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Sarah Haessler MD, MS

TitleChair and Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan – Baystate Regional Campus
DepartmentMedicine at UMass Chan - Baystate
AddressBaystate Health Regional Campus
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield MA 01199
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    InstitutionUMass Chan – Baystate Regional Campus
    DepartmentHealthcare Delivery and Population Sciences at UMass Chan - Baystate

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    Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, United StatesBAPsychology
    Pennsylvania State University, College Park, PA, United StatesMSHuman Development and Gerontol
    George Washington University, Washington, DC, United StatesMD

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    1. Deshpande A, Klompas M, Guo N, Imrey PB, Pallotta AM, Higgins T, Haessler S, Zilberberg MD, Lindenauer PK, Rothberg MB. Intravenous to Oral Antibiotic Switch Therapy Among Patients Hospitalized With Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2023 07 26; 77(2):174-185. PMID: 37011018.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Smith TJG, Pryor R, Hota SS, Haessler SD, Deloney VM, Bearman G. Characterizing burnout among healthcare epidemiologists in the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic: A study of the SHEA Research Network. Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol. 2023; 3(1):e52. PMID: 36970429.
    3. Pepe DE, Mehrotra P, Bruno-Murtha LA, Colgrove R, Doron S, Duncan R, Ellison R, Haessler S, Hooper DC, Klompas M, Pierre CM, Sandora TJ, Shenoy ES, Wright SB. Use of expert consensus to develop a shared list of procedures with potential for aerosol generation during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol. 2023; 3(1):e44. PMID: 36960085.
    4. Kalu IC, Henderson DK, Weber DJ, Haessler S. Back to the future: Redefining "universal precautions" to include masking for all patient encounters. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2023 09; 44(9):1373-1374. PMID: 36762631.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    5. Rothberg MB, Haessler S, Deshpande A, Yu PC, Lindenauer PK, Zilberberg MD, Higgins TL, Imrey PB. Derivation and validation of a risk assessment model for drug-resistant pathogens in hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2022 Sep 29; 1-8. PMID: 36172877.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    6. Patel P, Deshpande A, Yu PC, Imrey PB, Lindenauer PK, Zilberberg MD, Haessler S, Rothberg MB. Association of fluoroquinolones or cephalosporin plus macrolide with Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) after treatment for community-acquired pneumonia. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2023 01; 44(1):47-54. PMID: 35440348.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Haessler S, Guo N, Deshpande A, Zilberberg MD, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK, Imrey PB, Rothberg MB. Etiology, Treatments, and Outcomes of Patients With Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia in a Large U.S. Sample. Crit Care Med. 2022 07 01; 50(7):1063-1071. PMID: 35191410.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    8. Deshpande A, Klompas M, Yu PC, Imrey PB, Pallotta AM, Higgins T, Haessler S, Zilberberg MD, Lindenauer PK, Rothberg MB. Influenza Testing and Treatment Among Patients Hospitalized With Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Chest. 2022 Sep; 162(3):543-555. PMID: 35134384.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Gallagher MC, Haessler S, Pecoy-Whitcomb E, Bayuk J. Monitored COVID-19 mRNA vaccine second doses for people with adverse reactions after the first dose. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2022 Jan 01; 43(1):37-39. PMID: 34983708.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Henderson DK, Haessler S, Weber DJ. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic-Looking back and looking forward. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Oct; 42(10):1245-1250. PMID: 34334144.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    11. Henderson DK, Forde CA, Haessler S, Kalu IC, Logan LK, Malani A, Rekha Murthy A, Rock C, Weber DJ, Wright SB, Yokoe D, Hayden MK. Assessing the healthcare epidemiology environment-A roadmap for SHEA's future. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 09; 42(9):1111-1114. PMID: 34140053.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Deshpande A, Richter SS, Haessler S, Lindenauer PK, Yu PC, Zilberberg MD, Imrey PB, Higgins T, Rothberg MB. De-escalation of Empiric Antibiotics Following Negative Cultures in Hospitalized Patients With Pneumonia: Rates and Outcomes. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 04 26; 72(8):1314-1322. PMID: 32129438.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    13. Bartley PS, Deshpande A, Yu PC, Klompas M, Haessler SD, Imrey PB, Zilberberg MD, Rothberg MB. Bacterial coinfection in influenza pneumonia: Rates, pathogens, and outcomes. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2022 02; 43(2):212-217. PMID: 33890558.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    14. Guzman-Cottrill JA, Malani AN, Weber DJ, Babcock H, Haessler SD, Hayden MK, Henderson DK, Murthy R, Rock C, Van Schooneveld T, Wright SB, Forde C, Logan LK. Local, state and federal face mask mandates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 04; 42(4):455-456. PMID: 33397525.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Allgaier J, Lagu T, Haessler S, Imrey PB, Deshpande A, Guo N, Rothberg MB. Risk Factors, Management, and Outcomes of Legionella Pneumonia in a Large, Nationally Representative Sample. Chest. 2021 05; 159(5):1782-1792. PMID: 33352192.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    16. Klompas M, Imrey PB, Yu PC, Rhee C, Deshpande A, Haessler S, Zilberberg MD, Rothberg MB. Respiratory viral testing and antibacterial treatment in patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 07; 42(7):817-825. PMID: 33256870.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    17. Guzman-Cottrill JA, Henderson DK, Babcock H, Haessler S, Hayden MK, Murthy AR, Rock C, Van Schooneveld T, Weber DJ, Wright SB, Forde CA, Logan LK, Malani AN. Service, science, and fortitude: Our thanks and salute to Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, October 2020. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 03; 42(3):331. PMID: 33148360.
