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Eli Perencevich

Dr. Eli Perencevich is a tenured Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine as well as the Director of the Center for Comprehensive Access & Delivery Research and Evaluation (CADRE) at the Iowa City VA Medical Center. He was recently named Senior Associate for Infection Control Studies for VA’s Office of Public Health’s National Center for Occupational Health and Infection Control (COHIC).

Dr. Perencevich is an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist with over 15 years experience studying the epidemiology and outcomes of hospital-acquired infections using mathematical models, large administrative databases and multicenter clinical trials. He has significant experience studying the comparative effectiveness of infectious disease treatment and prevention strategies and has received continuous funding through VA HSR&D since 2002. Recent funding includes a VA IIR studying the comparative effectiveness of methods for controlling MRSA and a VA IIR assessing optimal methods for tracking hand-hygiene compliance and feeding back hand-hygiene compliance to healthcare workers. Currently Dr. Perencevich is the Project Director and PI of a 10-site, VA-funded CREATE grant. He oversees all four projects under this grant, which each aim to examine a number of approaches to MRSA prevention and eradication within VA.