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Suzanne F. Bradley, M.D.

Title and department:
Professor, Internal Medicine
Research Scientist, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Program Director, Infection Control, Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System

Mailing address:
University of Michigan
Infectious Diseases Section 111i
Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2399

Lab address:
GRECC 11G
Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2399

Phone: (734) 845-5826; Fax: (734) 845-3290

E-mail: sbradley@umich.edu

Research Interests
Prevention of infection in older adults and nursing home residents. Epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in the long-term care setting. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection. Infective endocarditis in older adults.
 
Brief Biography
Dr. Bradley received her A.B. magna cum laude in Biology from Mount Holyoke College and her M.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Ohio State University Hospitals and Fellowships in Infectious Diseases and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Michigan.  She is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the American College of Physicians, and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

Dr. Bradley is a nationally recognized expert in the problem of infections in older adults.  Her research has focused on the epidemiology and prevention of infection in older adults and in nursing home residents. She has served as Chair of the SHEA Long-term Care Committee. She has served as an expert reviewer for the Centers for Disease Control and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  She is a member of the Office of the Medical Inspector Veterans Health Administration Nursing Home Infection Surveillance Task Force, She is currently the Editor-in-Chief for the SHEA journal Infection Control Hospital Epidemiology.  She has also served as the Biosciences Section Editor and Editorial Board Member for the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). She as has been involved in the development of many infection control and surveillance guidelines for nursing homes for AGS, IDSA, and SHEA.

Recent Publications
Tsan L, Davis C, Langberg R, Hojlo C, Pierce J, Miller M, Gaynes R, Gibert C, Strausbaugh L, Montgomery O, Bradley S, Richards C, Danko L, Roselle G.  Prevalence of nursing home-associated infections in the Department of Veterans Affairs Nursing Home Care Units.  Am J Infect Control 36:173-179, 2008.

Mody L, Kauffman CA, Donabedian S, Zervos M, Bradley SF.  Epidemiology of Staphylococcus aureus colonization in nursing home residents.  Clin Infect Dis 46:1368-1373, 2008.

Malani PN, Rana MM, Banerjee M, Bradley SF.  Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections:  The effect of age on mortality.  J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1485-1489, 2008.

Durante-Mangoni, Bradley S, Selton-Suty, Tripodi M-F, Pappas P, Sexton D, Fowler V, Bouza E, Murdoch D, Miro JM,Cabell C , Utili R for the International Collaboration on Endocarditis Prospective Cohort Study Group.  Infective endocarditis in the elderly:  An International Collaboration on Endocarditis Prospective Cohort Study.  Arch Intern Med 168:2095-2103, 2008.

Tsan L, Langberg R, Davis C, Phillips Y, Pierce J, Hojlo C, Gibert C, Gaynes R, Montgomery O, Bradley S, Richards C, Danko L, Roselle G. Nursing home-associated infections in the Department of Veterans Affairs Community Living Centers.  Am J Infect Control 38:461-466, 2010.