      Citations:    Fields:    
    18. Haessler S, Lindenauer PK, Zilberberg MD, Imrey PB, Yu PC, Higgins T, Deshpande A, Rothberg MB. Blood Cultures Versus Respiratory Cultures: 2 Different Views of Pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 10 23; 71(7):1604-1612. PMID: 31665249.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    19. Murthy AR, Hanrahan JA, Advani SD, Ashraf MS, Mills JP, Mody L, Henderson DK, Hayden MK, Weber DJ, Wright SB, Babcock H, Guzman-Cottrill J, Haessler SD, Rock C, Van Schooneveld T, Forde C, Logan LK, Malani A. Preparing nursing homes for a second wave of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Oct; 42(10):1251-1254. PMID: 33077005.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    20. Schimmel JJ, Haessler S, Imrey P, Lindenauer PK, Richter SS, Yu PC, Rothberg MB. Pneumococcal Urinary Antigen Testing in United States Hospitals: A Missed Opportunity for Antimicrobial Stewardship. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 09 12; 71(6):1427-1434. PMID: 31587039.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    21. Haessler SD, Babcock HM, Hayden MK, Van Schooneveld T, Weber DJ, Malani A, Murthy R, Guzman-Cottrill JA, Wright SB, Rock C, Forde CA, Logan LK, Henderson DK. Organizational strategies for managing COVID-19 survivors who return for care. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 03; 42(3):332-333. PMID: 32900405.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    22. Henderson DK, Haessler SD, Hayden MK, Weber DJ, Babcock H, Malani A, Wright SB, Murthy AR, Guzman-Cottrill J, Rock C, Van Schooneveld T, Forde C, Logan LK. Whither immunity? The search for effective, durable immunity to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Feb; 42(2):205-207. PMID: 33040752.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    23. Henderson DK, Weber DJ, Babcock H, Hayden MK, Malani A, Wright SB, Murthy AR, Guzman-Cottrill J, Haessler S, Rock C, Van Schooneveld T, Logan L, Forde C. The perplexing problem of persistently PCR-positive personnel. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 02; 42(2):203-204. PMID: 32772942.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    24. Haessler S, Martin EM, Scales ME, Kang L, Doll M, Stevens MP, Uslan DZ, Pryor R, Edmond MB, Godbout E, Abbas S, Bearman G. Stopping the routine use of contact precautions for management of MRSA and VRE at three academic medical centers: An interrupted time series analysis. Am J Infect Control. 2020 12; 48(12):1466-1473. PMID: 32634537.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    25. Weber DJ, Babcock H, Hayden MK, Wright SB, Murthy AR, Guzman-Cottrill J, Haessler S, Rock C, Van Schooneveld T, Forde CA, Logan LK, Malani A, Henderson DK. Universal pandemic precautions-An idea ripe for the times. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 11; 41(11):1321-1322. PMID: 32616090.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    26. Higgins TL, Deshpande A, Zilberberg MD, Lindenauer PK, Imrey PB, Yu PC, Haessler SD, Richter SS, Rothberg MB. Assessment of the Accuracy of Using ICD-9 Diagnosis Codes to Identify Pneumonia Etiology in Patients Hospitalized With Pneumonia. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 07 01; 3(7):e207750. PMID: 32697323.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Henderson DK, Hayden MK, Wright SB, Weber DJ, Murthy AR, Babcock H, Guzman-Cottrill JA, Haessler S, Rock C, Van Schooneveld T, Forde CA, Logan LK, Malani A. Shifting sands-Molecular coronavirus testing during a time of inconsistent resources. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 10; 41(10):1190-1191. PMID: 32498736.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    28. Gallagher MC, Haessler S, Babcock HM. Influenza Vaccination and Healthcare Personnel Compliance. Curr Treat Options Infect Dis. 2020; 12(1):71-76. PMID: 32435160.
