Calfee D. Factors Associated with Unprotected Exposure to 2009 H1N1 Influenza A among Healthcare Workers during the First Wave of the Pandemic. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 2011;32(3):293-295.
  • Banach D, Harris T. “Indeterminate QuantiFERON TB-Gold® results in a Public Health Clinic Setting.” International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 2011:15(12):1623-1629.

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