    29. Bearman G, Hota SS, Haessler SD. Physician burnout and healthcare epidemiology: Dual implications worthy of greater scrutiny. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 02; 41(2):250-251. PMID: 31826781.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Gupta NM, Lindenauer PK, Yu PC, Imrey PB, Haessler S, Deshpande A, Higgins TL, Rothberg MB. Association Between Alcohol Use Disorders and Outcomes of Patients Hospitalized With Community-Acquired Pneumonia. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 06 05; 2(6):e195172. PMID: 31173120.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    31. Lindenauer PK, Shieh MS, Stefan MS, Fisher KA, Haessler SD, Pekow PS, Rothberg MB, Krishnan JA, Walkey AJ. Hospital Procalcitonin Testing and Antibiotic Treatment of Patients Admitted for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Exacerbation. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Dec; 14(12):1779-1785. PMID: 28795838.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Haessler S, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK, Skiest DJ, Priya A, Pekow PS, Zilberberg MD, Higgins TL, Rothberg MB. Treatment Trends and Outcomes in Healthcare-Associated Pneumonia. J Hosp Med. 2017 11; 12(11):886-891. PMID: 29091975.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Belforti RK, Lagu T, Haessler S, Lindenauer PK, Pekow PS, Priya A, Zilberberg MD, Skiest D, Higgins TL, Stefan MS, Rothberg MB. Association Between Initial Route of Fluoroquinolone Administration and Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized for Community-acquired Pneumonia. Clin Infect Dis. 2016 07 01; 63(1):1-9. PMID: 27048748.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    34. Rothberg MB, Zilberberg MD, Pekow PS, Priya A, Haessler S, Belforti R, Skiest D, Lagu T, Higgins TL, Lindenauer PK. Association of guideline-based antimicrobial therapy and outcomes in healthcare-associated pneumonia. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2015 May; 70(5):1573-9. PMID: 25558075.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Rothberg MB, Haessler S, Lagu T, Lindenauer PK, Pekow PS, Priya A, Skiest D, Zilberberg MD. Outcomes of patients with healthcare-associated pneumonia: worse disease or sicker patients? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014 Oct; 35 Suppl 3:S107-15. PMID: 25222889.
      Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    36. Haessler S. The Hawthorne effect in measurements of hand hygiene compliance: a definite problem, but also an opportunity. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014 Dec; 23(12):965-7. PMID: 25212634.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    37. Lagu T, Stefan MS, Haessler S, Higgins TL, Rothberg MB, Nathanson BH, Hannon NS, Steingrub JS, Lindenauer PK. The impact of hospital-onset Clostridium difficile infection on outcomes of hospitalized patients with sepsis. J Hosp Med. 2014 Jul; 9(7):411-7. PMID: 24715578.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    38. Haessler S, Granowitz EV. Norovirus gastroenteritis in immunocompromised patients. N Engl J Med. 2013 Mar 07; 368(10):971. PMID: 23465122.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    39. Haessler S, Bhagavan A, Kleppel R, Hinchey K, Visintainer P. Getting doctors to clean their hands: lead the followers. BMJ Qual Saf. 2012 Jun; 21(6):499-502. PMID: 22357778.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    40. Haessler S, Schimmel JJ. Managing community-acquired pneumonia during flu season. Cleve Clin J Med. 2012 Jan; 79(1):67-78. PMID: 22219236.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    41. Roshan B, Ganda OP, Desilva R, Ganim RB, Ward E, Haessler SD, Polisecki EY, Asztalos BF, Schaefer EJ. Homozygous lecithin:cholesterol acyltransferase (LCAT) deficiency due to a new loss of function mutation and review of the literature. J Clin Lipidol. 2011 Nov-Dec; 5(6):493-9. PMID: 22108153.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    42. Haessler S, Paez A, Rothberg M, Higgins T. 2009 pandemic H1N1-associated myocarditis in a previously healthy adult. Clin Microbiol Infect. 2011 Apr; 17(4):572-4. PMID: 20636418.
      Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    43. Landry DL, Braden GL, Gobeille SL, Haessler SD, Vaidya CK, Sweet SJ. Emergence of gentamicin-resistant bacteremia in hemodialysis patients receiving gentamicin lock catheter prophylaxis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2010 Oct; 5(10):1799-804. PMID: 20595689.
      Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    44. Rothberg MB, Haessler SD. Complications of seasonal and pandemic influenza. Crit Care Med. 2010 Apr; 38(4 Suppl):e91-7. PMID: 19935413.
      Citations: 94     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    45. Haessler S, Connelly NR, Kanter G, Fitzgerald J, Scales ME, Golubchik A, Albert M, Gibson C. A surgical site infection cluster: the process and outcome of an investigation--the impact of an alcohol-based surgical antisepsis product and human behavior. Anesth Analg. 2010 Apr 01; 110(4):1044-8. PMID: 20103542.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    46. Rothberg MB, Haessler SD, Brown RB. Complications of viral influenza. Am J Med. 2008 Apr; 121(4):258-64. PMID: 18374680.
      Citations: 189     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    47. Haessler S, Mackenzie T, Kirkland KB. Long-term outcomes following infection with meticillin-resistant or meticillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus. J Hosp Infect. 2008 May; 69(1):39-45. PMID: 18353493.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
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